VSO Job Vacancy for a Project Advisor (Professional National Volunteer)

VSO is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Advisor (Professional National Volunteer)

Job Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification: Bachelor’s degree

Years of Experience: Minimum 10 years of leadership roles working in or closely with government agencies delivering services to women, youth and farmers.

Other Requirements:

  • Organization and planning – Excellent coordination and planning skills with experience of working under pressure.
  • Analysis and creative problem-solving – Ability to analyse and quickly grasp the fundamentals of a need or issue. Able to find innovative ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
  • Commitment to VSO’s work and values
  • Communication – Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak fluent Hausa.
  • Experience living and working in Northern Nigeria.
  • Relationship Building – Ability to build effective working relationships, inspiring confidence and credibility with employees at all levels, and a strong influencer of others.

Job Specification(s):

  • Providing supportive supervision and coordination of outreach programs; Review project activities for technical adequacy, appropriateness and compliance.

Job Responsibilities
The NPV is a strategic, supervisory and coordination role operating at State level in specific locations, and working with the project team and other volunteers. Responsible for:

  • Reviewing project activities for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and compliance with policy and other requirements;
  • Assessing services and recommending improvements;
  • Support in coordinating, monitoring and supervising the community-based promotion and mobilization activities related to the project implementation;
  • Promoting programme within communities, especially in advocacy and integration of community leaders and decision makers;
  • Assist in developing training plans and refresher training of farmers, partners, and Volunteers;
  • Support project activities around facilitation, follow-up, coordination, communication, trainings, monitoring and evaluation etc.
  • Providing supportive supervision and coordination of outreach programs for community development, partners and volunteers;
  • Strengthening programs in the areas of economic and business development, workforce development, education and training, marketing and communications;
  • Responsible for community sensitisation and mobilisation regarding all aspects of the project, in close consultation with the various partners and project management team;

Key Performance Indicators

  • Stakeholders’ satisfaction with standard and frequency of project activity, progress, outcome, communications, and reports.
  • Community and government agency leaders are fully integrated into program and visibly support implementation and mobilization activities.
  • High level of community members’ positive participation based on sensitivity, relevance and appropriateness of projects to needs.
  • High quality and timely reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Community sensitization and mobilization events are successfully conducted with positive actions by the beneficiaries.

Striving for excellence – Strength:

  • Leads initiatives to improve monitoring, evaluation and learning; is a role model for continuous learning and improvement.

Managing People – Strength:

  • Builds a high performing team that meets challenging objectives linked to corporate objectives; ensures own team works efficiently with other teams.

Developing People – Adds value:

  • Helps team members to create and implement clear development plans that meet their own -and VSO’s – short and long term needs. Processes and opportunities.

Working together – Strength:

  • Successfully leads teams and develops others’ team-working skills.

Communication & influencing – Strength:

  • Inspires others by: advocating plans and ideas within and outside VSO; maintaining a wide, influential network; coaching

Managing Knowledge – Strength:

  • Leads initiatives that improve knowledge management; develops others’ knowledge management skills.

Leading for the Future – Strength:

  • Builds confidence and excitement in VSO’s work and vision, both internally and externally; leads innovative projects.

Thinking Strategically – Strength:

  • Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and long-term impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.

Delivering Results – Strength:

  • Analyses objectives, considers options, plans and manages appropriately; holds self and team accountable for achieving goals.

Apply Before: 30th September, 2016.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply 
Interview/Assessment Date(s) 1st October, 2016.
Start Date 
1st November 2016


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