Program Assistant Vacancy at Pact West Africa (Nigeria)

On 28/Feb/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Pact West Africa (Nigeria) is a Country Office of Pact, an international non-governmental and non-profit organization with its headquarters in Washington, DC.  We envision a world where everyone owns their own future.  To do this, we build systemic solutions in partnership with local organizations, businesses, and governments that create sustainable and resilient communities where those we serve are heard, capable, and vibrant.
 
We are recruiting to fill the position of: 
 
Job Title: Program Assistant
 
Location: Zamfara
 
Position Summary
The Program Assistant will provide support to the Program team with delivering project activities to state and local health agencies, mining communities and miners themselves to sustainably address health risks affecting mining communities in selected states.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support implementation community engagement activities in collaboration with the program team.
Support advocacy with religious and community leaders to create an enabling environment to improve awareness on the benefits of family planning and promote uptake of services.
Support with organization of meetings with community leaders, community groups, women’s groups, trade associations and other relevant community segments to improve awareness on preventive measures to reduce health risk due to exposure of toxic chemicals.
 
Minimum Qualifications
MBBS or a BA/B.Sc in Public Health, Social Science, Demography,  or other related field.
At least two (2) years of work experience in advocacy and community mobilization.
Excellent communication, and organizational skills; and ability to influence and facilitate advocacy agendas at LGA and State level.
Understanding of local communities and cultures relevant to the state of interest and ability to communicate fluently in local language.
Experience in social behavior change communication would be a plus.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint, or similar software.
Well-organized, with ability to track multiple activities and deadlines.
Experience in providing administrative support to work teams.
 
Application Closing Date
Friday, 8th March, 2019.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Resume/CV and Cover Letter on their suitability to: pactnghr@pactworld.org 
 
Note
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 as the SUBJECT of the mail.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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