NGO Program Manager Job Vacancy in Nigeria

Position Title: Program Manager

Industry: NGO

Location: Nigeria

Gross Salary: Competitive

Reporting to: Executive Director

Africa (HCD+) is a platform funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and will have the capability to serve as an African voice for advocacy, accountability, and transparency on HCD.

It will seek to accelerate political commitments, decision-making, and funding for key priorities toward realizing SDGs in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It aims to incubate regional advocacy and technical assistance hub on Human Capital Development towards increasing African Government’s commitment, funding, and accountability to HCD.

The platform, through increased HCD advocacy, focuses on three pillars:

(i) Health and Nutrition;

(ii) Education, skills, and labour participation;

(iii) Entrepreneurship, financial inclusion, and digital economy.

Also, HCD sits across multiple Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) in many African governments. Hence, no organization holds an integrated vision for HCD.

An HCD-focused institution can further help the HCD agenda on the continent.

It will focus on four missions:

(i) Create transparency on the HCD performance across the continent;

(ii) Advocate with heads of state and decision-makers to make HCD a priority;

(iii) Ensure effective coordination and collaboration with stakeholders and decision-makers;

(iv) Selectively drive the implementation of flagship programs in education, health, and economic inclusion.

The program has since commenced its activities in Abuja.

The Program Manager will provide administrative, financial, contractual, and management oversight for a portfolio of projects.

S/he will work directly with project and technical leads to ensure projects achieve quality programming and development outcomes.


  • Accountable for managing project financial and contractual performance targets and leading monthly project financial reviews, technical deliverables, and troubleshooting any issues.
  • Works with designated Technical Lead to ensure that technical activities and deliverables are high quality and implemented per the contract scope of work and approved work plan.
  • Proactively identifies and analyzes risk areas and advises the relevant stakeholders on preventative measures.
  • Served as the primary point of contact for operational and financial matters related to project implementation.
  • Manages resource needs for performance and encourages collaboration within the broader organization.
  • Responsible for project outcomes by providing the necessary support for target teams to succeed.
  • Participates and provides support to project field teams during strategic planning sessions.
  • Develop proposal and terms of reference as the need arises
  • Manage budget realignments, contract modifications, and subcontract modifications.
  • Participates in research, pre-positioning, and/or proposal management for opportunities
  • Managing project budgets and advising on options to keep the budget on track
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, master budget, etc.
  • Produce reports to suit relevant stages of the projects.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of the first degree in any social science discipline especially in economics, data science, statistics, and business.
  • Minimum of 8- 10 years of progressive work experience in a program management capacity.
  • A Master’s Degree or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated experience leading and producing competitive proposals
  • Demonstrable experience in the management of program complete life cycle
  • Excellent project planning, management, and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Demonstrable business acumen and global agility, including an in-depth understanding of financial and budget planning.
  • An excellent communicator with brilliant leadership, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Excellent communication and IT skills, including strong reporting/presentation skills and familiarity with a wide range of IT applications
  • Outstanding interpersonal, highly motivated and driven with a passion for delivering to the client
  • Build the capacity of the place teams to deliver on program deliverables, reporting, and financial management.
  • Experience of closely working with government departments at local and state levels is highly desirable

Applications from women, people with disabilities, and young people who meet the above qualifications are encouraged to apply


  • Fluency in English and French language is required.
  • Experience working in Francophone Countries is Compulsory

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge and possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Program Manager) to before 15th January 2023.

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