Program Manager in Rivers, Nigeria

NGO/Community Services & Dev
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

SDN is currently recruiting for the position of PROGRAM MANAGER to work on an 18 months project aimed at reducing mass violence within the Niger Delta. All successful candidates will be based in our Nigerian Office, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.


The program manager will be an experienced professional with demonstrated skills, expertise and knowledge in project coordination, non-profit/business management and meeting/event facilitation.

He/she will have substantial knowledge in conflict assessment/prevention, peace-building, governance, civil society capacity building, and/or mediation and a familiarity with mass media as a tool for social change


The candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant field such as business administration or non-profit management.

He/She should have a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience with at least 3 of those years in Nigeria, ideally the Niger Delta.

Ideally, the candidate will have experience designing, overseeing and implementing programs relevant to the prevention and mitigation of conflict, crisis response or stabilization.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience interacting and coordinating with U.S government agencies, Nigerian government officials, international and local NGOs, community-based organizations, and/or members of the camp[aign’s target audience.

He/she must possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills in English, with mastery of oral and written communications techniques sufficient to plan and present briefings to senior officials, community leaders and others.

Proficiency in one or more local languages of the Niger Delta would be an asset.

The candidate must be willing to travel and work in the Niger Delta with periodic trips to Lagos and other locations as needed.

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