Program Officer (Temporary Hire)
Program Officer (Temporary Hire) Pact works across multiple sectors and actors to combat corruption, promote democracy and improve health. Our funding partners run the gamut from the U.S. Government to private foundations to corporations, and our on-the-ground partners include Nigerian ministries and civil society organizations focused on advocacy, democracy and health. Since 2005, Pact has helped forge partnerships between government and civil society, resulting in the passage of four significant national bills to fight corruption, including 2011’s landmark Freedom of Information Act. Program Officer (Temporary Hire) Description: Duration: 6 Months Project Summary The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation funded State Accountability for Quality Improvement Project (SAQIP) is strengthening public health systems and improving quality of care in northeastern Nigeria’s Gombe state. Specifically, the project is building the capacity of the State Primary Health Care Development Agency and its Local Government Authority structures to carry out their mandate to provide quality maternal, neonatal and child health services through the community primary health centers. The project is building community engagement and empowering women economically with Pact's WORTH model so they can better provide for their own health and that of their children. Position Summary: The job holder will provide program and technical support in ensuring high quality work. The officer will work in close collaboration with the project director, operations and program staff under SAQIP project as required, exchanging information and supporting program delivery. Duties and Responsibilities Provides relevant program, administrative and logistics support for meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, special projects and maintains program files (both electronic and hard copies) in manner that allows for ease of access and use. Participates in the development of work plans, quarterly/periodic/special reports, other project documentation and support monitoring and the upload of the redesigned project unto the smart sheet Developing and maintaining the data bank and photo gallery of the project activities. Keep close coordination with all departments for better integration within organization and with stake holders when required. Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents, including program strategies, progress updates, and other documents and reports. Monitors project events and stakeholders activities in coordination with Project Director. Assist in ensuring that project activities proceed in a timely and successful manner. Assist with desk review of existing assessments reports, identify and fill information gaps. Other duties as may be required. Minimum Qualifications BA/BSc in Social Science, Demography, or other related field. At least five (4) years of progressively working in the development sector. Experience in doing literature searches/desk review of documents to tease out relevant information for evidence based decision making. Proficiency in writing reports in English and communicating results clearly using graphs, charts, and other visuals. Excellent interpersonal skills, including patience, diplomacy, willingness to listen and respect for diversity. Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, stressful environment. Proficiency with MS office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) Fluency in the local language. Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information or age. Method of Application Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume/CV and cover letter on their suitability to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submission is close of business on Friday 1st March 2019, however applications will be considered on a rolling basis. All CV’s/resume/applications MUST be in either word format or PDF. Applicants MUST indicate the position applied for and location as the SUBJECT of the mail. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.