About VSOVSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.
Following the success of our Making Markets Work for the Poor (MMW4P) project VSO has secured funding from a strategic donor to implement a 5 year global project Increasing Market Access for the Poor.
Role overviewVSO is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and competent Project Manager to manage and co-ordinate project activities, monitor and report on progress against targets, ensure programme learning and responsiveness and liaise with stakeholders. The position manages the development, implementation and successful delivery of VSO’s high visibility IMA4P project embedded within country programmes; supports programme teams and partnerships to maximise VSO’s impact in reducing poverty through contributing towards systemic change in key markets.
The post holder will report to the Regional Director and will be located preferably in Abuja, Nigeria or possibly Accra, Ghana (with some international travel to project locations in Nigeria, Cambodia, Malawi and Tanzania); S/he will also have line management responsibility for one programme staff and liaise closely with other project staff based in the four project countries.
This is a five year fixed term contract.
Skills, qualifications and experience requiredYou are a dynamic project management expert with experience in leading a dispersed and multidisciplinary team on delivery of results as well as managing significant grants income to fully achieve project goals. You will possess an understanding of the importance of markets to disadvantaged people, and of pro-poor market development and will lead others to pursue significant or innovative funding opportunities, find creative and effective ways to allocate funds and people on complex projects.
You will have interacted at a country, regional or global capacity in supporting and enabling others to meet project goals and have demonstrated your leadership in project implementation. You also have experience in ensuring donor reporting requirements including financial reports are met.
Abuja preferably with Accra as a second option, Nigeria
This position comes with attractive salary and benefits.
Fixed Term, 5 years
Full Time, 35 hours per week