Adam Smith International (ASI)

Senior Programme Manager

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Adam Smith International (ASI) is recruiting for Full time Senior Programme Manager

Job Description

Adam Smith International are an award-winning professional services business that delivers real impact, value and lasting change through projects supporting economic growth and government reform internationally. Our reputation as a global leader has been built on the positive results our projects have achieved in many of the world’s most challenging environments.

Adam Smith International has a strong corporate presence globally, with 146 current projects across 49 countries and over 1,000 staff and associates. Headquartered in London, our regional headquarters are based in Africa (Nairobi, Abuja, and Pretoria), Asia Pacific (Sydney) and South Asia (Delhi), with numerous registered offices across Africa and Asia.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager

Tracking Code: 1117-112 
Location: Kano
Department: Private Sector Development 
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular 

Job Description

  • DFID’s LINKS – Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria is a successor programme to the Growth and Employment in States (GEMS) programme including GEMS3 which was successfully implemented by Adam Smith International.
  • Focusing on spatial economic growth in Kano, Kaduna and Jigawa, LINKS will aim to raise the incomes of at least 3 million people with specific targets for women and people living disability through new jobs, farming incomes, and self-employment opportunities.
  • The programmme, set to begin in late 2018/early 2019, will focus on three main pillars – Investment, Innovation and Enabling Business Environment, with Agriculture, Renewable Energy, ICT, Affordable housing and Solid Waste Management as target sectors.


Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements


  • 10 years’ experience of programme, financial and operational management, of which 3 years on DFID programmes.
  • Significant line management experience, and programme management experience for large teams.
  • Experience in procurement also desirable
  • Experience within complex programmes of over £30 million contact value.
  • Significant Africa experience with a strong preference for Nigerian contextual experience
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Experience managing projects with emphasis on marginalised groups (women, young people, people with disabilities) strongly desirable

Application Closing Date 
21st September, 2018. 

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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