North East Regional Initiative Program Manager Jobs in Nigeria

The North East Regional Initiative (NERI) Nigeria - An International Development Organization is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:



North East Regional Initiative Program Manager Jobs in Nigeria


The Program Manager (PM) will be responsible for the contracting, Implementation and close-out of a portfolio of activities. The PM will work with in close collaboration with Senior Management (including USAID/OTI) and community stakeholders to identify, prioritize and design activities that will respond to community development priorities in order to further the objectives of the NLCB program.


Responsibilities


  • Responsible general oversight of a portfolio of projects. The geography of targeted communities as well as type of programming is expected to change frequently over the course of the program.
  • In concert with senior management, advice on programmatic design of new projects, including identification of potential local partners and beneficiaries, monitor implementation to ensure timely completion and adherence to budget and administrative and programmatic closeout throughout the portfolio of activities.
  • Take a leadership role in the program’s learning process by feeding information in a timely manner on political and security developments in the PM’s target area.
  • Develop activity-level Theory of Change (TOC), thinking strategy about the contribution of each activity to the overall program objective.
  • Work alongside Government of Nigeria (GoN) officials, community stakeholders and civil society actors to ensure coherent and strategic programming as part of a unified project endeavor.
  • Serve as the focal point of the objectives and purpose.
  • In coordination with Community Development Facilitators, establish community-level project oversight committees to ensure community buy-in of activities.
  • Help set up transparent management and oversight mechanisms and work to incorporate as wide a range of project beneficiaries, GoN and other important stakeholders as possible.
  • Responsible for the proper use of the program database for project and program development and management, including updating information on projects and activities per week.
  • Comply with all Creative and USAID procedures and policies with regards to ethics
    and compliance, grants management, HR, finance, operations and security.
  • Perform other tasks, as assigned.


    Requirements


  • University degree in a related field is required
  • At least 5 years of general work experience is required.
  • Experience in working with communities to implement grassroots development projects preferred
  • Prior experience (3 years or more) in grants management with international-funded projects is highly desirable
  • Proficiency at using Microsoft office: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. is required.
  • Ability to work under short deadlines and efficiently handle multiple tasks.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to function well in a team
  • Experience of working in a conflict environment is a plus.
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Fluency in Hausa and/or Kanuri is preferable


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents below to: nigeria_recruitment@neri-nigeria.com referencing the job title and location on the subject line, your cover letter and Resume/CV.

    A current Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) listing all job responsibilities; AND
    A Cover Letter.


    Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application Closing Date 6th February, 2019


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