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Deputy Programme Manager (Technical) At The British Council

Date Posted: 14/Jan/2014
Deadline: 29/Jan/2014

Job description

Deputy Programme Manager (Technical): Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme 
Competitive salary and allowances 

The British Council, in partnership with International Alert and Social Development Direct, is the Managing Agent for the £30m+ DFID-funded Nigeria Stability & Reconciliation Programme. This new, high profile and ambitious programme aims to support Nigerian stakeholders (state and non-state) to prevent and manage conflict non-violently, reducing the negative impacts of conflict and violence on the most vulnerable. The Programme is engaging across eight states in the North East, North West, ‘Middle Belt’ and the Niger Delta, to: 
• Strengthen conflict prevention and management architecture 
• Address underlying drivers of conflict 
• Increase effective participation by women and girls in peace building 
• Strengthen conflict-sensitive approaches to policy & programming in Nigeria 
We are looking for a Deputy Programme Manager to ensure that this large, complex and multifaceted programme is delivered in an integrated way, to the highest technical standards and to the satisfaction of Nigerian stakeholders and DFID. 

The Deputy Programme Manager (Technical) is primarily responsible for: 

• Providing expert technical support, internally and with programme partners and stakeholders, across the breadth of programme activities 
• Managing and coordinating the team of technical managers who lead on developing and delivering interventions within the different thematic areas covered by the programme 
• Managing the programme’s monitoring and evaluation function 
• Managing the coherence and integration between different programme outputs and components to ensure that they contribute to the outcomes and impact envisaged in the programme’s theory of change. 
• Leading on the development of delivery of the programme’s stakeholder engagement strategies 
• Drawing together and effectively reporting programme wide results and evidence. 

Desired Skills and Experience

The right candidate will have relevant academic background, to degree level at a minimum, an exceptional and sustained track record of work in this sector, and be able to demonstrate both technical and managerial expertise.


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