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Vacancy:Murtala Muhammed Foundation

The Murtala Muhammed Foundation is dedicated to empowerment and development of local communities, health care, education, risk management etc

JOB TITLE: PROGRAM ANALYST

JOB DESCRIPTION
The candidate must be able contribute to the planning, formulation and assessment of the programmes managed by the Foundation through review and analysis of programme proposals, performance monitoring, programme evaluation and assessment, and reporting.

ROLE
The Program Analyst role will be part of the program team of the Foundation and also advice the Chief Executive Officer on the formulation of programmes and reporting on implementation; an analyst and facilitator, reviewing and analyzing performance data in order to facilitate performance assessment according to results- based principles; a team member, working within the program department to improve programme synergies and coordination; and a substansive contributor, drafting and preparing various documentation. The person must be a self starter and require minimal supervision.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute to the design and implementation of program policy.
Provide conceptual and strategic leadership to issues of interest to the Foundation.
Conceptualize, write, present and draft proposals on selected program issues; design and convene seminars, workshops and conferences.
Identify and maintain ongoing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and represent the Foundation at meetings.
Design, prepare and monitor budgets for grants and other programs as well as evaluate the impact.
Contribute to the Foundation’s over all vision and mission to promote, advocate, and reduce poverty, disaster-risk reduction as well as the overall development and strengthening of the organization.
Strategically think and plan for development of program direction and initiatives.
Work with other departments to ensure synergy of policy and communication efforts: Supervise program support staff as well as general administration.
Serve as resource on policy formation for all staffs, partners and donors.
Advice the board, executive secretary and staffs on issues.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Demonstrated leadership qualities
Sound knowledge of policies, practices and procedures applied in connection with emergency relief, rehabilitation and development issues; of capacity building tools and techniques; of peace building and conflict resolution:
Strong analytical skills and understanding of results-oriented planning, budgeting and evaluation.
Ability to present and communicate information clearly both orally and in writing.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills, showing tact in dealing with staffs at all levels; and ability to adapt and interact effectively in a multicultural team, with respect and sensitivity for diversity
Initiative and ability to work without supervision.
Fund raising

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS
University degree in Social Science, or a relevant combination of experience and training
3-5 years of relevant working experience as Program Officer in an international organization
Experience in project planning, formulation, monitoring and assessment in an NGO setting;
Firm understanding on current issues in disaster-risk reduction, policy advocacy, maternal health, poverty reduction, etc;
Fluent in written English

TO APPLY
Lagos Office
Murtala Muhammed Foundation
6th Floor Foreshore Towers
2A Osborne Road Ikoyi,
Lagos
Tel: +234(0)7038618252,
+234(0)18964327

Kano Office
Murtala Muhammed Foundation
Zone C 33
Nasiru Kabara Street
Off New Road,
Kano State
Tel :+234(0)8033340089

Abuja Office
Murtala Muhammed Foundation
43 Usuma Street
Off Gana Street Maitama
Abuja
Tel:+234(9)4134339

Email: info@mmfng.org
Website: www.mmfng.org

DUE DATE: September 30, 2012.



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