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We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Programme Officer

Location: Damataru, Yobe, Sub Saharan Africa, NG
Pay Band: 6
Department: Business Delivery
Contract Type: Locally engaged
Duration: Fixed term contract ending July 2022

Role Purpose

  • The Programme Officer will be responsible for managing the technical delivery and administration of programme outputs.
  • The role holder will ensure quality and timeliness of delivery; good control of resources and compliance with agreed programme management systems and processes; ensuring workplans, budgets and forecasts are prepared and implemented.
  • The Officer will also facilitate collection and collation of data for Monitoring and Evaluation of results and lessons of the programme.


  • Graduate level education
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with an international organization
  • Experience of working as part of a successful team/function
  • Experience of working in challenging environments, preferably in North East Nigeria
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  • Project management qualification aligned to P&P professional standards (APM)
  • Ability to speak a local dialect (e.g. Hausa)
  • Experience of work in an FCR (Full Cost Recovery) project
  • Experience of operating in a complex, multi-cultural context

Additional Information:

  • All candidates must have the current right to live and work in Nigeria.
  • A connected and trusted UK in a more connected and trusted world.

N8,106,740 per annum.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply





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Application Deadline  21st March, 2021.

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