NEAR – Program Manager

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Program Manager( National position ,NEAR – Network for Empowered Aid Response
(Hosted by Adeso – African Development Solutions,

NEAR is looking for a Program Manager to coordinate the efforts of team members and third-parties to deliver the Network priorities per plans and conditions of donor contracts. The Program Manager will monitor the Network’s implementation plans, oversee the Network budget and manage resource mobilization initiatives. S/he will contribute to the develop of technically sound and timely proposals in response to funding opportunities, and the preparation of well written internal and external reports, oversee M&E and Learning and support the Network Director to manage logistics and coordinate all Network related activities.

 Master’s degree relevant to Humanitarian Aid e.g. International Relations, Development Studies, Social Sciences etc.
 A minimum of five years’ experience in government organizations and INGOs both at managerial and technical level, preferably related to Programming in the South
 Demonstrated experience in designing, managing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and projects (program management)
 Demonstrated ability in assessing, documenting and disseminating lessons learnt.
 Experience in advocacy, partnership and networking at national and international levels
 Computer literate (MS word, Excel, Power Point and statistical packages)
 Fluent in oral and written English and another language (French or Spanish preferred)
 A deep, broad knowledge of development with a strong background in establishing and developing relationships with key contacts in national government and foreign governments, foundations, corporations and related international development entities.
 Prior success in developing and implementing innovative and creative strategies.
 Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with staff, donors and senior leaders; must have strong written, oral, and listening skills.
 Proficient at crafting grant applications and proposals, as well as managing the grant writing process.
 Ability to convey complex ideas effectively and in a compelling manner to external audiences.
 Exceptional organization, analytical, strategic planning, and research skills.
 A proven ability to work collaboratively and thoughtfully across the organization and as part of a committed, integrated team.

This is a challenging opportunity for a dedicated and highly motivated professional. If you would like to join this dynamic team, please submit your application to, quoting “Program Manager, NEAR” in the email subject matter, by 14th July, 2017.

Each application should be addressed to HR Manager and include the following:
 An updated CV with updated contact details: Phone No., Email Address and Skype ID; and
 An application letter which should include cover letter, previous remuneration history and expected remuneration and contact information for three work-related referees.
Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The NEAR Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on one’s background, beliefs, gender or sexual orientation.