Head of Programs

Full Time
Abuja (HQ)
Posted 10 months ago

Job Features

Job CategoryPrograms
Head of ProgramsJob Type: Full Time • Qualification: MBA/MSc/MA • Experience: 10 – 12 years • Job Field: Operations
Position OverviewHead of Program at Africa Youth Growth Foundation will play a pivotal role in coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating all projects undertaken by the organization both the national and state offices. This individual will be responsible for ensuring the successful implementation of projects, meeting project goals and objectives, and ensuring compliance with donor requirements, Organization operations and standards.
ResponsibilitiesSee items below
Program Design and Development• Lead the development of project plans, timelines, and budgets in collaboration with program teams and relevant stakeholders. • Ensure the timely and efficient implementation of projects, adhering to project milestones and deliverables in both the nationals and state offices.
Monitoring and Evaluation• Establish robust monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to track project progress and outcomes effectively. • Conduct regular project monitoring visits, collect data, and analyze results to identify areas for improvement and impact assessment.
Proposal and Grant Writing• Develop compelling and well-structured grant proposals that clearly articulate the program's objectives, methodologies, expected outcomes, and budget requirements. • Tailor proposals to meet the specific requirements of different funders while maintaining consistency with the AYGF's mission and goals.
technical Guidance and Support• Serve as a technical expert and advisor to project teams, providing guidance on best practices, methodologies, and innovative approaches. • Support project teams in overcoming challenges and ensuring the quality and relevance of project interventions.
Stakeholders Engagement• Build and maintain effective relationships with project partners, donors, government agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. • Coordinate and facilitate regular meetings with stakeholders to provide updates on project progress and discuss collaboration opportunities.
Reporting and Documentation• Prepare and submit comprehensive and timely project reports to donors, management, and other stakeholders. • Ensure accurate and up-to-date project documentation, including project files, databases, and records.
Capacity BuildingIdentify capacity-building needs of project staff and partners and design training initiatives to enhance their skills and knowledge.
Budget ManagementMonitor project budgets, review financial reports, and ensure financial resources are utilized efficiently and transparently.
Risk ManagementIdentify project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies to minimize potential negative impacts on project outcomes.
Resource ManagementOptimize the allocation and utilization of resources (financial, human, and material) across projects. Identify resource gaps and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to address them effectively.
Qualifications• Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Development Studies, International Relations, Social Sciences). • Proven experience (at least 10 years) in project coordination and management, preferably within the non-profit sector or development organizations. • Strong understanding of project management principles, methodologies, and tools. • Proposal/grant writing and resource mobilization, he/she must have knowledge of donors and partners in the development sector. • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills. • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation, including data collection and analysis. • Technical expertise in one or more areas related to AYGF's project focus (Education, Migration, Public Health, Livelihood and Climate Change and Environment). • Strong leadership and team management skills with the ability to motivate and support project teams. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively engage with stakeholders. • Proven ability to work independently, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to multitask and meet deadlines. • Knowledge of issues related to youth development, education, and sustainable development in Africa is desirable.

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