The Partnership Coordinator shall work with the YouthRISE Nigeria team under the supervision of the Technical and Executive Directors. The partnership Coordinator (PC) will oversee the advocacy, implementation, coordination, reporting, stakeholders’ engagement, monitoring and evaluation of the Viiv funded Programme across 4 states of Abia, Gombe, Oyo and FCT.

The Programme Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities;

  1. Ensure development of joint work plan with implementing organizations to align activities with ViiV priority, support site preparation and routine monitoring visits, build/strengthen referrals, participate in state/ national coordinating and/ or stakeholders meeting for implementation of harm reduction as well as support data gathering and reporting efforts.
  2. Develop tools and conduct capacity assessment of implementing organizations in line with project activities to be implemented and develop capacity development plan.
  3. Coordinate and align proposed work and priorities across the four (4) states and specific local government areas;
  4. Support state and national review and quarterly steering committee / TWG meetings with the coordination agent(s) of government and relevant stakeholders working closely with (health ministry which serves as the for TWG on harm reduction) the secretariat.
  5. Strengthen partnership and drive collective advocacy agenda with key stakeholders in Nigeria at all levels based on insights.
  6. Develop, track/monitor and report specific advocacy Ask based on the learning, outcomes and gaps identified through the coordination efforts in addition to document change as a result of the project.
  7. Identify opportunities and link grantees work as well as support the integration of proposed work to existing NSP pilots in the stat


This position is for twelve months based on performance and its renewal is subject to availability of fund. 

Qualifications and Experience 

Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Humanities, international development, or other relevant fields.


  1. At least 5 years of demonstrated experience and leadership in implementing programmes that support people who use/inject drugs, especially women.
  2. Demonstrated ability to effectively negotiate and partner with communities, government officials, donors, and other stakeholders
  3. Proven ability to draft, edit and produce results-focused reports.
  4. Previous experience, or demonstrated understanding, of all stages of project development, including design, implementation, and evaluation.
  5. Previous experience of coordinating efforts, partnership building, capacity building and/or technical assistance for community-based organizations and/or civil society organizations.
  6. Proven experience in the development and coordination of large programmes at national and state and local levels with strong project management skill.
  7. Previous experience of collating compelling insights, and building the advocacy agenda with key stakeholders

Corporate Competencies

    • Demonstrate integrity by modelling the YouthRISE Nigeria’s values and ethics.
    • Adaptability: Adapt to changes in the work environment; manage competing demands’ changes approach or method that best fit the situation and able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events in line with established timelines.
    • Cultural Sensitivity: respect the cultural environment in which a person is working and does not act in a manner that is outwardly offensive to the local community.
    • Non-discriminatory: do not discriminate against persons on any basis.
    • Ethical: act professionally and maintain a high level of confidentiality in dealing with client’s information, data, or information products.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, CV and a list of at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to Reference must include the last place worked. Qualified female applicants will be given more preference.

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

(Applications deadline is January 21st, 2021)

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