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Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

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Job CategoryPrograms
Head of ProgramsJob Type: Full Time • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA • Experience: 10 – 12 years • Job Field: Operations
Position OverviewHead of Program at Africa Youth Growth Foundation will play a pivotal role in coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all projects undertaken by the organization both the national and state offices. This individual will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of projects, meeting project goals and objectives, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements, Organization operations and standards.
ResponsibilitiesSee items below
Program Design and Development• Lead the development of project plans, timelines, and budgets in collaboration with program teams and relevant stakeholders. • Ensure the timely and efficient implementation of projects, adhering to project milestones and deliverables in both the nationals and state offices.
Monitoring and Evaluation• Establish robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track project progress and outcomes effectively. • Conduct regular project monitoring visits, collect data, and analyze results to identify areas for improvement and impact assessment.
Proposal and Grant Writing• Develop compelling and well-structured grant proposals that clearly articulate the program's objectives, methodologies, expected outcomes, and budget requirements. • Tailor proposals to meet the specific requirements of different funders while maintaining consistency with the AYGF's mission and goals.
technical Guidance and Support• Serve as a technical expert and advisor to project teams, providing guidance on best practices, methodologies, and innovative approaches. • Support project teams in overcoming challenges and ensuring the quality and relevance of project interventions.
Stakeholders Engagement• Build and maintain effective relationships with project partners, donors, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. • Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with stakeholders to provide updates on project progress and discuss collaboration opportunities.
Reporting and Documentation• Prepare and submit comprehensive and timely project reports to donors, management, and other stakeholders. • Ensure accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including project files, databases, and records.
Capacity BuildingIdentify capacity-building needs of project staff and partners and design training initiatives to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Budget ManagementMonitor project budgets, review financial reports, and ensure financial resources are utilized efficiently and transparently.
Risk ManagementIdentify project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies to minimize potential negative impacts on project outcomes.
Resource ManagementOptimize the allocation and utilization of resources (financial, human, and material) across projects. Identify resource gaps and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to address them effectively.
Qualifications• Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Development Studies, International Relations, Social Sciences). • Proven experience (at least 10 years) in project coordination and management, preferably within the non-profit sector or development organizations. • Strong understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and tools. • Proposal/grant writing and resource mobilization, he/she must have knowledge of donors and partners in the development sector. • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, including data collection and analysis. • Technical expertise in one or more areas related to AYGF's project focus (Education, Migration, Public Health, Livelihood and Climate Change and Environment). • Strong leadership and team management skills with the ability to motivate and support project teams. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with stakeholders. • Proven ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. • Knowledge of issues related to youth development, education, and sustainable development in Africa is desirable.

AYGF is an equal opportunity employer, women and people with disability are encouraged to apply. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryGeneral
Executive Assistant to the Executive DirectorJob Type: Full Time • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND • Experience: 5 years • Job Field: Administration / Secretarial
Job Summary• The Executive Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Director with the day-to-day business of the organization including scheduling meetings and maintaining the director’s calendar, preparing correspondence, coordinating travel, other related functions. • This individual exhibit a high level of professionalism and possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to interact with donors, board members, clients, and staff under the direction of the Executive Director. • This individual is a self-starter, extremely organized, and has a keen eye for detail, and highly developed problem-solving skills.
Responsibilities• Monitor and manage all phone calls and emails, priorities actions, and escalate where necessary for the E.D. • Extensive diary management including high-level meetings with internal and external stakeholders, VIPs, and other appointments and commitments. • Extensive travel management including flights, accommodation, itineraries, and expenses. • Prepare and format documentations including correspondences, presentations, meeting agenda, minutes, submissions, and reports. • Maintain filing system and databases and action incoming and outgoing mails. • Other administrative duties as directed.
Minimum QualificationEducation: • Degree in a related field or equivalent experience. • (Additional professional-level administrative services or social service experience may be an added advantage).
ExperienceThe equivalent to five years of full-time in a similar capacity, professional-level administrative or managerial experience, preferably in an NGO service delivery setting.
Knowledge of• Advanced user of Microsoft Office Suite. • High level of attention to detail with demonstrated ability to show initiative and creativity in problem-solving. • Advanced organizational and time management skills. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent interpersonal skills and telephone manner. • Demonstrated experience with complex travel management. • Demonstrated ability to work independently and set priorities. • Demonstrated ability to manage a large and varied workload and maintain motivation under pressure.
Ability to• Plan and conduct complex and sensitive administrative and operational studies. • Identify management and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions. • Prepare clear, accurate, and effective reports, correspondence, policies, newsletters, and other written materials. • Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines. • Maintain accurate records and files. • Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines. • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
Closing Date21st September, 2023

