Head of Programmes - NGO
lagos, NG
6d ago
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Job title : Head of Programmes - NGO jobs in Lagos Job Location : Lagos Deadline : February 11, 2022

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  • Company Description

    A party agnostic non-profit organization focused on bridging the inequality gap in Africa Ûªs

    democracy by addressing the underrepresentation of women in politics through behavioral change communications, community building, capacity development and increased access to social, human, financial and technological capital.


    Programme development planning and implementation

  • Provide leadership to the Programme Team towards achieving the objectives of The NGO, and in the development of strategic plans and budgets for all programs in the country.
  • Work with the CEO to develop creative programme ideas that attracts quality grant proposals
  • Lead the quality implementation of all The NGO programmes
  • Ensure quality implementation and documentation of The NGO Ûªs programmes and projects in an effective way proving value for money
  • Constantly review and Implement procedures and policies necessary for the organization of The NGO Ûªs programmes and project
  • Program Reviews, Monitoring, Evaluation, Program Learning and Reporting

  • Monitor programmes to ensure alignment to the strategic pillars of The NGO and overall vision of The NGO
  • Keep track of information flows and systematic documentation of achievements and lessons learnt from every programme to improve strategic decision making
  • Ensure quality and prompt submission of reports of programmes reports and projects quarterly and annually
  • Represent The NGO in various programme-related knowledge sharing and learning forums, document and share feedback with the Team.
  • Monitor trends in development programmes and programme management practices, document and provide recommendations where necessary
  • Manage programme team to achieve successful implementations of the documented plans for the programmes department
  • Donor relationship management partnerships and networking

  • Support the Partnerships team in developing and managing relationship with The NGO Ûªs donors
  • Lead on development of Programme ideas into quality grants proposal through a participatory approach
  • Lead Programme coordinators in improving and strengthening The NGO Ûªs relationship with strategic networks and partnerships
  • Coordinate and support review of The NGO Ûªs partnerships as well as follow up of partners after review and reflections.
  • Ensure effective partnerships at all levels following The NGO Ûªs procedures and guidelines
  • Represent The NGO and participate in partnerships meetings, events, and forums at both national and international levels
  • Project finance management

  • Ensure the development, monitoring, review and update of all activities and work plans of the Programmes unit attain its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible
  • Manage the expenditure and disbursement of resources allocated to the programme unit
  • Monitor and advise on programme and project spending and provide report as necessary
  • Review programme concepts and partner financial requests for Management Ûªs approval
  • Liaise with the finance Lead on financial management and budgeting of programmes
  • Human resource management

  • Lead and manage Programme team to achieve the objectives of the Programme unit
  • Ensure team building in accordance with The NGO Ûªs culture and principles
  • Participate in the review of team members Ûª job description and performance, and in the recruitment of team members when necessary
  • Conduct comprehensive performance appraisal of team members and provide feedback when necessary
  • Ensure performance record of staff under supervision are submitted to HR on time
  • Provide induction, training, coaching, mentoring and advice to supervised staff to ensure they understand and carry out their responsibilities effectively
  • Work with HR to identify training needs and development opportunities for supervised staff
  • Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need the for improvements
  • Policy Management and Compliance

  • Participate in the review and update of The NGO Ûªs polices and procedures as well advise on potential implications on the new system, policies, and procedures
  • Implement all necessary policies and procedures to ensure correct procedures are followed by staff under supervision
  • Ensure total compliance of approved organisational policies and procedures
  • Expectations within the first 60 days :

  • Fully comprehend The NGO strategy and programme direction
  • Take ownership and assume full responsibilities of the position
  • Set up a structured and fully functional programme unit for The NGO in partnership with the CEO and in line with The NGO Strategic Plan
  • Review and update Programme workplan; Develop Annual outlook for 2022
  • Fully integrate into The NGO team
  • Qualifications

  • Degree (Masters or Higher) in international development / Law or relevant discipline. Training in Project planning and management, Human Rights Based Approach, Participatory approaches and methodologies, Governance, Civic empowerment and accountability, Monitoring, and evaluation
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in reputable organizations preferably in the development or non-profit sector
  • Experience in developing, coordinating, monitoring, evaluating and assessing impact and processes of a programme
  • Experience in managing funds for programmes
  • Prior experience managing / leading projects related to Democracy, election / politics, Human rights, Women Ûªs right, civic engagement Û? is an added advantage
  • Additional Information

    Preferred Skills

  • Up to date knowledge of development concepts and techniques given understanding of gender issues in Africa and promotion of gender equality at both national and international levels
  • Excellent understanding of development partnerships, fundraising, and donor strategies
  • Excellent presentation, communications, and negotiation
  • Planning, organizing, coordination and management
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Proficiency in Microsoft tools
  • Intrapreneurial spirit, with ability to work under minimal supervision, take ownership, self-starter, creative thinker and innovative mindset
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, meet deadlines and work under pressure
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