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Job Summary

We are seeking a dynamic Program Manager to lead initiatives improving governance and promoting sustainable development in Cross River State. The Program Manager will play a crucial role in the strategic planning and implementation of our programmes and initiatives.

  • Minimum Qualification : Degree
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Responsibilities:

  • Program Development and Management:
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of all programs in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals.
  • Ensure programs are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.
  • Monitor and evaluate program performance to ensure continuous improvement.

 

Stakeholder Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Represent the organization in meetings, conferences, and public forums.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among stakeholders.

 

Team Leadership:

  • Lead, mentor, and manage program staff, fostering a positive and productive team environment.
  • Provide guidance and support to ensure staff achieve their professional goals and the organization’s objectives.

 

Resource Management:

  • Identify funding opportunities and assist in the preparation of grant proposals.
  • Manage program budgets and ensure financial accountability.
  • Coordinate with finance and administrative staff to optimize resource utilization.
  • Develop and implement effective fundraising strategies to support program activities.
  • Organize fundraising events and campaigns to secure financial support.

 

Strategic Planning:

  • Contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic plan.
  • Identify new opportunities and areas for program expansion.
  • Develop innovative approaches to address environmental, sanitation, and governance challenges in Cross River State.

 

Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Development Studies, or a related field.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in program management, preferably within an NGO or community development setting.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple programs and leading diverse teams.
  • A track record of successfully raising funds for programs will be an added advantage.

 

Skills:

  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and project management software.

 

Personal Attributes:

  • Passionate about community development and governance improvement.
  • Innovative thinker with a proactive and solution-oriented approach.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to the organization’s mission.

 

Location: Candidates must be based in Calabar, Cross River State.

 


How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their resume and a cover letter detailing their relevant experience and why they are a good fit for the role. Please include "Director of Programmes Application" in the subject line of your email.

 

Application Deadline: 26th June, 2024


About Us

Our organisation is dedicated to improving the quality of governance and promoting sustainable development in Cross River State. We engage in regular civic meetings with public and private stakeholders to drive progress in various sectors.

 

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