Programme Officers at the Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism

The Nigeria Foundation for the Support of Victims of Terrorism - Victims Support Fund (VSF) - is a programme-based organisation that provides interventions to support victims of terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria. Our vision is to be the foremost knowledge-driven and programme-based organization, mobilizing sustainable funding and building partnerships for the support and transformation of victims of terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.
At Victims Support Fund, We believe that each employee is crucial to the delivery of our values and objectives and hope you wilt take pride in being a member of our team.

Job Title: Programme Officer, State Office - VCG B

Description

  • Provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all VSF’s programmes in assigned State, ensuring that targets are achieved within defined timelines and as outlined in the work plan.
  • The position will manage portfolio of projects for assigned State, and actively participate in furthering the mission and goals of VSF.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the principal focal point on all aspects of VSF’s programmes in the state.
  • Serve as the interface between the State and VSF on all matters related to planning programming, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Coordinate the activities of State Office to ensure smooth and efficient programme planning and implementation of activities. Ensure that programme activities are implemented according to approved work plans, set deadlines, and within the budget limitations in assigned state Continuously monitor, track and regularly advise the Director of Programmes and other Programme Officers on revisions to project work plans to ensure that activities are carried out as and when scheduled.
  • Ensure that all required reports (Programme, M&E, Finance, Logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted within the expected time frame. Represent VSF in all meetings with State Officers; Development Partners and other stake holders at the state level.
  • Promote VSF’s activities and brand in assigned state, ensuring that the Foundation obtains huge mileage and solid goodwill for all its activities. Build a network of relationship and partnership that VSF can readily rely upon to ease its activities in the State and its environ.
  • Maintain constant communication with members of the local communities to ensure effective coordination of all VSF's projects.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with policy maker, opinion makers, civil society organization, media. coalition partners and other relevant partners in the state.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate VSFs capacity building events for the state Support the Director of Programmes to build a knowledge base for national development programmes through liaison with development agencies, and identify potential areas for collaboration with other agencies (either Government and Non-Government).
  • Identify and ensure that new project initiatives are consistent with VSF’s mandate and vision.
  • Ensure that project closure and evaluation procedures are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Disseminate and exchange information on projects, programmes and development priorities with relevant stakeholders in the state.
  • Any other duties assigned by Management.

Requirements 

  • Degree in Social Sciences, Law, Education, Peace Building, Conflict Resolution, Arbitration, International Relations, international development, Development Studies, Economics, Social Sciences, Community Development, Democracy and Governance or equivalent.
  • Possession of a Masters degree in developmental studies or other related area would be an advantage.
  • Previous training and certification in community development, peace building, conflict management, law, education, protection and security, developmental studies, economic reconstruction, monitoring and evaluation etc. is required.
  • At least 5 years experience in similar role in a comparable organization to VSF. Must be a self-starter and able to work with little supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; excellent computer skills and good interpersonal skills. Great organizational, analytical and decision making skills are essential.

Location: Borno

Closing Date
5th January, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and Cover letter indicating and explaining suitability for the position to: hr@victimssuportfund.org

Note: Indigenes or residents are encouraged to apply for position at the state level.

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