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SOS Headstart Program Support Officer

  • Job Type       Full Time
  • Qualification         BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience0       –        2 years
  • Location           Abuja
  • Job Field           NGO/Non-Profit 

The Headstart Program Support Officer (PSO) will work alongside the Headstart Program Officer and Assistant to plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate the Headstart Project and the opportunities associated with it. The PSO will work with the Headstart Program Officer to manage the liaison with the professional mentors, partners, trainers, and ensure they are kept up-to-date via newsletters sent every quarter to be developed jointly with the media and communications officer.

The Program Support Officer will support the Headstart Program Officer in performing a wide range of duties as outlined below:

Project Planning:

  • Plan the delivery of the overall edition of the Headstart project and professional mentoring project in accordance with the mission and objectives of the organization.
  • Plan the Entrepreneurship, skills training and relevant legislation
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Develop a project evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the Headstart Project and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure all feedback evaluation forms by the trainers and participants of the Business skills workshops are completed, collected and assessed through collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • Ensure all professional mentors are kept up to date
  • Ensure all project documentation and material is provided to the participants as due.
  • Ensure any mentor-mentee re-allocations occur in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Policies and documents produced by other organisations of relevance to our work on education and employability are available and accessible by participants
  • Ensure Potential organisations including other NGOs, Corporate Organisations, International Organisations and multilateral agencies that the Foundation can collaborate with to further expand its reach and opportunities

Organize the projects

  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Board of Trustees and the Head of Executive Council.
  • Create and maintain the project management calendar/schedule and file all project documents.
  • Organise the Pitch Events.
  • Coordinate the business training Workshops and mentoring engagements between the trainers, mentors and the participants.
  • Update the partners and donors on project milestones.
  • Liaise with the team on all matters.
  • Develop a working relationship with all the professional mentors.
  • Work with the Media and Communication officer to source for and screen all new professional mentors ensuring that they receive the starter pack and are offered sufficient training on child safety and project expectations.

Lead the projects

  • Communicate with partners/sponsors and other stakeholders to understand how the delivery of the workshops and the Headstart Project can be enhanced.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different project activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Monitor the project activities on a regular basis and conduct a quarterly evaluation according to the project evaluation framework.
  • Report evaluation findings to the Head of Executive Council and Board of Trustees and recommend changes to enhance the project, as appropriate.
  • Provide the necessary information to the Media and Communication Officer to allow for appropriate and targeted social media updates on the Foundations activities.

Control the project

  • Provide information on finances and expenditure on the projects and attach supporting documentation for the board, funders, and Head of the Executive Council.
  • Ensure that the Headstart Project operates within the approved budget.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Work with Head of Executive Council to manage the disbursement of funds for all project activities and other general administrative functions of the Foundation.
  • Process and document payments made by members and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain and keep financial records of all projects and the Foundations’ activities, including monitoring the expenses of the Foundation and ensure they are up to date.
  • Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to funders according to the timelines

Qualifications/Experience

  • A University degree.
  • 0-2 years of project management, business management/administration, or other relevant fields.
  • Knowledge of project management.

Required Skills

The PSO should demonstrate competence in all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors; Command a professional image.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner including by phone with several stakeholders; Articulate the foundations’ mission, project objectives with existing partners – organisations and schools.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor the progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities; Strong time management skills.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills: demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision

Abilities

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency in the use of computers for
    • Word processing
    • Simple accounting
    • Databases
    • Spreadsheets
    • E-mail
    • Internet
    • Google Docs, Sky Drive, DropBox

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and letter of Motivation to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

 

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Skills Outside School Foundation
SOS Headstart Online Skill Up Anchor- Volunteer
  • Job Type       Full Time
  • Qualification        BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience0      –     2 years
  • Location          Abuja
  • Job Field          Internships / Volunteering  , NGO/Non-Profit 

The Anchor will:

  • Research and produce content for the online skill up for business
  • Act as desk resolution and information centre for the platform
  • Refer any questions or issues by students to instructors
  • Resolve issues on slack and collab
  • Add new members into and remove members from the platforms
  • Track subscriptions
  • Manage data analytics
  • Track completion of registration forms; document and analyze them
  • Track completion of courses, evaluation forms and learning log
  • Review learning log to identify issues and data for M&E
  • Manage marketing of online skill up for business working closely with the media and communications team
  • Spruce new members
  • Research and recommend additions to the platform content and functionalities
  • Manage, organize and evaluate training, pitches and other activities
  • Communicate with mentors, trainers, judges, investors and other stakeholders
  • Manage mentor and mentee pairing
  • Ensure constant uptime of platforms snd user satisfaction.

The Headstart Program Support Officer (PSO) will work alongside the Headstart Program Officer to plan, execute, monitor, and evaluate the Headstart Project and the opportunities associated with it. The PSO will work with the Headstart Program Officer to manage the liaison with the professional mentors, partners, trainers, and ensure they are kept up-to-date via newsletters sent every quarter to be developed jointly with the media and communications officer.

