INTRODUCTION : -
Program Manager job opportunity is available at Africa Youth Growth Foundation (AYGF) for individuals who possess relevant qualifications.
Oversees all aspects of an ongoing program, from its development to implementing program activities.
Ensures program is completed to a consistently high standard, within budget, that objectives are met on time, suiting the company’s image and objectives.
Makes sure the program meets professional standards and industry regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : -
Establishes short and long-term program objectives and ensures team members meet them.
Recruits, hires, and trains team members.
Develops regular budgets and schedules (usually annually) to support the program’s implementation.
Develops funding plans to ensure the program’s ongoing delivery and success.
Creates and implements guidelines for evaluating the program’s strengths and areas where improvement is required.
Assigns tasks to team members to ensure project objectives are completed as required.
Communicates expectations to team members.
Counsels and disciplines team members who do not perform to expectations or who violate company policies.
Appraises team members’ performances and offer feedback to employees and, when appropriate, to managers.
Resolves problems with program as they arise.
Monitors program’s progress and reports this in regular meetings with high-end managers and any stakeholders funding the program.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATION : -
The ideal candidate should have :
B.Sc / BA in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 8 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
Or M.Sc / MA Degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Reproductive Health, Nutrition, Nursing, Food Sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3 7 years’ relevant experience with international development programs.
Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.
Skills / Competencies :
Knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.
Basic accounting and financial management skills.
Working knowledge of major donor policies (Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.
Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding health related issues.
Proven ability to coordinate a multi sectorial development project.
Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.
Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.