Job Title: Program Support Manager
Location: Abuja and Kano
Contract Duration: 1 month
Everyone deserves the opportunity to build a better future. This simple idea has been at the heart of work around the world for over 50 years. TechnoServe is a pioneer in leveraging the power of business and markets to create sustainable pathways out of poverty.
The low-income communities in which we work are full of enterprising people. Their small-scale farms and businesses are the keys to economic development. But they face many challenges: low literacy, lack of access to jobs and markets, unpredictable political dynamics and, increasingly, the effects of climate change. For many women and young people, the challenges are even more daunting. Working with TechnoServe staff, people around the world are lifting themselves out of poverty. The results are amazing...when incomes increase and living conditions for families get better, they are able to access health care and education previously out of reach. Communities and even whole countries are better off.Â
Primary Functions & Responsibilities:
Program Management SupportReview and update current managerial tools and information such as budget trackers, work plans, and activities in the donor portal. Support the development of project proposal budgets and budget reviews. Support the development of project monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plans and Log Frames focused on the achievement of the project results. Coordinate the timely submission of project work plans, detailed implementation plans and costed work plans and assist with the preparation of project presentations, with charts, graphs. Support the technical, operational and other components for the start up of the SAY WEE project. Ensure the timely delivery of work plans, budgets and associated proposal and project documents to the Country Director for onward submission to the donor. Negotiate, develop and execute agreements, including sub agreements and modifications in collaboration with the Grants and Contracts (G&C) team, as needed. Support the G&C team to conduct due diligence on the sub-awardee/local partner. Work with the local partner to develop their Scope of Work, work plans, budgets and other deliverables. Support project start up by reviewing project proposals and documents, maintaining key proposals and files, and facilitating the review, updating, and processing of agreements and contracts, etc. Manage assignments of selected consultants and fellows, providing feedback on deliverables and work planning as needed Work with the operations team to mobilize requirements for new SAY WEE project and support set up of new office in Kano as well as other relevant start up operations in project states as needed Serve as hiring manager for the additional roles required for the SAY WEE and new project. Draft Job Descriptions (JDs) for the additional roles being hired and work with the HR specialist to ensure timely recruitment of required positions. Act as interim project manager for other projects, as needed
Basic Qualifications:A minimum of an undergraduate degree (BSc) in Social Sciences, Business Management, Agriculture, Economics or a relevant field. A Mastersâ degree in a relevant field is desirable, but not required. A minimum of 7 years of experience with a BSc. is required or 5 yearsâ experience with a Masters degree.
Preferred Qualifications:Related work experience and knowledge of the Nigerian economic, social and development context preferred. Experience in leading/managing donor funded projects required. Knowledge of the private sector/SME landscape in Nigeria and/or anglophone West Africa preferred. Good experience in working with FCDO and UNICEF funded projects.
Required Languages: Â Fluency in English is required.
Travel: Â Local and International
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Strong interpersonal and communications skills in a multicultural Ability to work with tight deadlines while managing multiple tasks and projects. Ability to develop well written, cohesive analyses and reports. Proven experience managing and motivating teams.
Supervisory ResponsibilitiesÂ -N/A
We encourage all qualified individuals who share TechnoServe'sÂ vision of improving the lives of others through proven business solutions to apply.
With our commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.
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