AYGF is an equal opportunity employer, women and people with disability are encouraged to apply. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryGeneral
Climate Change ExpertJob Title: Climate Change Expert Qualification: Msc/ BA/BSc/HND Experience: 5 years Location: Abuja Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
Task and Responsibilities• Contribute to effective delivery of AYGF climate change projects through preparation of project work plans, including but not limited to field implementation modalities, and progress monitoring and, where necessary, assist in identifying corrective measures to overcome operational constraints. • Facilitate the operational and logistical field actions in aspects of the project cycle management, including, choice of inputs and services and procurement plan, site selection, formulation of beneficiary targeting criteria, distribution mechanisms, activity monitoring, training and capacity building, and reporting in conformity with enabling AFRICA YOUTH GROWTH FOUNDATION rules, regulations, SOPs and best practices. • Ensuring the timely provision of project inputs (personnel, technical support services, sub-contracts, training, equipment and supplies) directly by the Organization or, when appropriate, through Implementing Partners. Identify and evaluate the capacity and quality of work of potential local suppliers of relevant technical goods and services. • In collaboration with the MEAL unit, facilitate the monitoring and evaluation climate change programme and project performances (outputs and impact) and its linkages towards AYGF Programme Framework. • Contribute to development and expansion of AYGF climate change programme portfolio through participation in formulation and preparation processes for new project documents, proposals, donor briefs and meetings. • Contribute to the preparation technical elements for communication materials and informational/ knowledge products, technical specifications, terms of references, briefs, evaluation, project terminal reports, statements and correspondence for internal use and for recipient governments and donors. • In close collaboration with Program team, participate in needs assessments, surveys and analyses relevant to Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU)sectors. Monitor climate change trends and prospects in the country; relate its implications to food security, livelihoods and other areas of AYGF mandate. • Collect relevant climate change documents and information guidelines, policies, manuals, assessments produced by other sources (governmental, intergovernmental, bilateral and multilateral entities), to shape and define priorities, guidelines and standard for AFRICA YOUTH GROWTH FOUNDATION.
Minimum Requirements• Advanced University Degree in the fields of Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources or other related fields. • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in climate change issues at national level. • National of Nigeria. • Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English. • Experienced with Proposal/Grant writing and Research.
Technical/Functional Skills• Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills. • Flexibility and adaptability to work in emergency situations with tight deadlines. • Experience in a liaison function. • Demonstrable experience developmental programming, Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors development including work experience with national and international NGO’s, UN agencies, governments and donors. • Excellent team-building and cross-cultural skills.
Closing Date21st September, 2023

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Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

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Job CategoryCommunications
Communications Manager• Job Type: Full Time • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND • Experience: 5 years • Location: Abuja • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
Position OverviewThe Communications Manager at Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) is a vital role responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the organization's communication strategies to enhance its brand visibility, increase public awareness, and support fundraising efforts. The Communications Manager will play a crucial role in driving the organization's message and impact, both internally and externally, to various stakeholders, partners, and the general public.
Key ResponsibilitiesCommunication Strategy: • Develop and execute a comprehensive communication strategy aligned with AYGF's mission, vision, and goals. • Identify target audiences and tailor communication approaches to effectively reach and engage them.
Content Creation• Create compelling and engaging content for various communication channels, including press releases, articles, blogs, social media posts, newsletters, and website updates. • Collaborate with program teams to gather information on project achievements, success stories, and impact to showcase AYGF's work effectively.
Media Relations• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with media outlets, journalists, and influencers to secure media coverage and increase the organization's media presence. • Coordinate press conferences, media interviews, and media visits to promote AYGF's initiatives.
Digital and Social Media• Manage the organization's social media platforms and develop strategies to grow the online community, drive engagement, and increase followership. • Monitor and analyze social media performance and implement adjustments for improved impact.
Public Relations• Develop and implement public relations campaigns to raise awareness about AYGF's activities, events, and achievements. • Respond to inquiries from the public, media, and partners in a timely and professional manner.
Brand Management• Ensure consistent branding across all communication materials and platforms to maintain a strong and recognizable AYGF brand identity for the ongoing projects. • Develop branding guidelines and ensure compliance across the organization.
Internal Communications• Facilitate effective internal communication by disseminating relevant information, updates, and organizational news to staff and stakeholders. • Organize staff workshops or training sessions to improve communication skills and promote a culture of effective communication within the organization.
Fund Raising Support• Collaborate with the fundraising team to develop communication materials for donor outreach, grant applications, and fundraising campaigns. • Assist in crafting compelling stories to demonstrate the impact of AYGF's programs on beneficiaries.
Requirements• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, BSc in Marketing or relevant field. • Minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in a communications role. • Knowledge of desktop publishing software (In Design/Photoshop). • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. • Good time management and organizational skills. • Proficient in Microsoft Office, content management systems, and social media platforms. • Proven work experience as a social media manager with the NGO sector • Hands on experience in content management • Excellent copywriting skills • Ability to deliver creative content (text, image and video) • Solid knowledge of SEO, keyword research and Google Analytics • Knowledge of online marketing channels • Familiarity with web design • Excellent communication skills and Public Speaking skills • Analytical and multitasking skills • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. • Knowledge of issues related to youth development, education, and sustainable development in Africa is desirable. • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with media outlets and key stakeholders.
ReportingThe Communications Manager will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the various program teams and fundraising department.
Closing Date21st September, 2023.

