Vacancy for Programme Advisor (Education)

 

Position Title: Programme Advisor Education

Reporting to the Programme Manager

 

JOB SUMMARY

Provision of guidance to grantees/organizations ‘through the entire application process” from concept development through presentation of proposals and evaluation results on all education and skills training related projects.

  • Prepare proposal analysis including written summaries and recommendations for review and action.
  • Supervise assigned portfolio of grantees in the education sector
  • Develop reports to aggregate evaluation results and communicate the Foundation’s impact in the community as may be required.
  • Ensure that grant records are complete, accurate and current. Maintain statistical information regarding grant-making activity of the Foundation.
  • Monitor implementation of grant by requesting and reviewing written evaluations and by conducting site visits to a representative number of grant recipients
  • Review letters of inquiry and full proposals to ensure that required information has been provided. And, conduct additional research into the relevant field of interest and/or non-profit organization.
  • Provide assistance to grant seekers and grant recipients organizations, as necessary, to direct them to other resources for organizational development, funding, program ideas, training etc.
  • Respond to inquiries from non-profit organizations regarding the Foundations’ grant-making guidelines and Requests for Proposals
  • Consult with non-profit organizations regarding specific grant proposals to ensure that proposals meet Foundation guidelines and/or initiative requirements.
  • Develop and maintain contact with key stakeholders in the non-profit organizations society.
  • Support initiatives developed/coordinated by Grantees and Communities
  • Keep abreast of emerging issues both locally and nationally in education
  • Other duties as assigned by Management

 

Other tasks include:

  1. Building relationships with stakeholders including government (FG, State, LGA) and partners at national and community levels.
  2. Support the State Coordinators in the development, execution and monitoring of TYDF programmes and projects including new and changed projects.
  3. Review and track risks in approved educational projects; reporting on risks and mediation plan in a timely manner.
  4. Support the Programme Unit in providing professional project management service to grantees and stakeholders and when necessary should take the lead in direct oversight of a sub-set of community-based education projects.
  5. Assist in developing appropriate communication strategy for education projects, ensuring that agreed process are adhered to by grantees/organizations in implementation of education projects.
  6. Reporting on the impact of programmes; sharing lessons with management and grantees.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATIONS      

  • Academic and Professional: Degree qualified in Education, Humanities or Sciences, Master degree is essential; Professional membership of relevant bodies in the not-for-profit organisation and management, as well as training in the areas of Education , programme monitoring and evaluation is preferred.
  • 3+ years’ experience, some of which must be in a similar role in a reputable not-for-profit organisation.
  • Grant-making experience would be strongly preferred.
  • Ability to conduct baseline studies without supervision
  • Conversant with modern techniques for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • High level of professionalism, courage, accountability, and personal integrity, 
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and presentation skills;
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented, and proactive,
  • Strong critical thinking skills and capable of anticipating organizational needs,
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite including MS Projects.

 

SKILLS

  • Demonstrable understanding of issues related to Education and Skills Training in Nigeria
  •  Field experience outside the NGO world: notably in government at any level, or in an appropriate educational facility.  
  •  Ability to communicate in Hausa is a plus.  
  • Commitment to field work
  • Capacity to conceptualize programme interventions
  • Experience working with senior managers and stakeholders
  • Demonstrable  skill in Networking and Partnership

If you are interested and consider yourself suitable for any of these positions, kindly send in the following:

  • An application letter (no more than 2 pages) stating why you think you are suitable for the position and what value you hope to bring to the Foundation if given the opportunity;
  • A 2-page CV which speaks directly to the position of your interest.

Send your applications to paevacancy@tydanjumafoundation.org

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Deadline for submission of applications is June 17, 2016.