Graduate Programme Interns, Governance at ActionAid Nigeria

About the Company

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises work with people living in poverty and exclusion; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and Governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and America.

Job Title

Programme Intern, Governance

Job Location



The Programme Interns’positionis an opportunity offered by ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) for young graduates to earn a post NYSC experience
It is therefore both a learning and value-adding relationship between interns and AAN
The intern is expected to take advantage of the space offered for experience gathering, self-development, while providing quality service to ActionAid Nigeria.

Overall Purpose

The Programme Interns will be responsible for supporting the effective programme implementation of the Promoting Accountable and Transparency in School Feeding and Breaking Barriers (NORAD) projects in the Governance unit.

Specific Responsibilities

Programme Support:
-Support implementation of project activities
-Provide administrative support during project workshops, seminars and meetings
-Support with proper documentation of consultancy agreements and other relevant documents for implementation of projects
-Take notes and provide reports at the Project’s internal meetings and at other meetings when required
-Support the development of monthly, quarterly and annual work plans and annual budgets in accordance with ongoing activities and plans for the year.
-Participate in any programme, procedure or strategy to enhance the goal and objectives of the unit’s projects
-Ensure judicious use of resources for activities and that expenditures are within agreed plans and in accordance with AAN financial policies or project framework
-Support the unit to develop systems and manage the process of timely programme and other reporting, including following up on internal and external reports and ensuring compliance with Terms of Reference and consultancies
Administrative Support:
-Ensure proper documentation and filing of reports for the projects in the unit
-Support advance and retirement processes; and obtaining of requisitions from the Administrative Unit
-Liaise with logistics department for all logistical support for team members
-Liaise with selected service providers to ensure timely delivery of services during workshops, conferences, seminars and meetings
-Support in processing payment vouchersfor disbursement of funds for project activities
-Assume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by the Project Coordinators and Manager, Governance

Person Specifications

-First Degree in Social Sciences or Arts/Humanities is essential
-Relevant NYSC experience in the related fields is essential
-Basic knowledge of Programmes and administration is essential.
Skill Abilities:
-Fluency in spoken and written English language
-Highly numerate
-Excellent planning and prioritization skills
-Multi-tasking skills
-Excellent (proven) interpersonal skills
-Negotiation skills
-Experience in coordinating training/meetings
Personal Qualities:
-Creative and takes initiative.
-Team player
-Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment
-Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
-Self-motivated person able to work without close supervision
-Ability to relate with AAN’s mission values, and objectives

Application Deadline

13th February, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should kindly download and complete the “Application Form” below and send together with their Applications as an MS Word attachment to: Vacancy.Nigeria@actionaid.org The subject line of e-mails must state clearly, job title of position applied for and location e.g “Programme Intern – Abuja”.

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-Only electronically submitted forms will be considered. Scanned application forms will be disregarded.
-Applications from women and candidates from the North East and North West are particularly encouraged.
-While we respect all applicants, interview dates will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.


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