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Program Officer at ARDA Development Communication Inc. (ARDA-DCI)

Program Officer at ARDA Development Communication Inc. (ARDA-DCI)

ARDA DCI is a leading development communication, non-governmental organization located in Nigeria focused on fostering sustainable development in Nigeria and across Africa. ARDA achieves this by implementing methodologies that are culturally competent through an audience-centric approach. In its over 26 years of experience in social and behaviour change communication, ARDA has used entertainment-education approaches to raise awareness on diverse social development issues, thus improving the quality of life of people in all the communities where we work.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of projects and activities, including message development, content design, and strategic communication solutions for social and behaviour change.
  • Undertake trips to states and project sites to ensure the proper management and implementation of ARDA activities.
  • Provide oversight and project backstopping for field projects and staff.
  • Support proposal development activities including writing, budgeting, revision, and finalization.
  • Contribute to public relations, publications, and creative dissemination of ARDA’s work in the public sphere and to donors, clients, and key stakeholders, and support the organization’s media presence as a development communication thought leader
  •  Manage the production of comprehensive, well-structured weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of project activities which may include writing, editing, filing, and/or submission of reports.
  • Coordinate the production of regular organizational newsletters, organizational annual reports, publications, and sharing of success stories.

Regards Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum academic qualification of B.A / B.Sc. Degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 3 to 5 years experience of working in development programs, advocacy, and working with the  NGO sector is required.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and balance the workload and deadlines for multiple projects.
  • Clear and prompt communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Computer proficiency, particularly working knowledge of Office Suite; MS Word, Ms. PowerPoint, Ms. Excel, and similar software.
  • Ability to travel and work in difficult settings, including remote rural areas of Nigeria.
  • Ability to efficiently communicate project activities with relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to develop a grant-winning proposal.
  • Proficiency in Hausa language will be an added advantage.
  • Applicant must reside in Lagos State.

Application Closing Date
24th March, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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