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


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 Assistant

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

Overall Responsibilities

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

Main Responsibilities and Tasks

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

Activities Supervision:

  • Assist in organizing and supervising the identification and selection registration of beneficiaries for the IGA and VST activities.
  • Assist in Organize and supervising the market assessment and the identification of the main chains in the targeted area
  • Assist in organizing and supervising the day-to-day monitoring and evaluation of the IGAs and VST activities projects (including post-distribution monitoring activities), market assessment, beneficiaries training, individual follow-up…)
  • Assist in analyzing the humanitarian situation, taking protection problems into consideration/Doing no Harm to the population.
  • 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 activity
  • 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 anytime and anywhere when He/She is on duty.
  • Assist in Supervise and organizing the data collection, data entry, and data analysis
  • Assist in organizing and supervising the training to the beneficiaries related to the IGAs programs.
  • Assist in organizing and supervising 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
  • Assist in supervising and organizing all assessments for the projects or for new projects especially monthly price and market assessment.
  • 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 Project Officer 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 Officer.
  • 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 activities.
  • Presenting the weekly achievements, problems encountered, and any suggestions to improve the project implementation.

Qualification and Skills

  • Degree / HND in a relevant field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as knowledge of Hausa.
  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • 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

 

 

How to Apply
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 via: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

Note

  • AFRYDEV is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate gender, religion, or ethnicity.
  • Residents of the project community are highly encouraged to apply.
  • 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

Application Deadline  10th March, 2022.


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