Title: Program Officer

Duration of Contract: 12 Months

Duty Station: Akwa-Ibom State


Scope of Work

Working under the guidance and direct supervision of the Gender Program Advisor, the Program Officer will be responsible for the implementation, development, organization, co-ordination, and management of YouthRISE Nigeria programs and associated projects.

The Program Officer will have the following duties and responsibilities.


  • Conduct the implementation of project activities as contained in the workplan.
  • Develop the monthly, quarterly & annual implementation & progress report.
  • Oversee, monitor and evaluate the project in liaison with the M&E Officer
  • Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting findings and lessons learned, success stories and best practices.
  • Develop plan in encouraging clients to visit the DIC and access services.
  • Facilitating formation of self-support groups in the DIC.
  • Ensuring the concerns and voices of clients are reported to the organization management.
  • Ensuring a respectable environment for clients
  • Manage project teams for optimal return on investment and coordinate project activities.
  • Submit monthly reports to the Organization’s management and attend regular supervision meetings to present ongoing work and progress to the management; Ensures timely and proper implementation of the project.
  • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance; highlight relevant operational factors affecting the projects’ sites and response efforts as required for internal and external use, conducts field visits.
  • Provide substantive support to meetings and conferences including proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparing background documents and presentations, and supporting administrative aspects;
  • Establish linkages with other referral services, Stake holders, CSOs, and other core partners.
  • Assume overall responsibility for the proper handling of logistics related to project workshops and events.
  • Explore new opportunities and seek out new partnership for YouthRISE Nigeria and the success of the project goal.
  • Performed other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.



Minimum of BSc or equivalent in Management, Social Sciences, or a related discipline.


  • Four or more years of experience in program management
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, project design, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of development activities.
  • Exceptional skills in leadership, time management, facilitation, and organization
  • Knowledge and Working experience in the area of harm reduction.
  • Experience in programme advocacy/communication
  • Working experience with people who use drugs.

Skills and Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving Results
  • Being Accountable
  • Developing & Applying Professional Expertise
  • Thinking Analytically & Strategically
  • Working in Teams
  • Communicating for Impact

Functional competencies:

  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Providing conceptual innovation to enhance/strengthen programme effectiveness.
  • Generating, managing, and promoting the use of knowledge and information
  • Facilitating quality programmatic result


Interested applicants should forward a Cover letter and CV with at least 3 professional references (name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference) to  with the Subject Line “Program Officer Application” on/before 6th April 2023. Reference must include the last place worked.

We understand that a diversity of strengths, experiences, and backgrounds makes our team stronger. YouthRISE Nigeria does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.