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CERACODE Recruitment for a Programme Officer, August, 2019

Center for Rural Affairs and Community Development (CERACODE), is a private, non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Iba, Osun State. CERACODE, a duly registered NGO was formed in 2017 in response to the yearnings of rural communities for development in developed countries such as Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Programme Officer (PO)
: Osun
Job Purpose

  • We are seeking for a Programme Officer (PO) with relevant academic credentials and experience to coordinate its research activities and support creative engagements in Rural Development and Transformation, Creative Governance Reforms, Knowledge Economy, Gender Relations, Entrepreneurship and Wealth Creation.
  • The PO will support the policy research of CERACODE, which currently seeks to empower rural people, alleviate poverty and facilitate strong rural communities with innovative strategies; and partner with public and private agencies on local governance and development.
  • Specifically, the Programme Officer will help conduct baseline research in support of grant seeking and development of policy studies as well as preparation of case studies around issues associated with Community Development, Poverty Alleviation, ICT Literacy and Culture, Leadership and Governance and Youth Development, Women and Girls Developmental Issues, Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education; and Rural health and Educational Outreach Programs.

Education & Experience:

  • Preferably a Master’s degree in any related discipline and three years of relevant experience.
  • Candidates with a combination of relevant degrees, training, and relevant experience may also apply.
  • Research and Program administration experience may be an added advantage.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate oral, written, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Strong Reporting Skills
  • Creativity and responsiveness
  • Above entry user level of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Applications.


Working Conditions

  • May work extended hours, including weekends. Able and willing to travel at short notice.
  • Location: The job position is based in Iba, State of Osun.
  • Compensation: Negotiable and based on Experience and Competencies.

Core Duties

  • Participate in assigned research activities and/or programs by engaging in the development of programs within assigned area or entity; implementing, administering, and evaluating programs; and/or analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends, and making program improvement recommendations.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, research grants and other program activities.
  • Perform outreach activities, including program communications, events, conferences, partnerships.
  • Assist in monitoring expenses, budgets, and finances of the program.
  • Assist in coordinating field work and conducting research on the Internet.
  • Other duties as assigned.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume to: ceracodeng@gmail.com and copy ishmaelsanusi@gmail.com using the format listed below:

  • Personal Profile
  • Strengths and Skills Summary
  • Education
  • Scholarships and Awards
  • Work Experience
  • Specialised Training
  • Academic Achievements
  • Research Grants (If Any)
  • Information Technology Competencies
  • Entrepreneurship and Non-Governmental Activity Experience
  • Membership of Professional Societies and Organisations
  • Interests
  • Soft Skills
  • Honours and Awards
  • Country/States of Nigeria Visited
  • Languages Spoken, Written and Proficiency
  • References: Two (include email/phone numbers)


Application deadline 16th September, 2019.

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