Population Council Program Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Population Council Program Manager Jobs in Nigeria

The Population Council is an international, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and to help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.

The Council conducts biomedical, social science and public health research and helps build research capacities in developing countries in three major program areas - HIV&AIDS, Reproductive Health and Poverty, Gender, and Youth.. The Population Council works in collaboration with a broad range of Nigerian institutions.

Program Manager

Job Type Full Time

Qualification MBA/MSc/MA

Experience 5 - 8 years

Location Rivers

Job Field Medical / Healthcare NGO/Non-Profit

Job Description

The Program Manager will provide technical and management supervision in the design and implementation of comprehensive HIV /AIDS program, capacity building, quality assurance and policy efforts with focus on reducing HIV and STI prevalence, averting new infection and improving the sexual and reproductive well-being of key and vulnerable populations in Nigeria.


  • Provide technical and management support to the design, implementation and monitoring of projects activities in close collaboration with partners, government, NGOs and Civil Society.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of project costed workplans and budgets.
  • Identify and propose staff capacity development and training.
  • Undertake data collection and analysis and provide technical support to align with deliverables, donors’ requirements and key projects intervention strategies.
  • Implement quality management system in line with national guidelines and international global best practices.
  • Develop and monitor projects tasks and activities with project goals in line with approved workplans and standards for high quality.
  • Monitor operational budgets in line with approved projects’ terms of reference.
  • Contribute to new business
    development and proposal writing.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirement in the implementation of projects.
  • Provide technical support in the identifying, collaborating and forming partnerships with key institutional partners in the mission of the Council.
  • Liaise with the Country office and partners on overall requirements as projected within approved work plans.
  • Liaise with the Country Office Manager on how best to manage the Rivers field office.
  • Provide supervisory oversight to the Finance & Administration Officer and temporary hires.
  • Provide on-the-ground oversight function of the office management.
  • To perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor, Senior Officers and Project Director as may be deemed necessary.

    Qualification and Experience

  • Master's degree in Health Policy, Public Administration, or Public Health with 5-8 years of work experience.
  • Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the country and across the region on a regular basis
  • High degree of independence, creativity and commitment
  • Strong analytic and communication skills, ability to write clearly and succinctly under time pressure and to make well organized verbal presentations.
  • Ability to work under high pressure of work
  • Ability to travel within and outside Nigeria

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter in PDF format (stating your current salary and salary expectations) to: nigeria@popcouncil.org clearly state the position title for which you are applying and your full names – starting with the surname first, then other names in the subject area of the email. Example: Pharmacist (Rivers) – BEN, Joshua Ekong


    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.
    The Population Council is an equal opportunity employer. Nigerian national preferred

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