New Job Openings at Youth Network for Community & Sustainable Development

The Youth Network for Community & Sustainable Development is a youth-led movement catalyzing social change by engaging young people on critical sexual and reproductive issues affecting them and amplifying their voices to speak for Human Rights, through targeted advocacy to key players, capacity building and development, communications and media engagements, partnerships and programme implementation. We also work on a broad range of issues such as Gender, Governance and Environment, however, our priority over the years has been on Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

Since its inception, YNCSD has been catalyzing efforts of young people towards ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) and gender-based violence, through effective programming that transforms social norms underpinning these practices as well as promoting reproductive health and rights for women and girls. Part of our activities is to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted and that women and girls have access to reproductive health services and are given the opportunity to exercise full agency over their bodies. We pride ourselves to be a leading youth-led organization delivering quality programmes and interventions for our donors and partners based in Nigeria and globally.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Communications and Advocacy Officer

Location: Head Office, Abuja
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting to: Programme Manager
Part-time: 56 hours per week (Full-time 8 hours per day)
Contract Duration: 1 year contract with the intention of extension if need be.
Start Date: ASAP

Job Description

  • The Communications and Advocacy officer is expected to develop, organize and execute a wide range of activities to influence policy according to the scope of our programmes, and specific results-oriented projects.
  • S/he will build the policy capacity of our offices and advice on project implementation.
  • S/he will carry out policy analysis and the writing of position statements of our organization.
  • Together with leading technical staff, s/he will play an active role in networking, lobbying, and representing the organization in a wide range of policy issues at events, conventions, and media opportunities. S/he will be able to integrate communication tools and channels in her/his work.
  • The Officer will provide editorial and production assistance and supports the general operations and workflow of YNCSD Communications and Advocacy Department. H/her efforts actively contribute to communications and advocacy projects and products that continually raise YNCSD public profile, visibility, and innovation in global health aligned with YNCSD mission and strategic plan.
  • The Officer must possess versatile communications skills set and assist in a range of tasks including writing, formatting, copyediting, proofreading, social media, and designing and producing routine products and deliverables (e.g. technical reports, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, invitations, and flyers).
  • S/he also coordinates support for more complex products, including providing detailed specifications and managing review processes and timelines.
  • S/he supports the department’s management of organizational conference participation and technical publishing through assisting in the dissemination of materials and managing tracking and production calendars and logistics for conferences and other events.
  • The Officer will play a key role in the department’s workflow by managing requests for support submitted from staff throughout the organization via an online form (e.g., for graphic design, technical publication editing and formatting, handouts and materials for events, business cards, presentation assistance, translation services).
  • As part of this role, the Officer coordinates outsourcing of translation, printing, and other communications-related services, including contacting external consultants/firms, reviewing proposals/estimated costs, liaising with project managers and vendors, and reviewing final products to assure consistency with YNCSD standards and guidelines, working with printing firms, and coordinating invoicing and payment.
  • S/he is well-versed in YNCSD administrative and procurement processes.
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Main Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and guide our institutional advocacy strategy;
  • Facilitate the development of joint advocacy strategies with partners associated networks, partners and other offices of our organization;
  • Develop strategic partnerships with key actors to achieve our policy goals;
  • Act as a spokesperson liaison to media, governments, and other actors;
  • Take the lead in organizing media outreach; arranges all media contacts, press briefings, and interviews; provide talking points and other materials as needed for senior staff; respond to media inquiries quickly and effectively.
  • Coordinate production of a diverse range of information products including audio/visual communications, when needed to achieve specific policy goals;
  • Support and advise the other offices to carry out lobby and advocacy properly;
  • Ensure timely development of position papers, policy briefings, presentations, and other advocacy materials and communication media;
  • Identify key opportunities in the short and long-term in which we can influence policy processes;
  • Advice technical staff and the management for meaningful engagement with key actors and institutions;
  • Support opportunities for fundraising regarding policy interventions;
  • Support and coordinate the relevant regional policy processes and activities of regional offices, especially with regard to global/international policy processes and fora related to wetlands and other societal issues.
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Essential Skills and Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree level qualification in relevant field (e.g. Communications, Humanities, Environment);
  • At least 4 years of working experience in policy analysis, lobby, and advocacy in an international context, working with national, regional, and global dimensions;
  • Demonstrable experience and achievements working in and advocating for multi-stakeholder platforms and processes;
  • Track record in policy analysis, writing and editing articles, website content, reports and press releases;
  • Experience working in for Non- Governmental Organisations (National or International).
  • Ability to quickly understand and absorb new topics, issues and disciplines and distill relevant advocacy strategies from them;
  • Experience in stakeholder mapping and strategizing according to policy objectives of different projects;
  • Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences;
  • Excellent communication and project management skills; team player and facilitator;
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Solid knowledge of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender Based Violence, and must-be Pro-Choice.

Profile of the Candidate:

  • The Communications and Advocacy officer should have experience in formulating and implementing organizational policy strategies.
  • S/he must demonstrate a commitment to the cause either through previous job experiences or any other activities related to our mission.
  • S/he should have a solid track record in representing organizations before different for a.
  • S/he is proactive, creative, outspoken, optimistic with an interest in Sexual Reproductive justice and sustainable development and a passion for making a difference, with a preference for achieving outcomes in collaboration with others.
  • S/he has a results-oriented approach and proposes ways to innovate and continuously improve our communications products, practices, channels, and messaging.

Salary Scale
N80,000 – N120,000 Monthly (depending on experience).

