Jobs For Program Coordinator At Murtala Muhammed Foundation

Murtala Muhammed Foundation is a leading Non for Profit Organisation in Nigeria involved in Education & Capacity development, Disaster Management Program, good governance and
Policy Compliance Program.

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

PROGRAM COORDINATOR’S JOB PURPOSE
To contribute to the planning, formulation and assessment of the programmes managed by the Foundation through review and analysis of programme proposals, performance monitoring, programme evaluation and assessment, and reporting.

ROLE
The Program Coordinator’s role will be part of the program team of the Foundation and also advice the Chief Executive Officer on the formulation of programmes and reporting on implementation; an analyst and facilitator, reviewing and analyzing performance data in order to facilitate performance assessment according to results- based principles; a team member, working within the program department to improve programme synergies and coordination; and a substansive contributor, drafting and preparing various documentation. The person must be a self starter and require minimal supervision.
RESPONSIBILITIES
* Contribute to the design and implementation of program policy.
* Provide conceptual and strategic leadership to issues of interest to the Foundation.
*Conceptualize, write, present and draft proposals on selected program issues; design and convene seminars, workshops and conferences.
* Identify and maintain ongoing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and represent the Foundation at meetings.
* Design, prepare and monitor budgets for grants and other programs as well as evaluate the impact.
* Contribute to the Foundation’s over all vision and mission to promote, advocate, and reduce poverty, disaster-risk reduction as well as the overall development and strengthening of the organization.
* Strategically think and plan for development of program direction and initiatives.
* Work with other departments to ensure synergy of policy and communication efforts: Supervise program support staff as well as general administration.
* Serve as resource on policy formation for all staffs, partners and donors.
* Advice the board, executive secretary and staffs on issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
1. Demonstrated leadership qualities
2. Sound knowledge of policies, practices and procedures applied in connection with emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues; of capacity building tools and techniques; of peace building and conflict resolution:
3. Strong analytical skills and understanding of results-oriented planning, budgeting and evaluation.
4. Ability to present and communicate information clearly both orally and in writing.
5. Demonstrated interpersonal skills, showing tact in dealing with staffs at all levels; and ability to adapt and interact effectively in a multicultural team, with respect and sensitivity for diversity
6. Initiative and ability to work without supervision.
7. Fund raising

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
University degree in Social Science, or a relevant combination of experience and training
5-7 years of relevant working experience as Program Coordinator in an international organization
Experience in project planning, formulation, monitoring and assessment in an NGO setting;
Firm understanding on current issues in disaster-risk reduction, policy advocacy, maternal health, poverty reduction, etc;
Fluent in written English

TO APPLY
To apply, please send your CV and Cover letter explaining why you are suitable for the role to stretchit7@gmail.com

DUE DATE:  15TH DECEMBER 2013

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