CBM (registered as CBM Christoffel-Blindenmission Christian Blind Mission e.V.) is an international development organisation for people with disabilities. For more than 100 years, it has been fighting based on Christian values in the world’s poorest regions to improve the quality of life of people who have a disability. It is committed to preventing disabilities. CBM’s aim is to break the cycle of poverty and disability in developing countries and to create a world in which people with disabilities have the same opportunities and rights as all others.

The Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) is an initiative of CBM Global Disability Inclusion, and the project coordinator would be employed by a suitable part of CBM Global.

Job Position: Senior Programme Manager – IAG

Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description
The Inclusion Advisory Group (IAG) is an initiative of CBM Global Disability Inclusion, and the project coordinator would be employed by a suitable part of CBM Global.

At the Inclusion Advisory Group, we believe tailored input, communicated effectively, with the right people at the table can help make inclusion a reality. In partnership with the disability movement, associate organisations and other consultants, the IAG creates change in organisations and institutions by providing technical assistance (TA) on policies and programmes, change facilitation, capacity strengthening and evidence of what works. Our advice is tailored for specific contexts and framed and aligned with relevant international frameworks and evidence on human rights. IAG has provided advice for 15 years to mainstream development and humanitarian partners, including various donors, development banks, UN entities and programmes, and non-government organisations. For more information about the work, our approach and impact of IAG please see the website.
Work Environment

This role works in a welcoming, supportive team and wider network, with colleagues with a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experiences. We are reflective learners, looking at ways we can individually and collectively improve our work and support each other to develop and achieve our mission – something we are all very committed to.

We recognize people’s lives involve balancing many aspects outside of work, so we aim to create a flexible work environment. All of your immediate team currently work from home – so we are intentional about ways to stay connected across different locations. Depending on where you live, you could also be based in a local CBM Global office if you prefer.

Job Overview

  1. This Senior Programme Manager IAG will drive several critical functions and priorities across the IAG Global team and wider IAG network.
  2. Working in close collaboration with the project coordinator and technical leads, he/she will lead project management and operational functions for the IAG network.
  3. This includes developing and implementing advisory projects with the IAG global team and promoting and leading the ongoing development of IAG network-wide operations functions (e.g., systems, processes and capacity around project management, stakeholder management, communications, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, etc)
  4. This is a role for an experienced and strategic thinker, someone with excellent operational and program delivery know-how who is willing to deliver and get things done, as well as supporting and enabling others in the wider IAG network.

Job Responsibilities
The role will:

  1. Lead end-to-end project development and management functions for IAG Global team projects, working in close collaboration with the relevant technical lead and project coordinator.
  2. Ensure that all contract outputs are being delivered to a high standard (including progress reports, financial reports, KPIs, and deliverables) and to support project delivery (e.g. drafting project plans, budgets, and terms of reference).
  3. Ensure operational setup is compliant with the client and relevant CBMG requirements.
  4. Support organizational growth strategies by ensuring quality project design, implementation, and continuous learning.
  5. Facilitating communication among a program’s cross-functional team.

Relationship Management:

  1. Support developing and managing IAG global client and partner relationships.
  2. Understands how to incorporate safeguarding into good quality programme design and to address client safeguarding requirements.
  3. Ensure IAG global team projects deliver high-quality work, consistent with the IAG approach and demonstrating our key value propositions for clients.
  4. Build and maintain positive relationships with the clients, and delivery partners, including the disability movement and other stakeholders as required.

Business Development:

  1. Identify opportunities to promote IAG and explore opportunities for future work.

Directly support the development of IAG global team proposals, including identifying and appraising opportunities, managing proposal development processes, and directly supporting budgeting, risk appraisal, compliance elements, etc.

  1. Monitor and update business development resources for the wider IAG network, including for example, scoping and budgeting guidance, track record, etc, and promote their use.

Project Finance and Operations:

  1. Oversight IAG Global team and IAG network-wide budget and reporting for CBM Global.
  2. Develop and manage IAG global team project budgets and regularly update the project forecast to ensure project spend is on track and ensure financial reporting to the client is accurate and compliant with requirements.
  3. Oversee or manage subcontracting processes for IAG Global team led contracts.
  4. Identify risks and opportunities to the commercial success of IAG projects that you are involved in.
  5. IAG Global network coordination and management systems
  6. Provide IAG Global programme level leadership – coordinating and managing inter-dependencies across individual projects of the IAG global team and wider IAG network portfolio.
  7. Maintain and improve project support and management systems to support project delivery, overseeing their implementation, and support effective use of these across the IAG network.
  8. Providing strategic guidance and coaching to wider CBM Global project managers and operations staff involved in securing and managing their local IAG projects.

Key outcomes expected from this role:

  1. IAG global team projects are managed on time and within scope and budget, in collaboration with the project technical lead.
  2. High level of engagement and strong working relationships with internal andexternal stakeholders to deliver IAG projects.
  3. Project management systems, processes, and partnerships are developed, maintained, and utilized to coordinate, manage and report on IAG projects across the IAG network.

Person Specification

  1. CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.
  2. Experience and Knowledge
  3. A minimum of five years experience managing both small and large client funded programs with a variety of back-end donors
  4. Experience working in a relevant development-related environment such as a consultancy, NGO or donor.
  5. Strong understanding of managing donor or client funding from headquarter through to local sources
  6. Demonstrated experience leading client relationships from a project management perspective.
  7. Lived experience of disability is an advantage
  8. Experience in developing project and operations guidance and tools and supporting their effective use, including through on-the job coaching and other capacity development.
  9. Experience working on projects around diversity and inclusion is an advantage.

Skills / Competencies / Personal Qualities:

  1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and experience managing multi-cultural teams.
  2. Excellent problem solving and management skills.
  3. High standard of both spoken and written English. Other languages are an advantage.
  4. Strong financial management skills and ability to prepare and work with annual and whole of program budgets, forecasting and financial data.
  5. Ability to manage competing priorities, show initiative and work calmly under pressure.
  6. Willingness to contribute to a team culture and workplan, built around collective accountability, and engaging at different activity levels as needed to “get things done”.
  7. High degree of competence with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel and PowerPoint infographics in particular).

Job Requirements

  1. Education to Degree level, ideally Master’s level in International Development and / or Project Management.
  2. Experience and / or qualification using different project management methodologies and tools.

Employee Benefits:

  1. We offer flexibility and working from home arrangements.
  2. As part of our commitment with inclusion, CBM Global aims to encourage applications from people with disabilities and those with health conditions.
  3. We have a comprehensive equality and diversity policy.

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