Programme Officer at Centre for Rural Affairs and Community Development (CERACODE)

Centre for Rural Affairs and Community Development  (CERACODE)  is  seeking  a Programme  Officer  (PO)  with  relevant  academic  credentials  and  experience  to  coordinate  its  research  activities  and  support creative  engagements  in  Rural  Development  and  Transformation,  Creative  Governance  Reforms, Knowledge  Economy,  Gender  Relations,  Entrepreneurship  and  Wealth  Creation.  The  PO  will  support the  policy  research  of  CERACODE,  which  currently  seeks  to  empower  rural  people,  alleviate  poverty and  facilitate  strong  rural  communities  with  innovative  strategies;  and  partner  with  public  and  private agencies  on  local  governance  and  development.  Specifically,  the  Programme  Officer  will  help  conduct baseline  research  in  support  of  grant  seeking  and  development  of  policy  studies  as  well  as  preparation of  case  studies  around  issues  associated  with  Community  Development,  Poverty  Alleviation,  ICT Literacy  and  Culture,  Leadership  and  Governance  and  Youth  Development,  Women  and  Girls Developmental  Issues,  Agriculture,  Entrepreneurship  and  Vocational  Education;  and  Rural  health  and Educational  Outreach  Programs.

Programme Officer

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience3:  years
  • Location: Osun
  • Job Field: NGO/Non-Profit


  • Participate in assigned research activities and/or programs by engaging in the development of programs within assigned area or entity;  implementing,  administering, and evaluating programs;  and/or analyzing data, creating reports, reviewing trends,  and making program improvement recommendations.
  • Assist in coordinating fieldwork and conducting research on  the  Internet.
  •   Write  and edit content for  proposals,  research grants and other  program  activities.
  • Perform  outreach  activities,  including  program  communications,  events,  conferences, partnerships.
  • Assist  in  monitoring  expenses,  budgets,  and  finances  of the  program.   Other duties  as assigned.

Qualifications:  Education  &  Experience: Preferably  a  Master’s  degree  in  any  related  discipline  and  three  years  of  relevant  experience. Candidates  with  a  combination  of  relevant  degrees,  training,  and  relevant  experience  may  also apply.   Research  and  Program  administration  experience  may  be  an  added  advantage.

Knowledge,  Skills  and  Abilities:

  • Demonstrate oral, written,  and  analytical skills
  • Ability  twork  with  limited  supervision Strong Reporting  Skills
  • Creativity  and  responsiveness
  • Above entry  user  level  of  Microsoft  Word,  Excel  and  PowerPoint  Applications


May  work  extended hours,  including  weekends.  Able and  willing  ttravel at  short  notice.

Location:  The  job  position  is based in  Iba, State  of  Osun   Compensation:  Negotiable  and  based  on  Experience  and  Competencies.

Method of Application

Please  send  your  resume  using  the  format  listed  below  and send by clicking the apply now button

  • Personal  Profile
  •  Strengths and  Skills Summary
  • Education
  • Scholarships and  Awards
  • Work Experience
  • Specialised Training
  •  Academic Achievements
  • Research Grants  (If Any)
  • Information Technology  Competencies
  • Entrepreneurship  and  Non-Governmental Activity  Experience
  • Membership of Professional Societies  and  Organisations
  • Interests
  • Soft  Skills
  • Honours and Awards
  • Country/States  of Nigeria  Visited Languages  Spoken,  Written and  Proficiency

References:  Two (include  email/phone  numbers)

Timeline  is four (4)  weeks from  date  of  Publication.   You  are  advised to  visit  our  website  for  more  details.

Interested and qualified? Go to Centre for Rural Affairs and Community Development (CERACODE) career website on to apply

Deadline: 16 September, 2019

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