Project Director at Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF)

Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF)

Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) is a regional non- Governmental Organisation established in April 2003 and registered in July 2006 with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja, Nigeria. AYGF has an operational base in British Columbia Canada, Texas USA, and Nigeria (Kogi state, Niger State, SokotoState, Katsina State, Edo State and the FCT- Abuja). Over the years the Organisation has implemented several projects that addressed issues around migration, Public Health, Education, Democratic Governance, livelihood, Climate Change and Environment.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Director

Location: Benin, Edo
Employment Type: Full-time

The Project

  • With financing from the World Bank the National Malaria Elimination Project aims tocarryout full scale implementation of Malaria interventions in Edo State.

Job Purpose

  • The Project Director will be the primary point of contact with regards to day‐to‐day activity implementation and management matters relating to the project.
  • S/He will develop, lead, monitor and evaluate the assigned malariaproject(s).
  • These involves effectively managing and reporting on the projects in line with the objectives, time frame and budget with a focus on system strengthening, training and coordination.
  • Providing technical support, leadership and strategic direction, other important aspects of the role include managing and trainingstaff to meet quality standards in malaria interventiondelivery, encouraging beneficiary participation, liaising with other stakeholders and managing and training staff, and anticipating, planning, and contributing to the development of new project proposals and reports.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strong leadership of the assigned project(s), working to ensure short, mid, and long-term positive impacts and outcomes for the beneficiaries.
  • Provide coaching and technical supervision to staff to develop ownership & full responsibility for the project.
  • Continuously monitor and supervise nutrition activities, evaluating progress through outputs and impacts using both quantitative and qualitative data, and involving the project team in analysis and taking appropriate action.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of activities according to AYGF, donor, and other time frames and formats.
  • Assess the training needs of project staff and ensure that appropriate training is conducted.
  • Develop and maintain appropriate, regular, transparent, and supportive communication structures with the assigned project team, AYGF in-country, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, agencies, and other NGOs), with the objective of ensuring good cooperation and partnerships.
  • Participate in project coordination meetings, AYGF internal training, and other working groups or meetings as required, representing AYGF and feeding back to the project staff and field managers on relevant issues.
  • Ensure that all the programming supplies are procured in time for the smooth running of the project activities.
  • Ensure the project is implemented in line with donor proposals and requirements and in accordance with AYGF, donor, country, and international standards i.e. Sphere and HAP standards.

Education and Experience / Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have:

  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Nutrition, Public Health or Equivalent, Sociology, MBA);
  • At least 10 years of experience managing development projects, preferably in African countries with a strong focus on field implementation;
  • Experience managing projects with a focus on behavior change would be an asset; and
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in English.

Skills / Competencies:

  • Ability and willingness to manage project implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience of malaria intervention/ primary health care principles and management.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills. Willingness to support others and to share the workload.
  • Ability to work in partnership with government and other organizations’ staff.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) in English.
  • Independence, adaptability, and flexibility.
  • Commitment to team working and understanding of how to contribute.
  • Commitment to AYGF’s mission, values, and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities, and health and safety).
  • Excellent analytical and Organisational skills;
  • Excellent level of computer literacy.

Application Closing Date
17th March, 2024.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, with a Cover Letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for the application and addressed to “The Human Resource Manager, Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF)”, via: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.


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