• Program Officer at ​The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) - Abuja (FCT) and Lagos

    work ​Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF)
    placeAbuja (FCT) and Lagos
    Date Posted: 2021-04-08

    Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), a not-for profit organization, is hiring Program Officers in Abuja (FCT) and Lagos.

    Job Summary

    • The responsibilities of the Program officer will cover all aspects of project operations/ management and logistical processes, as specified below, with responsibilities growing as his/her capacity develops.

    Responsibilities and Functions

    • Assist in developing and monitoring annual work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results / outputs.
    • Prepare, coordinate reviews, edit, and disseminate project-related reports and documents, including subcontract scopes of work, country strategies, progress updates, curricula, and other documents and reports.
    • Participate in new business development bids including writing job descriptions, participating in strategic phone calls, providing guidance on proposal budgets and providing administrative support as necessary.
    • Perform administrative tasks, including letter writing, database curation and maintaining and updating project folders and spreadsheets.
    • Programme planning and implementation.
    • Oversee and implement the foundation’s social media strategy – ensuring engaging material is posted frequently across all platforms.
    • Overall responsibility supporting implementation of individual projects to help ensure timely delivery of high-quality project deliverables, in coordination with the Team Leader.
    • Lead on project tracking, including on deliverable deadlines, invoicing schedules
    • Undertake risk management of assigned projects, escalating to country manager when appropriate.
    • Drafting and managing deadlines for fundraising proposals.
    • Communicating and building strong relationships with potential donors, corporates and partners.
    • Supporting the country manager with the development and implementation of systems for project management and other tasks as required.
    • Conduct thorough research as required on development trends, funding prospects and other subjects as required
    • Production of marketing materials when required
    • Ensure correct and innovative Monitoring and Evaluation procedures are undertaken for all current projects
    • Planning and coordinating project field trips with staff, including ensuring adequate and innovative materials are being collected.
    • Facilitate travel arrangements for staff and consultants.

    Key Result Areas:

    • Ensure that the stipulated projects are carried out with successful results and according to set the time.
    • Maintain a dynamic and engaging media presence of the organization.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all times.
    • Ensure that monitoring and evaluation procedures are undertaken correctly and escalate potential risk of projects.
    • Manage other team members, plan and coordinate field trips and maintain proper documentation of all projects record.


    • Bachelor's Degree in relevant fields.
    • Minimum of 1 year working experience.

    Behavioural and Technical Competencies:

    • Take initiatives and communicate effectively both orally and written.
    • Ability to deal with people with tact and diplomacy.
    • Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of projects.
    • Implement program’s vision and establish its direction.
    • Promote and demonstrate ethical values.

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates are to send their updated Curriculum Vitae using the job title as the subject of the mail.

    Note: If you do not hear from us after two weeks of submission, consider your application unsuccessful.

    work ​Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF)

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