Call for job application: Senior Programme Officer/Programme Manager

Job Titles: Senior Programme Officer/Programme Manager

Location: Lagos/Nigeria


  • Drive major accountability journalism projects – strategy design, proposal writing, project implementation, business development and fundraising.
  • Locate and engage advocates/ influencers within the community (on all forms of media) to foster dialogue.
  • Plan activities to achieve programme objectives
  • Identify and track emerging opportunities through the institutional funding strategy and action plan
  • Manage complex and inter-media organisation partnerships
  • Draft technical and financial proposals to secure funding
  • Manage key partners’ contributions to project development and implementation
  • Prepare and submit activity reports, meeting minutes and financial reports on regular basis as may be required
  • Design and execute project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs
  • Perform monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Represent the organisation’s Executive Director at high-level media, policy and development meetings.
  • Produce and manage content for webpage and social media and support media campaign efforts
  • Relate appropriately with key stakeholders in the private, public and civil society sectors globally
  • Set activity targets for team members and ensure the targets are met satisfactorily
  • Innovate alternative channels to disseminate WSCIJ’s message and showcase its work
  • Perform other roles as may be required by the organisation


  • Verifiable strong ability to lead, inspire and influence others
  • Vast understanding of the non-governmental and not-for-profit sector
  • Extensive understanding of the non-governmental, not-for-profit sector in Nigeria and donor-funding opportunities to develop project proposals
  • Demonstrated understanding of the media and its workings in relation to the Nigerian polity, regional trends and global affairs
  • Proven ability of write, proofread, edit and design policy papers, research documents, surveys, training modules and other materials to be published
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to be discreet and manage sensitive information
  • Good Information technology skills and ample grasps of the use of social media tools including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for public engagement
  • Capacity to take initiative and work under pressure with or without supervision
  • Relevant knowledge of the non-profit space in Nigeria and donor-funding opportunities
  • Ability to develop technical and financial project proposals to secure funding
  • Proficiency with the use of Microsoft packages especially excel word and presentation applications
  • High comfort level with all social media platforms and traditional media options
  • Readiness for local and international travels (sometimes at short notice)
  • Ability to take on other tasks as may be decided by the organisation
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and creative mind‐set
  • Commendable interpersonal relationship and etiquette
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse people, interests and issues
  • Passionate team-spirit

Education and experience:

  • Strong leadership track record
  • Proof of higher education and or experience.
  • At least five years’ experience working (after NYSC) 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
  • Good appreciation of data journalism and its deployment
  • Experience working with a media focused non-governmental organisations


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

*This is a hit-the-ground-running role, apply only if you have high-level competence 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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