Call for job application: Project Manager – To lead major projects of the WSCIJ

Job Titles: Project Manager – Investigative and Collaborative Journalism programmes

Location: Lagos/Nigeria


  • Manage complex and inter-media organisation partnerships with up to 50 organisations.
  • Supervise key partners’ activities and project development and implementation.
  • Relate appropriately with key stakeholders and partners within private, public, and civil society sectors globally.
  • Set priorities and milestones for partners and team initiatives on the projects.
  • Drive major accountability journalism projects – strategy design, proposal writing, project implementation, business development and fundraising.
  • Identify and track emerging opportunities through the institutional funding strategy and action plan
  • Design and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs
  • Perform monitoring and evaluation of activities
  • Set activity targets for team members and ensure those targets are met satisfactorily
  • Innovate alternative channels to disseminate WSCIJ’s message and showcase its work
  • Represent the organisation’s Executive Director at high-level media, policy, and development
  • Monitor the news for stories on various issues including health, rural dwellers, education, road infrastructure, girls and women, water, housing, insecurity, persons with disability, electricity, agriculture or a mix of these issues.
  • Perform other roles as may be required by the organisation.


  • Extensive understanding of the non-governmental and not-for-profit sector in Nigeria; and donor-funding opportunities to develop project proposals.
  • Extensive understanding of the media and its workings in relation to the Nigerian polity, regional trends, and global affairs.
  • Extensive knowledge of policies and the rights of girls and women.
  • Proven ability to write, proofread, edit, and design policy papers, research documents, surveys, training modules and other materials to be published and a strong ability to lead, inspire and influence others.
  • Excellent analytical, business, communication, decision-making, leadership, and organisational skills.
  • Ability to be discreet and manage sensitive information.
  • Good Information Technology skills and understands the use of social media tools including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for public engagement.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative mind‐set.
  • Readiness for travels (sometimes at short notice).
  • Ability to take on other tasks as may be decided by the organisation.

Education and experience:

  • Proof of higher education and or experience. At least five years’ experience working in a similar role with a record of relevant accomplishments.
  • Experience with driving project management cycle, that relate to media, anti-corruption efforts and the development sector.
  • Excellent communication skills with evidence of good written and spoken English.


Remuneration and benefits are competitive with similar roles in the sector, exposure and experience.


Application mode

To apply, kindly send a motivation letter stating how you fit the bill and why you would like to work with WSCIJ (not more than 400 words) along with your resume as a single document, to Email subject must be the role you are applying for.


Deadline – Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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