Assistant Programme Manager at Stakeholder Democracy Network

Closing Date: 5 September, 2018

Experience: 5 years

Location: Rivers

Stakeholder Democracy Network is an International non-governmental organization that helps facilitate community development from a rights-based perspective. SDN operates in the Niger Delta where it is trying to help the communities affected by oil exploitation and the challenges of resource curse.

Job Description

  • The Assistant Programme Manager role supports the Programme Manager in oversight of, and the high-quality delivery of, SDN projects.

  • The role requires the individual to work closely with all project teams to ensure the completion and success of all projects and processes.

  • The role will have a strong emphasis on building the capacity of the organisation in project implementation and the successful delivery of project outcomes and reporting.

Job purpose

  • To ensure SDN achieves high-quality outcomes and progressive change in the Niger Delta, by ensuring SDN projects are managed and implemented to high standards.

This role has the key objectives:

  • To oversee the delivery of SDN projects to ensure they achieve their outcomes.

  • To provide technical support to project teams and ensure the necessary skills, resources and processes are in place to deliver projects to a high standard.

  • To represent SDN and build networks which enable it to further its programme.

  • To support the development of new projects and fundraising for these.

Key Qualifications Assessment of candidates will be based on proven experience and capacity with evidence of the following or equivalent experience as follows:

  • Post graduate degree in Social Sciences or related field;

  • At least 5 years’ experience in programme/project management in the development sector

  • Donor reporting experience

  • Experience of managing teams delivering projects, a collaborative approach to team working and ability to coach and build the skills of team members

  • A proven track record of managing projects and/or project teams to deliver high quality projects which have resulted in positive outcomes for their target beneficiaries

  • Proven ability to negotiate multiple relationships with various stakeholders and local partners;

  • Demonstrated experience in financial management and program administration of grants; knowledge of major donor rules and regulations, and the ability to manage multi-donor funding;

  • Demonstrated planning (including budgeting) and proposal writing skills

  • General knowledge of the political and socio-economic dynamics in the Niger Delta region is essential.

  • Excellent IT skills: word, excel and online communication skills;

  • Strong oral and written communications skills;

  • Ability to constructively engage with a wide range of stakeholders, from vulnerable groups to senior government officials

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, as well as the ability to build and conduct effective professional working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

Salary Monthly Salary Range: NGN300,000 - 400,000.

Method of Application

Applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV's as a single document to: with a copy to: with "Assistant Programme Manager" in subject line

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