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CAFOD, one of the UK's leading international aid agencies, is currently looking for a Programme Officer to support the work of the Catholic Church in tackling poverty and promoting justice through supporting
partners, in particular in the Catholic Caritas Foundation of Nigeria (CCFN), to be agents of change in the development and humanitarian sector.

Job title: Programme Officer - Nigeria

N 3,753,415 p.a
Abuja, Nigeria
1 year contract
Closing Date:
14 September 2012

Job Profile

A senior national position of Programme Officer has been established and will be based in CCFN office in Abuja.

Your Role

The Programme Officer will be responsible for, among others, monitoring and supporting CAFOD funded programmes in Nigeria, focusing on governance/peace building and gender mainstreaming, with possible humanitarian support as required.
    To accompany and contribute to the institutional development of CAFOD partners in Nigeria. This will include accompanying and supporting CAFOD’s partner, CCFN, in resource mobilisation through assisting in the development of an organisational funding strategy and large-scale funding proposals.
    To represent CAFOD externally with the government agencies and among CSOs and the Caritas network in particular and capture learning from the programming work and feed this learning back into the wider organisation.
    To support advocacy initiatives on governance/peace building that are led by CCFN and/or its Church partners in Nigeria, providing and facilitating support from colleagues in London where appropriate.
    To accompany CAFOD’s longer term development programme in Nigeria, identifying opportunities for programme development on governance/peace building and gender.

Your Profile

    Vast experience and ability to work with wide variety of partners (including faith based organisations)
    Experience of delivering and monitoring and reporting on programmes; Knowledge and experience of accountability standards is essential as well as good numeracy and IT skills,
    Excellent organisational development, writing and communication skills, experience in fundraising work, and a commitment to be part of a hardworking team.
    Ability and willingness to travel, often at short notice

How to Apply

To read more and to apply please click HERE to complete our electronic application by the closing date. 

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