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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 10, 2021
  • The MurtalaMuhammed Foundation (MMF) is a non-profit organization, founded on the ideals of the Late Gen. MurtalaMuhammed, a former Head of State of Nigeria (1975-76). The MMF has long been recognized as a pioneer of democracy, policy advocacy, education, human rights, women empowerment, disaster relief and betterment of lives of Africans. The MMF is prou...
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    Program Officer

    Location: Ikoyi, Lagos

    The responsibilities of the Program officer will cover all aspects of project operations/ management and logistical processes, as specified below, with responsibilities growing as his/her capacity develops.

    Responsibilities and Functions

    • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs.
    • Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents, including subcontract scopes of work, country strategies, progress updates, curricula, and other documents and reports.
    • Participate in new business development bids including writing job descriptions, participating in strategic phone calls, providing guidance on proposal budgets and providing administrative support as necessary
    • Perform administrative tasks, including letter-writing, database curation and maintaining and updating project folders and spreadsheets
    • Programme planning and implementation
    • Oversee and implement the foundation’s social media strategy – ensuring engaging material is posted frequently across all platforms
    • Overall responsibility supporting the implementation of individual projects to help ensure timely delivery of high-quality project deliverables, in coordination with the Team Leader
    • Lead on project tracking, including on deliverable deadlines, invoicing schedules
    • Undertake risk management of assigned projects, escalating to the manager when appropriate
    • Drafting and managing deadlines for fundraising proposals
    • Communicating and building strong relationships with potential donors, corporates and partners
    • Supporting the country manager with the development and implementation of systems for project management and other tasks as required.
    • Conduct thorough research as required on development trends, funding prospects and other subjects as required
    • Production of marketing materials when required
    • Ensure correct and innovative Monitoring and Evaluation procedures are undertaken for all current projects
    • Planning and coordinating project field trips with staff, including ensuring adequate and innovative materials are being collected. Facilitate travel arrangements for staff and consultants.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Ensure that the stipulated projects are carried out with successful results and according to set the time
    • Maintain a dynamic and engaging media presence of the organization
    • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all times
    • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation procedures are undertaken correctly and escalate the potential risk of projects
    • Manage other team members, plan and coordinate field trips and maintain proper documentation of all projects record.

    Job Requirements

    • B.Sc or BA in any related course
    • 1-3 years as programs officer
    • Experience in the NGO space is an added advantage.

    Behavioural and Technical Competencies:

    • Take initiatives and communicate effectively both orally and written
    • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy
    • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.
    • Implement the program’s vision and establish its direction
    • Promote and demonstrate ethical values.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the "Job Title" as the subject of the email.

    Note: Kindly note that only qualified candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us in 2 weeks, kindly consider your application unsuccessful. Wishing you the best.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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