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Programs and Fund Raising Manager at HipCity Innovation Centre

Principal Responsibilities

  • Project management of donor funded projects
  • Undertake proper and realistic planning of project activities with little or no supervision
  • Provide management, guidance, and technical oversight on projects of the organization from start-up, implementation and close-out in line with quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices.
  • Deeper knowledge and understanding of the non-profit sector
  • Conduct research on fundraising opportunities.
  • Maintain and update database of donors nationally and internationally

Position Requirements / Qualifications

  • A University Degree or Higher National Diploma in Social Sciences / International Relations / International Development / Public Relations or other relevant topic (Master’s degree will be added advantage).
  • 1-2 years’ professional experience, with at least 1 year professional experience in a similar position
  • Clear understanding of global, national development issues context and operations.
  • Vast experience in team management and leadership

Skills & Experience – Essential:

  • Prior experience in NGOs
  • Previous experience in Project Management
  • Prior experience in proposal writing and NGOs funding mobilization and strategies
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and participatory approaches
  • Professionalism
  • Exceptional organization, time management and attention to details
  • Good writing skills
  • Able to work in an autonomous way and deliver within deadline
  • Fluent in English (any foreign or national language is an advantage).
  • Strong computer skills (word, Excel, Power point etc)
  • Available/ ready to travel in remote areas across Abuja and Nigeria if need be.
  • Excellent knowledge of HipCity’s thematic areas of work
  • Excellent communicator and negotiator with diplomacy skills.
  • Commitment to and understanding of HipCity core values
  • Team player, flexible, patient.
  • Proven gender awareness and sensitivity.
  • Experience of a wide range of fundraising channels and a proven success record of raising funds for a business or non-profit
  • Good knowledge of the principles of fundraising from private sector, Philanthropic individuals and foundations, donor grant, embassies and experience in soliciting funds from these sources.
  • Proven track record of ideating and preparation of ideas into fundable proposals following established guidelines
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
  • Impeccable organizational and project management skills with the knack to prioritize and multitask
  • Possess admirable diplomacy skills.
  • Social media and tech savvy and adept with tools for non-profit

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to the Executive Director, HipCity Innovation Centre via: [email protected] using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

Applications should include:

  • A cover letter stating your motivation for the role, requisite experience, summarize your suitability for the role in not more than 2 pages (job description above).
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (not more than 4 pages)
  • The names and contact details of two referees (family members of HipCity Hub staff are exempted from applying)


  • No calls/text/whatsapp messages should be made to HipCity Innovation Centre
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted (failure to adhere to guideline will attract outright disqualification).
  • HipCity Innovation Centre is an equal rights organization and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, belief, sex, religion, disability.
  • Women and youths are encouraged to apply.

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