Current Recruitment in an Innovation Center for Empowerment

Willers Solutions Limited – Our client, an innovation center for empowerment is recruiting suitably qualified candidate to fill the position below:


Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Akure, Ondo with occasional travel to Lagos


  • Take leadership for the team and affairs of the Hub
  • Create and/or implement mentoring program for resident entrepreneurs.
  • Assist in identifying topics and instructors to deliver workshops, boot camps, and a variety of related events
  • Induct new entrepreneurs; create Incubation plans and implement them, assist in writing business plans, keep track of the Incubation process; help the start-ups prepare proposals for getting funding, etc.
  • Track key company metrics annually and collect testimonials, photographs and/or video for purposes of raising funds for the Program.
  • Establish linkage for client funding opportunities via venture capital/equity firms and angel networks;


  • B.A/B.S or MA/MS in a relevant Technology or Business discipline.
  • Previous experience of managing and setting directions for Innovation Hubs with working Experience in a Youth Empowerment Non-Governmental Organization is a MUST.
  • Minimum of 7 years of work experience
  • Passionate about growing start-up ecosystem in Nigeria.
  • Evidence of strong organizational, networking and communication skills
  • Ability to operate as a business professional and an effective educator, and show evidence of a willingness to fulfill both roles.
  • Must be resident in Akure
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Relevant professional qualification will be an advantage.

Salary Range

  • N120,00 – N150,000/monthly plus bonus.

Job Title: Programs Manager

Location: Akure with occasional travel to Lagos

Job Descriptions

  • Ensure all works carried out is done within the strict guidelines of Health and Safety Practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring technical staff is properly motivated and meet all their job requirements.
  • Oversee procurement and cost evaluation of materials needed.
  • Planning and producing weekly rosters, schedules, routine PPM schedules, reactive task and planned corrective schedules.
  • The daily briefing on basic etiquettes, do’s & don’ts, cleanliness & hygiene for technicians & housekeeping staff.
  • Planning and coordinating all installations and refurbishments. Also overseeing building projects and renovations.
  • Present a yearly budget for management approval and prudently manage resources within those budget guidelines according to company policy and within ethical corporate governance guidelines
  • Ensuring that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards

Qualification and Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Administration or relevant field
  • A minimum of 3 -5 years proven experience in administration/facility function well-versed in operations and facilities management best practices and working experience in a youth empowering non-governmental organization is a must
  • Must be resident in Akure.
  • Excellent verbal and report writing communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • Relevant professional qualification will be an advantage.



Job Title: Lead Products Partnership Sustainability Personnel

Location: Akure, Ondo with occasional travel to Lagos.


  • Developing partner networks and strategic partnerships in Ondo State, Nigeria and overseas.
  • Develop and Implement a partnership strategy with stakeholders to increase the reach and impact of our ongoing effort to align our mission with prospective partners.
  • Coordinating the management of ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those relationships to greater collective impact.
  • Conceptualizing new strategic initiatives that build around or benefit from corporate, foundation, government, bilateral organizations or other partnerships.
  • Driving a relationship management program to support partners and Government agencies.
  • Development and management of events in support of our strategic initiatives.
  • Collaboration with cross-functional teams to structure and execute business initiatives, lead analysis ,develop and communicate final recommendations for growing partner relationships.
  • Developing systems and procedures in support of the identification, engagement and development of strategic partnerships.
  • Project and promote initiatives to new audiences and partners.
  • Developing and managing reporting and financial tracking of strategic partnership activities.
  • Developing and managing partner agreements.
  • Developing and managing information collection networks.
  • Identify trends, competition and funding sources.
  • Identifying and prioritizing areas for institutional sustainability efforts and recommending strategies for proactively addressing relevant sustainability issues.

Job Requirements

  • BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field with a minimum of 3 -5 years proven experience in a similar role
  • Well-versed in operating at a management level
  • Excellent verbal and report writing communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • Relevant professional qualification will be an advantage
  • Must be based in Ondo state or willing to relocate.

Salary Range
N100,000/Monthly plus bonus.

Deadline: 25th July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV “MS WORD format” to: using “Programs Manager” as the mail subject of the email.

Only qualified candidates with working experience in a Youth Empowering Non-governmental Organization would be shortlisted.

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