Programmes Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial
Job TypeFull-Time
LocationLagos State
Experience8 years

Reference Number: 130-PEO01148
Department: People & Change Nigeria
Job type: Permanent

Roles & Responsibilities
Research & Planning:

  • Research, design and implement monitoring and evaluation tools for programme interventions, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Define the programme’s governance arrangements
  • Develop new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organisation
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve successful outcomes of the programmes
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the programmes
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of programmes and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop funding proposals for programmes to ensure continuous, sustained delivery long-term

Programme Administration/Implementation:

  • Develop various project concepts & proposals (narrative & budget)
  • Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme – focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme, and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interfaces with other programmes and corporate, technical and specialist standards
  • Supervise the implementation of new programmes by managing both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects
  • Manage third party contributions to Organisation’s Programmes
  • Develop a work plan and make monthly and annual projections for the programmes
  • Demonstrate ability to identify new opportunities, as well as cultivate government, business, CSR and community development, and marketing relationships
  • Work collaboratively with team and clients to achieve programme objectives and deliverables, including strategic project planning and communications design and development across
  • Programmatic areas
  • Establish and maintain strong working partnerships with the key local and international stakeholders across various programmatic areas
  • Manage external/international communications and advocacy for all Programmes
  • Prepare reports and presentations to suit different audiences and promote Programmes to partners, funders and government institutions

Evaluation & Control:

  • Prepare reports on programmes for Management, Board, Panel of Advisors and other stakeholders as necessary
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with programmes activities and take appropriate action to control the risks
  • Monitor programme activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the programmes evaluation framework
  • Report evaluation findings to the Executive Director and recommend changes to enhance the program, as appropriate

Financial Monitoring:

  • Ensure that the programmes operate within the approved budget; monitor all budgeted programmes expenditure
  • Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to the Executive Director on a regular basis
  • Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensure that all financial records for programmes are up to date
  • Liaise with Finance/Accounts on Programme budget/report on variances


  • Other assignments as assigned by the Executive Director

Educational Qualification & Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum 8 years of experience, at least 5 years within the not-for-profit/NGO sector in a programme management role (may include development, business, or marketing) with increasing  levels of responsibility and leadership
  • Proven experience and skills in public policy, governance, communication/advocacy, education and development


  • Demonstrated success in managing a fast-paced, multi-faceted Programme that requires high levels of collaboration with partners
  • High capacity for relationship management and coordinating various stakeholders/interests
  • Ability to navigate a complex political environment, and negotiate and achieve consensus
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical capabilities
  • Ability to think creatively with a bias to make outsized impacts with limited, constrained resources
  • Hard-working and energetic collaborator who creates trust, exudes credibility and elevates enthusiasm of all internal and external contacts
  • Willingness to work flexibly and independently under tight deadlines


  • Demonstrates the ability and willingness to uphold decisions and defend opinions when necessary
  • Devise/Use a well-ordered approach to solving problems
  • Manages and appropriately allocates resources
  • Identifies obstacles and potential delays to implementation of initiatives
  • Takes appropriate action to meet challenging goals, schedules, or needs
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to follow through on projects
  • Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Effectively manages time and priorities
  • Understands and meets the needs of users and addresses their interests and the concerns
  • Proactively seeks out information needed to satisfy users
  • Superior oral and written communications skills in English
  • Social media savvy
  • Provides timely, accurate, and candid information on critical issues (planning/progress/results) to team members


  • Programme Management – Understand program design and implementation.
  • Strategic Management – Understand the formulation and implementation of goals and initiatives for organization benefits.
  • Stakeholders Management – Establish system and matrices for effective stakeholders’ management.
  • People Management – Establish and sustain a culture that drives open mindedness and positive relationship among staff whilst motivating core staff for retainership
  • Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Build Relationships – Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors, Command a professional image
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear
  • Decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions
  • Necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on to apply


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