south saharan social development organization we are passionate about making development happen for women youth and children as we focus on health education good governanace economic empowerment of women in communities in the south east Nigeria and the sub saharan africa with our education initiative radio school the good governance programme the awakening program and our sister guardian initiative which aims at fighting violence against women in communities Policy-Briefs south saharan education good governance the awakening making development happen for women youth and children in the sub-saharan Africa south saharan radio school sister guardian jacobs well the awakening program
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South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) is a duly registered non-profit organization in Nigeria, with a primary focus of equipping young women and men with the social, health, economic, educational and political skills needed to survive and compete favourably in a vastly changing and urbanizing sub Saharan Africa. 

Since its inception in 2001, SSDO has become a viable platform for many young women and men to learn about and explore their femininity and masculinity in a non-destructive, mutually reinforcing and respectful manner that empowers them to exploit their full citizenship. 

Recognizing that full citizenship can only be achieved through economic, political and social independence, SSDO also provides women with a set of financial services and tools to strengthen their skills and income and minimize their interest in anti-social activities.
South Saharan Social Development Organization calls for application from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Programme officer.

Terms of Reference (ToR)

  • Develop, operationalize and revise project work-plans to ensure project activities are carried out as and when scheduled.
  • Establish an effective information management system for the project.
  • Ensure that SSDO actions are ethnically fair and proportionate.
  • Coordinate with other departments in SSDO to prepare and implement project monitoring and evaluation plans.
  • Review, produce activity and periodic report;
  • Establish improved mechanisms, guidelines and operating principles for project management
  • Set up, plan, supervise and monitor the project at the field level to ensure the successful implementation of all projects activities, the generation of planned outputs and attainment of key project objectives.
  • To ensure all activities undertaken are appropriately documented (agreement/MOUs with relevant bodies.Registration lists, work plans and accounts when relevant etc).
  • To budget and monitor project expenditures to ensure they are in line with SSDO and donor requirements.
  • Liaise with other departments to coordinate procurement and other needs for project implementation and organization base support.
  • To produce departmental internal report on weekly and monthly basis.
  • To provide internal reporting as requested from coordination and line management.
  • To accurately manage payrolls for beneficiaries
  • Perform other duties as requested by Executive Director.

Qualifications/Key requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Development studies, Social science or other relevant discipline
  • Project management experience in Donor Funded Projects
  • Demonstrated experience in project management in an NGO/INGO is highly preferable.
  • Able to manage a high workload and meet tight deadlines
  • Hands On experience in report writing.
  • Computer literate. Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, excel, powerpoint.
  • IT and Social Media savy.
  • Prior significant humanitarian work experience is an added advantage.
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task under pressure;
  • Proven ability to work creatively and independently both in the field and in the office.
  • Good inter-personal skills, commitment and motivation.
  • Pleasant and amiable personality.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Result oriented, with excellent report writing skills..
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Intellectual agility and the ability to analyze think critically and understand issues and trends in the non- profit sector.
  • Fluency in Igbo is an added advantage.

How to Apply

Qualified persons with the required skills are invited to submit their applications (most updated CV and cover letter) to by or before 1st May 2017 with the subject line clearly indicating the position you are applying for.

Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

SOUTH SAHARAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.