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Project Manager, Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Nigeria at WUSC (World University Service of Canada)

WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people. We bring together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision. Together, we develop solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion for youth around the world, particularly young women and young refugees. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $57 million. We have over 300 staff across Canada and the globe, working in collaboration with a diverse set of donors and partners to achieve our organizational vision.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Manager, Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Nigeria

Location: Abuja (FCT)

Employment Type: Full-time

Why Work With WUSC?

    • Join Us. Our work is important, cutting-edge, and fast-paced. We encourage curiosity, innovation, and flexibility. And we provide a phenomenal learning experience.

 

Nature and Scope

    • In response to a Request for Proposals by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs. Trade and Development (DFATD), WUSC is preparing a proposal for the Field Support Services Project (FSSP) based in Nigeria.This FSSP is responsible for providing a range of services in support of program delivery and policy dialogue of Canada’s international assistance in Nigeria. These services include, but are not limited to, the provision of technical, administrative, financial, and logistical support services.

 

    • The FSSP Project Manager will be responsible for managing the delivery of administrative, logistical and financial management services provided by the FSSP.

 

Responsibilities 

The tasks for the FSSP Project Manager include, but are not limited to:

    • Ensuring overall quality of services provided, deliverables and management oversight provided by the FSSP, including administrative, financial and logistics management services;

 

    • Leading the development of all key FSSP documents, including the Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans;

 

    • Regularly liaising with the Technical Authority, Nigeria Program at the HQ, and other relevant project stakeholders;

 

    • Developing and maintaining networks of key stakeholders (government, civil society, other donors, private sector); and

 

    • Ensuring the effective management and internal monitoring of project progress and results, including dealing with project issues and problems as they arise;

 

    • Ensuring cost-effectiveness of services provided by the FSSP.

 

Qualifications and Competencies

    • Advanced Degree in a relevant discipline such as political sciences, law, international development, economics, finance, business administration, project management, social sciences, engineering, applied sciences;

 

Experience:

    • A minimum of six (6) years of experience as a Project Manager;

 

    • Prior experience working in a Developing Country or working with International Development Assistance Stakeholders, preferably in Nigeria;

 

    • Proven track record of managing international development projects with a minimum annual budget of 1 million dollars

 

    • Demonstrated Experience leading the development of project documents, including Operating Procedures Manual and Annual Work Plans;

 

    • Experience ensuring quality and management oversight of all services delivered within the project, including administrative, financial and logistics management services;

 

    • Strong communication skills for effective interaction with government authorities or their representatives and other relevant project stakeholders;

 

    • Proven ability to manage project costs effectively.

 

    • Experience implementing a strategic engagement plan for regular liaison with stakeholders.

 

    • Skill in building and maintaining networks with critical stakeholders across government, civil society, donors, and the private sector.

 

    • Ability to assess stakeholder needs and align them with project objectives.

 

    • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders (donors, government, civil society, private sector, academia).

 

    • Able to work effectively in a dynamic team environment (working both independently and as part of a small team); and

 

    • Curious, enthusiastic and willing to innovate and adapt.

 

Language:

    • Professional proficiency in English (oral, reading, writing).

 

Deadline: 15 May, 2024

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online

Note

    • WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion, sexual exploitation or abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check where appropriate.

 

    • WUSC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

 

    • Interested candidates should submit an application as soon as possible. We are evaluating candidates on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter which details why they are an ideal candidate (qualifications and experience).

 

    • Kindly note this employment opportunity is subject to funding from Canada’s DFATD.

 

    • We are evaluating candidates on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter that details why they are an ideal candidate (qualifications and experience).

 

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