Program Manager at a Non-governmental Organization – Myrtle Management Consultants Limited


About " Myrtle Management Consultants Limited "

Myrtle Management Consultants Limited – Our client is a Non- governmental organization that strengthens democracy around the world through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. They are one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and is an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For 40 years they have worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. Their key program areas include Enterprise Ecosystems, Democratic Governance, Business Advocacy, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Anti-Corruption & Ethics, and Trade.

They are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title:

Program Manager Non-governmental Organization

Job Location:

Not specified.

Job Type:

Contract Jobs

Job Description

  • They are seeking a full-time, exempt, Lagos, Nigeria-based Program Manager.
  • This position is responsible for the development and implementation of their strategic focus on democratic governance through private sector collective action initiatives to improve business participation, economic freedom, and opportunity across the country and region by developing country and regional strategies, communications strategies, project implementation, and support grants to local business organizations, think tanks, and chambers of commerce.
  • As a key representative, the Program Manager will promote the organization’s mission, cultivate relationships that support their efforts, and will work collaboratively across the organization to meet their strategic goals.

Job Description

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of strategy for accomplishing organisation objectives on improving democratic governance and advancing market reforms in Nigeria and the region.
  • Design, implement, and manage a portfolio of projects and grants, supportive of the organisation’s overall goals and strategies for the region.
  • Project responsibilities have the following dimensions: Develop donor concept papers, proposals, reports, and correspondence.
  • Serve as  representative to promote thematic focus area in democratic market oriented institutional reforms in Nigeria and the region.
  • Analyze, research, and develop familiarity with thematic issues in the political and economic landscape of the portfolio country, identifying opportunities for programming and partners.
  • Identify potential partner organizations and beneficiaries in the country and collaborate to design effective democratic and economic-reform programs.
  • Implement, monitor and manage all project activities, in collaboration with local partner organizations and team members.
  • Maintain correspondence and operational records regarding organisation funded programs in the assigned portfolio.
  • Monitor grantee performance to ensure full compliance with objectives, financial and reporting requirements, and evaluation plans.
  • Evaluate projects through on-site visits, file reviews, and coordination with independent evaluators where appropriate.
  • Develop project reports, summaries, and assessments.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donor organizations and local partners and identify linkages with organisation strategies, monitor trends, and assess new funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with multiple organisation departments to achieve programmatic goals, including regional teams, Centers of Excellence, Communications, Grants and Finance, Evaluations, and Policy and Program Learning.
  • Provide oversight on the financial management and stewardship of funds, including monitoring project spending, projecting future expenses, approving expenditures, and developing accurate budgets for new projects.
  • Contribute to external communications, including blogs, podcasts, and other publications to advance organisation’s thought leadership on digital economy and governance.
  • Adhere to appropriate organisation, NED, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and donor policies and procedures.

Job Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following fields is required: International Relations, Law, International Business, Economic Development, Development economics Political Science, Public Policy, or a related discipline.
  • Added advantage to candidates with a master’s degree, or the equivalent experience in the above-listed fields.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in project management, proposal development, and implementation, preferably in an International Non-Government Organization (NGO) or with business advocacy or association management.
  • Expertise in Anti-Corruption, Business Integrity, Trade Policy, or similar fields is an added advantage. Training, Capacity-building, or mentorship experience in the above-listed areas is also an added advantage.
  • Experience with international development and topics consistent with organisation’s mission, including anti-corruption and business ethics, democratic governance, business association advocacy, entrepreneurship, and others. Prior experience with Donor (US or European) run programs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, establish, and maintain good relationships with international partners, donors, and colleagues.
  • Strong financial acumen and ability to develop, manage, and monitor project budgets.
  • Excellent English writing, communication, analytical, and presentations skills
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment, as well as independently with minimum supervision; ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.
  • Ability to supervise, develop and manage young professionals and other staff.
  • Detail-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks with limited supervision in a fast-paced, global environment.
  • Contribute to an organization-wide culture of innovation, integrity, inclusion, and respect.
  • Must be able and willing to travel frequently.
  • Strong interpersonal relations skills and a high degree of cultural competence.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • I nterviews are on a rolling basis to the closing date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


July 30, 2023
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