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A foremost non-governmental organization in northern Nigeria has been established to promote leadership and good governance for the human and economic development of northen Nigeria. The Foundation is a hybrid grant-making and operational, not-for-profit and non-governmental organization, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. Its main office is in Kaduna.

The organisation seeks to recruit a suitably qualified candidate to be part of the management team of the organization in the position below:

Job Title: Director of Administration and Finance

Location: Northern Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Managing Director (MD) who is the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the MD and Director of Research and Programmes to realize the mission and vision of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director to develop and monitor the financial budget and strategy of the Foundation.
  • Coordinating daily operational functions, developing, managing and monitoring budgets,, investing assets, improving business efficiency, requesting audits, and analysing financial data.
  • Will develop, manage, and monitor annual budgets.
  • Ensure financial integrity and accountability and maintain internal control.
  • Ensure that all financial transactions comply with the highest professional standard.
  • Undertake in-depth financial analysis and optimally invest the assets of the Foundation for liquidity, returns, and safety.
  • Guide the Managing Director, the Advisory Committee and the Board of Trustees on strategic business directions by conducting financial planning, analysis, forecasting, developing scenarios to inform decision making, and advising on key economic trends, and options.
  • Generate regular accounts for the Management, Advisory Committee and Board of Trustees Oversee human resources management.
  • Coordinate the payroll, benefits, insurance, and liabilities.
  • Provides expertise, guidance, and oversight in the areas of IT and Human Resources to ensure that those functions are operating and being carried out efficiently and cost-effectively
  • Ensure timeous update and implementation of financial, investment, and human resources procedures and policies.
  • In the absence of the MD, the person could, at the instance of the MD/CEO deputize and represent the Foundation at the senior levels of government, with stakeholders and at global gatherings.
  • Ensure annual audit
  • Any other duties as assigned by the MD/CEO.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second Class (Lower) or an HND with Credit in Accountancy, Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or Economics. A Master’s Degree is an advantage.
  • Must be a certified professional member of either the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), (Chartered), or the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
  • Must have at least eight (8) years of professional experience in accountancy or investment.
  • Must have held a senior position in accounting responsibility in a well-organised public or private sector.
  • Have experience at a senior level in human resource management, budgeting, financial planning, investment, and treasury management.
  • Must be current in procurement due process.
  • Have a strong ethics and integrity standard.
  • Very knowledgeable of various accounting systems, investment and auditing software including for not-for- profit organizations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills (working with youths, the elderly, public servants, security agencies, and religious and traditional institutions) and a proven ability to function as part of a team, as characterized by successful experience as a team leader, supervisor, colleague, and manager.
  • Must be self-confident, have strong diplomatic skills and a collegial approach to work, and demonstrate high professional standards and good judgment.

Tenure

  • This position is tenured for four years in the first instance and renewable for another final four years subject to performance and discretion of the Board of Trustees.

 

Job Title: Director of Programmes and Research

Location: Northern Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Director of Programmes and Research reports to the Managing Director who is the Chief Executive Officer and works closely with the MD and the Director of Administration and Finance to realize the mission and vision of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Design, development, and implementation of Foundation strategies; ensure progress toward strategy goals.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of work to ensure the Foundations goals are met.
  • Securing funding, programme development and administration, undertaking, and overseeing research. Provide intellectual content and direction in the organization
  • Build and strengthen the research and programme teams.
  • Undertake and or oversee high quality research and publications relevant to the programmes’ focus of the Foundation
  • Work with the MD to vigorously pursue fund raising
  • Develop and manage partnerships with research institutions and funding agencies
  • Engage, commission and oversee authors for the Foundation’s publications
  • Institute evaluation and learning for all programmes and projects
  • Ensure the implementation of all projects and programmes
  • In the absence of the MD, the person could, at the instance of the MD/CEO deputize and represent the Foundation at the senior levels of government, with stakeholders and at global gatherings.
  • Liaise with government officials, private sector, and civil society.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the MD/CEO.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

