Program Manager, Assistant Program Officer job at an International Non-Governmental Organization Nigeria January 2013

Vacancies: Program Manager, Assistant Program Officer

 

An International Non-Governmental Organization currently implementing a program to improve the participation of key Nigerian stakeholders in the electoral process is looking for Nigerian citizens to fill positions within its offices in Abuja, Nigeria. These stakeholders include: political parties; election authorities; media; and marginalized voter groups such as women, youth and persons with disabilities. Increasing and improving electoral participation is crucial to improving electoral credibility. The program’s specific objectives are to:

  • Strengthen the capacity of political parties to more effectively and responsibly participate in the electoral process,
  • Strengthen capacity of domestic observers and party agents to monitor national and state elections.
  • Enhance the democratic role of and use of new and traditional media in the political process.
  • To promote stakeholder dialogues on the electoral process.

 

Position: Program Manager (PM)

 

Reporting: The PM reports to the Country Director

 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Take lead in the design and implementation of the political party program to improve the capacity of political parties to more effectively and responsibly participate in the electoral process
  • Take lead in the design and implementation of programs to improve the participation and capacity of women and youth in political par ties and political activism.
  • Assist the Country Director in the project management and administration of specific project activities
  • Liaise with political parties, elected officials and civil society organizations in respect of project activities and programs
  • Participate in the design and implementation of training programs as well as coordination of workshops, trainings, dialogues and conferences

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred in governance, development, social sciences, or project management,
  • At least 8 years work experience with an NGO, or appropriate internationally recognized institution, with experience in gender mainstreaming and work with underrepresented groups
  • Strong understanding of Nigeria’s political system and political parties
  • At  least 3 years proven management experience at senior level
  • Experience in leading and motivating staff including developing staff potential
  • Experience in design, and evaluating democratic governance programs
  • Experience in building and fostering relationships as well as capacity to communicate fluently with different stakeholders (civil society, media, government, political parties and staff)
  • Strong networking and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in staff management, capacity building, including training, mentoring, and coaching.
  • Demonstrable written and oral communication skills, including writing donor reports
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Proven integrity, objectivity and professional competence; demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity, PWD and gender issues.

 

Position: Assistant Program Officer (APO) Women’s Programs

 

Reporting: The APO reports to the Country Director

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in the design and implementation of the women’s program activities to improve the participation and capacity of women in political parties and political activism.
  • Assist the Country Director in the management of specific project activities
  • Liaise with political parties, elected officials and civil society organizations in respect of project activities related to the women’s programs
  • Take lead in the coordination and facilitation of training workshops and conferences

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred in governance, development, social sciences, or project management,
  • At least 4 years work experience with an NGO, or appropriate internationally recognized institution, with experience in gender mainstreaming,  training and work with underrepresented groups.
  • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluating democratic governance programs
  • Experience in building and fostering relationships as well as capacity to communicate fluently with different stakeholders (civil society, media, government political parties and staff)
  • Strong networking and analytical skills, particularly in issues related to women’s political development
  • Demonstrable written and oral communication skills, including writing donor reports
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft
  • Proven integrity, objectivity and professional competence; demonstrated sensitivity to cultural diversity, PWD and gender issues.

 

Location:

All positions are based in Abuja, Nigeria

How to Apply

Please send CV and cover letter to jobs.nigeria2012@gmail.com by 17th April, 2012