Careers at VSO in Nigeria for Head of Programmes

     Abuja, Nigeria
Fixed Term, Two years with possible renewal
Full Time, 4 hours per week 
Job Title: Head of Programmes - Nigeria

About VSO
VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview
VSO Nigeria is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and competent Head of Programmes to guide the overall Country Programme strategy and implementation of related activities within the country Programme. The position manages the development, implementation and successful delivery of VSO’s programmes within the agreed Country Strategy; manages programme teams and partnerships to maximise VSO’s impact in reducing poverty. This position also is responsible for fundraising to support the growth of the Nigeria programme. They will report to the Country Director and will be located in Abuja, Nigeria (with frequent travel to project locations). The post will have line management responsibility for at least 7 programme staff. This is a two year fixed term contract with possibility for renewal.

Skills, qualifications and experience required
As the successful candidate, you are a programming and fundraising expert with experience in leading on development programme design and management as well as resource mobilization. You will bring in significant grants income and manage these to fully achieve programme goals. You will have interacted at a country, regional or global capacity in supporting and enabling others to meet programme and funding goals and have demonstrated your resource mobilization leadership in proposal development and implementation. You also have experience in ensuing donor reporting requirements, including financial reports are met.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Application closing date

22 May 2014

Interview/Assessment date(s)

Early June 2014

Start date

As soon as possible

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