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Job Vacancy: Program Assistant

Welcome2Africa International is a trade and investment facilitation company with a special focus on Nigeria’s Agricultural and Maritime Sector. We support investors, multinationals, and key stakeholders within and outside Africa to advance their trade and investment goals, by providing an array of services and programs. Our mission is to become a center of excellence for the facilitation and deployment of investments and trade on the African continent.

Through our knowledge dissemination and convening activities along with bespoke client services, we look to catalyze and facilitate finance, investments and trade into and across Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Assistant

Location: Wuse II, Abuja

Job Description

  • Work with the program manager in the design, implementation and management of Welcome2Africa International programs, identify opportunities for new initiatives or program expansion towards achieving the organizations vision and mission.  

  • Facilitate partnership with government agencies, donor organizations, private firms, international organizations and other service providers interested in trade and investment in Africa.   

  • Work with the program manager in carrying out stakeholder mapping  

  • Adequately maintain and update stakeholders and partners database under the supervision of the program’s manager.   

  • Make phone calls and send out emails to follow up with partners/stakeholders.  

  • Implementing and monitoring Standard Operating Procedure for all program activities.  

  • Participate in developing and nurturing collaborations with external partners including donors and individual supporters, policy makers, media and other stake holders.  

  • Ensure that all staff and volunteers adhere to the project implementation principles.   

  • Assist with day-to-day administrative duties of the programs unit 

  • Keep track of all discussions with sponsors, speakers, and delegates  

  • Manage assigned programs  

  • Interface with Admin to assist in any logistics planning, pre-event logistics management, as well as onsite and post-event logistics. 

  • Develop some program materials 

  • Assist in the business development part of programs. 

  • Keep track of meetings  (Online/Offline) 

  • Account for the likelihood that event will encourage the participation of paying delegates. 

  • Highlights current issues faced with Agricultural Value Chain financing in Africa, key issues which will be addressed by the event 

  • Assist in creation of Program, Delivery of Program -Sourcing, securing and managing speakers related to Agricultural Value Chain financing in Africa, 

  • Assist in identifying and inviting speakers maintaining communication throughout the conference production cycle 

  • Communicate by phone and email with key industry figures to determine the validity of proposed topic, sub-themes, timing and locations 

  • Collating of content for Website and the summit itself 

  • Securing of key partners and sponsors 

  • Research all possible events covering the proposed topic to analyze potential conflicts in dates or overexposure 

  • Assist in writing the conference program and to attend to all matters relating to the successful conduct of the event. 

  • Assist in highlighting possible sponsors and support the marketing of sponsorship opportunities for events and supervising the work of sales and marketing staff 

  • Assist in planning for a post-conference internal and external reports 

  • Assist in budgeting, financial and cash management for the events. 


Job Requirements

  • Demonstrable expertise in budgeting and managing projects to tight deadlines

  • Strong work ethic and attention to quality and detail

  • Ability to solve problems and successfully engage with appropriate technical and internal resources  

  • Ability to juggle multiple programs through highly effective organisational skills  

  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly and efficiently

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Strong inclination for customer service 

  • Creative thinking 

  • Proper compositional practices

  • Excellent phone etiquette 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Polite, clear and compelling communication skills 

What we offer

We are conscious of how our work and decisions impact other humans and the environment. Welcome2Africa has consideration for the wellbeing and happiness of team. We believe in working in enabling environments that allows employees to live a meaningful, fulfilled life.

Therefore, we offer our staff

  • Competitive Salary

  • Performance Bonus

  • 24 days annual leave

  • Opportunity to work with a talented and dynamic team

  • Company retreats

  • Career opportunities to grow

How to Apply: Interested and qualified  candidates should send their CVs and a Cover Letter detailing your suitability and experience to:

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