Program Officer At Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF)

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) is a not-for profit organization founded with the mission of improving the living conditions of Africans by implementing projects contributing to the reduction of poverty, empowerment of women, elimination of conflict, development of rural-communities, and promotion of self-reliance and development.

We are recruiting to fill the position below

Job title: Program Officer
Reports to: Program Coordinator
Employment Type: Full Time
Location is Lagos

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 for a portfolio of projects assigned.
• 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 proposals, 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
• Program planning and implementation
• Oversee and implement the foundation’s social media strategy and communications – ensuring engaging material is posted frequently across all platforms and the organizations communication and branding is top notch.
• 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.

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

Job Requirement

• BSc or BA Sociology, Human Development, Public Health, Environmental Health/sciences and Humanities courses
• 2-4years as programs officer the NGO space (core development program management)
• Must be passionate about the development sector and it’s work

Qualified candidates are to send their updated CVs to Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted. Deadline is 13 January