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  • Posted: Jun 1, 2023
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    The African Management Initiative (AMI) is a Pan-African social enterprise that empowers African managers and entrepreneurs through practical and accessible learning and development tools. AMI combines a cutting-edge web and mobile learning platform with content from Africa's most prestigious business schools and an innovative peer accountability system ...
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    Senior Programme Manager

    Job Description

    • AMI is looking for a Senior Programme Manager to oversee the end to end quality project delivery of AMI partner programmes. This is a chance for an outstanding entrepreneurial leader to be part of Africa’s transformation, and to help shape, build and scale one of its most innovative social businesses.
    • The Senior Programme Manager will be a part of the Client Success team to implement partner-based programmes under the AMI Impact unit. You will be a key player in a dynamic, global team focused obsessively on results.This is a chance for someone with a passion for learning, leadership, and business growth to be part of Africa’s transformation
    • The individual must be a driven, organized, detail-oriented leader with great people and project-management skills and ability to manage complex programmes.


    • Managing stakeholders in multiple AMI partner programmes, including customized/ more complex programmes, ensuring that programme deliverables are met within stringent timelines, client expectations are managed, while identifying stakeholder pain points, risks and proactively resolving them.
    • Evaluating core learning outcomes and metrics within partner programmes, support the adaptation of design and delivery and ensure programme impact is realized.
    • Arranging and leading regular internal project team meetings with internal stakeholders as a space to track key deliverables, problem-solve, address bottlenecks and update internal stakeholders on progress.
    • Execute on agreed best practices for AMI client project management - including documented project plans, clear agendas for client and internal meetings, leading client kick offs including clarifying and documenting scope, high quality, insightful and accurate reporting in agreed templates, and strong management of client relationships.
    • Supporting the Learner Success team by co-facilitating programme kick off sessions and being present for graduations.
    • Developing and managing detailed project plans and monitoring the project scope throughout the life of the programme.
    • Managing the budget after the internal kick-off by tracking and identifying shortfalls ahead of time, tracking the time element of the budget through time writing on AMI’s ERP system, managing external expenses such as facilitators, marketing, logistics for in person events etc., and liaising with Accounting once an invoice is ready for you to send to the client. (It's acknowledged that all this would dependent on the timewriting set up on ERP and the budget read outs)
    • Collaborating with AMI’s Impact team in capturing project outcomes, impact, lessons learned and regularly updating internal and external programme stakeholders.
    • Manage all programme documentation, ensuring that programme data is organized, formatted and stored in an orderly manner.
    • Maintaining accurate programme data, analyzing programme data and feedback to ensure core programme metrics and targets are being met 
    • Managing all client reporting requirements by creating and developing the reports, ensuring that the internal project team i.e; the Partnerships Manager, Learner Success Manager (s), and the Impact Manager, have reviewed the reports and shared their feedback if any, before submitting the reports to the client.
    • Share learnings and insights during the Client Success collaboration sessions to inform future best team practices.

    Qualifications & Experience

    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in business consulting, company training, enterprise development or management education (essential)
    • Proven programme management skills and experience (essential) especially with grant-funded programmes
    • Experience working in entrepreneurial or high-growth environment (essential)
    • Postgraduate degree or equivalent experience
    • Facilitation experience (preferred)

    Skills & Attributes

    • Excellent communication and organizational skills
    • Extensive project management experience
    • Strong report-writing skills
    • Ability to understand AMI’s participants and implement learning experiences that enable the learner to achieve the desired learning outcome in a human centered and goal-oriented way
    • Excellent analytical and negotiation skills
    • A commitment to AMI’s values of excellence, innovation and accountability
    • Self-motivated, and able to take full ownership of own deliverables
    • Solid time management skills ie. able to manage competing priorities and outputs
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Willing to learn and collaborate with peers and internal stakeholders at AMI
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
    • Absolutely rock-solid integrity   

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