Job Vacancy



Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

Job Scope



• The Programme Manager will ensure the strategic direction of the projects, focusing on management, supervision and quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to project delivery and reporting achieving the following results:

• Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting and implementing of the project, tracking use of financial resources and timely achievements of project objectives;

• Setting up milestones and targets for the project and constant monitoring and project quality control, in collaboration with M&E Coordinator; and constant monitoring and analysis of the project environment, making recommendations for readjustments on a monthly and quarterly basis;

• Regular aggregating and analysing reports and project documentation on project activities, outcomes and impact;

• Timely delivery of donor reports, in compliance with donor requirements, and other project documentation;

• Identifying, building and managing strategic partnerships which are central to the project and future projects whilst overseeing project relationships with local partner organisations and consultants;

• Representing the organisation when requested by Nigeria Country Representative;

• Working with other management staff in Nigeria and UK to develop and support appropriate training and development for all staff; providing mentoring for the staff in Nigeria.  

Project design and early implementation

• Lead on the strategic and operational planning process in the Nigeria office and prepare drafts of key strategic and operational planning documents, in close cooperation with M&E Coordinator and senior management;

• Coordinate revision of the project strategy with key project stakeholders to ensure an updated and shared understanding of the strategy and accountability to project beneficiaries;

• Support M&E Coordinator in ensuring that an effective and participatory M&E system is established through assisting in drafting of key documents of strategic and operational M&E;

• Supporting the senior management in ensuring that each project has been assigned adequate human resources by preparing and managing staff schedules and timesheets, highlighting capacity gaps, recommending external consultants and supporting the selection process.   


• PGD / Master's Degree in social sciences or related field;

• Spoken and written fluency in English - Written articles / examples of your writing ability in relation to governance in Nigeria;

• At least 5 years’ experience as a Programme Manager in a Non-Governmental Organisation

• IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;

• Strong oral and written communications skills;

• Proven experience supporting and managing project staff;

• Donor reporting experience At least five (5) years of experience in peace-building, development; and/or related fields, including democracy and governance issues such as civil society capacity building and strengthening;

• Proven ability to negotiate multiple relationships with various partners;

• Demonstrated experience in financial management and program administration of grants; knowledge of major donor rules and regulations, and the ability to manage multi-donor funding;

• Demonstrated planning (including budgeting) and proposal writing skills;

• Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally.  

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Rumuola Road
Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


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