Program Management Office Lead Job in Nigeria

 Sahel Consulting Agriculture and Nutrition Limited (Sahel) is a leading management consulting firm focused on the agricultural and nutrition sectors in Africa. We partner with government agencies, private sector companies and leading international development organizations to conduct research, analyze policies, develop strategies, and implement programs that promote sustainable food security and improved nutrition. We have worked on a variety of projects across West Africa, including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Management Office Lead

Location: Abuja (FCT) 

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Summary

  • The PMO will be staffed with highly qualified personnel from diverse backgrounds, including government, private industry, and consulting. These individuals will possess strong analytical skills to transform ideas into actionable business cases, as well as expertise in project and performance management.
  • They will also have specialized knowledge in key agricultural areas and the ability to drive transformational change.
  • The PMO Lead is responsible for overseeing the Project Management Office, ensuring the successful planning, execution, and completion of project plans on time, within budget, and with high quality. This role involves coordinating various project initiatives, developing performance assessments, handling reporting, contracting, budgeting, and acting as a liaison between the PMO and project initiatives.

Key Responsibilities
Project Planning and Execution:

  • Coordinate the planning and execution of project plans to ensure timely, budget-conscious, and high-quality completion.
  • Oversee the activities of the Project Management Office and each project initiative, ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

Performance Assessment:

  • Develop and assess project performance using appropriate systems, tools, and methodologies.
  • Monitor project progress and implement necessary adjustments to ensure successful outcomes.

Reporting, Contracting, and Budgeting:

  • Manage all aspects of reporting, contracting, and budgeting for each project initiative.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of project status, financials, and other key metrics to stakeholders.

Liaison Role:

  • Act as a liaison between the PMO and the identified project initiatives.
  • Facilitate effective communication and collaboration between project teams and the PMO, ensuring alignment and addressing any issues that arise.


  • MBA or a Master’s Degree in a related field, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 12 years of experience in project management, with at least 5 years in a leadership role within a PMO.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong knowledge of project management methodologies and tools.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams, manage conflict, and ensure high performance.
  • Proficient in project management software (e.g., Microsoft Project, JIRA, Asana).
  • Familiarity with budgeting.
  • Leadership and Team Management
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Financial Acumen and Budget Management
  • Performance Monitoring and Improvement
  • Effective Communication and Collaboration

Application Closing Date
30th June, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:  
Click here to apply online