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  • Posted: Dec 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • spire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non - profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.
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    Senior Programs Executive


    The Senior Program Executive is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all HEEL (Health; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Leadership) Programs in line with ACT’s Strategic Objective.


    • Participate in the development of the Foundation’s HEEL Programs strategy in line with ACT’s overall corporate strategy.
    • Ensure the development and presentation of HEEL focused concepts papers, Program plans and Program specific information for approval by the Director, Grants and Programs.
    • Carry out detailed needs assessment of target audiences within ACT’s HEEL Programs.
    • Champion the implementation of all HEEL Programs.
    • Champion the sourcing and selection of capable partners for all HEEL Programs
    • Develop HEEL Program/project specific partner selection and evaluation criteria.
    • Liaise with the Director, Grants and Programs to prepare Request for Proposal (RFPs) and design response specification documents for HEEL projects.
    • Liaise with legal unit to prepare required contract agreements for select implementing partners.
    • Evaluate and recommend successful HEEL partners to the CEO based on pre-defined selection and evaluation criteria.
    • Work collaboratively with implementing partners to develop and agree detailed project work and activity and feedback/reporting formats and requirements.
    • Forward detailed project work plans, activity plans and feedback/reporting requirements to Team Lead, MERL.
    • Coordinate progress meetings with project teams, identify constraints/issues and potential delays and develop recovery plans as required.
    • Monitor budgetary performance of ongoing HEEL projects.
    • Liaise with Head of finance to coordinate project financial management, i.e. management of petty cash, record keeping and financial reporting.
    • Verify milestone achievements of project implementing partners with the Team Lead, MERL and recommend agreed disbursements to Head of finance.
    • Liaise with Corporate Communications to identify and implement internal and external communication needs of ongoing education Programs as required.
    • Conduct periodic project impact analysis and develop project/Program impact assessment reports.
    • Proactively monitor developments in HEEL focused donor agencies, NGOs and the development communities to identify potential funding/technical partners and other opportunities for engagement.
    • Provide input into the periodic review of the Foundation’s overall processes to ensure continuous relevance and alignment with leading practices in Corporate Social Responsibility


    • Ability to think strategically, holistically and appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solution.
    • Ability to write proposals, terms of reference and reports.
    • Strong knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation standards and requirements.
    • Excellent understanding of HEEL related issues locally and globally.
    • Strong ability to apply an understanding of the local context to themes of international relevance in global HEEL issues
    • Ability to project manage complex Programs and workload, set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
    • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
    • Strong leadership and people management skills
    • Strong resource planning and utilization skills
    • Ability to prioritise and multi-task effectively
    • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present complex issues in an accessible style, verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances with related HEEL stakeholders
    • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft office productivity tools particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Project.


    • First degree in any discipline from an accredited institution.
    • Eight (8) years project management experience with at least five (5) years designing and implementing Programs at a managerial level within a Development Aid Agency or a Non-Profit Organisation.
    • Project Management Certification required


    • Business Awareness
    • Managerial effectiveness
    • Operational effectiveness
    • Strategic perspective

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