Deputy National Programme Manager

  • Posted on 3 September 2019

Job Description

Chemonics seeks a deputy national programme manager for an anticipated multi-year, DFID-funded education programme in Nigeria. The programme will focus on supporting improved learning for an estimated 1.5 million children in three states in northern Nigeria and support state and non-state systems benefitting 8,000,000 children nationally. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Drive the daily technical implementation of the programme for activities focused on curriculum development, governance systems, policy design, and other areas, adjusting approaches as implementation realities dictate
  • Oversee and review technical products and deliverables
  • Support the national programme manager in the daily management of the programme, including managing relationships with DFID, other donor-funded programmes, and the Nigerian government
  • Support the national programme manager in representing the programme to the Nigerian government, stakeholders, and public and private sector counterparts
  • Perform at a senior management level, including managing staff in a matrixed system with a focus on adaptive management


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, social science, international development, or a related discipline is required; advanced degree in education or another relevant discipline is preferred
  • Minimum of eight years of professional experience managing large (£15m or above), complex education projects in developing countries, including a minimum of two years as deputy team leader or team leader
  • In-depth technical knowledge and experience in all programme output areas, including teaching and learning, governance of state and non-state systems, use of evidence, and strategic communications
  • Experience leading large teams and managing programs that achieve results, with a focus on adaptive management
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity

Application instructions:

Please apply through by September 17, 2019. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

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About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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