2023 West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) Programme & Administrative Officer Recruitment

Deadline: September 30, 2023.

The West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI) is a regional non-governmental organisation dedicated to enhancing the capacities of civil society organizations in West Africa toward greater sustainability and operational and development effectiveness.

WACSI wishes to engage a Programme and Administrative Officer who will be responsible for providing the necessary assistance in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Institute’s strategy in Nigeria.


Programmes Role

  • Work closely with the Node’s Manager to conceptualize and implement projects
  • Develop Node’s annual workplan/activities and budget for review and approval
  • Coordinate developing, managing, and strengthening networking and interactions between staff,  CSOs, partners, and consultants (Node’s associates).
  • Assist in coordinating the organisation of High-Level dialogues, consultative forums, and related workshops on topical issues in Nigeria and beyond.
  • Facilitate and strengthen positive relations between the Node and media outlets in Nigeria
  • Provide quarterly reporting of Node’s internal and external activities to the management
  • Serve as liaison for the Node, other units, and project activities implemented in Nigeria
  • Represent the Node and the Institute at local and international meetings, forums or workshops  
  • Draft project budget, including vendor’s analysis, bill tracking, payments, and other financial transactions 
  • Assist in monitoring activities and liaise with WACSI’s M&E team on implementation framework; 
  • Lead the dissemination and amplification of Node’s visibility and activities to all development stakeholders.
  • Organize logistics for training workshops, convenings, and learning events 
  • Completes all paperwork required for activity funding and seeks management’s approval
  • Attend weekly and monthly Node’s check-in meetings with other Node staff.
  • ·Any other duties that will be assigned by the Node’s Manager and/or WACSI Executive Director 

Administrative Role

  • Resolve routine administrative problems using standard operating procedures and office guidelines.
  • Provide logistical support for training, workshops, conferences, and other programme-related activities
  • Oversee the preparation and management of administrative correspondence within WACSI Node Nigeria and the different partners.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of communications and documents, as required.
  • Maintain a proper log of all incoming and outgoing correspondence, as required by WACSI guidelines.
  • Set up, maintain, and update filing systems (hard copy and electronic) for all field documentation, sharing as necessary with the WACSI office in Accra.
  • Coordinate travel, including ensuring proper authorization, bookings, and car and driver logs.
  • Coordinate the proper use of telephone and mail services (including mail courier services) and other administrative duties.


They welcome candidates who show the following characteristics;

·       Strong interest and deep knowledge in capacity development within civil society in West Africa;

·       Excellent interpersonal and people-management skills;

·       Good communication, writing, organizational, and project implementation skills in addition to good quantitative and qualitative analytical skills;

·       Attention to detail and results-oriented;

·       Ability to multi-task and a team player;

·       Ability to work without supervision; dynamic, self-motivated;

·       High proficiency in English and/or French.

The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications;

  •  A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, with an advanced degree preferred.
  •  At least 5–10 years of experience in civil society capacity strengthening, project management and supervision.
  •  Previous working experience in the civil society sector in West Africa.
  •  Have good communication and excellent writing skills in English and/or French languages.
  •  Have the ability to pay attention to details and be results-oriented.
  •  Have the ability to work in a multicultural and highly diverse environment and
  • Willingness to travel, including on short notice, is required.

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