Education Development Center (EDC) Job Vacancy for a Program Assistant

Education Development Center (EDC) is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Assistant

Job Location: Sokoto

Educational Qualification: Basic Degree in any field.

Years of Experience: At least 2 years’ experience working in a dynamic Organization.

Other Requirements:

  • S/he will have strong office and organizational skills with competence to set priorities and multi- task in a time-sensitive environment,
  • Team skills and comfort with computer word processing. spreadsheets and presentation software are a must.
  • Agility working with electronic calendars (outlook or Google or other) and file management on networked system are an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and,demonstrated ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, clients and consultants.
  • The candidate must he highly creative, witty and able to undertake complex tasks with minimal support.
  • Writing and communication skills will he an added advantage.

Job Specification(s):

  • The USAID/Nigeria’s Northern Education Initiative Plus, being implemented by Creative Associates and EDC, works to improve the quality of and access to education in Nigeria’s Northern States.
  • The Program Assistant will support coordination of project activities and the development of reports.
  • This reports to the State Team Leader,


  • In collaboration with the State Team Leader and Officer, take overall responsibility for coordinating the Program activity-of the project at the state level. Update and share an electronic calendar weekly as activities are scheduled or modified.
  • Actively solicit and file appropriately electronic copies of all activity reports from all project staff.
  • Manage the consultants’ recruitment process compile a database of consultants, develop quarterly plans for consultant needs. obtain SOW from technical staff, contact and communications with consultants, arrange orienting/briefs/training them, assist with retirement and payment)
  • Travel to various activities in-and outside of the state and provide support when required.
  • Conduct and/or support any special projects or other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Match project implementation with the work plan every week and flag areas of action.
  • Compile and edit quarterly. semi-annual and annual reports for timely review by the STL for onward and submission to Chief of Party.

Apply Before: Not Specified

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their comprehensive resume with a brief cover letter as ONE MS document or PDF to: If you wish to be considered for a post, please specify the position for which you are applying in the subject line.

Note: There is no relocation allowance available for this position


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