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Programmes Manager At Global Peace Foundation (Nigeria)

Date Posted: 15/May/2014
Deadline: 25/May/2014


Global Peace Foundation (Nigeria), GPFN is the local chapter of an international organization spanning 15 countries. GPF’s vision is “One Family under God (OFUG)” which seeks to get people to affirm the universal principles common to all faiths. In line with this, Programmes focus on the following 3 broad areas: Inter-faith Partnerships; Strengthening Families and Communities; and Promoting a Culture of Service. There are underlying themes of Gender, Education, Conflict Management, Health, Human Rights and Environment amongst others. GPFN is currently seeking an experienced and versatile Programmes Manager to take strategic and operational responsibility for Programmes in Nigeria, which currently consist of Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI), LEAP Hubs and One Family Under God (OFUG) Campaign Programme.

The position reports directly to the Country Director and works closely with an international team for coordination, with some coaching and professional development. Since there will be overlapping and cooperation between Programmes and Projects, it is ideal for someone with previous experience as a Programme Officer or Senior Programme Officer or Programmes Manager/Director which involved leading and working on multi-faceted Programmes or multiple Projects/Programmes simultaneously.

The Programmes Manager – designs, develops and implements Inter-faith Cooperation and Advocacy Programmes using the OFUG theme in line with GPF’s vision and strategic plan. In addition the Programmes will mobilize, coordinate, facilitate and foster cooperation between a Network of groups and Individuals belonging to State and Local Government CCI and OFUG Chapters. The former will include individuals and groups of different faiths and ethnicities. Whilst the latter will consist of an overall CCI Council of high calibre individuals and Educational Institutions, individuals groups, Associations and NGOs who are concerned with Education and social development of Children and young Adults. Both sets of Stakeholders will participate in their respective Programmes and learn actively and promote the themes outside the Network to the public etc.


1)    Develop the overall Programmes strategy initiative with a long-term, large-scale mindset to ultimately expand to all States in the 6 Geopolitical Zones in a sustainable way. Existing Programmes are:

  • One Family Under God (OFUG) Campaign – an Inter-faith Programme
  • Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) and LEAP Hubs – Education Programmes

2)    Drive Programmes implementation along a metrics framework  

3)    Develop cross Programme links between all GPFN programmes

4)    Mobilize, coordinate and facilitate stakeholder involvement in and ownership of the Programmes including developing and supporting interactive forums.

5)    Be the link between the Nigerian chapter of the NGO, international leadership, local Stakeholders, Leaders and Policymakers of the respective Programmes

6)    Carry out research and documentation and share findings locally and internationally

7)    Provide ongoing data and communication regarding implementation

8)   Develop new Programmes


  • Degree or HND in Social Sciences, Theology, Comparative Religions, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Peace and or Conflict Studies,  Education, Management, Business or any other related area
  • 5 – 10 years experience of large-scale Programme design, implementation and evaluation
  • 2 or more years at Senior Programme Officer/Programme Management level with experience in advocacy or 5 or more years as a Programme Officer with experience in advocacy.
  • Demonstrated success at obtaining unique value added and real results from Stakeholders by mobilizing, coordinating and facilitating their involvement in and ownership of Programmes
  • Experience in Events Management and support
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget
  • Proven Policy Research  and Documentation Skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people fromdiverse local and international backgrounds
  • Excellent Presentation skills
  • A high level of computer literacy including MS Office, ability to maintain Databases and use various means of electronic communication including email and social media.


  • MBA, Masters or  higher in Social Sciences,  Management, Business, Theology, Comparative Religion, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Peace and or Conflict Studies or an other relevant subject
  • Experience of working with inter-faith cooperation and or Human Rights and or Conflict Management Programmes
  • Proven experience of working with Vocational, Skill Acquisition and Life Skill Programmes pertaining to the development of employability and entrepreneurship characteristics and competencies in Children and Youths
  • Proven experience of local community based engagement and Programme delivery in schools
  • Experience of Social and Educational Pedagogy Development
  • Ability to speak Hausa and Ibo and Yoruba (Wazobia) in addition to any other Nigerian Languages
  • Proven experience at Resource Development (Fundraising)
  • Proven Project Management Experience
  • Experience of work in the Primary/Secondary Education Sector as a Teacher/Administrator/Principal


  • Strategic Planning and mobilization
  • Multitasking
  • Innovative Problem Solver
  • Attention to detail
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Expert Facilitator
  • Lifelong Learner
  • Programme development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent Networking and Partnering skills
  • Advocacy and Public Speaking skills
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Research and Documentation
  • Project Management
  • Discretion and confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative team with diverse alliances, including different cultural and religious environments.
  • Commitment to collaborate with Programme Management and Staff as well as fellow other senior Professionals.
  • Ability to lead performance-based and outcome-based Programmes, and results
  • Ability to develop operational strategies that will take Programmes and the organization to the next stage of growth.
  • Ability to organize and facilitate professional training and Workshops for Programme Planning and Development
  • Commitment to producing quality Programmes and a high standard of organizational and project management.
  • Hands on approach to leading a variety of initiatives
  • Demonstrated expertise in policy analysis and advocacy with the ability to engage a wide range of Stakeholders including Faith and Inter-faith Based Groups, Advisory Groups, Coalitions, Forums, Professional and Trade Associations, Schools, Education Boards and Ministries, Government, Policy Makers and Sponsors.
  •  Ability to Design and carry out Training Programmes, Workshops and Seminars for Stakeholders and the general public
  • Mission driven, with a passion for the missions of GPFN’s Programmes
  • Team Player

Method of Application:

Qualified and interested Candidates should Include an Application Letter on the first page of the CV and address it to The Recruiter, Grass-Root Systems Limited, Abuja, FCT.

The file name should be “your names” and the words “CV for GPFN Programmes Manager”, e.g. “Bill Clinton CV for GPFN Programmes Manager”.

To upload your CV see below where it says "APPLY FOR THIS POSITION"


Your application letter should mention how this vacancy became known to you. Please review the GPF International and Nigerian as well as the Websites. Thereafter, provide answers to the following questions in not more than one and a half pages:

  1. Why you are the best fit for the position, giving the top three factors that make you an outstanding candidate for this position?
  2. Give examples of how your competencies can successfully accomplish the goals and requirements of the position?
  3. Why you are passionate about the position (not just the organization) as well as the initiatives and the organization?

 Closing date: 25th May, 2014. However, we will keep searching until we find the right person.

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