[Vacancy]: Senior Programs Associate Needed at The IREDE Foundation

Job Description

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Location: Lagos
  • Job Field: Community and Social Services


  • Conduct research to uncover funding opportunities from diverse sources, including local and international government agencies and corporations.
  • Develop meticulously crafted grant proposals of exceptional quality, ensuring strict adherence to donor guidelines and alignment with organizational priorities.
  • Provide dynamic and strategic leadership to the programs team in all aspects of program design, development, planning, budgeting, and implementation while adhering to organizational policies and resources.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, community leaders, and donors, to advance program objectives.
  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive program strategies, aligning with organizational goals and priorities.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to develop long-term strategic plans, ensuring alignment with organizational vision and objectives.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field such as social sciences, international development, education, or public administration. Additional certifications or training in program management, fundraising, or related areas would be an advantage.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated leadership experience in non-profit organizations program management roles and a proven track record of successfully leading teams and implementing programs that drive impactful change.
  • Expertise in grant writing and fundraising, with a proven track record of securing funding from several sources including government agencies, foundations, and corporate donors.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, capable of inspiring teams, providing mentorship, and fostering a collaborative work culture.
  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain strong relationships with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, community organizations, donors, and champions.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify trends, and develop innovative solutions.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, demonstrating adaptability, flexibility, and resilience in the face of challenges.

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