Assistant Programme Manager in Abuja, Nigeria

Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Grade: B3 (L)
Type of Position: Fixed Term
Duration of Post: 12 months
Type of Post: British High Commission
Job Category: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Policy & Political roles)
Job Subcategory: Political

Main Purpose of Job

  • Based in the British High Commission, Abuja, Nigeria, the Assistant Programme Manager sits within the Criminal Justice Team, working to establish a functioning Nigerian Criminal Justice system in relation to complex cases.

Roles and Responsibilities 
What will the jobholder be expected to achieve?:

  • The job holder will need to have good stakeholder engagement skills in order to build strong networks with decision makers and   then use those networks to deliver results
  • The job holder will work closely with other members of the Criminal Justice Team, as well as other colleagues in the British High Commission.
  • The job holder needs to be systematic and organised in their work, be resilient and focused in the   face of a challenging working environment, be able to multi-task and work towards the programmes focused objectives under UK FCO Policy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributing to individual elements and  activities within the programme. Helping devise implementation plans.
  • Overseeing some of the programme activities  and taking them forward.
  • Assisting in creating budget plans for the programme and effectively monitor budgets ensuring value for money
  • Follow the appropriate Procurement procedures in line with UK FCO’s Policy
  • Ensuring that project delivery is in line with Terms of Reference provided to contractors and that deliverables are achieved within time and budget
  • Assist in providing terms of reference for contractors against which to measure delivery. Ensuring the quality and timeliness of contractors’ work against budget.
  • Liaising with stakeholders and contractors, maintaining good working relationship for quality service delivery of the programme
  • Ensuring payments are made to suppliers and registered accordingly
  • Overseeing and organising the logistical and administration requirements for the programme
  • Reporting to the Criminal Justice Team Programme Manager.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

  • Programme management experience
  • Financial compliance and reporting
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Stakeholder/beneficiary engagement
  • Managing local partners and delivery agents
  • Experience in working for the UK government or similar enviroment

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Previous experience on implementing programmes in Nigeria
  • Required competencies  
  • Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace

Starting monthly Salary 

Start Date1st July, 2016

  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Abuja are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Nigeria.
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted.
  • Any questions you may have about this position will only be answered during interview, should you be invited.
  • Any other post specifics - like information on the application form that is not include on the system.
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