Programme Manager in Abuja, Nigeria


Program Development
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Description and Requirements


The Programme Manager manages the implementation and coordination of the designated field projects within a multi-sectorial programme (WASH, Food Security, Shelter and NFI, Child Protection) and provides leadership for the field staff. He/she manages and evaluates all aspects of the COOPI projects, and facilitates the flow of information from the field to the capital, supporting the Head of Mission in defining strategic direction.

The Programme Manager also plays a key role in liaison with local authorities and other relevant stakeholders, team leadership and security.


Specifically he/she:


  • Oversees the overall implementation of the designated projects in accordance with the project proposals ensuring objectives are met within the required time frame and budget. Is responsible to assure that projects are implemented according to COOPI and donors’ procedures and where necessary ensures preventative and corrective action is taken.
  • Follows the direction of the relevant sectorial offices at HQ regarding quality, strategy and technical guidelines.
  • Manages the field staff and ensure that all personnel related issues for the staff of the designated projects are carried out in accordance with COOPI procedures and guidelines.
  • Oversee the procurement process of the projects in accordance with COOPI procedures
  • Develops in consultation with the Head of Mission, an implementation strategy appropriate to the country context and strategy.
  • Ensures complete and timely reporting of activities to the Head of Mission.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with relevant stakeholders (e.g. beneficiaries, community leaders, local and national government officials, donors, UN agencies and other NGOs) and represent COOPI at relevant state level meetings (e.g. state and local government, sector-coordination and security) in order to facilitate and ensure cooperation and partnerships.
  • Supervises the expenditures related to the designated projects and contributes to budget design for future projects, in collaboration with the Head of Mission and the Country Administrator in accordance with COOPI procedures and donor guidelines.
  • Monitors and reviews the security status of the area(s) of operation on a regular basis, liaising as applicable with local authorities, other NGOs, the UN or other relevant security bodies and keep the Head of Mission updated on relevant developments.
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