Country Programme Manager is needed to work in Abuja, Nigeria

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CBM Global

Our Vision: an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

Our Mission: fighting to end the cycle of poverty and disability.

Our Values :

 We champion inclusion
 We strive for justice
 We pursue excellence
 We embrace partnership
 We live with integrity

While the world has been making progress in tackling poverty, people with disabilities are being left behind. CBM Global works alongside people with disabilities in the world’s poorest places to fight poverty and exclusion and transform lives. Driven by Christian values, we seek out and work with the most marginalised in society, irrespective of race, gender or religion, recognising the equal worth of every individual.

Drawing on over 100 years’ experience and world-leading expertise in disability-inclusive community development and humanitarian action, inclusive eye health and community mental health, CBM Global works with partners to break the cycle of poverty and disability and build inclusive communities. Our programmes across Africa, Asia and Latin America are developed and delivered with local partner organisations to ensure long-term transformation and accountability in communities we serve. We’re deeply committed to the principle of “nothing about us without us”, and we therefore work closely with and support organisations of people with disabilities.

CBM Global is made up of CBM Australia, CBM Ireland, CBM Kenya, CBM New Zealand, CBM Switzerland, and CBM UK with programmes worldwide and Country Offices in Philippines, Bangladesh, Laos, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Madagascar and Bolivia. CBM Global works in over 20 countries, maximising our impact through long-term, authentic partnership and a coordinated mix of inclusive community-based programmes, local to global advocacy and delivering inclusion advice to other organisations.

We draw on learning and evidence from our community work to inform our advocacy hand-in-hand with the Disability Movement at local, national and international levels, including with the UN, to achieve systemic change for people with disabilities. We advise governments, UN bodies and other organisations on how to ensure inclusion in their own organisations, policies and programmes to further amplify our impact.

The Role

Country Programme Manager

Permanent contract/Full-Time

Reports to:

The Country Programme

Manager will report to the Country Director

Job Overview

The Country Programme Manager is responsible and accountable for the programme components of CBM Global’s Country Plan. As the leader of the Programme team in country, this is a central and strategic role. Success requires working in close collaboration with partners, Technical and Member Teams to develop, win support for and ensure effective delivery of a growing portfolio of programme work, across all three vehicles of change detailed in the organisation’s programmatic strategy. S/he will ensure high standards, in line with our Programme Quality Framework and the development and maintenance of effective and authentic partnerships in line with our Approach to Partnership. S/he will establish strong capacity in all aspects of the project cycle: project design, proposal development, effective project implementation, monitoring, evaluation and learning within CBM Global’s Country Office and partners.


Based: We welcome applications from those who live and have the right to work in Abuja, Nigeria


Hours: Permanent, full-time

Salary range : The salary offered will be competitive, dependent on skills and experience. We offer a local contract

Responsibilities and Duties

 As a member of the Country Programme Senior Management Team, support the Country Director with the overall leadership of the Country Programme.
 Provide programmatic leadership in the development and implementation of the Country Plan.

 Lead the Programmes team within the country Team. Clearly articulate a compelling vision and direction for the team. Inspire and direct the team towards achieving this vision. Build team performance through management, coaching and mentoring.
 Build and maintain authentic partnerships with stakeholders, in particular with the disability movement, ensuring our work reflects and is responsive to the needs of people with disabilities. Foster a model and approach to partnership that aligns with and supports our partnership principles.
 Working with partners, Technical and Member Teams, lead the development of a coherent and balanced portfolio of programme work, across all vehicles of change detailed in CBM Global’s programmatic strategy. Champion an approach that embraces CBM Global’s operating model; programme quality framework; and partnership with the disability movement.
 Identify funding opportunities for CBM Global’s work. Actively support fundraising and cost recovery and raise funds from in-country sources.
 Work with and support partners to ensure effective and timely delivery of projects in line with required standards, objectives, activity plans, budgets and compliance requirements. Ensure project reporting requirements are met in line with CBM Global and donor requirements, standards and timelines.
 Foster a culture of learning and accountability by promoting the inclusion of good monitoring, evaluation, feedback and learning practices within projects. Support learning dissemination, and documentation of good practice cases.
 Support the Finance Manager to ensure that programme and financial aspects of project design, budgeting and implementation go together.

 Monitor in-country calls for proposals from institutional donors and support the Country Director in building focused relationships with representatives of such donors and other NGOs with whom CBM Global can collaborate.
 Advocate, champion and model disability inclusion to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.
 Ensure that all children and adults who come into contact with CBM Global’s programmes, are safeguarded to the greatest extent possible. Comply with all aspects of the CBM Global Safeguarding policy and associated standards and procedures.
Safeguarding Responsibilities


Understands what safeguarding means for the teams / departments they manage and the work they do. Understands power imbalances and ways in which team/organisational culture may be reinforcing negative stereotypes and biases, and the impact of these dynamics on the vulnerable and marginalised.


