Program Coordinator Associate (Remote) at Candlelight Foundation for children with Special Needs

  • Hybrid
  • Remote

Website Candlelight Foundation for children with Special Needs

Candlelight Foundation for Children with Special Needs is a non-profit organization that is passionately committed to empowering children with special needs, such as Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD. The foundation provides support, resources, and opportunities for these children to thrive. As the organization seeks to extend its reach, it is actively looking for a dedicated Program Associate who is a resident of Lagos, even though the role is hybrid/remote, to join its team.

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Coordinator Associate

Location: Remote
Employment Type: Hybrid


Program Coordinator Associate (Remote) at Candlelight Foundation for children with Special Needs



Job Description

  • We require the services of Program Associate in our organisation. This position at Candlelight Foundation for Children with Special Needs is an exceptional opportunity to make a significant contribution to the empowerment and support of children with special needs, making a meaningful difference in their lives and the community of Lagos.
  • The Program Associate at Candlelight Foundation for Children with Special Needs will play a vital role in the planning, organization, and implementation of various programs and initiatives.
  • This role requires collaboration with the team, partners, and the community to develop and manage programs that resonate with the foundation’s mission and effectively serve the community’s needs.
  • The position includes responsibilities such as fund generation, grant writing, fostering strategic partnerships, and onboarding therapists, all while ensuring the organization operates smoothly under the Directors’ leadership.


  • Design and implement programs that support the foundation’s mission and cater to children with Autism, Dyslexia, and ADHD.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including educators, therapists, parents, and volunteers, to ensure impactful program delivery.
  • Promote the foundation’s programs events, and initiatives in collaboration with the team.
  • Evaluate and enhance program effectiveness for continuous improvement.
  • Manage program budgets and ensure efficient resource allocation.
  • Maintain detailed records and reports of program activities.
  • Lead community engagement through various events and workshops.
  • Stay abreast of the latest research and practices in the field.
  • Generate funds by writing proposals, applying for grants, and nurturing donor relationships.
  • Build partnerships with hospitals, schools, and specialists to expand program reach and impact.
  • Recruit and manage therapists and other professionals to support the programs.
  • Ensure smooth operations of the organization as directed by the Directors.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Project Management, or a related field.
  • Experience in a similar role, preferably in the non-profit sector or within the special needs community.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Knowledge of Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, and a commitment to ongoing education in these areas.
  • A compassionate and empathetic nature, with a drive to make a positive impact on the lives of children with special needs.
  • Must be a resident of Lagos, as this is a hybrid/remote role with both on-site and remote work components.


Application Closing Date
18th April, 2024.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Resume, Portfolio, and any relevant references to: admin@candlelightspecialneeds.org using the Job Title as the  subject of the email.



  • Candlelight Foundation for Children with Special Needs is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create an inclusive and supportive work environment for all employees.
  • We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration.

To apply for this job email your details to admin@candlelightspecialneeds.org

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