Project Officer (SWEEP) - #38724

Tearfund Nigeria

Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Oyo, Oyo
Contract type: Full time

Tearfund is a Christian international relief and development agency working globally to end poverty and injustice, and to restore dignity and hope in some of the world’s poorest communities.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Project Officer (SWEEP)
Job Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Job Schedule: Full Time; 40hrs / week
Employment Type: Contract
Contract Length: 1 year
Reports to: The SWEEP Project Manager (Tearfund Nigeria) with a dotted line management to Tearfund’s Program Director

Main purpose of the Job

  • Support the SWEEP Project Manager in implementing the Project on Strengthening Women Economic Empowerment Project (SWEEP) to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project including achievement of the project goals, objectives and outcomes.

Participation in the spiritual life of Tearfund:

  • Attends Tearfund Nigeria office prayers and, remotely, corporate weekly Staff Prayers if that is possible
  • Leads or participate in spiritual sessions of prayer and biblical reflection organised by Tearfund Nigeria office
  • Committed to Tearfund’s Vision, Values and Beliefs statement
  • Committed to actively working and living in accordance with Tearfund’s evangelical Christian beliefs
  • Responsible for maintaining own spiritual development

Position in Organisation:

  • Support the SWEEP project manager in technical planning supervision and monitoring of field activities.
  • Maintain, monitor and measure the SWEEP project implementation and contribute to effective information management on community dialogues and diffusion activities to ensure adherence SOPs.
  • Participate in the monthly planning meetings to ensure effective implementation of the project.
  • Assist in project monitoring at the community level and participate in the Technical Advisory Group meeting.

Scope of Job:

  • Provide regular internal and external reports on the SWEEP project and other relevant information on program activities, policy matters and external relations.
  • Participate in the development of the monthly action plan on the SWEEP project based on findings from the monthly reviews to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Devolved budget responsibility(costed monthly Work Plan)
  • Some travel within Nigeria
  • Provide regular support to stakeholders in all 50 communities across Oyo, Osun and Ogun states.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting on the day to day project’s progress
  • Overseeing project activities, mitigating challenges and reporting to management as needed.
  • Overseeing the implementation of community dialogue sessions and diffusion activities
  • Writing and submitting monthly and quarterly reports
  • Organising quarterly TAG meetings and liaising with TAG members.
  • Develop and share detailed monthly activity plans to track progress.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation.
  • Maintaining a cordial relationship all relevant stakeholders across Oyo, Osun and Ogun states
  • Supervising and building the capacity of community gender champions and faith leaders on the TM model
  • Ensure timely payments of gender champions and faith leaders
  • Coordinate all joint field activities between Tearfund and Innovative UK
  • Ensure regular visits and supervision of project activities in all 50 communities across Oyo, Osun and Ogun states.
  • Ensure all planned activities are delivered on time and with scope and budget
  • Support project manager in quality control, evaluation and closure
  • Manage risks, issues and changes.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Postgraduate qualification in related field or equivalent knowledge will be an added advantage
  • Proven evidence of involvement in development related activities in Nigeria
  • Proven evidence of involvement in supporting the development of and implementing environmentally sustainable development projects
  • Proven evidence in programming around projects on SGBV
  • Proven evidence of involvement in project management
  • People management experience
  • Experience in working with local NGOs/FBOs
  • Experience of public speaking
  • Experience working in coalitions, networks or social movements
  • Ability to apply biblical principles to topical issues
  • A good understanding of Christian relief, development and environmental issues
  • Experience of networking and influencing with churches, NGOs, academics, policy makers.


  • The successful candidate will be able to think and plan strategically, facilitate training, workshops, meetings and mentor and coach others. Ability to network and gain respect of leaders of partner organisations to mobilise churches.
  • S/he will have ability to work cross-culturally, possess excellent written and verbal English with working knowledge of local languages (Yoruba), collate, analyse and report data in a clear and coherent manner. The Applicant should possess negotiation, representation
  • Analytical, problem solving, Networking and Facilitation skills with Strong IT ability.
  • We are looking for an individual with vision, commitment and energy, someone who is a committed Christian and who shares and supports Tearfund's values and vision.

NGN 9,362,013 per annum


  • All applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs.
  • The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues.
  • In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watch list database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be invited for the interviews!

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