ActionAid Nigeria Job for a Programme Advisor, Migration

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises works with the poor and excluded; 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 The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa. ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

AAN is inviting applications from qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Advisor, Migration
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting to: Manager, Human Security in Conflict and Emergencies (HSCE)
Line Management: None
Grade: 6
Job Purpose

  • The Programme Advisor will coordinate the implementation and effective monitoring of the migration project in Edo and Borno States.
  • S/he will provide programme specific support to the various livelihood and conflict initiatives of the project and work as an interface between ActionAid Nigeria and the project implementing partners.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development of, and be responsible for the effective monitoring of Project Objectives and Its implementation.
  • Develop systems and manage the process of timely project and other reporting, including following up of internal and external reports and ensuring compliance with Terms of Reference and consultancies.
  • Ensure the annual, monthly and quarterly work plans are developed in accordance with ongoing activities and plans for the year.
  • Monitor progress and ensure timely implementation of planned activities, especially those that feed into the work of other staff and partners.
  • Facilitate sensitization, mobilisation and advocacy campaigns from the National, State and Local levels.
  • Actively take part in the overall policy, programme, procedure and strategy development of AAN in general.
  • Develop and facilitate migration content development & media relations including social media.
  • Develop and support research methodologies, baselines and end lines on the project.
  • Contribute to the wider development of Migration policy & practices; and lead relationships on these issues with other organisations in the sector.
  • Work with the Project Accountant and HSCE Manager for financial planning, monitoring and review of Migration project work.
  • Maintain positive external relationships with the relevant donors

Capacity Development:

  • Facilitate and support relevant capacity needs as identified from Migration project.
  • Ensure the implementation of AAN methodologies at the community and states’ level
  • Support beneficiaries with capacity building on income generation and conflict management while linking them with duty bearers.
  • Support community visits of partner organisations, donor and partners on the project
  • Support system strengthening of partner organisational development
  • Develop and support reintegration processes for survivals of insurgency
  • Provide mentoring support to groups and partner organisations on conflict and livelihood
  • Facilitate the setting up of community structures to ensure value for money of physical projects in communities by setting up or strengthening relevant community management structures and ensure their sustainability in very close collaboration with partners
  • Develop training modules and facilitate trainings of groups and co-operatives on conflict prevention and management, irregular migration, participatory vulnerability analysis, early warning systems resilience, access to credits and farming techniques

Communication and Reporting:

  • Managing external communications including handling queries and issues on a timely and appropriate basis.
  • Set up effective communication mechanisms from community to AAN; other partners or other relevant stakeholders including security agents and other MDAs.
  • Review partners’ reports and ensure compliance to required formats and timelines
  • Work with relevant units to ensure implementation of planned activities
  • Ensure adequate and effective documentation of all reports within the unit
  • Ensure partner organisations/Associations have a formal internal communication channels in place
  • Facilitate communication between partner organisations and units within AAN

Financial Management:

  • Monitor and support partners to develop financial and accountability systems
  • Support partner organisations/Associations in developing periodic/annual plans and budgets
  • Review, process and monitor partner organisations’ grants
  • Facilitate the financial processes for service providers engaged by the unit
  • Actively participate in developing budgets for the migration project in accordance with AA financial guidelines.


  • Participate in, or lead where necessary, any programme, procedure or strategy to enhance the goal and objectives of AAN Human Security & Food and Agriculture projects.
  • Actively take part in the overall policy, programme, procedures and strategy development of AAN in general.
  • Assume any other responsibilities relevant to the position as assigned by line manager
  • Active engagement in community mobilization and programming and movement building:
    • Internal Relationships: AAN team.
    • External Relationships: Partners, Donors, CSOs and relevant government agencies.

Persons Specifications


  • First Degree in Social Sciences or Arts/Humanities.


  • Membership of relevant professional Institute.
  • Masters’ Degree in relevant.


  • At least four years’ post NYSC experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word & Outlook (MS Office in general)
  • Experience working on migration and livelihood issues
  • Three years’ experience in the similar position in the development sector
  • Experience in community mobilization


  • Experience working on a conflict project and intervening at community levels

Skill Abilities

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong communication & writing skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent planning and prioritization skills
  • Excellent (proven) interpersonal skills
  • Active presence on social media
  • Computer skills with good working knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Ability to implement data management systems


  • Experience working with youth, women groups and persons with disabilities

Personal Qualities

  • Team player, a person of integrity
  • Proven Leadership Qualities
  • Willing to work additional hours at crucial times.
  • Self motivated person able to work without close supervision
  • Creative and takes initiative.
  • Able to work effectively in a diverse team environment


  • Effectively promote the AAN’s mission values, and objectives.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover letter & Curriculum Vitae in one document and MSWord attachment to: [email protected]

Click here to download the Application Form (MSWord)


  • Only Electronically submitted forms will be considered. Scanned application forms will be disregarded.
  • Subject line of emails must state clearly the title of position applied and location for e.g. Programme Advisor, Migration – Abuja.
  • While we respect all applicants, Interview date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates

Application Deadline  27th February, 2017.

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