Centre Manager/Program Manager in an non-governmental organization

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Our client, a non-profit, non-governmental organization that focuses on interrogating local socio-cultural issues from a global and inclusive perspective to drive societal change in Nigeria.

We are looking to hire a self-driven and passionate individual who believes opportunities abound to transform the Nigeria creative/tourism industry.

Job Title: Centre Manager/Program Manager

Position Summary:

Responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the centre including identifying and applying for grant opportunities, managing all staff, liaising with the board of advisors. The successful candidate will also be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing all of the centre’s projects/activities.

Job Functions

• Ability to relate with C-Suite Executives/Board of Advisors to get frequent inputs on all proposed projects and related matters.

• Excellent knowledge of grants proposal writing and follow up process.

• Ability to lead and motivate all Sahara Centre team members

• Develop and manage time tables of the centre and its various activities and programmes.

• Run, administer and organize project activities.

• Ensure effective information flow between partners and project team members.

• Ensure excellent delivery of all project events and meetings.

• Implement all board agreed action plan to high-quality standards, within budgetary constraints and deadlines.

• Constant evaluation of all projects/activities and prepare weekly/monthly reporting on project progress to the executive director and Board of Advisors.

• Prepare and present QoQ update report to the Board providing insight into activities of the past quarter and new ideas for growing the impact of the Centre.

Job Requirements/Competencies:

• Flexible and adaptable

• Resourceful and dependable

• Creative problem-solving ability

• Proficiency in MS Office Suite

• Strong leadership skills

• Experience with writing successful grant proposals

• Programme implementation and administration experience

• Excellent report writing skills
Person Specifications

The ideal candidate must have the following traits: self-starter, reliable, independent use of judgment, team player, friendly, disciplined, adaptable and possess great numeracy skills.


• Minimum B.Sc. in a Social Science discipline

• Experience (3 – 5 years) in a closely related industry to the Creative/Tourism industry.

Method of Application

All applications must be submitted on or before 27th December 2020 to jobpunditnig@gmail.com with the subject of the email as “Centre Manager”

Closing Date: 27th December 2020