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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ rights to participate in free and fair elections. Our independent expertise strengthens electoral systems and builds local capacity to deliver sustainable solutions. Since 1987, IFES has worked in over 145 countries – from developing democracies, to mature democracies.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Position Number: 21:261
Location: Abuja
Division: Program Management
Status: Local National Employee

Primary Function/Purpose

  • The Project Coordinator will provide programmatic support to the IFES- Nigeria field office.

Major Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assist Country Director/Deputy Country Director and the program team in implementing project activities.
  • Assist in delivering trainings and facilitating events with project beneficiaries;
  • Interface with IFES partners on specific areas of IFES programming and implementation
  • Contribute to lessons learned sessions for outreach teams and other partners.
  • Contribute to the design and preparation of training materials.
  • Assist Director/Deputy Country Director and the program team in organizing program activities, including assessments and workshops.
  • Assist in scheduling program meetings with partners, taking notes, and drafting reports on the outcome of such meetings.
  • Advise Country Director/Deputy Country Director or designee on political/electoral developments and provide recommendations on matters related to the project objectives.
  • Provide support to international and local consultants.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of data for monitoring and evaluation of activities.
  • Draft program reports including field trip reports, weekly reports, quarterly reports and other program reports and work plan.
  • Take minutes during program meetings and serve as rapporteur for program events.
  • Maintain detailed records of program activities and files on IFES database and file cabinet.
  • Proper tracking and documentation of political and election-related activities in the media.
  • Provide input on the design and formulation of new program activities.
  • Travel outside of Abuja for project activities as required.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Governance, Development, Social Sciences or related field required.

Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working in Peace, Democracy and Governance projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to be able to work with IFES program and administrative staff to identify and resolve issues.
  • The ability to remain organized while handling multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to complete tasks with some level of supervision.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Must value operating in a collaborative and cooperative environment.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality.
  • Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness.
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Working-level proficiency in MS Word and Excel.
  • Language Skills: Proficiency in English language required.
  • Travel: Travel may be required.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • Standard office work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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