Program Coordinator at Murtala Muhammed Foundation

- October 27, 2017
The Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF) is a non-profit organization, founded on the ideals of the Late Gen. MurtalaMuhammed, a former Head of State of Nigeria (1975-76).

The MMF has long been recognized as a pioneer of democracy, policy advocacy, education, human rights, women empowerment, disaster relief and betterment of lives of Africans. The MMF is proud to announce over 10 years experience in implementing development projects in Nigeria. The Foundation was inaugurated in 2001 and launched on the 13th of February 2002, a day that coincided with the 26th anniversary of General Murtala Muhammed’s assassination.

Program Coordinator
Job TypeFull Time  
QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
Experience7 years
Job FieldNGO/Non-Profit  

The Role of Program Coordinator:

The role of the program coordinator is basically to run, oversee, sustain, manage and coordinate all Murtala Muhammed Foundation programs.
The Program Coordinator will be part of a highly efficient and motivated team.  He/she will be primarily responsible for planning, formulation and assessment of programs managed by the Foundation through research, review and analysis of program proposals, performance monitoring, program evaluation and assessment and reporting.
The incumbent will assist in identifying, defining, and developing funding sources to support existing and planned program activities as well as new projects and programs.
In particular, the responsibilities will include but not limited to:


Contribute to the design and implementation of program policy.
Provide conceptual and strategic leadership to issues of interest to the Foundation.
Conceptualize, write, present and draft proposals on selected program issues; design and convene seminars, workshops and conferences.
Identify and maintain ongoing relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and represent the Foundation at meetings.
Contribute to the Foundation’s over all vision and mission to promote, advocate, and reduce poverty, disaster-risk reduction as well as the overall development and strengthening of the organization.
Strategically think and plan for development of program direction and initiatives.
Work with other departments to ensure synergy of policy and communication efforts.
Serve as resource on policy formation for all staffs, partners and donors.
Strategically think and plan for development of program direction and initiatives
Involve in planning and execution of the projects and initiatives in collaboration with MMF Team
Develop and maintain adequate resource files and database for assigned program area
Carry out  various research project for MMF as it is required
Design and convene seminars, workshops and conferences for training programs
Develops in–depths  knowledge of assigned areas including current issues and key resource people and organization and a clear understanding of how they fit into the foundation interest
Develop full-scale projects plans and associated documents.
Ensuring the Program Management Cycle is implemented in program activities
Management of projects and programs
Representing the Foundation with external partners
Creating and maintaining monitoring and evaluation plans for projects and programs
Focus on governance issues, ensure that the foundation foster and maintain a strong relationship with the board of trustees and encourage full participation by them in our various programs.
Create a good communication and support system between the foundation and board of trustees.
Fund Raising/Grants and Donor Management
Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
Seek for Grants and funding to ensure all programs are well funded
Design and preparation of fund-raising proposals and grants application
Webinar Meetings of active and potential funders, etc
Conduct research, policy analysis and advocacy on the thematic areas of the Foundation
Facilitate grants ‘kick off’ meetings
Developing a fundraising strategy for the organization
Conducting mapping of institutional donors and foundations (EU, UN, USAID, DFID, etc), highlighting common priorities
Investigating and spearheading new avenues for individual support and/or donations
Developing a donor management tool where reports and history of donors can be easily tracked


Organize events, conferences, workshops and seminars based on agreed outlook and scope.
Conceptualize MMF trainings and establish it firmly.
Ensure timely completion of training programmes according to work plan
Network with other organizations involving in both internal and external as identified
Organizing training programs for external vendors


Writing reports according to established schedule and requirements
Developing communication material (newsletters, annual reports, etc.) for distribution to donors and other stakeholders

Competencies required:

Analytical – synthesizes complex or diverse information, collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complete tasks, designs work flows and procedures
Design – Generates creative solutions, translates concepts and information into images, demonstrates attention to detail
Problem solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations
Technical Skills – Assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills, shares expertise with others
Teamwork balances team and individual responsibilities, exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views

Skills/Qualification Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree and Upper credit in Marketing, social development, public relations or any related discipline
Masters degree in a related course
Minimum of 7 years experience leading and spearheading a department with outstanding performance
Ability to manage and take initiative where and when required.
Proven track record of revenue generation in a non for profit organization
The ideal candidate should be outgoing, confident, persuasive communicators and have excellent writing skills.
Excellent financial analysis skills
Excellent presentation and writing skills
Good Proposal writing and research skills
Excellent Marketing Skills
Project Management Skills
*Female candidates will be appreciated for this application.



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