Programme Manager at International Federation of Women Lawyers

Programme Manager at International Federation of Women Lawyers

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International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Nigeria) is a non-profit, non-, voluntary association of women called to the practice of law in Nigeria. FIDA Nigeria’s primary role is to , and preserve the rights of women and children in Nigeria. Its core values are transparency, accountability, teamwork, integrity, mutual respect, commitment, service and we are non-partisan. Its main objectives are to: promote the principles and aims of the United Nations in its legal and social aspects; establish friendly international relations on a basis of equality and mutual respect for all peoples; promote the study of comparative law; proffer advice to Government in cases relating to women and children.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Programme Manager

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time

Start Date: January 10, 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical leadership on the implementation of donor-funded projects.
  • Preparation and review of grant/funding proposals to prospective donors.
  • Preparation, supervision and review of reports (internal and external).
  • Coordination and supervision of Secretariat and project staff nationwide.
  • Support the smooth and effective flow of communication with FIDA states’ branches, by maintaining regular contact, providing the required information, etc.
  • Ensure effective follow-up of communication with donors, partners, including official letters, requests for technical assistance, and the process of identifying participants and national experts, including trainers, for activities under projects.
  • Advise the National Executive Committee and other project staff of local considerations and realities for proper and effective project implementation, as well as on ways to strengthen partnerships with stakeholders and relevant institutions.
  • Collaborate with staff and FIDA state branches to ensure successful project implementation and proactively deal with arising , nuances or changes in project implementation.
  • Contribute to the adherence to donor/grant requirements, including financial standards.
  • Collaborate with the finance staff to ensure management of financial records, including the provision of complete documentation for requests and retirements.
  • Represent, with approval from the Country Vice President and National Secretary; the organisation at meetings, workshops and similar events and provide reports to the National Executive Committee.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the National President/Country Vice President, the National Secretary and other National Officers.
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The successful candidate will carry out the following tasks:

  • Under the supervision of the National Executive Committee, provide technical leadership on the implementation of the project in the state.
  • Collaborate with the accounts staff to ensure the proper management of financial records, including the provision of complete documentation for requests and retirements.
  • Support the smooth and effective flow of communication with FIDA Nigeria and the state branch.
  • Support the other project staff in following-up communication with partners, including official letters, requests for technical assistance and the process of identifying participants and national experts, including trainers, for activities under the project.
  • Represent (with approval from the national executive) the organization at meetings, workshops, etc., and report back to the respective persons.
  • Plan and implement project activities in close collaboration with the resident FIDA state branches and proactively deal with arising challenges, nuances or changes.
  • In collaboration with the national executive committee; develop and maintain stakeholder and network relationships which are essential to the successful implementation of the project.
  • Develop and prepare project and activity reports, technical briefings, background papers and update notes for the project in the state.
  • Contribute to the adherence to donor/grant requirements, including financial standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the National Executive Committee.

Job Requirements

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in any of the following: Law, Political Science, Development Studies, International Relations or any discipline in the Social Sciences.
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Experience:

  • 7 years work experience in any of the thematic areas of sexual and gender-based violence; gender equality and social inclusion; democracy and governance; women and youth ; and trafficking in persons and human rights.
  • Experience in project implementation.
  • Certification in project management is desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English & any prominent local language spoken in the state is desirable.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrates professional competence in women and children’s rights and of law as well as, knowledge of related policies and practices at the national, regional and international levels;
  • Demonstrates good understanding of the Ford Foundation-funded project to mitigate the incidence of gender-based violence, through community-led change, by altering the social norms, beliefs and traditional practices that subjugate women and girls in the target communities.
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results;
  • Motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
  • Display of persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges and ability to remain calm in stressful situations;
  • Ability to incorporate gender and child rights perspectives in projects and activities and in ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programme management cycle, including monitoring and reporting;
  • Ability to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues with a display of persistency;
  • Commitment and for work and achievements;

Teamwork:

  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Willingness to learn from others;
  • Support and act in accordance with team and organizational ;
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues within and outside of FIDA Nigeria to achieve organizational goals;
  • Ability to solicit inputs by genuinely valuing the ideas and expertise of others;
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Planning & Organizing:

  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate, and monitor work while prioritizing competing demands;
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines;
  • Foresight for risks and contingencies when planning;
  • Ability to monitor and adjust plans and projects as necessary;
  • Ability to use time efficiently.
  • Knowledge and skill on how to develop clear goals consistent with agreed strategies;

Communication:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, including the ability to prepare reports and make presentations in a variety of fora;
  • Ability to conduct presentations by clearly formulating on issues, articulating options concisely, conveying maximum necessary information as well as making and defending recommendations.

 

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  3rd January, 2022.


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