Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Jobs at Population Council: Project Manager, Field Officers, Finance

The Population Council, an international, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable, and sustainable balance between people and resources.

Its staff of more than 520 is located in 18 offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as an office in Washington, DC, and its headquarters in New York City.

Population Council is recruiting for some positions in Nigeria

Project Manager (Health-Maternal Mortality Reduction), Zaria/Kano:

This is a management level with the overall responsibility of providing technical assistance for project design, development, training, and implementation.


The ideal candidate for this position is a northerner, OG/medical doctor with RH or new-born child health and advocacy experience, MPH with research and/or teaching experience, international NGO experience. Computer skills - Stata, SPSS, data analysis skills. The candidate must be willing to relocate to Abuja, Zaria or Kana with at least 10 years working experience or 5 years post­ qualification experience in a senior capacity in management, operations, capacity building and development and personal capacity building.

Field / Project Officers

This ideal candidate will provide comprehensive programmatic support to the existing projects and also act as the key point of communication and responsible for liaising with partners. S/he will observe and support field staff as they conduct meetings with community leaders, conduct community presentations, lead group meetings and organize awareness events. S/he will assist local partners, including faith based organizations amongst others to ensure that field based activities are implemented as stated in the project documents, achieve the stated targets and objectives in the time frame outlined.


Degree in relevant field. Communication skills - ability to communicate technical information to nontechnical audience, good report writing –skills. Language requirements - fluent in English and Hausa. Computer skills - Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Working experience - 2 years NGO experience working on Community and Public Health issues. Willingness to travel and work in difficult locations, including remote rural/locations in northern Nigeria.

Finance Officer (program support link)- Abuja:

The finance Officer (program support link) role is to serve across multiple projects by providing the key link between projects and programs and the Finance Department.


Bachelor-level degree or HND in Statistics/Development/Social Sciences. Communication skills - interpersonal and good report writing skills. Computer skills - Strong analytical and database skills including statistical analysis. Working experience - 2 years in a similar role.

Administrative Assistant - Lagos

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative and clerical services in an effective and efficient manner that will ensure that Council operations are maintained in an effective and efficient manner.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Communication skills - interpersonal and good report writing skills. Computer skills - Use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, other word processing and database programs. Working experience - 3 years relevant experience with knowledge of office administration and bookkeeping procedures preferably in a commercial or NGO environment.

Drivers - Lagos and Abuja:

The Driver will provide a retiable and ~ transportation service to .staff, maintain vehicle documentation and coordinate the schedule for major or periodic vehicle maintenance with management and staff to minimize service interruptions.


Senior Secondary School Certificate, Certificate of driver mechanic trade test, valid driver’s license. Ability to communicate in English as well as interpersonal skills. Working experience - 2 yrs experience in driving with NGO environment

Mode of application: Qualified candidates should follow the instructions below:

1. Send an application letter (stating your current salary and salary expectations) and resume (2 pages max) to within 2 weeks of publication.

2. Clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names - starting with the surname first, then other names (e.g field/Project Officer - BEN, Joshua Ekong) - in the subject area of the email:

3. All attachments must be in pdf files. Candidates who do not follow the above instructions will be automatically disqualified.

Population council reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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