Leads teams to develop the necessary skills and expertise to undertake their roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Explicitly and visibly challenges power imbalances, inequalities, gender bias and discrimination in organisational systems and processes. Leads on organisational change within their teams to embed safeguarding in their work and processes. Develops indicators and frameworks for measuring how well teams are delivering on roles and responsibilities for safeguarding. Creates organisational mechanisms which strengthen accountability to communities, Members, and donors on safeguarding.


Holds teams accountable for delivering on safeguarding standards. Articulates and promotes the strategic importance of safeguarding in all aspects of the organisation’s work. Demonstrates leadership in ensuring that staff, programmes, and operations are safe for all programme participants, staff, and volunteers.

Key outcomes expected from this role

 A coherent, balanced and growing portfolio of programmes, aligned to the country plan and organisation programmatic strategy that is developed and delivered to an exemplary standard, achieving agreed outcomes and impact.
 A high performing, well organised and agile programmes team with a culture that reflects CBM Global’s values and champions the foundation principles detailed in the Operating Model.
 Authentic and effective partnerships, developed and maintained in line with CBM Global’s approach to partnership.
 Compliance with CBM Global procedures and standards relating to project design, implementation, monitoring, reporting, evaluation and learning. 
 CBM Global and its work with partners is recognised as a driving force for promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in their communities and in all aspects of society.

Person Specification

All of the following requirements are essential, unless marked with a

 when they are desirable.
CBM Global welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and people with lived experience of disability.


 Professional experience in a national or international NGO with a minimum of 3 years at senior level, with a track record in successfully developing and delivering an overall programmatic strategy – with an appropriate portfolio of projects/programmes and partnerships.
 Proven experience successfully leading and managing a programmes team and of ensuring good collaboration and coordination between the programmes team and other teams within the organisation (e.g. Finance team)
 Experience and a track record in developing and managing large scale inclusive development and/or humanitarian programmes in collaboration with national partners, including consortium led projects.
 Experience and a track record of identifying fundraising opportunities; successfully securing grants from donor organisations and of building productive relationships with donors.
 Thorough understanding and proven experience in results-based management and project cycle management, including project assessment and design; all aspects of poroject planning; logframes, monitoring and evaluation; budgeting and programme finance management.
 Demonstrated experience in managing internal and external relationships and partnerships particularly with national / local governments.
 Experience in working with various government/bi-lateral/major institutional donors.
 Strong experience in all aspects of programmes related compliance and procedures and of achieving high operational standards across the team and with partners.

Skills/competencies/personal qualities

 Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and employee coaching skills.
 Strong planning and organisation skills with a methodical and structured approach
 Excellent project management skills, with a strong ability to organise and coordinate the timely delivery of complex tasks and projects.
 Attention to detail, strong completer finisher, diligent, persistent with a can-do, positive attitude.
 Skilled in building collaborative relationships with partners and stakeholders, internal and external.

 A self-starter. Proactive, resourceful and entrepreneurial.
 Ability to demonstrate focus and decisiveness.
 Passionate about effecting change at a global level for and alongside people with disabilities and their communities, with a deep commitment to the vision of CBM Global and sympathetic to our Christian values.
 English (professional proficiency), and local language (professional proficiency as relevant).

 Lived experience of disability and knowledge of disability issues an advantage.


 Relevant university degree in social sciences, international development or related field, or equivalent experience.

Employee Benefits

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

CBM Global is an equal opportunities employer , committed to ensuring all applications are treated fairly.

All applications are subject to our shortlisting process; if you are shortlisted we will contact you and invite you to attend an online interview. You will also be advised at this point if there will be any skills tasks to complete as part of the recruitment process.

Diversity Policy Statement

Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration and respect. CBM Global is committed to achieving a truly inclusive environment for all, by developing better working relationships that release the full potential, creativity and productivity of each individual. CBM Global aims to ensure that all staff, volunteers, donors, partners, contractors, and the general public are treated fairly. This will be regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity, or national origin), disability, medical status, age, religion or belief, political opinion, social or economic status, or ex-offender status.

Employment Checks

CBM Global is committed to the safety and best interest of all children and vulnerable adults accessing CBM Global supported services and programmes. Relevant background checks including working with children, police and reference checks will be completed prior to the preferred candidate’s employment being confirmed.

All applicants must have the right to work in the relevant country. All offers of employment are made subject to the following criteria: Proof of eligibility and satisfactory employment screening, and three references satisfactory to CBM Global.

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