Project Officer at African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV)

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  • Yobe, African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation (AFRYDEV) View on Map
  • Post Date : March 7, 2022
  • Apply Before : March 10, 2022
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 10631
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Gender Male or Famele
  • Qualifications BA/BSc/HND

Job Description

African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation, (AFRYDEV) is a youth led nongovernmental, non-profit and non-sectarian development organization established in 2013 with the mission to serve as a platform for enlightenment and empowerment of youth society for peace and development through active participation by mainstreaming their issues and concerns into national development agenda based on United Nation Sustainable Development Goals.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Officer

Location: Yobe
Contract Period: 8 Months
Commencement Date: Immediately

Overall Responsibilities

  • The Project Officer will supervise the organization, implementation, and monitoring of IGA activities on a daily basis in keeping with AFRYDEV procedures and standards.
  • He/she shall be responsible for the management and implementation of Project activities in Geidam and Yunisari, Yobe State.

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Project Officer is responsible for the qualitative, quantitative, and timely implementation of the activities

Activities Supervision:

  • Organize and supervise the identification and selection registration of beneficiaries for the IGA and VST activities.
  • Organize and supervise the market assessment and the identification of the main chains in the targeted area
  • Organize and supervise the day-to-day monitoring and evaluation of the IGAs and VST activities (including post-distribution monitoring activities), market assessment, beneficiaries training, individual follow-up…)
  • Supervise and organize data collection, data entry, and data analysis
  • Organize and supervise the training to the beneficiaries related to the IGAs programs.
  • Organize and supervise the distributions in the field with the beneficiaries, with a strong collaboration with the community leaders.
  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, AFRYDEV  programs, or safety aspects
  • Analyze the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Do no Harm to the population.
  • Propose an action plan to ensure that beneficiaries and local populations both understand the project goals and actively participate in their implementation.
  • Actively participates in good collaboration with local leaders
  • Act as a liaison with the local population and authorities in order to identify the needs, grievances, and major events that could have potential consequences for AFRYDEV  activities
  • Organize training of PMCs and provide technical support for PMCs meetings.
  • Ensure the proper training and supervision of the Enumerators who take part in the project.
  • Organize sensitizations for the beneficiaries or community members according to the identified needs.
  • Address any issues on the field with the beneficiaries or the community members.
  • Represent AFRYDEV at any time and anywhere when He/She is on duty.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.

Team Supervision:

  • Organize the day-to-day schedule of the team to guarantee the smooth running of the project
  • Make sure every member of the team clearly understand his/her task and has the necessary material to correctly fulfill his/her objectives
  • Organize regular meetings with his team (briefing and debriefing) and ensure they have the necessary support they need
  • He/she participates in the evaluation and to the definition of the training needs of his/her team
  • Ensure the proper training and supervision of the daily Enumerators  who take part in the project
  • Collect, enter and analyze the information as requested by his/her supervisor.
  • Participate in the creation of the contents of the training and train the beneficiaries according to the schedule defined
  • Support the M&E team in the analysis of beneficiary data collection through the various tools that the department uses.
  • Take part in all assessments for the projects or for new projects.
  • Analyse the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Doing no Harm to the population.
  • Keep monitoring tools and files archived at the AFRYDEV office, ensuring their availability to his/her Program Manager.
  • Collect information and data at the LGA level through surveys, assessments, regular post distribution monitoring, and field supervision visits of beneficiary households.
  • Coordinate closely with the PM to ensure that cross-LGA programs are being implemented in synergy.
  • Mobilization and awareness-raising about the organization, program objectives, and activities to local authorities and the population, and act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries (at LGA level).
  • Participate in regular internal& and external coordination for the program at LGA and state levels when required.
  • Work with traditional committees to ensure the identification and selection of beneficiaries for activities and provide information to ensure accountability, fairness, and transparency during the implementation of activities.
  • Work closely with community structures to follow up on the implementation of Income Generating Activities.
  • Contribute to the development of project community mobilization strategies for targeting and new needs identification in the community.
  • Support the Supervisor to ensure that beneficiaries’ access to the provider guarantees protection and gender sensitivity in the field key activities
  • Perform any other action related to the position needed to achieve the objectives of the projects and of AFRYDEV if requested by his/her supervisor.

Communication and Reporting:

  • Report to the Deputy Program Manager on the progress of activities and specific tasks assigned, problems encountered, the quality of relations with beneficiaries.
  • Collect and Compile collected data, pictures and collect information from the field to present weekly internal reports to the Project Manager.
  • Presenting the weekly achievements, problems encountered, and any suggestions to improve the project implementation.
  • Compile collected data and collect information from the team to present regular reports to the FS-DPM on the progress of activities, problems encountered, the quality of relations with beneficiaries and propose actions to improve the project
  • Pass on any information or problems to his/her direct and/or indirect supervisor concerning his/her task, AFRYDEV  programs, or safety aspects
  • He provides weekly internal reporting on activities on the progress of Livelihood activities.
  • Report immediately any delay, problem, or other relevant information to the PM.

Qualification and Skills

  • Degree / HND in a relevant field.
  • 3 years of previous experience in managing a similar position in a nonprofit organization is highly desirable
  • Proven intellectual capacity and willingness to learn
  • Ability to work under pressure, with little or no supervision
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as knowledge of Hausa.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Application Closing Date
10th March, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter as a single PDF document addressed to “African Youth for Peace Development and Empowerment Foundation: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity.
  • AFRYDEV recruitment and selection procedures do not involve any form of payment to the organization, staff, and or any assigned third party, requests of such kinds should be immediately reported.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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