  • Must possess a minimum of Master’s Degree in any of the Humanities, Social Sciences. A Ph.D is an advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of seven (7 years) post qualification working experience in the field of research, programming and nongovernmental organisations
  • Experienced in cross disciplinary research initiatives and collaboration.
  • Have a track record of publications in reputable journals and other forms of publications.
  • Must have a demonstrated capacity for conceptualising programmes, programme management, monitoring and evaluation, and fund raising.
  • Must be skilled in written and oral communication in the English Language.
  • Must have a strong capacity for networking with people from all walks of life, the NGO world as well as governmental agencies in pursuance of common objectives of service to humanity Well-developed understanding of the priorities, operation, and strategy of relevant funding bodies as evidenced by a track record of funded research and program work.
  • Literate and versatile in internet communication skills. Must be target driven, achievement motivated, and requiring minimum supervision and enjoy frequent long-distance travels by road or any oth& means available.
  • Must be ready to work at odd hours or days, including holidays
  • Demonstrate a strong ethical and integrity standard.

Tenure

  • This position is tenured for four years in the first instance and renewable for another final four years subject to performance and discretion of the Board of Trustees.

 

Job Title: Managing Director

Location: Northern Nigeria

Job Description

  • The Managing Director (MD) who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council
  • S/he is responsible for overseeing the administration, programmes, and strategic plans of the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Foundation
  • Provide strategic leadership and ensure the realization of the mission and vision of the Foundation.
  • Provide financial leadership by managing budgets, ensuring integrity, fiscal responsibility and monitoring long-term strategic fiscal plans.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations, including government officials, private sector donor agencies, civil society groups, and to increase the overall visibility of the Foundation within and outside the country.
  • Serve as Foundations primary spokesperson to its key stakeholders, the media and the general public.
  • Review and approve contracts for services.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Council, providing on time, all information necessary for these organs to function properly and to make informed decisions.
  • Direct and supervise the activities of staff and consultants
  • Implement Foundation policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with relevant governmental fora and secretariats
  • Responsible for fund raising, programme development, and administration.
  • Allowing for the optimal use of organizational finances, staff, and resources in furtherance of Foundation’s objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge in his/her area(s) of focus and graduate training and experience as a researcher or policy professional, with a strong grasp of empirical research and theoretical literature
  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree is required; a Ph.D is desirable, but not required
  • Must be self-confident, have strong diplomatic skills and a collegial approach to work, and demonstrate high professional standards and good judgment.
  • Able to travel extensively
  • Conversant with the workings of non-governmental organisations
  • Ready to work at odd hours or days, including holidays
  • Motivating team and staff, able to mentor and lead.
  • Good knowledge of Procurement due process and a good understanding of financial records and management
  • Able to analyse problems and strategize for better solutions.
  • Demonstrate a strong ethical and integrity standard.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience as Managing Director or senior management position
  • A deep understanding, based on “on the ground” experience, of the substance, economy, politics, and dynamics of northern Nigeria.
  • Demnostrated knowledge of, appreciation for, and experience with the complex economic, political, and social cross-pressures associated with the pursuit of policy-related goals in relevant programme areas – including thorough knowledge of key thought leaders and organizations – is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, including the ability to write publications, speeches, and other public presentations.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)
  • Strong interpersonal skills (working with youths, the elderly, public servants, security agencies, religious and traditional institutions) and a proven ability to function as part of a team, as characterized by successful experience as a team leader, supervisor, colleague, and manager.

Tenure

  • This position tenured for four years in the first instance and renewable for another final four years subject to performance and discretion of the Board of Trustees.

Deadline: 4.00pm, 27th September, 2019.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates are to upload scanned copies of all relevant documents, including a written Application, a detailed Curriculum Vitae and copies of academic and where applicable, professional credentials, record of employment, and names and addresses of three referees with telephone numbers by email to: info.foundationrecruit@gmail.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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