Please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

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Job CategoryResource Mobilization
Resource Mobilization Manager• Job Type: Full Time • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND/ MSC/MA • Experience: 7 years • Location: Abuja • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit
Position SummaryThe Resource Mobilization Manager will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of AYGF’s overall organizational resource mobilization strategy. S/he will ensure proper relationship building to cultivate and leverage an ever-stronger donor support base for AYGF across select bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic, and corporate partners. Working closely with other Program teams, s/he will lead the development and presentation of proposals to potential donors and partners, support teams on compliance to donor and AYGF requirements during project implementation, and coordinate stakeholder management across donors on an ongoing basis to maximize delivery of the strategic partnerships and shared mission. The position will be based in Abuja, Nigeria.
Key Responsibilities• Resource mobilization strategy and systems development. • Developing and maintaining a current understanding of AYGF’s programs. • Anchoring on AYGF’s institutional resource mobilization strategy, assist in the design, implementation and coordination of an institution-wide, comprehensive donor relations and stewardship system that fosters positive and mutually rewarding relations between AYGF and its donors. • Contribute to and review AYGF’s strategy documents and knowledge management products to help best position the institution for resource mobilization.
Donor Cultivation• Under the guidance of the Human Resource unit, take initiatives to expand AYGF’s current donor base, through effective stewardship and new funding opportunities as may be developed to grow donor support for Africa Youth Growth Foundation. • Working with other Resource Mobilization Officers, develop concept notes, proposals and budgets which drive the achievement of AYGF’s strategic plan and align with both AYGF and donor priorities. • Prospecting bilateral, multilateral, philanthropic, and private sector partners and translating partnership opportunity into both funds and leverage in furtherance of program and resource targets. • Provide other support as required in the implementation of the Resource Mobilization Strategy.
Donor Management• Establish and maintain strong relations with a portfolio of donors as a foundation for resource mobilization efforts. Includes gathering intelligence and analyzing key trends in individual donor policies and plans vis-à-vis AYGF. • Organize briefings, meetings, visits and events with current and prospective donors, coordinate programmatic and logistical arrangements, draft reports and set action plans for follow-up. • Respond to internal and prepare response to external queries regarding donor contributions. • Support teams to ensure compliance on donor and AYGF requirements, including ensuring timely and quality reporting. • Leadership support and external engagement. • Have regular communication with donors, prospective and established, while working closely with AYGF’s Communication Unit to coordinate inputs to external events and opportunities. • Support the Chief of party in identifying representational events with the potential for meaningful donor interaction. Provide proactive and timely advice to senior management on strategic interaction with individual donors. • Represent AYGF at external forums and meetings on occasion to position the institution with donors and partners critical to achieving AYGF’s strategy.
Key Qualification and Experience Required• Master’s degree in International Development, Public Finance, Public Administration, Rural Development, Social Sciences, or any other relevant field. • High level experience of at least 7 years in international development with demonstrable success in resource mobilization for local or international organizations. • Ability to work with donors as well as manage and build strategic donor relations; sound understanding of the donor financing landscape and processes. • Ability to work on performance-based targets for fundraising. • Fluency in English; Knowledge of French will be an advantage. • Results-oriented, accountable, proactive and able to work on behalf of AYGF with a wide range of stakeholders. • Ability to work effectively within multi-disciplinary teams; • Strong quantitative and analytical skills. • Excellent written communication skills. • Results-oriented and accountable. • Optimistic and persuasive. • Ability to communicate effectively to individuals and groups of people. • Results and detail orientated with a very hands-on approach. • Intelligent, motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills and work ethic.
Note• This position is open only to applicants residing in FCT - Abuja. • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. • AYGF is an equal opportunity employer; women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Closing Date• This position is open only to applicants residing in FCT - Abuja. • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. • AYGF is an equal opportunity employer; women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify. Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.