Program Manager at the Centre For Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI)

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Program Manager at the Centre For Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI)

Centre For Advocacy, Transparency and Accountability Initiative (CATAI) is one of the Youth-led organizations implementing humanitarian response to IDPs and other highly vulnerable communities in the North East Nigeria.

As part of CATAI responsibility to meet the set Goal of project activities, the organization is seeking for a qualified hand to handle the vacant position below:


Job Title: Program Manager

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time
Reporting: Executive Director
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: January 2022.


  • This position's main task is to oversee Technical consultants and Project officers so as to ensure that all projects are delivered within an efficient operational framework and identify and recommend specific courses of action that facilitate projects to deliver on their intended goals and outcome. This position is a project based full-time.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor Program coordination and implementation.
  • Support project officers to understand the CATAI Strategic Plan and how to link it to their projects.
  • Ensure that all project initiatives and interventions developed are directly derived from and linked to specific thematic areas and objectives as outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Working with the Executive Director to ensure that all projects have clear and functional procedures and systems for learning, knowledge development, impact assessment, and human resource management.
  • Maintain Partnership Relations and build Networking.
  • Identify partnerships and advise the Executive Director on the type of partnerships to pursue their long-term benefits to CATAI.
  • Identify and maintain relations with relevant local and global networks that can advance CATAI’s visibility, positioning, and relevance in humanitarian work.
  • Participate in partnership discussions, ensuring that CATAI’s’ niche and contribution is always felt and is significant.
  • Provide mentorship and capacities building to Project officers to enable them to acquire essential competencies in project management.
  • Work with the Executive Director on issues of strategic growth, organizational development, and institutional strengthening.
  • Ensure that all projects are receiving adequate professional support from BOD.
  • Add value to project management systems and service delivery structures.
  • Support in the recruitment of project staffs.
  • Identify training needs of project staffs.
  • Support Project officers to develop meaningful partnerships for service delivery for developing referral pathways and for responding to emergency situations.
  • Regularly advise the Executive Director on any imminent and foreseeable developments (political, social, competition, policy) in the national operational environment and their impact on operations.
  • Work with the Finance & Administration Manager to ensure that all management systems are sensitive and responsive to change; can anticipate risk and manage change effectively.
  • Support the Executive Director to organize BOD meetings, taking notes, managing schedules and committee business.
  • Enhance report writing and ensure reporting templates and data collection tools are developed for each project.
  • Build capacity of Project officers in report writing and support them to ensure timely reporting to donors and partners.
  • Work with the M & E to ensure that reporting templates; data collection tools and progress monitoring tools are developed for each project and systematically utilized.
  • Work with the Executive Director to ensure that each project receives adequate and regular support supervision from partners and internally from the Project Manager.

Essential Criteria, Knowledge and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in any of the following fields; Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology; Development Studies or related field.
  • Ability to maintain expected performance in diverse contexts, potentially challenging environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and build relationships at all levels, taking into account cultural and language differences and sensitivities.
  • Excellent skills in written and spoken English and effective Report Writing skills
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office software, emails, internet, excel is an added advantage.
  • Ability to manage and track project cycles.
  • At least three years of consistent and demonstrable experience managing a portfolio of multiple projects in at least three of the following program areas; Education, gender base violence, child protection/ mental health and Psychosocial support, peace building, or any related program area.
  • Demonstrated high level of conceptual and analytical thinking skills.
  • Staff management skills and effective leadership skills.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply


Application Deadline  30th December, 2021.