Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

SDN requires Assistant Programme Manager to assist the programme Manager of the Niger Delta Legacy Engagement funded by the State Department Conflict Stabilisation Operation. The Engagement which is awarded to SDN is currently to cover funding period till 31st December, 2014, with operational extension possible to 31st March 2015.

The position reports to the Programme Manager directly, will deliver towards the engagement goals that people of Niger Delta emerges from 2015 election period without destabilising violence and with increased confidence in the power of non-violent problem solving among the citizens, government and other key actors



  • Reduce the likelihood of conflict
  • Improve the Social Contact in 3 States of the Niger Delta (Rivers, Bayelsa, Delta)
  • Produce a Multimedia Campaign supported by dialogue and civic advocacy
  • Develop capacity and effective non-violence with outreach to communities and Government
  • Develop and sustain the Board of Advisors into an operating Board of Directors in a independent Company


The Assistant Programme Manager reports to the Programme Manager in all areas of responsibilities and job outcomes. The role is to oversee the delivery of strategy on a daily basis especially focussed on community and government lines of efforts. Managing the planning, entry and engagement with chosen communities under an agreed strategy with the Programme Manager. Working with partners, stakeholders, consultants to ensure the media line of efforts and other aspects of the engagement complement each other to ensure report against indicators. Facilitate effective intervention and understanding briefing the Programme Manager in a timely and effective manner.



Key Job Objectives

  • Manage and report on detailed delivery of the engagement
  • Ensure all delivery are consistent to agreed messaging as well as objectives
  • Work effectively to build relations with Communities and Government
  • Ensure agreed reports are provided and submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure all delivery functions, processes and actions are aligned to deliver
  • Maintain the effective relations with communities as agreed to Programme Manager
  • All Processes and staff deliver up to service standards


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Experiences) 

  • Community development
  • Contract Management
  • Operation management
  • Tool design and development
  • Project Management
  • Effective Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HR
  • Service agreements and Standards
  • Management and Financial Information



  • Project management
  • Internal Consultancy
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Facilitation
  • People Management
  • Negotiation
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Prioritizing
  • Multi tasking
  • Training / Capacity Building
  • Report writing
  • Empathy
  • Pattern recognition
  • Diversity Management
  • Service orientation
  • Listening



  • Transparent decision making
  • Creative Problem solving
  • Openness to feedback
  • Participatory and collaborative
  • Mission orientation
  • Assertive
  • Discerning



  • Project and Programme management
  • Community empowerment
  • Development work
  • Team building
  • Advance report writing

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be invited to join the next stage of the assessment process

Salary: Attractive and commensurate with experience.

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