The Bridge Leadership Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation with the vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders, who lead themselves and others. We are committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives for making a difference in the world.
The Role: Programmes Officer
The Programmes Officer is a member of staff of The Bridge Leadership Foundation, working in all aspects to include, but not limited to, leadership initiatives, grants management, community engagement, donor stewardship (donor-advised funds) and events.
Job Location: Calabar, Cross River State.
The Programmes Officer will be responsible for program/ project management, and evaluation. He or she will work with organisations as needed to develop proposals for possible funding; keep Executive management informed of organisational activities; maintain close coordination with the Executive Secretary and other programme staff as needed to accomplish program goals and objectives.
In the performance of his/her duties, under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary, the Programme Officer will ensure the strengthening of the organisation and:
Be responsible for planning, coordination and development of programmes, events, and meetings (internal & external) and field projects that support the organisation’s objectives;
Develop in-depth knowledge of assigned program areas, including current issues and key resource people and organisations, and a clear understanding of how they fit into the Foundation’s interests. Develop and maintain adequate resource files for assigned program areas;
Develop proposals in the assigned initiative programme area(s), ensure that proposal summaries are coherent and accurate, and that all required information is provided;
Provide periodical reviews and reports on the overall effectiveness of each program area;
Contribute to the writing of first class, fundable proposals and reports as necessary for donors and sponsors;
Stay informed about, and follow up as necessary on grant-related issues throughout the grants’ duration;
Write and edit articles, reports, materials, press releases, concept notes for publication in newsletters and online bulletins;
Conduct research on activities and issues using the internet, library and other information sources;
Serve as the primary contact person for the Foundation on all areas, particularly relating to programme management, enquiries, funding and proposals;
Updating the resource library by indexing and filing all publications received, and circulating the publications received;
Development of donors, partners and contacts list and databases and update the information regularly; actively participate in all staff operational/programme meeting;
Liaise with the Foundation’s Accountant in the preparation of Annual Reports/Budgets;
Manage and build relationships between the Foundation and funders;
Support the Foundation’s grant management, donor stewardship and community engagement program functions working with the trustees;
Conduct research on issues of concern and focus, and represent the foundation at events and meetings;
The selected candidate will be expected to devote his/her full time to this employment and expend best efforts on behalf of the organization.
Excellent Communication Skills (oral and written)
Strong interpersonal skill
Strong planning, analytical and evaluation skill
Creativity and ability to multitask efficiently
Ability to meet deadlines while paying attention to details
Ability to achieve stated objectives, especially under pressure
Versatile and Flexible
Good knowledge of the use of major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn)
Must be a good team player and leader
Personal qualities that include integrity, commitment to the mission of the foundation, respect for diversity and the ability to inspire and motivate team members.
• Bachelor’s degree required;
• At least three (3) years cumulative experience on Program and/or Project management;
• Experience working with a non-profit organisation
• Must have an above average proficiency in the use of computer packages (Microsoft office package etc).
• Should be resident in Cross River State
• Demonstrated success in effectively leading change and organizational growth through strategic planning is a plus
Application should include:
- An application/cover letter clearly indicating the position applied for
- Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly indicating requirements referred to above
Please send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for application: June 10, 2019.