International NGO Vacancy for Project Manager / Operations

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities. In times of acute crisis, we mobilize rapid assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. Each year, we and our partners reach millions of children in communities around the world. Join our dedicated and diverse staff in their work to improve the well-being of children everywhere.

We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:
Position: Project Manager / Operations

Location:
 Zamfara

Role Purpose
The Program Manager Operations will provide oversight to the project team in Zamfara, Katsina and Jigawa states on planning, monitoring, report writing and budget and award management in order to meet timelines within the life of the project.

Key Areas of Accountabilities
Programme Management:

Effectively and efficiently work with all project staff and local partners to ensure timely reporting of narrative and financial reports to Abuja office.
Maintain good communication with staff and local partners
Work together with the Program Manager 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 Lifesteps project on stakeholders meetings within the 3 implementation states where necessary.
Essential Skills & Experience

Minimum of a Bachelors' Degree with at least 5 years' work experience or a Postgraduate qualification with 3 years’ experience in program management at least 5 years programme and financial management experience with INGO in Nigeria
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
Fluency in English (written and verbal) and excellent writing skills
Desirable:

Experience working in northern Nigeria
Fluency in Hausa
Application Closing Date
30th June, 2016.


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