 

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Job Title: Technical Officer – Monitoring, Learning & Resourcing

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time

General Duties

  • Setting up the Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation and Coordination
  • Communication
  • Learning and Resourcing.

Specific Duties
Setting up the system:

  • Assist in the revision of the project M&E framework, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement.
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the project Work Plan and keep it updated in accordance with project activities and timeframes as relevant.
  • Develop the overall framework, for project M&E, for example, mid-term project review, impact assessment, final evaluation, and develop project Performance Monitoring Plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data in the project subject areas, the methods of collecting it, and the degree to which it will provide good baseline statistics for impact evaluation.
  • Develop baseline data for the project component and for all project indicators.
  • With collaborating partners, review their existing approaches and management information systems and agree on any required changes, support, and resources.
  • Develop a plan for project-related capacity-building on M&E and for any computer-based support that may be required.

Implementation of M&E and coordination:

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyse and aggregate findings.
  • Support project progress reporting, project mid-term review, and final evaluation.
  • Identify areas where technical support to project partners is required. Organize refresher training on M&E for partners as required.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.
  • Provide advice to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.

Communication:

  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data as required.
  • Provide the Programme Manager with management information she/he may require.
  • Check that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum and in a timely fashion in terms of implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussions to fill any gap.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Project Manager and the Programs Associate.
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Learning and Resourcing:

  • Develop and roll out learning structures within the organization thereby promoting a culture of learning
  • Proactively manage Business Development databases and lead in the technical writing of proposals and concept notes
  • Take notes during business development meetings and infuse organizational learning into new project designs
  • Proactively position the organization for new opportunities by researching donors, preparing business cases and making presentations.
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Requirements

  • Interested candidates should possess relevant qualifications with 2 – 3 years of work experience.

Salary

  • N70,000 – N120,000 monthly.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Programme Associate

Location: Abuja (FCT)
Employment Type: Full-time
Hours: Hybrid (3 Days onsite)
Contract Duration: 3 months until December 2022 (with one-month probation)
Offer / Contracting: As soon as the applicant has been identified

Job Summary

  • We are seeking a fierce feminist to join us as a Senior Programme Associate who will be responsible for the management of our portfolio of projects ensuring that donor requirements and organizational requirements are met.
  • The successful applicant will have a track record of ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget.

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Responsibilities
Project Management:

  • Liaises directly with relevant support departments, such as human resources and compliance, to ensure project compliance with rules, regulations, and corporate policy, in consultation with program manager or director as appropriate
  • Tracks, and when appropriate, reviews project and financial deliverables and reports for completeness and readiness for submission; may provide copy-editing support as needed.
  • Drafts and tracks administrative and financial project requests and changes to clients and partners, including approvals for staffing, financial reporting and tracking, activity modifications, and budget adjustments; may liaise with corporate office and project staff and partners staff to obtain information and submit approvals
  • Leads recruitment efforts for staff under the supervision of a manager/director, including sourcing candidates, conducting interviews, checking references, collecting employment verification documentation, and providing finalist feedback
  • Supports monthly forecasting for project budget; drafts monthly budget and staffing memos; participates in the corporate budgeting process as requested
  • Provides review of local expenses, supporting documentation, and draft invoices to manager for review and approval
  • Analyzes and submits award invoices and backup documentation; drafts subawards and modifications; liaises closely with subaward partners on contractual issues
  • Completes data entry of monthly project invoicing, subaward partner and consultant information, expense reports, and other types of data as requested
  • Provides travel support for employees and consultants by gathering relevant travel information, reserving tickets, and seeking necessary travel authorizations and approvals; liaises with travelers to collect expense reports and required backup documentation
  • Processes monthly wire transfer requests and provide initial reviews to ensure completeness and accuracy; submits final wire transfer request package for approval
  • Drafts and submits employment agreements and collects necessary backup documentation to complete administrative procedures for onboarding
  • Leads Project Management Unit (PMU) efforts for complete and comprehensive project documentation by saving relevant project documents and approvals to project SharePoint files and facilitating document reviews and file audits as appropriate
  • Schedules and leads meetings prepare agenda, and captures notes as appropriate
  • Participates in internal and external training events to strengthen core competencies for project management in line with donor regulations and Chemonics corporate standards
  • May contribute dedicated time to other workstreams and functions to achieve Business Development (BD) goals, including new business, operations, and technical practice contributions
  • New Business and Technical Development
  • Participates on proposal teams in specific line roles of project and programme design. Leading the development of certain aspects of proposals and concept notes.
  • Travels when appropriate to conduct information-gathering regarding new business efforts, including meeting with potential subaward partners
  • Contributes to technical practice(s) as required by BD and corporate needs and performs other duties as required
  • Prepares matching budgets and costings for projects
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Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum of 2 years relevant administrative or professional work experience, including one year of procurement, contractual, project management, or related experience
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights including access to safe abortion services.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely in both verbal and written communications; strong cross-culture communication and sensitivity skills
  • Demonstrated experience multitasking with attention to detail, organization, and time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience following standard practices and procedures, receiving general instruction and supervision, and contributing to projects and initiatives
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Works independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in problem-solving and initiative to learn new skills
  • Strong knowledge of Google workspace
  • Previous experience working in international development and/or living or conducting volunteer work in developing countries is a plus
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 weeks per year.

Remuneration
N80,000 – N150,000 Monthly (based on experience).

Application Closing Date
15th August, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send a letter of application stating your motivation and the skills that you would bring to this specific post along with your Resume / CV to: recruitment@yncsd.org using “C&AOfficer” as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Documents must be in English
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Female and gender-diverse applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Important Notice

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to it.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
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  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview
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