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  • Posted: Nov 16, 2021
    Deadline: Nov 18, 2021
  • The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation with a vision to stimulate the emergence of a social just community defined by the ethics of inclusion, transparency and accountability through support for investigative journalism. The Centre is named after Professor Wole Soyinka in recognition of...
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    Programme Manager


    • Drive major accountability journalism projects – strategy design, proposal writing, project implementation, business development and fundraising.
    • Locate and engage advocates/ influencers within the community (on all forms of media) to foster dialogue.
    • Plan activities to achieve programme objectives
    • Identify and track emerging opportunities through the institutional funding strategy and action plan
    • Manage complex and inter-media organisation partnerships
    • Draft technical and financial proposals to secure funding
    • Manage key partners’ contributions to project development and implementation
    • Prepare and submit activity reports, meeting minutes and financial reports on regular basis as may be required
    • Design and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs
    • Perform monitoring and evaluation of activities
    • Represent the organisation’s executive director to present the organisation’s position at high-level media, policy and development meetings.
    • Produce and manage content for webpage and social media and support media campaign efforts
    • Relate appropriately with key stakeholders within private, public and civil society sectors globally
    • Set activity targets for team members and ensure those targets are met satisfactorily
    • Innovate alternative channels to disseminate WSCIJ’s message and showcase its work
    • Perform other roles as may be required by the organisation

    Education and Experience

    • Proof of higher education and or experience.
    • At least five years’ experience working in a similar role with a record of relevant accomplishments.
    • Experience with driving project management cycle, that relate to media, anti-corruption efforts and the development sector
    • Excellent communication skills with evidence of good written and spoken English
    • Good appreciation of data journalism and its deployment
    • Experience working with a media focused non-governmental organisations.


    • Verifiable strong ability to lead, inspire and influence others
    • Vast understanding of the non-governmental, not-for-profit sector
    • Demonstrated understanding of the media and its workings in relation to the Nigerian polity, regional trends and global affairs
    • Proven ability of write, proofread, edit and design policy papers, research documents, surveys, training modules and other materials to be published
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Ability to be discreet and manage sensitive information
    • Good Information Technology skills and ample grasps of the use of social media tools including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for public engagement
    • Capacity to take initiative and work under pressure with or without supervision
    • Relevant knowledge of the non-profit space in Nigeria and donor-funding opportunities to develop project proposals
    • Commendable interpersonal relationship and etiquette 
    • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft packages especially excel, word and powerpoint
    • High comfort level with all social media platforms and traditional media options.
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative mind‐set
    • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people, interests and issues
    • Ability to think outside the box
    • Readiness for local and international travels (sometimes at short notice)
    • Ability to take on other tasks as may be decided by the organisation
    • Passionate team-spirit.


    • Remuneration and benefits are competitive with similar roles in the sector.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send a motivation letter stating how you fit the bill and why you would like to work with WSCIJ (not more than 400 words) along with your resume as a single document to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

    Note: This is a hit-the-ground-running role, only apply if you have high-level competence and experience.

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

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