Job Summary

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to work with our Programs team to support the management and delivery of our skills empowerment and business support programs. The Project Manager is to coordinate project activities, including simple tasks and larger plans. You will manage schedules, arrange assignments and communicate progress to all team members within the agreed scope of work and budget.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Candidate Profile 

Why do it? 

  • To support, advance and shape innovation processes in the Post-COVID 19 economic recovery context. 
  • To strengthen your skills in coordinating regional projects, especially liaising with international development partners and government agencies. 
  • To gain experience working and leading large-scale processes with cultures from around the world 
  • To advance your knowledge of key innovation tools and methodologies. 
  • To join our team that hosts and supports the global network of the company 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Predict resources needed to reach objectives and manage resources in an effective and efficient manner. 
  • Track project costs in order to meet the budget. 
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule and work plan. 
  • Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress. 
  • Manage contracts with vendors and suppliers by assigning tasks and communicating expected deliverables. 
  • Utilize industry best practices, techniques, and standards throughout the entire project execution.
  • Monitor progress, address potential issues and make adjustments as needed
  • Coordinate quality controls to ensure deliverables meet requirements. 
  • Measure project performance to identify areas for improvement 
  • Prepare and provide documentation to internal teams and key stakeholders. 

Are you a match? 

  • You have experience with the management of multi-stakeholder projects, particularly in a regional or international context. 
  • You are a team worker and able to build relationships across a wide range of organizations and partners. 
  • You are a good communicator with excellent written and verbal skills (fluent in English).
  • You have excellent user skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and have delivered projects with one of the widely used project management tools. 
  • You are comfortable interacting with several stakeholders and able to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary and distributed teams. 
  • You have previous experience in understanding diverse market dynamics and can work across different cultures in a respectful way to the local reality. 
  • You are passionate about and immersed in relevant topics, developments and conversations in the field of innovation. 
  • You are able to produce management information in a variety of formats and are experienced in report writing and presentations to key stakeholders. 
  • You are open-minded, self-reliant, and excited about being part of a diverse, fast-paced, international environment. 
  • You are able to demonstrate key components of the company's approach: entrepreneurship, collaboration, innovation and exceptional execution ability. 
  • Good understanding of social entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • You have experience monitoring and reporting on complex projects for international development or government agencies with a proven ability to complete projects according to outlined scope, budget, and timeline.
  • You have 3-5 years of project management and related experience. 
  • You have a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification--preferred.
  • You have a proven ability to solve problems creatively. 
  • You are strongly familiar with project management software tools, methodologies, and best practices. 
  • You have experience seeing projects through the full life cycle. 
  • You have excellent analytical skills and are extremely resourceful. 

Job Specification 

  • Remuneration: NGN 300,000
  • The contractor will be responsible for paying their VAT and other local taxes applicable.
  • Contract: 6 months with a 1-month probation period.

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