Current NGO Jobs in Abuja at YIAGA

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA) is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of democratic governance and development in Africa.

We are recruiting qualified candidates to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title:
Senior Program Officer
Job Description

  • This position entails project development, management, implementation and reporting.
  • The Senior Program officer will also carry out responsibilities related fundraising, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, partnership management and networking.
  • In addition, the SPO will assist in planning and organizing programs and activities as well as carry out important operational duties.

Key Qualifications/Skills

  • Possess a post-graduate degree in Law, Social Sciences, Humanities or related field, experience of working on elections, youth development, anti-corruption, democratic governance and international development;
  • Proven experience as Senior program officer or related position
  • Excellent knowledge of project management and development
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Knowledge of budgeting, bookkeeping and reporting
  • Excellent IT skills with good proficiency in MS Office
  • Excellent time-management and organizational skills
  • Outstanding inter-personal and communication skills
  • Detail-oriented and efficient
  • Self-motivated and ability to work without close supervision


Job Title: Senior Finance Officer
Location: Abuja
Job Description

  • YIAGA seeks applications from qualified from qualified candidates to fill the position of a Senior Finance officer.
  • The SFO will provide finance support to the Director of Finance in supervising and administering accounting operations to meet legal requirements.
  • Other responsibilities include; budgeting, bank reconciliations, grants management, financial forecasts, financial reporting, internal audits, etc.

Key Qualifications/Skills

  • Must be a Chartered Accountant with preferably a Post-Graduate Degree in Accounting, Banking and Finance or related field
  • 5 years of experience as a finance officer or in a similar position
  • Sound knowledge of financial and accounting procedures
  • Excellent level of competence in excel, MS word and computerized accounting packages like QuickBooks,
  • Self-motivated and ability to work without close supervision
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills
  • Good management and analytical skills
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal relations skills
  • Strong ethics, with an ability to manage confidential data
  • Other professional qualifications


Job Title: Human Resources and Administration Manager
Job Description

  • Principally, the Admin and HR Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of administration operations and human resource management.
  • This entails office management, personnel management, organization policy development and compliance; and procurement management.

Key Qualifications/skills

  • Hold a post graduate Degree in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Social Sciences, Law, Humanities or related field.
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position at a NGO, company or   international organization
  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal relations skills
  • Quality and process management skills
  • Sound staff and logistics management skills
  • People oriented and results driven
  • Self-motivated and ability to work without close supervision
  • Demonstrable experience with human resource metrics
  • Knowledge of human resource systems and databases
  • Excellent listening, negotiation and presentation skills
  • In-depth knowedge of labor law and HR best practices


Job Title: Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Job Description

  • The Senior M&E officer will be directly responsible for monitoring and evaluating YIAGA’s programs.
  • The officer will be responsible for regular data collection, analysis and reporting on project outcomes and results.
  • He/she will ensure programs are implemented in line with YIAGA’s donor/project commitments.
  • The officer will also provide technical support on M & E to the program during program planning, budgeting and implementation. In addition, he/she shall provide support in preparing regular programmatic performance reports.

Key Qualifications/Skills

  • Possess a Bachelor degree in Statistics, Development Studies, Social Studies or related or its equivalent experience with a formal qualification of monitoring and evaluation.
  • Minimum of at least five (5) years of experience in programme monitoring and evaluation;
  • Understanding of the current M&E trends and especially M&E systems in development organizations
  • Sound analytical and research skills
  • Advanced computer skills in Excel, Word processing, Database management, or other statistical packages
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Self-motivated and ability to work without close supervision

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward a one-page cover letter and detailed resume with contact of referees as attached PDF documents to: [email protected]


  • The subject line of email application must state the Name of Applicant and title of position. Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • “YIAGA is an equal –opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability, sex, tribe, religion, etc. Qualified women are especially encouraged to apply”

Application Deadline  30th June, 2017


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