Recruitment at Aspilos Charity & Development Foundation

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Aspilos Charity & Development Foundation also known as Aspilos Foundation (AF) is a non-governmental, non-political and not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of human life. We envision an Africa in which young people are active and responsible citizens of their societies and are empowered to create opportunities that lead to economic progress for themselves and the society.

ADVOCACY AND GENDER OFFICER

JOB PURPOSE

The Advocacy and Gender position has two trajectories. One is targeted at supporting the integration of a gender perspective to all undertaken projects in order to ensure that gender is mainstreamed and strengthened.
The other involves it comprehensively supporting the projects to develop appropriate advocacy strategies that will ensure the development and delivery of strategic and impactful advocacy.
The role will provide a strategic direction for the capacity strengthening and empowering of our target beneficiaries who in turn, contribute maximum value inputs to the societal, political and economic development of their immediate communities and the world at large.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates articulation, development and implementation of advocacy strategy.
Ability to manage a team and establish cooperative working relationships
Ability to locate and mobilize communities, local organizations and institutions to facilitate advocacy outcomes.
Possess good written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate ownership of and ability to communicate and represent the advocacy interests of the organization.
Possess proactive problem-solving and decision-making skills
Coordinate meetings and facilitate dialogue
Lead assessment and research activities at the community level to gather information and analysis on gender and advocacy issues.
Write policy position papers, briefs, factsheets, publications and policy responses.
Track progress and provide data on gender and advocacy issues
Identifying training needs and organize trainings workshops in gender mainstreaming for relevant stakeholders and key actors.
Direct and maintain contact and liaison with partners and sector stakeholders
Proactive and innovative ability to maintain good network and alliance building skills
Produce and share quality and timely reports to keep track of progress of planned activities.
Coordinate the process of writing timely and quality monthly, quarterly bi-annual and annual reports.
Support the monitoring, evaluation and reporting on gender mainstreaming by ensuring the collection of relevant baseline information and formulation of indicators that are sensitive to gender.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The ideal person for this role should:
Possess strong project management skills.
Possess strong a skill in using personal computers and a variety of software applications.
Possess good analytical skills
Have the ability to build the capacity of staff and facilitate partners to deliver advocacy outcomes.
Have the ability to research new national and international advocacy and sustainable development trends.
Possess good networking and alliance building skills.
Be an excellent communicator orally and in writing.
Have a knowledge of effective resource mobilization skills
Have a good understanding of governance in Nigeria and globally.
Be fluent in both written and spoken English language. Proficient understanding of Hausa language is an added advantage.
Be willing and able to travel to various Northern states

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
A Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration, Development studies, Sociology, Rural Development, Education or related studies.
A Master’s Degree in related studies will be an added advantage.
At least 1-2 years progressive experience working on Advocacy, gender and youth empowerment issues.

PROGRAMMES ADMINISTRATOR

PURPOSE

The Programmes Administrator position provides supervisory and management guidance for all projects undertaken by Aspilos Foundation.
The programme administrator manages staff of the organisation, facilitates resource mobilization, coordinates budget planning and expenditure as well as monitors and evaluates the success of projects.
The position is also tasked with interacting with the officials of the government and policy influencing bodies, obtaining funds from donors, putting together a project team and managing strategic partnerships

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Plan the delivery of different projects the organisation offers in accordance with its mission and the vision of the organisation.
Develop funding proposals to ensure the sustained delivery and implementation of the mission offerings of the organisation.
Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation.
Develop a project evaluating framework to assess the projects at hand
Collate and process scheduled reports for overall monitoring and evaluation of project deliverables
Oversee the articulation, development and implementation of organization policy and strategy.
Guide project planning and design ensuring that the activities comply with relevant legislation.
Direct and maintain contact and liaison with partners and sector stakeholders
Support the recruitment process for project staff and engage staff as required.
Ensure that projects operate within the approved budget, monitor the cash flow and make reports to the Executive Director as needed
Communicate with project funders as outlined in funding agreements.
Ensure that all financial reports and accounting documentation are ready as at when due.
Keep a--- of and document global best practices as well as lessons learned in order to make valued, relevant recommendations.
The post holder may additionally be called upon to undertake any other duties and tasks appropriate to the role and level of the position.
To assist the Executive Director and Heads of Programmes on other matters, including answering general correspondence and queries from project partners and the general public on a wide range of issues.

Person Specification
Understand ethical behaviour and best business practices.
Ability to manage a team and establish cooperative working relationships
Possess strong time management and prioritization skills
Possess good written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrate ownership of and ability to communicate and represent the vision and mission offerings and interest of the organization at all times
Possess problem-solving and decision-making skills
Highly organized with attention to detail
Skill in using personal computers and a variety of software applications
Possess project management skills
Be creative and innovative such as to improve operations of the organisation and create new opportunities.

Qualifications/Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Sociology, Public Administration, Psychology or other related fields. Additional certification in Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation will be an advantage
At least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
Knowledge of effective resource mobilisation skills
Fluency in both written and spoken English language is required. Proficient understanding of Hausa language is an added advantage.
Ability to travel to various Northern states.

TO APPLY
Applicants should forward their CV's and Cover Letter to: careers@aspilosfoundation.org.ng

DUE DATE: 21 June, 2017

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