VP Programs

Lagos, Lagos   |   Full time

VP Programs will be responsible for organizing and generating revenue from SLA offline programs, developing relationships with brands and identifying additional revenue streams for the company.

Specific responsibilities include:


  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Work closely with project sponsors, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverable's, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.
  • Secure event partnerships which involve research, conference calls, proposals and in-person meetings.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for official events and programs.

Project Management

  • Understanding how different projects interlink and overlap
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Liaising with the marketing and communications team to increase awareness of programs

Strategy Formulation

  • Developing and implementing strategies for the programs team, including developing a robust risk mitigation plan for different projects

Team Management

  • Manage the program team for optimal return-on-investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Communicating and coordinating event targets with the Marketing and Sales team

Budgeting and Financing

  • Managing budgets and reporting on fund allocation

Motherland Mogul Insider

  • Conduct customer development research to identify the skills and training our community is looking for and integrate that into our programs.
  • Develop content for the MMIinsider platform, Manage and engage with relevant content partners, set-up meetings, and drive short and long-term goals for the success of the platform.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has the ability to live and work in either Lagos, Nigeria 
  • Has 4+ years of proven experience in a programs lead role or managerial role
  • Has a thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods
  • Exhibits proficiency in budgeting and finance management 
  • Has exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Has recorded success working in a startup and had direct involvement with improving industry partnerships
  • Has the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Has exceptional communication skills, and demonstrated ability to build high-trust relationships
  • Has experience guiding cross-functional teams in a highly iterative, rapidly evolving agile environment.
  • Can work independently and is happy to join a virtual team
  • Has a can do attitude and is flexible enough to take on any task we throw at them
  • Is passionate, hungry and eager to build SLA into a world class institution
  • Has high professional and ethical standards i.e. understands that there’s no such thing as African time – you’re just late
  • Is comfortable taking and giving feedback
  • Has a good sense of humour – because we’ll be working hard so we better keep each other entertained
  • Is comfortable working in a startup environment where we’re making the rules up as we go along


  • Full time position

Hours of work:

  • 50 hours per week, usual working hours are from 9:00am - 6:00pm WAT.
  • There will be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role

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