Program Manager
African Women on Board (AWB)
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago

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  • Strategize, implement, and maintain program initiatives that adhere to organizational objectives
  • Develop and implement research strategy and goals
  • Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement
  • Maintain organizational standards of satisfaction, quality, and performance
  • Oversee multiple projects and ensure program goals are reached
  • Manage budget and funding channels for maximum productivity.
  • Responsibilities

  • Design programs and initiatives that align with AWB’s mission and support the organization’s goals
  • Develop a research strategy for AWB and manage the full ecosystem of AWB’s strategy and research needs to support the organizations programmatic goals
  • Provide leadership within the organization; identifying, engaging and structuring talent to drive organization and client objectives
  • Identify project goals, research methods, variables and other parameters while leading in data collection and final outputs
  • Identify partners from academia, development institutions, corporate and research organisations, think tanks to co-fund, co-brand or support research projects
  • Develop and make recommendations on how to disseminate research findings to key stakeholders, donors, grantees, media etc.
  • Generate new ideas for fundable, change-focused research projects and recommendations to bring these ideas to market
  • Create high quality research proposals based on requirements from donors, funders and other key stakeholders
  • Plan, coordinate, and conduct performance reviews, strategy development, and analyses as appropriate on organization and partner engagement programs
  • Expand program offering and enhance the quality of existing programs through strategic collaborations
  • Lead planning, budgeting, and timing of new initiatives
  • Lead a coalition of partners to shape research projects and deliver project goals
  • Schedule and forecast planning for special events that publicize the organization and its programs to the community
  • Lead in the development of grants applications or proposals
  • Develop evaluation methods to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
  • Coordinate and run events and workshops
  • Ensure project milestones / goals are met and adhere to approved budgets
  • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status through its life cycle
  • Develop industry partnerships, preserve relationships with individuals, organizations, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure relevant standards, process, and regulations are upheld.
  • Requirements

    It is important to us that you :

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  • Have a strong interest and passion for women’s issues
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience. A Postgraduate Degree is a plus
  • Are naturally curious, a critical thinker and find yourself continuously asking Why? and What if?
  • Are a global thinker, design oriented, and creative
  • Are professional, trustworthy, tactful and uphold a high level of confidentiality
  • Able to manage projects from start to finish, produce written analytic products and demonstrate and affinity for working with data
  • Are a problem solver with impeccable prioritising, organisational and time-management skills
  • Are a strong leader bringing fresh energy and ideas to champion AWB’s mission
  • Have exceptional communication skills both written and oral and the ability to translate research into relevant and actionable messages and soundbites
  • Are able to lead small teams and to complete tasks with limited oversight and supervision
  • Are able to interact with high-level individuals and organizations
  • Are willing and able to travel occasionally
  • Are able to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team and in a fast-paced environment
  • Have exceptional interpersonal skills : motivated, energetic, flexible, motivated, collegial with a can- do attitude
  • Are able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, consultants, partners and others who contribute to program development and management.
  • Demonstrate maturity and seasoned judgment with the ability to make decisions and justify recommendations
  • Are proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word) and G Suite. Knowledge of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva will be a plus.
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