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Chief Operating Officer Job at Connected Development

Connected Development [CODE] is a non-government organization [NGO] that envisions a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – can hold their government accountable. Our mission is to empower marginalized communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building the capacities of citizens on how to hold their government accountable.

CODE provides marginalized and vulnerable communities with resources to amplify their voices with independence and integrity while providing the communities with information that ushers social and economic progress. To enhance effective democratic governance and accountability, CODE creates platforms [mobile and web technologies] that close the feedback loop between citizens and the government. With global expertise and reach, we focus on community outreach, influencing policies, practices, and knowledge mobilization.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Abuja

Position Background

  • The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will serve as an organizational leader, developing and strengthening the financial, operational, and people functions that enable Connected Development (CODE) work.
  • This is an ideal opportunity for a leader who is committed to applying their skills to building and sustaining an organization grounded in community mobilization and collective action.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; Masters or related degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years serving as an organizational leader, with a track record of overseeing the finance function and a strong working knowledge of operations and talent management, with a commitment to community mobilization and collective action.

Specific Responsibilities
Key responsibility areas and associated tasks, including but not limited to:

Organizational and Team Leadership:

  • Oversee CODE’s annual and multi-year strategic planning processes in collaboration with regional and community teams to establish multi-year, detailed financial models that align with growth projections.

Financial Management:

  • Serve as the organizational leader ensuring good financial management throughout the organization; support senior management, the Board, through strategic planning, financial modeling, compliance and data-driven analysis.

Operational Oversight:

  • Develop critical organization wide systems, ensuring that technology and staff work effectively across functions, communities, and the region.

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Manage and oversee staff and/or contractors providing facilities and maintenance management to ensure CODE’s assets meet operational safety regulations and beneficiaries’ needs.



  • Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Deadline: 20th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online (docs)

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