JDPC Orlu is a non-governmental organization registered under the Corporative Affairs Commission of Nigeria. It is the development arm of the Catholic Church Commission.

We are recruiting to fill the position of Program manager in the CARITAS/4GATES OVC Project in Imo State: Justice Development Peace and Caritas Foundation Catholic Diocese of Orlu (Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project)

Position: Program Manager
Primary Function: Program Manager
LOC: 100%
Reports: Executive Director and State Program Lead.

The Project technical team headed by the PM who has full decision-making authority over all operational matters (with the authorization of the Executive Director) and will serve as CBO’s first line of contact for all implementation enquiries. The PM is a full-time position and serves as the chief accounting and technical officer ensuring overall strategic focus, management effectiveness, and financial probity in the project and oversee the implementation and evaluation of all activities supported by the project. The PM serves as the primary focal point for communication with Caritas Nigeria 4GATES OVC team, other Implementing Partners including state and Local Government partners. The PM will be advised by and report to the Executive Director of the CBO and serve as primary liaison to other key partners supporting VC response in the target State to ensure collaboration and sharing of best practices. The PM will directly supervise the key project team and ensure effective communications and reporting, both internally and externally. The key activities include strengthening the capacity of Local Government, Communities Structures, to increase access of Vulnerable Children and their families to comprehensive quality services and utilization in a sustainable manner.

The PM will also be responsible to ensure that all CVs provide appropriate PSS services to beneficiaries.

Job responsibility

 Work with the 4GATES OVC Program team to plan and oversee the implementation of OVC activities using collaborative quality improvement approach.
 Work with the Monitoring/Evaluation Officer (MEOs) to ensure project targets are met and documented appropriately.
 Ensure that better parenting skills are integrated into kid’s club and caregivers’ forum
 He/She will liaise closely with the Finance Officer (FCO) to ensure proper accountability for
project funds.
 She/he will also provide technical assistance and training as appropriate to partners to ensure
that high standards of program implementation are provided.
 The PM will be responsible for the management and coordination of the 4GATES sub-grant with
the CSO

 In collaboration with the CSO project team conduct and monitor on-going on-site technical assistance visits to partners, coordinate responses to CSO issues, collaboratively share issues and responses both in documents and in Program Review meetings.
 Ensure proper financial management, reporting and administration of the project by the CSOs.
 Provide on-going technical support and supervision for the various components of the Program.
 Monitor and regularly review with partner organizations the services provided to VC and their
 Strengthen collaboration and linkages between the SMWASD, LGAs and CSOs.
 Participate in partner’s meetings in the region of operation
 Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports of program activities carry out by implementing
CSOs and
 Update the 4GATES State technical team on the progress of implementation in OVC services.


 Degree in development studies, public health or social sciences; Social work, or Community Development studies or related field or equivalent degree in humanities.
 Minimum of two (2) years of experience related to vulnerable children programming in Nigeria.
 Knowledge of Quality improvement approaches is strongly desired.
 The preferred candidate must be well versed in OVC programming, associated OVC SOPs,
tools and quality related service standard within the context of the Nigerian response
 S/he should be knowledgeable on NOMIS M&E package and good understanding of
institutional capacity building, grant management, service delivery and proposal development.
 Excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience working with Civil Society
Organizations and other implementing partners.
 Good analytical skills
 Ability to work closely with CSO partners, government agencies and commitment to network
 Appreciable M&E experience will be an add advantage.
 Computer proficiency, particularly in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook;
 Good interpersonal skills including ability to work with multiple stakeholders successfully and to create linkages between organizations, communities and Government Agencies.

Note: Applicants are to submit electronic copies of their CV and cover letter to all under listed e- mails:


Application closes 4pm Wednesday, 27th April, 2022.

All shortlisted candidates should be available for interview at Orlu on 29th April, 2022.

Signed: JDPC Director


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