Latest Vacancy at Nigeria Stability And Reconciliation Programme in Abuja

JOB TITLE: PROGRAMME MANAGER
BASED: Abuja, Nigeria
DURATION: 3 years fixed term contract
PAY BAND: under review

We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager with the skills, knowledge and drive to manage an ambitious, high profile programme for our client, the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
The Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme aims to reduce the incidences of violent conflict in Nigeria’s most troubled regions. It is a large and complex programme which is working with Nigerian stakeholders to make conflict management processes more inclusive and accountable, help mitigate some of the key drivers of violent conflict, and develop the role of Nigerian women and girls in peacebuilding efforts. The programme started in 2012 for a five year period and has a budget of £30m. The programme is managed by the British Council in partnership with International Alert and Social Development Direct. The British Council bring extensive and established networks of influence in Nigeria. International Alert and Social Development Direct are leaders in the fields of peacebuilding and social inclusion respectively.

From an Abuja base the Programme Manager leads a team of 40 staff working across 8 northern and delta states, and is accountable for delivering a challenging set of results for a demanding client. The successful candidate will have substantial experience of successfully leading teams to deliver complex programmes in the peacebuilding and conflict prevention, security and justice, or governance sectors. As well as holding a relevant postgraduate qualification he or she will have the professional credibility and relationship building skills to influence at the highest level, and an exceptional aptitude for strategic thinking within a politically and conflict sensitive environment.

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DUE DATE: Monday, 9th September 2013 (23:59 UK time)

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