No.3 Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, P.O. Box 16181, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Phone: +234-903-294-3342   Email:

December 11, 2019


The Institute for Media and Society (IMS) is an independent, non-governmental organization based in Nigeria. It aims to help build and improve the communication capacity and environment of the media, civil society and government institutions to facilitate improved participation in democracy and development in Nigeria.

The Institute intends to recruit a Programme Manager for its Democracy and Governance Programme.

Position Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Length of contract: Two (2) years

      Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the design of the projects
  2. Coordinate the implementation of the project activities
  • Supervise Programme Team members
  1. Report programme implementation to project management
  2. Serve as focal point for programme-related issues.


  1. Familiarity with institutions and developments in the Nigerian media industry
  2. Familiarity with research and capacity building practices in the Nigerian media environment
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills
  1. Strong digital communication skills
  2. Ability to coordinate teams effectively
  3. Ability to plan, organise and report on work


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication or in related fields
  • A higher degree will be an advantage


  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in journalism practice or research or training and related work on democratic governance.
  • Experience on working on projects with media, civil society, government institutions and other stakeholders.
  • Good track record in implementation of media-related development work

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both spoken and written English
  • Skill in any Nigerian (indigenous) language will be an asset.


Method of Application

Interested persons should submit their CVs with a Cover Letter to: The Manager, Finance and Administration (Institute for Media and Society): on or before close of business on Tuesday, December 31 2019. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview after review of applications.