Assistant Programme Officer

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) was established in the United Kingdom in 1997 and registered in Nigeria in 1999 as an independent, not-for-profit, research training, advocacy and capacity building organisation. The organisation aims at mobilising global opinion for democratic development and provides an independent space to reflect critically on the challenges posed to the democratisation and development process in West Africa. CDD envisions a West Africa that is democratically governed, economically integrated - promoting human security and people centred development. Since its inception, the Centre has remained focused on capacity building work, policy advocacy, and as a research reference point on democratic governance, human security, people-centred development, and human rights.

Assistant Programme Officer


  • Bachelor of Social Science Degree / or any other related degree 
  • At least 2 years’ experience working as an assistant programme officer. Experience working in an international NGO is required. 
  • Hands on experience in programme management, and donor reporting will be an added  advantage. 
  • Experience organising and facilitating local community dialogues is required. Experience working in conflict locations.
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Excellent IT and administrative skills, 
  • Sound analytical and report writing skills, 
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines as well as multi-tasking. 


  • Assists in overall programme development by contributing to the development and  production of annual Action Plan and other corporate plans. 
  • Responsible for the delivery outputs of specific projects through direct input into  project activities from conception to implementation. 
  • Ensure the provision of accurate, up-to-date information on individual projects to  relevant stakeholders within the organisation and amongst external institutions, in  accordance with statutory, management and reporting requirements. 
  • Participate in the preparation of budgets for activities within the relevant programme  portfolio. 
  • Undertake appropriate research and advocacy activities in relation to programme  responsibilities. 
  • Assist in generating funding proposals in accordance with the overall strategic plan of  the organisation. 
  • Assist in the production of regular project monitoring and evaluation documents.

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