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Program Officer at the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF)

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) was created in 2011 to increase the representation of women in Nigerian governance at all levels and address the growing concerns about the gender imbalance in elective and appointive positions. The goal of the Fund is to institutionalize access to resources for women in politics in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Abuja
Contract Type: Full Time
Reports To: CEO
Contract Length: 5 years, renewable yearly

Main Roles
Strategy Development:

  • Conduct regular analysis of political issues on inclusive and participatory democracy in line with the Fund’s thematic priorities
  • Support the implementation of the approved project workplan
  • Support the development of thematic work output particularly on women’s political participation, gender advocacy and leadership development
  • Support the development of appropriate strategies for advocacy with partners.

Program Development:

  • Lead the organizing and facilitation of dialogue meetings, workshops and seminars with government representatives, civil society, and international development partners
  • Pursue alliances, network, and collaboration with organisations with similar or complimentary thematic focus to advance the implementation of the project workplan.
  • Identify opportunities and help in developing relationships for promoting women’s political participation.
  • Represent the organization at meetings, seminars, co-ordination fora and other events.
  • Provide effective and ongoing communication to diverse audiences on project areas.

Educational Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies, Political Sciences, International Relation, or related field.


  • At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of development projects implemented by national/international NGOs/UN bodies/ Government.

Recruitment’s Qualifications:

  • Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking.

Work Environment:

  • Traditional Office hours of 8am – 5pm weekdays with some travel in and outside Abuja.

Negotiable and competitive within the sector.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV along with a Cover Letter, outlining relevant experience to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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