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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 21, 2020
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    Programmes Manager

    Reference Number: 130-PEO01148
    Department: People & Change Nigeria
    Job type: Permanent

    Roles & Responsibilities
    Research & Planning:

    • Research, design and implement monitoring and evaluation tools for programme interventions, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
    • Define the programme's governance arrangements
    • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation
    • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes of the programmes
    • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programmes
    • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of programmes and to identify areas for improvement
    • Develop funding proposals for programmes to ensure continuous, sustained delivery long-term

    Programme Administration/Implementation:

    • Develop various project concepts & proposals (narrative & budget)
    • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards
    • Supervise the implementation of new programmes by managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects
    • Manage third party contributions to Organisation's Programmes
    • Develop a work plan and make monthly and annual projections for the programmes
    • Demonstrate ability to identify new opportunities, as well as cultivate government, business, CSR and community development, and marketing relationships
    • Work collaboratively with team and clients to achieve programme objectives and deliverables, including strategic project planning and communications design and development across
    • Programmatic areas
    • Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with the key local and international stakeholders across various programmatic areas
    • Manage external/international communications and advocacy for all Programmes
    • Prepare reports and presentations to suit different audiences and promote Programmes to partners, funders and government institutions

    Evaluation & Control:

    • Prepare reports on programmes for Management, Board, Panel of Advisors and other stakeholders as necessary
    • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programmes activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
    • Monitor programme activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the programmes evaluation framework
    • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

    Financial Monitoring:

    • Ensure that the programmes operate within the approved budget; monitor all budgeted programmes expenditure
    • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis
    • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
    • Ensure that all financial records for programmes are up to date
    • Liaise with Finance/Accounts on Programme budget/report on variances

    Others:

    • Other assignments as assigned by the Executive Director

    Educational Qualification & Experience

    • A Bachelor's degree and/or master's degree in a related field
    • Minimum 8 years of experience, at least 5 years within the not-for-profit/NGO sector in a programme management role (may include development, business, or marketing) with increasing  levels of responsibility and leadership
    • Proven experience and skills in public policy, governance, communication/advocacy, education and development

    Competencies
    General:

    • Demonstrated success in managing a fast-paced, multi-faceted Programme that requires high levels of collaboration with partners
    • High capacity for relationship management and coordinating various stakeholders/interests
    • Ability to navigate a complex political environment, and negotiate and achieve consensus
    • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities
    • Ability to think creatively with a bias to make outsized impacts with limited, constrained resources
    • Hard-working and energetic collaborator who creates trust, exudes credibility and elevates enthusiasm of all internal and external contacts
    • Willingness to work flexibly and independently under tight deadlines

    Technical:

    • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to uphold decisions and defend opinions when necessary
    • Devise/Use a well-ordered approach to solving problems
    • Manages and appropriately allocates resources
    • Identifies obstacles and potential delays to implementation of initiatives
    • Takes appropriate action to meet challenging goals, schedules, or needs
    • Demonstrate ability and willingness to follow through on projects
    • Planning and Organizational Skills
    • Effectively manages time and priorities
    • Understands and meets the needs of users and addresses their interests and the concerns
    • Proactively seeks out information needed to satisfy users
    • Superior oral and written communications skills in English
    • Social media savvy
    • Provides timely, accurate, and candid information on critical issues (planning/progress/results) to team members

    Functional:

    • Programme Management - Understand program design and implementation.
    • Strategic Management - Understand the formulation and implementation of goals and initiatives for organization benefits.
    • Stakeholders Management - Establish system and matrices for effective stakeholders’ management.
    • People Management - Establish and sustain a culture that drives open mindedness and positive relationship among staff whilst motivating core staff for retainership
    • Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
    • Build Relationships - Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors, Command a professional image
    • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
    • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
    • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
    • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear
    • Decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions
    • Necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance

    Method of Application

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