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Heartland Alliance International – Nigeria, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty and a services based human rights organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice – and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society. 

We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Director, Counter-Trafficking in the Lake Chad Basin

Req ID: 4804
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Salary Schedule: International
Supervisor: Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director
Position type: Full-time, salaried, with benefits annually. Applicants should include salary expectations in cover letter

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Project Director will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the implementation of victim-centered technical assistance to governments and civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • The Project Director will ensure that all program activities are implemented in line with the project’s work plan and in accordance with HAI and donor requirements.
  • The Project Director will be responsible for technical oversight of all components of the project and for quarterly reporting.
  • The Project Director will also provide broader technical assistance to HAI across its diverse technical and geographic portfolios, strengthening the organization’s counter-trafficking programming, and promote HAI’s service and advocacy models.


  • Reports to the Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Director
  • Supervises Program Coordinator and Program Assistant and collaborates with Technical Advisors based in the U.S. and Africa
  • Communicates with HAI Headquarters leadership and support staff
  • Collaborates with country governments, donors, and civil society


  • Master’s Degree, plus a minimum of 5-7 years in an international NGO setting, or similar combination of experience and education
  • 5+ years of experience managing international development and civil society projects
  • Previous experience or understanding of the human trafficking environment in Sub-Saharan Africa, with at least 2 years working in the field(s) of anti-trafficking, refugee response, forced migration, and/or legal services
  • Previous experience in working on programs that have a mental health and psychosocial support element.  Degree in this field is a plus.
  • Knowledge and prior experience with humanitarian coordination, including clusters systems and relevant humanitarian working groups and sub-working groups
  • Strong knowledge of international human rights legislation bodies engaged in anti-trafficking victim protection
  • Proven project management skills with experience managing multiple projects and/or working for an international organization in Sub-Saharan Africa region
  • Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills to work effectively with partners, government officials, local NGOs, media, and staff
  • Demonstrated success in project planning, financial management, program monitoring, report writing, and identifying and procuring technical assistance
  • Previous experience planning and delivering training activities to diverse audiences
  • A track record that demonstrates energy and creativity, and the ability to successfully prioritize and manage competing priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public speaking and presentation skills
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  • Essential – Proficient in English and French (read, write, and speak)
  • Preferred – Proficient in Hausa, Kanuri, or other local languages
  • Computer Skills: Ability to effectively work using Microsoft Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), and other software applicable to the area of work.
  • Resilience: This project is responding to a devastating human rights crisis and will address sensitive issues. Interested applicants should have a strong commitment to addressing the rights of victims of trafficking (VoT) with cultural sensitivity, respect, and confidentiality.
  • Candidates should be flexible, patient, positive, and able to work effectively independently and as a member of a team.

Program implementation:

  • Leads the implementation of the project
  • Develops and monitors assessments, work plans, budgets, and progress reports as required by HAI, donors and partners
  • Monitors project goals and partner/consultant activities to ensure project success
  • Ensures monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting meet HAI’s standards, and are completed on schedule
  • Organizes relevant trainings, roundtables, events, and other activities to achieve project objectives
  • Manages the partner and collaborator relationships
  • External communication and program development
  • Represents HAI before NGO partners, government officials, funding sources, other partners, beneficiaries, and at conferences, meetings, and other outreach opportunities
  • Leads HAI’s representation among humanitarian coordination bodies in Abuja, Maiduguri, and regionally
  • Develops, reviews, and finalizes program monthly, quarterly, and annual project reports
  • Develops policy briefs, program summaries, monographs, and other documents related to HAI’s anti-trafficking work, to summarize and highlight HAI’s unique program approach for external donors and other stakeholders
  • Identifies new anti-trafficking funding opportunities and cultivates relationships with relevant actors to expand and enhance HAI’s anti-trafficking program portfolio
  • Financial management and grant oversight
  • Responsible for implementing activities in accordance with project or activity budgets
  • Consults with project coordinator and director of finance and administration regarding best practices for financial administration of project work
  • Monitors grant agreements and sub-agreements for project partners
  • Works with Project Officer and Director of Finance and Administration to monitor budget and revise budgets, as needed
  • Other duties, as assigned.
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