The Program Support Officer will support the Headstart Program Officer in performing a wide range of duties as outlined below:

Project Planning:

  • Plan the delivery of the overall edition of the Headstart project and professional mentoring project in accordance with the mission and objectives of the organization.
  • Plan the Entrepreneurship, skills training and relevant legislation
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Develop a project evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the Headstart Project and identify areas for improvement.
  • Ensure all feedback evaluation forms by the trainers and participants of the Business skills workshops are completed, collected and assessed through collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
  • Ensure all professional mentors are kept up to date
  • Ensure all project documentation and material is provided to the participants as due.
  • Ensure any mentor-mentee re-allocations occur in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Policies and documents produced by other organisations of relevance to our work on education and employability are available and accessible by participants
  • Ensure Potential organisations including other NGOs, Corporate Organisations, International Organisations and multilateral agencies that the Foundation can collaborate with to further expand its reach and opportunities

Organize the projects

  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to the Board of Trustees and the Head of Executive Council.
  • Create and maintain the project management calendar/schedule and file all project documents.
  • Organise the Pitch Events.
  • Coordinate the business training Workshops and mentoring engagements between the trainers, mentors and the participants.
  • Update the partners and donors on project milestones.
  • Liaise with the team on all matters.
  • Develop a working relationship with all the professional mentors.
  • Work with the Media and Communication officer to source for and screen all new professional mentors ensuring that they receive the starter pack and are offered sufficient training on child safety and project expectations.

Lead the projects

  • Communicate with partners/sponsors and other stakeholders to understand how the delivery of the workshops and the Headstart Project can be enhanced.
  • Coordinate the delivery of services among different project activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Monitor the project activities on a regular basis and conduct a quarterly evaluation according to the project evaluation framework.
  • Report evaluation findings to the Head of Executive Council and Board of Trustees and recommend changes to enhance the project, as appropriate.
  • Provide the necessary information to the Media and Communication Officer to allow for appropriate and targeted social media updates on the Foundations activities.

Control the project

  • Provide information on finances and expenditure on the projects and attach supporting documentation for the board, funders, and Head of the Executive Council.
  • Ensure that the Headstart Project operates within the approved budget.
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures.
  • Work with Head of Executive Council to manage the disbursement of funds for all project activities and other general administrative functions of the Foundation.
  • Process and document payments made by members and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain and keep financial records of all projects and the Foundations’ activities, including monitoring the expenses of the Foundation and ensure they are up to date.
  • Provide required information to have invoices generated and submitted to funders according to the timelines

Qualifications/Experience

  • A University degree.
  • 0-2 years of project management, business management/administration, or other relevant fields.
  • Knowledge of project management.

Required Skills

The PSO should demonstrate competence in all of the following:

  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors; Command a professional image.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner including by phone with several stakeholders; Articulate the foundations’ mission, project objectives with existing partners – organisations and schools.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor the progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities; Strong time management skills.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
  • Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills: demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision

Abilities

  • Proficiency in ICT, Trello, and use of Learning Management Systems.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

 

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Skills Outside School Foundation
Research Interns (SOS Bridge, SOS Headstart, SOS Careers, Advocacy, Initiatives and Challenges, Media & Comms, Administration).
  • Job Type          Full Time
  • Qualification             BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience           None
  • Location            Abuja
  • Job Field            Internships / Volunteering  , NGO/Non-Profit 

This is a team of researchers to support with research and data capture across each of key intervention areas for the purposes of delivering interventions, conducting advocacy or delivering research reports.

The key  responsibilities include to:

  • Develop and maintain data and records within the SOSF database (including stakeholders, employees and student)
  • Check completed work for accuracy and make any required changes as necessary
  • Check source documents against entered data to ensure data integrity at every stage
  • Liaise with supervisor regarding incomplete information
  • Create and maintain register of entered and changed data
  • Store away unnecessary files that may be bogging down the database
  • Generate statistical reports based on maintained data on a periodic basis
  • Maintain confidentiality with respect to the information he/she has and will have access to
  • Draft relevant documents and reports.
  •  Prepare graphs and spreadsheets to portray results.
  • Create presentation slides and posters to present findings.
  • Review print and online resources to gather information.
  • Check facts, proofread, and edit research documents to ensure accuracy
  • Other related Responsibilities/duties.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

 

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Skills Outside School Foundation

Volunteer Language Translators- Pidgin, Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

  • Job Type         Full Time
  • Qualification           BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience           None
  • Location           Abuja
  • Job Field              Art / Crafts / Languages  , Internships / Volunteering  , NGO/Non-Profit 

The translators will translate content from time to time, in to the various languages highlighted above in a volunteer capacity)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reading through or listening to materials in one language, ascertains understanding of the meaning and context of that material, and converts it into a second language, making sure to preserve the original meaning.
  • Translating online, video, and television media by providing subtitles
  • Consulting with subject matter experts and other colleagues in order to understand specialised concepts and translate them appropriately.
  • Refering to online translation tools for additional assistance with translation.
  • Using highly specialised translation software where necessary to encourage efficiency and consistency.
  • Translating a variety of documents including literary, legal, research, technical, scientific, educational, and commercial materials.
  • May specialise in a particular industry in which he or she has relevant experience or knowledge, such as medicine, the arts, business, or finance.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

 

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