Job Position: Head of Programs (HP, PPDC)

Job Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Full-time

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

Job Summary

The Head of Programs is a member of the Senior Management Team and strategic partner for the management team in institutional planning, oversight management and delivery of all PPDC programmes and stakeholder engagement. The role requires someone to step in during an exciting period of organizational transition and program expansion. The PPDC Head of Programs will be responsible for coordination and administration of all aspects of the ongoing programs including planning, organizing, leading, monitoring, and reporting program activities. S/He will be responsible for providing direction, coordination and support to the programs team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Program planning and implementation:

Responsible for the definition, design, development, implementation and risk management of programmes in accordance with the overall objectives of PPDC and donors.

Ensure efficient, utilization and reporting of resources made available for PPDC programs, ensuring accountability to donors, stakeholders and beneficiaries for the programs managed by PPDC.

Coordinate the development of new ideas and projects to meet the organization’s objectives, goals, mission and vision.

Support the Senior Management team and CEO in the overall development of PPDC’s strategy and implementation plan.

Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements.

Monitor the evolution of staff’s activities, ensuring compliance with donor and legal requirements, as well as the ethics and efficacy of programming being implemented.

Leadership, strategic stakeholder engagement and management:

Develop strong relationships with stakeholders, authorities, and communities, directly and through the program staff: develop the culture of service, accompaniment, and advocacy.

Lead, support, and assist program staff by providing technical and strategic guidance, program direction, input and feedback.

Liaise with other program and project leads and staff to ensure effective and efficient program delivery.

Coordinate the delivery of services among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Evaluate short and long-term needs for the program’s success and growth and ensure that these needs are being met.

Provide and promote thought leadership and visibility for PPDC programs and activities.

Work with the Senior management team to implement the relevant PPDC communications and human capital development priorities.


Strategic Thinking and Planning: Experience in organizational strategic planning and programme design.

Collaboration: Able to work closely within a small team and build functional collaborations and partnerships within civil society and other sectors.

Communicating and Influencing: Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

Cultural Sensitivity: Adaptable and sensitive to work in different cultural contexts.

Time Management: Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.

Leadership and Management: Leading by example, setting direction and supporting colleagues.


Qualifications and Skills

A Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Project Management or any related field with at least 5 years cognate experience including 2-3 years managing programs.

Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.

Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.

Strength in managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span of control and performance.

Proven capacity to develop and maintain working relationships and develop collaborations with other NGOs, UN agencies, donors, and other major stakeholders in the industry.

Proven knowledge of communications and media engagements through various platforms.

Good knowledge of institutional donor procedures and financial guidelines,

High integrity and strong work ethics, ability to deal tactfully and discreetly with people, situations and information.

Application Closing Date

12th October 2022.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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