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The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is the oldest German political foundation. Founded in 1925, FES is a private, not-for-profit organisation committed to the values of social democracy. The FES work towards the promotion of freedom, solidarity, and social justice. FES pursues these aims through its programs of political education, international cooperation, scholarships, and research both in Germany and internationally. FES maintains more than 100 offices worldwide, of which 24 are located in Africa. The Nigeria Office (now in Abuja and Lagos) began operation in 1976. As a non-profit institution, we organise our work autonomously and independently. We partner with Nigerian Civil Society Organisations, Government and labour market institutions.

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Job Title: Project Assistant

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Duration: Project duration until 28 February 2022
Background: Provide programme support by performing a variety of project-related duties and ensuring high quality and precision of work.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Project Manager (PM), the Project Assistant will conduct the following tasks:

  • Assist the PM in the organisation of programmes in the fields of Promotion of Democracy, Security Sector Governance and Climate Change;
  • Support the PM in the planning, preparation, implementation and follow-up of programme activities;
  • Assist in the coordination of conferences, meetings, and travel reservations for selected programmes;
  • Act as the focal point for PR and Media related needs of the office;
  • Maintain FES social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter), upload new content provided by the PM;
  • Prepare brief social media posts on activities conducted;
  • Take accurate minutes of meetings, routine correspondence and reports;
  • Draft, proof-read and layout texts and documents;
  • Set up and maintain hard and soft copy filing systems for records, correspondence, and other documents related to programmes;
  • Undertake other financial and administrative tasks;
  • Fulfil other reasonable tasks assigned by the PM.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: A minimum of a University Degree in a relevant field

Skills and Experience:

  • At least one year of experience as a Project Assistant in a Non-Governmental Organisation required;
  • Experience or proven interest in the topics of Democracy Promotion, Security Sector Governance and Climate Change is an asset;
  • Experience in the use of information technology and project management will be an added advantage;
  • Excellent use of Windows 8 or higher, advance knowledge of office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Work experience in the use of web-based communication and social media, especially Facebook and Twitter are highly considered;
  • Very good oral and writing communication skills in English;
  • Proficient drafting and language editing skills are required.

Interested candidates should submit their motivational letter and curriculum vitae as one PDF document to not later than 27 November 2020 at 11:59 pm. The motivational letter should be addressed to the Human Resource Officer and the subject of the email should clearly state the ‘Project Assistant’ position.

Note that failure to adhere to these instructions invalidates the application. FES shall contact only short-listed applicants.

Nigeria Office

P.O.Box. 5142
Wuse, Abuja

Abuja Office
+234 803 899 8708


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