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 Stabilization 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 goal that the people of the Niger Delta emerges from the 2015 election
period without destabilization violence and with increased confidence in the power of non-violent problem solving among the citizens, government and other key actors


Overall Engagement Objective- includes

  • 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 provide operational and detailed support for all key areas of operations. Developing processes under an agreed
strategy with the Programme Manager. Working with Secretariat Administrative and Financial staff to set up service level standards for all stakeholder and beneficiaries. Oversee all sub contracts, consultants and reviews of all such ensuring progress is monitored, and there is proper accountability and due process is developed and followed consistent with USG award. Act as Chief of Staff of Staff to the Programme Manager ensuring all direct and indirect relations are aligned and consistent for effectiveness.



Key Job Objectives

  • Manage and report on detailed operations of the engagement
  • Ensure all contracts are properly and transparently effective
  • Ensure All staff are operational in meeting agreed objectives
  • Ensure agreed reports are provided and submitted in a timely manner
  • Ensure all Secretariat Functions and supports are delivered effectively
  • Update all necessary process, standards and operation as agreed to Programme Manager
  • All Processes and staff deliver up to service standards

Update all necessary processes, standards and Operations as agreed to Programme Manager


Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes and Experiences) 

  • Contract Management
  • Operation management
  • Process definition and mapping
  • Project Management
  • Effective Administration
  • Quality Management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HR
  • Service agreements and Standards
  • Management and Financial Information



  • Operations management
  • Internal Consultancy
  • Analytic Skills
  • Detail oversight
  • People Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Negotiation
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Prioritizing
  • Multi tasking
  • Research
  • Report writing



  • Transparent decision making
  • Attention to details
  • Openness to feedback
  • Participatory and collaborative
  • Mission orientation



  • Project and Programme management
  • Civil Society Contracts
  • 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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