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Job Opening at Penplusbytes for a Programmes Manager (Extractives)


Penplusbytes, a leader in new media and innovations; mining, oil and gas and the use of new digital technologies to promote good governance and democracy, is seeking a Programmes Manager to support roll out of projects under its Extractives program.

Position: Programme Manager (Extractives)

Job Aim: The Programmes Manager primarily leads the activities of the Extractives Team. The role will be responsible for overseeing the management of projects and leading in the production of a robust knowledge base in the Extractive Sector.


  • Maintain working relationship with key partners and provide skilled services to our community.
  • Develop a dynamic database of partners for identifying project and partnership opportunities
  • Organise and host national and regional events on extractives
  • Produce a body of research for publications about the sector.
  • Oversee the maintenance of online, mobile and social media assets.
  • Analyse and discuss the potential risks/benefits involved in using specified technology solutions to address project requirements.
  • Ensure Penplusbytes extractive sector work is highlighted in the media monthly.
  • Design and implement framework for measuring program impact and results.
  • Develop and distribute regular sector updates and insights.
  • Develop and implement strategies for social, online and mobile audience engagement.
  • Coordinate online forums and discussions on selected topics periodically.
  • Provide resource base and aid in business development/sustainability drives

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  2. Effective organizational and time management skills.
  3. Ability to be flexible and effectively manage priorities, multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  4. Ability to maintain organisational confidentiality which includes, but is not limited to, information about partnership deals, research findings and project ideas.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An MSc. in Economics OR an LLM is preferred. Relevant qualifications will be considered.
  • 2 years of working in similar roles.

To apply for this position, please send mail to by 22nd February, 2016.