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[Job Vacancy] Senior Programs Executive at Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation

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Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation is a grant making nonprofit organization established in 2016 to support local, national and regional non-profit organizations working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Senior Programs Executive

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

The Senior Program Executive is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all HEEL (Health; Entrepreneurship; Environment; Leadership) Programs in line with ACT’s Strategic Objective.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the development of the Foundation’s HEEL Programs strategy in line with ACT’s overall corporate strategy.
Ensure the development and presentation of HEEL focused concepts papers, Program plans and Program specific information for approval by the Director, Grants and Programs.
Carry out detailed needs assessment of target audiences within ACT’s HEEL Programs.
Champion the implementation of all HEEL Programs.
Champion the sourcing and selection of capable partners for all HEEL Programs
Develop HEEL Program/project specific partner selection and evaluation criteria.
Liaise with the Director, Grants and Programs to prepare Request for Proposal (RFPs) and design response specification documents for HEEL projects.
Liaise with legal unit to prepare required contract agreements for select implementing partners.
Evaluate and recommend successful HEEL partners to the CEO based on pre-defined selection and evaluation criteria.
Work collaboratively with implementing partners to develop and agree detailed project work and activity and feedback/reporting formats and requirements.
Forward detailed project work plans, activity plans and feedback/reporting requirements to Team Lead, MERL.
Coordinate progress meetings with project teams, identify constraints/issues and potential delays and develop recovery plans as required.
Liaise with Corporate Communications to identify and implement internal and external communication needs of ongoing education Programs as required.
Conduct periodic project impact analysis and develop project/Program impact assessment reports.
Proactively monitor developments in HEEL focused donor agencies, NGOs and the development communities to identify potential funding/technical partners and other opportunities for engagement.
Provide input into the periodic review of the Foundation’s overall processes to ensure continuous relevance and alignment with leading practices in Corporate Social Responsibility.
Monitor budgetary performance of ongoing HEEL projects.
Liaise with Head of finance to coordinate project financial management, i.e. management of petty cash, record keeping and financial reporting.
Verify milestone achievements of project implementing partners with the Team Lead, MERL and recommend agreed disbursements to Head of finance.


First Degree in any discipline from an accredited institution.
Eight (8) years project management experience with at least five (5) years designing and implementing Programs at a managerial level within a Development Aid Agency or a Non-Profit Organisation.
Project Management Certification required.
Ability to think strategically, holistically and appreciate the systemic impact of various policies, issues and solution.
Ability to write proposals, terms of reference and reports.
Strong knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation standards and requirements.
Strong resource planning and utilization skills
Ability to prioritise and multi-task effectively
Strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present complex issues in an accessible style, verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships and alliances with related HEEL stakeholders
Strong proficiency in the use of Microsoft office productivity tools particularly PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Project.
Excellent understanding of HEEL related issues locally and globally.
Strong ability to apply an understanding of the local context to themes of international relevance in global HEEL issues
Ability to project manage complex Programs and workload, set priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail
Strong leadership and people management skills


Business Awareness
Managerial effectiveness
Operational effectiveness
Strategic perspective.


How to ApplyInterested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the email