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Senior Programs Executive at Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation

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Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non-profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: Senior Programs Executive

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • The Senior Program Executive is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all HEEL (Health; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Leadership) Programs in line with ACT’s Strategic Objective.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of the Foundation’s HEEL Programs strategy in line with ACT’s overall corporate strategy.
  • Ensure the development and presentation of HEEL focused concepts papers, Program plans and Program specific information for approval by the Director, Grants and Programs.
  • Carry out detailed needs assessment of target audiences within ACT’s HEEL Programs.
  • Champion the implementation of all HEEL Programs.
  • Champion the sourcing and selection of capable partners for all HEEL Programs
  • Develop HEEL Program/project specific partner selection and evaluation criteria.
  • Liaise with the Director, Grants and Programs to prepare Request for Proposal (RFPs) and design response specification documents for HEEL projects.
  • Liaise with legal unit to prepare required contract agreements for select implementing partners.
  • Evaluate and recommend successful HEEL partners to the CEO based on pre-defined selection and evaluation criteria.
  • Work collaboratively with implementing partners to develop and agree detailed project work and activity and feedback/reporting formats and requirements.
  • Forward detailed project work plans, activity plans and feedback/reporting requirements to Team Lead, MERL.
  • Coordinate progress meetings with project teams, identify constraints/issues and potential delays and develop recovery plans as required.
  • Liaise with Corporate Communications to identify and implement internal and external communication needs of ongoing education Programs as required.
  • Conduct periodic project impact analysis and develop project/Program impact assessment reports.
  • Proactively monitor developments in HEEL focused donor agencies, NGOs and the development communities to identify potential funding/technical partners and other opportunities for engagement.
  • Provide input into the periodic review of the Foundation’s overall processes to ensure continuous relevance and alignment with leading practices in Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Monitor budgetary performance of ongoing HEEL projects.
  • Liaise with Head of finance to coordinate project financial management, i.e. management of petty cash, record keeping and financial reporting.
  • Verify milestone achievements of project implementing partners with the Team Lead, MERL and recommend agreed disbursements to Head of finance.

Requirements

  • First Degree in any discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Eight (8) years project management experience with at least five (5) years designing and implementing Programs at a managerial level within a Development Aid Agency or a Non-Profit Organisation.
  • Project Management Certification required.
  • Ability to think strategically, holistically and appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solution.
  • Ability to write proposals, terms of reference and reports.
  • Strong knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation standards and requirements.
  • Strong resource planning and utilization skills
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task effectively
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present complex issues in an accessible style, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances with related HEEL stakeholders
  • Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft office productivity tools particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Project.
  • Excellent understanding of HEEL related issues locally and globally.
  • Strong ability to apply an understanding of the local context to themes of international relevance in global HEEL issues
  • Ability to project manage complex Programs and workload, set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong leadership and people management skills

Competencies:

  • Business Awareness
  • Managerial effectiveness
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Strategic perspective.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email


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