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Save the Children is a leading international organization helping children in need around the world. First established in the UK in 1919, separate national organizations have been set up in more than twenty-eight countries, sharing the aim of improving the lives of children through education, health care and economic opportunities, as well as emergency aid in cases of natural disasters, war and conflict.   In Nigeria, Save the Children has been working since 2001. The early focus was on getting children actively involved in shaping the decisions that affect their lives. Today, Save the Children is working in seven federal states - Zamfara, Yobe, Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi and Kaduna - focusing on providing basic healthcare and protecting children

Job Detail

Location: katsina
Experience: 5year(s)
Course of Study: not specified
Required Grade: any

Role Purpose

 

    The Program Manager will provide oversight to the REACH project team in Katsina state on planning, monitoring, report writing and budget and award management in order to meet timelines within the life of the project.

 

Key Areas of Accountability

Programme Management:

 

    Effectively and efficiently work with all REACH staff and local partners to ensure timely reporting of narrative and financial reports to the country office.

    Maintain good communication with staff and local partners

    Work together with the Program team and local partners to develop and track implementable project workplan and budgets in line with project objectives and plans

    Work closely with the project staff and monitor implementation of project workplan and reporting of activities

    Submit quality project narrative reports on timely basis to country office

 

Planning and Budgeting:

 

    Provide guidance on activity plans, budgets and financial management and reporting to project staff and local partners in all project implementation states

    Provide guidance on budgeting, forecasting, rephrasing, tracking/monitoring and reporting

    Follow up with country office Awards and Finance to ensure timely disbursements of funds to local partners and assessment and vetting of local partners where appropriate.

 

Representation and Relationships:

 

    Represent REACH project on stakeholders meetings in the states where necessary.

 

Skills and Behaviours (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

 

    Accuracy and timeliness in all areas of responsibility

    High level of accuracy in work, and ability to analyse complex sets of relationships and situations

    Holds self and others accountable

 

Ambition:

 

    Creating best-in-class EA function

    Future-orientated, thinks pro-actively

 

Collaboration:

 

    Working effectively with stakeholders to achieve common goals

    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

    Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, members and external partners

    Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to

 

Creativity:

 

    Designing more effective project management systems

    Willing to take disciplined risks

 

Integrity:

 

    Honest, encourages openness and transparency, demonstrates highest levels of integrity.

 

Skills & Experience

Administrative & General Skills:

 

    Minimum of a Bachelors’ degree with at least 5 years’ work experience or a Postgraduate qualification with 3 years’ experience in program management

 

Essential:

 

    At least 5 years programme management experience with INGO in Nigeria

    At least 3 years in Adolescent sexual health programme management.

    Effective planning, analytical, report writing and financial skills

    Very good understanding and skills in advocacy and in promoting gender equality, child rights, community empowerment, community development approaches, analytical & research skills, experience in conducting research, data analysis and knowledge management

    Proven supervisory skills and coaching for direct reports.

    Fluency in English (written and verbal) and excellent writing skills

 

Desirable:

 

    Experience working in Northern Nigeria

    Fluency in Hausa

 

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