Graduate Positions At Aspilos Charity & Development Foundation

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12 Jun, 2017

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Administrative Jobs in Nigeria

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 are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programmes Administrator
Location: Abuja
Duration: Full-time

  • 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.
  • 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 abreast 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.
  • 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.

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
  • 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.
  • 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


  • 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
  • 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.
  • At least 1-2 years of progressive experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of effective resource mobilisation skills


Job Title: Advocacy and Gender Officer
Location: Abuja
Duration: Full-time
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


  • 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.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s and Cover Letter to: [email protected]
Application Deadline  21st June, 2017.

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