Programme Manager in Abuja, Nigeria


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

  • 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.



  • At least five years working experience, out of which three involved in Humanitarian projects ;
  • Strong managerial skills, use of frame work, and detailed working plan.
  • Good knowledge of humanitarian standard and background (ex. Sphere standard)
  • Good report writing skills;
  • Good knowledge and use of the English Language;
  • Proactive aptitude in terms of planning and coordination with different bodies, institutions and Reference Points;
  • Target oriented and problem solving aptitude;
  • Good leadership skills, aimed at managing and motivating a team;
  • Positive ability to bear stressful and complicated situations;
  • Diplomatic and confidentiality skills;
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Previous experience in the Region is an asset
  • Preferably African

Duty station: Abuja and Potiskum – Yobe State (50%-50%)

Contract: 6 months renewable starting ASAP


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