Programme Coordinator – Nigeria at Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)

Job Title: Programme Coordinator – Nigeria | Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD)

Location: Abuja
Department: Programmes
Experience: Administration
Contract length: October 2020 -31 March 2021
Start Date: Immediate – Applications accepted from candidates with a maximum of 1 weeks’ notice.
Contract Type: Full-time Fixed Term Contract for Service

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is the UK public body dedicated to supporting democracy around the world. Operating directly in over 40 countries, WFD works with parliaments, political parties, and civil society groups as well as on elections to help make countries’ political systems fairer and more inclusive, accountable and transparent.


  • This is an exciting time to be joining WFD, we are now looking to recruit an experienced Programme Coordinator to support the development of a new programme based in Abuja, Nigeria.
  • The Programme Coordinator (PC) will play an active role in developing WFD’s programme and operations in Nigeria.
  • A key task of the PC will be to identify relevant activities that will become part of the programmes implemented by WFD and to co-ordinate activities with other organisations. The PC will provide administrative and logistical support in organising various events and meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • They will also be required to prepare and disseminate project documentation, assist in the preparation of the narrative and financial reports, finance and administration, collecting monitoring and evaluation data and communicating project successes and achievements

The Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP)

  • The Commonwealth Equality Project (CEP) is a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded Commonwealth-wide programme focussed on expanding the participation of women, girls and LGBT+ persons in political and societal decision-making processes. The programme will operate in 13 countries across the Caribbean, Pacific, Africa and Africa and will be implemented over a six-month period. The programme will be delivered in close partnership with Kaleidoscope Trust, a non-profit LGBT+ rights organisation.
  • The Nigerian programme will focus on exploring and strengthening gender equality, inclusion and rights of marginalised groups. WFD will work with parliamentarians and officials, independent institutions, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.  Gender equality, human rights, inclusivity and support for thematic areas wherever appropriate are integrated in the work we do.

The core skills and experience we are looking for are;

  • Extensive project management, administration, evaluation, monitoring experience
  • Financial and budget management experience – competent using Excel and producing financial reports
  • Knowledge of the local parliamentary system, political background and the challenges of democracy in the country.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Proven experience producing and presenting proposals and reports
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and one or two local languages
  • Credibility and confidence in communication and networking
  • Degree level in a relevant discipline
  • Ability and confidence to multi-task in an international environment

WFD’s Competency and Skills Framework:

  • WFD’s competency and skills framework describe the behaviours required for each position. This position provides a support function within the organisation, candidates applying for this position will be assessed at interview against the competencies relevant for a Support Level position.

£1,200 Per Calendar Month

Application Closing Date
4th October, 2020.

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

Note: This role is Subject to Funding.