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Job Vacancy: Project Officer

Position Overview:

Under the direct supervision of the ED, the Project Officer will provide programmatic, technical, and coordination support to SURPIN. The Project Officer will work in close collaboration with the Management Team and Regional Coordinators to ensure the delivery of SURPIN’s activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead specific SURPIN projects.

  • Coordinate and manage the database of SUPRIN members.

  • Oversee the activities of the SURPIN hotlines.

  • Coordinate volunteer activities.

  • Provide support to the different SURPIN committees.

  • Responsible for routine reporting and proposal development.

  • Represent SURPIN when required.

  • Be regularly updated and informed on current issues and best practices in mental health in Nigeria and beyond.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of health programs in developing countries.

  • Sensitivity to and respectful of cultural differences and understanding of the political issues surrounding health and development.

  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with clients, beneficiaries and potential partners.

  • Strong technical and project management skills.

  • Social media savvy.

  • Computer literate and proficiency in the use of MS Office package (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and spreadsheets.

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to work well as a team member.

  • Ability to travel within Nigeria.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • University degree in health, education, behavioral or social science, or equivalent disciplines.

  • 1-3 years previous experience in working with development programs, health management organizations, health promotion initiatives, social work or counselling in Nigeria.

  • Experience in developing collaborative relationships and liaising with private sector organizations, community-based organizations and development partners.

  • Familiarity and experience with mental health programs a plus.

  • Experience working in clinical settings a plus.

  • 10-20% domestic travel.


Interested applicants should email their detailed CVs along with a capability statement to, no later than Friday, 30th October 2020.

The application should include details of the most recent salary history and/or salary expectations. In addition, at least two professional references (and their contact details) should be provided.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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