Programme Manager

Confidential

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The recruiter is Nigeria’s  pioneer  education  partnership  consultancy,  specializing  in  research,  design, implementation,  support  and  evaluation  of  education  programmes,  projects  and  initiatives  across  the public,  private  and  non-profit  sectors. The programme is an innovative assessment and advocacy initiative which is positioned for nationwide implementation. 

 

Summary

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, communication skills and a proven ability to lead, plan and manage organisational systems. 

The  successful  candidate  will  work  as  a  key  part  of  the  core implementation team to coordinate the design and delivery of the programme

 

Responsibilities 

Operations and Administration

The PM will be responsible for

  • Effective management of the Human Resources of the programme, ensuring standards of best practices are met.
  • Overseeing the administrative processes of the programme including grant management processes
  • Promoting effective financial management.
  • Supporting recruitment and management of the programme team
  • Lead and support fundraising efforts. 
  • Strategic Planning and Programme Development
  • The PM will support and be partly responsible for:
  • Elaborating  the organisation’s  strategic  framework  for  further  evolution,  including  pursuing  and identifying relevant opportunities for programme development.
  • Identifying and establishing relationships and ensuring regular engagement and coordination with key strategic partners in government, civil society, media and the international community.
  • Promoting  internal  lesson-learning  within  the  organisational  programmes  to  ensure  effective knowledge management on cross–organisational thematic issues (such as illiteracy and access to  basic  education)  and  functions  (such  as  capacity  building,  policy  research,  advocacy, fundraising and communications).
  • Contributing to the organization’s wider organisational strategy and development by participating in strategic planning and other cross-organisational processes. 
  • Programme Management and Implementation
  • The PM will be responsible for:
  • Managing  and  overseeing the Programme’s  definition,  Scope  Control,  Change Management and Project planning
  • Managing and undertaking annual planning and strategy review processes. 
  • Managing the development and implementation of advocacy strategies targeting decision-makers and opinion-shapers in the public and private and the wider international community.
  • Ensuring overall monitoring and evaluation of the programme, including through developing M&E plans and undertaking quarterly review processes.
  • Ensuring Programme Delivery Methodology is followed.
  • Owning and driving delivery of Programme road map and milestone plan.
  • Ensuring organisation’s programme documentation and effective information management
  • Reviewing individual work stream reports, and communicate programme status, achievements key actions and to manage any delays.
  • Ensuring quality criteria, plans, control and acceptance processes as are setup and followed for all programme deliverables.
  • Ensuring quality improvements identified during the reviews are put in place.
  • Communication and Policy Advocacy
  • Making  high  level  representation  at  external  meetings  and  raising  the  profile  of  organization both  in  terms  of  promoting  our  in-country  work  and  cross  organisational  lessons learned.
  • Providing information to organisation’s Finance & Communications Teams for external communication purposes.
  • Managing  the  production  and  dissemination  of  appropriate information  materials  (e.g.  publications, policy briefs) in line with organisation’s overall communication guidelines and practice.
  • Creating  communication  materials  in  the  most  ideal  way  to  be  used  in  presentations  and meetings.
  • Participating effectively in the policy making process of the organisation.
  • Line-managing the programme team.
  • Managing external consultants, as needed.
  • Managing partnerships with local and international partners based on organisation’s partnership principles, ensuring effective cross-learning, capacity-building, and communication.
  • Working  closely  with  international  and  local  stakeholders  (both  Governmental  and  Nongovernmental) and local country teams to ensure initiative is delivered to schedule and  within budget.
  • Working  with  teams  to  find  solutions  to  risks  and  issues  and  reduce  risk  and  work  with stakeholders on appropriate solutions as and when required
  • Working with teams to ensure the use of ideal tools for operations and ensuring the accuracy and reliability of data used or gathered.
  • Creating a plan for scaling up the project nationally.
  • Benefit planning, management and realisation as the project scales up.
  • Develop and manage programme budgets and manage accounts in line with Company’s organisational processes.
  • Providing overall financial oversight to the organisation’s programme.
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of fund raising processes, reporting, writing and presentations.

 

Requirements:

  • Passionate about education transformation in Nigeria.
  • Vision for what a well-educated population would mean for the development potential of Nigeria with substantial working experience.
  • Organised and able to lead physical and virtual teams.
  • Has a can do attitude, but is also a roll up my sleeves will do kind of person.
  • Team  player  with  strong  leadership  skills,  well  networked  and  able  to  build  value  adding relationships with people at all levels across the public, private and civil society sectors.
  • Proven ability to lead fundraising and programme development, including experience in dealing with commercial tenders.
  • Excellent analytical skills and proficiency in written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team with respect for diversity.
  • High  level  communication  skills,  including  experience  of  communicating  effectively  across cultures and with diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing.
  • Master’s degree from a recognised university in Education, Research, Development, Social Work or any other relevant field (possession of a PhD is an added advantage).
  • Minimum of 7 years leadership experience in any or a combination of the following: education, research, policy advocacy
  • Experience of working on development and/or donor/grant funded programmes will be an added advantage.
  • Multilingual speaker desirable.
  • Reports to the Programme Director
  • Based in Lagos and willing to travel both nationally and internationally

Summary

Company

Confidential

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)

Location

Lagos

Specialization

Project / Programme Management

Job Type

Full-Time

Minimum Qualification

Degree

Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years

Salary

₦120,000.00 ‐ ₦200,000.00 per month