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Date Posted: 19/Oct/2013
Deadline: 24/Oct/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Location Nigeria


Titles: Nigeria Project Manager

In many countries, girls continue to face barriers to accessing a quality basic education. This project will address this challenge, reaching hundreds of schools and communities across Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria over the next 2-3 years. We are inviting applications for the two senior-most positions of the project team-the overall Project Manager and the Training & Outreach Manager. In the near future, we will be advertising for additional positions responsible for teacher training and community outreach.
Reporting to the Program Director for West Africa, the Nigeria Project Manager will lead the Nigeria project Team and manage project start-up, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The position will require significant travel for partner liaison and project oversight and support.

Main Responsibilities

  • Play a central role in project start-up, including coordinating final hiring, partner agreements, setting up of a new office, risk assessment and management planning, etc.
  • Build strong partner relations through regular communications and meetings with donors, government officials, and local school and community leaders
  • Manage senior project staff and develop a strong, collaborative team culture across all levels and functional areas
  • Lead project team members in executing work plans, deliverables and budgets.
  • Support robust project monitoring, evaluation and learning
  • Ensure sound financial management and good stewardship of donor resources
  • Oversee preparation of regular narrative and financial reports in line with donor requirements and facilitate year-end auditing
  • Maintain regular communications with supervisor and headquarters

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field – education, international development, management, etc is preferred
  • 12-15 years relevant experience, progressively moving up in terms of partner relations and management responsibilities for significant education or related development projects, preferably at least in part in northern Nigeria
  • Experience working with major donor agencies, e.g. DFID, USAID, etc. preferred
  • Understanding of educational initiatives and priorities in Nigeria, including related to gender equity.
  • Demonstrated project and people management and a track record of leading teams to deliver on programmatic and financial commitments.
  • Demonstrated commitment to sound financial management and program quality and impact
  • National of Nigeria. Fluency in English required and proficiency in Hausa preferred



Title: Training &Outreach Manager

Reporting to the Nigerian Project Manager, the Training and Outreach Manager will be responsible for all project teacher training and community outreach activities and deliverables, overseeing an extensive team of teacher trainers and community mobilizers in delivering on a proven package of high quality, innovative teacher training and support, as well as a newly expanded set of community dialogue and action to advance education for boys and girls alike. The position will require extensive travel for overall direction and support to teacher trainers and community mobilizers.

Main Responsibilities

  • Contribute to successful project start-up, including coordinating final hiring of teacher trainers and community mobilizers.
  • Build strong partner relations, especially in the teacher training domain
  • Supervise Lead Teacher Trainers and the Coordinator overseeing community outreach.
  • Guide and support the team of teacher trainers and community mobilizers to ensure strong performance in line with agreed plans and budgets.
  • Monitor the progress of teacher training and community mobilization activities and facilitate evaluation and continuous learning.
  • Maintain strong communications with direct sports, ensuring the routine flow of information up from project sites and that all reporting requirements are met.
  • Maintain regular communications with supervisor  and relevant colleagues at HQ

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required
  • Minimum 10 years relevant experience, progressively taking on more significant management and technical leadership responsibilities
  • In-depth teaching, teacher training and community outreach experience, including in northern Nigeria
  • Understanding of Educational initiatives and priorities in Nigeria, especially as regards teacher training and girls education
  • Demonstrated project and people management
  • National of Nigeria. Proficiency in English and Hausa Required


Method of Application
please send a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications along with a current CV, to [email protected] by 24 October 2013. Please put the Title of the position you’re applying for in the Subject Line. Only qualified short-listed candidates will be contacted.


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