Programme Officer Opportunity at Access to Justice

Founded in 1999, Access to Justice (“A2Justice”) is a justice advocacy group working to defend rights of equal and non-discriminatory access to courts of law, expand access of vulnerable people to equal and impartial justice, attack corruption in justice administration, support legal struggles for human dignity and disseminate legal resources that help achieve these purposes.

We seek an exceptional person to fill the position below:

Job Title: Programme Officer

Location: Abuja
Duration: For a renewable 2 year period.

Job Description/Responsibilities
Reporting to the Deputy Director/Executive Director, this person will be responsible for the following:

  • Implement existing projects to monitor integrity and independence of the judiciary in Nigeria and publicize threats to these institutional values, as well as the administration of justice of Nigeria as a whole.
  • Implement and monitor projects that have strong access to justice and human rights content.
  • Develop proposals that cover conceptual, methodological, operational, evaluative, and financial elements for consideration by grant making institutions;
  • Conduct research and fact-finding inquiries relevant for the project’s or organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Identify needs for policy changes at State and Federal levels that will positively impact the administration of justice, ease access to justice obstacles, strengthen accountability for human rights violations and undertake advocacy for the reform of, or adoption of policies to achieve the desired goals.
  • Develop partnerships with funding agencies to support project activities.
  • Prepare project documents for approval.


  • The required candidate should be a qualified attorney of at least 4 years post-call experience, with strong familiarity with the national, regional and international system for the protection of human rights, legal advocacy, excellent and demonstrable written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for the mission of the organization.

Compensation is within the N1,000,000 – N1,500,000 p/a range.

Application Closing Date 
20th June, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resumes, Cover Letters and a minimum of two professional References to: applications@accesstojustice-ng.orgUsing “Programme Officer” as the subject line of the email. 

Note: We are an equal opportunities employer and third party interventions for applicants are neither necessary nor welcome.