Project Officer – JISRA Project at Search for Common Ground (SFCG)

Search for Common Ground which is currently in 36 countries, is an international non-profile organization with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict.

Project Officer - JISRA Project at Search for Common Ground (SFCG) 1

JOB TITLE: Project Officer – JISRA Project

JOB LOCATION: Abuja, Nigeria


Summary of Position

  • The Project Officer’s expected outputs are geared towards supporting the delivery of outputs and outcomes of the program as a whole.
  • S/he will support the project closely with the project coordinator and other partners in the production of weekly, monthly, quarterly and biannual reports for the project.
  • S/he will provide logistics support for the organization and running of workshops as necessary.

About the Project

  • JISRA is an interfaith consortium, including Catholic, Islamic, protestant, interreligious and secular organizations for the promotion of religion or belief (FoRB).
  • The project will partner with religious actors as agents of change within the broader civic space while acknowledging religious actors’ important role in promoting FoRB
  • The project’s goal is to strengthen the voice of religious actors in civil society and in nurturing civic spaces while leveraging religious actors’ role in advocacy and FoRB.
  • S/he will develop the project implementation plan and ensure that the activities are executed as planned and within the timeframe and are of the highest quality; coordinate with the project participants and ensure the logistics of all the events go smoothly; and prepare monthly progress and quarterly reports.
  • Besides, s/he will also provide support to some of SFCG’s projects and programs, as and when necessary and appropriate.
  • S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Project Coordinator, providing oversight to this project. The position will be based in Abuja.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and arrange all logistics for various meetings, and workshops, including invitations, venue, participants travel and accommodation;
  • In collaboration with the project coordinator, facilitate the creation and implementation of a detailed annual work-plan, which identifies sequences of activities needed to successfully implement the project and ensure project objectives are met;
  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, facilitate the development and roll-out of detailed implementation plans in communities and LGAs;
  • Review the project schedule with the Project Coordinator and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise and regularly review the schedule as required;
  • Document project activities and ensure that all project data is appropriately secured;
  • Monitor the progress of the project implementation and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the project remains on track and is successfully implemented;
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project.

Program Monitoring & Evaluation

  • In collaboration with M&E officer, assist with the implementation and development of Monitoring and Evaluation tools;

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Produce activity and monthly reports
  • Any other duties assigned by the line manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Arts, Development Studies or related field;

Required Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional experience in project cycle management, coordinating project activities, outreach, and/or advocacy;
  • Experience working with CSOs, partners and faith-based groups will be an added advantage;

Other Relevant Requirements:

  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace; and
  • Ability to prioritize, plan and organize workflow, handle multiple tasks, and be flexible with changing priorities.
  • Familiar with the Common Ground Approach

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  • As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
  • Only applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management