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Practice Lead, GovLab & Digital Security at Co-creation Hub Nigeria (CcHUB)

CcHUB is Nigeria’s first open living lab and pre-incubation space being designed to be a multi-functional, multi-purpose space where work to catalyze creative social tech ventures take place. The HUB is a place for technologists, social entrepreneurs, government, tech companies, impact investors and hackers in and around Lagos to co-create new solutions to the many social problems in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Practice Lead, GovLab & Digital Security

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • The GovLab & Digital Security Lead will be CcHUB’s primary interface for government agencies, civil society and social innovators looking to improve the way citizens’ needs are met in Nigeria using technology.
  • Specific areas of interest in the Governance space include public service delivery, open government, open data, extractive industries transparency & local government efficiency. As also with Digital Security, You will be responsible for the information security, cybersecurity awareness and training programs.
  • This position requires a team player with leadership qualities, excellent communication & presentation skills, a professional and positive attitude, organization and dependability.

Responsibilities
Your responsibilities shall include the following:

  • Identify critical governance priorities for the unit & initiate activities to stimulate solutions around the priority areas
  • To plan, launch and manage innovation initiatives to deliver products to be utilised by government agencies, civil society & citizens to improve public service delivery & social accountability in Africa
  • Research key governance issues to identify critical leverage areas around which GovLab should engage stakeholders and citizens
  • Manage research & insights that drive solutions for the practice & its clients especially government agencies, civil society organisations & the general public
  • Overall planning of activities, resources , budgets and operations of the practice
  • Provide technical insights & networking support to governance ventures incubated at the CcHUB
  • Develop a mentor network for the practice across the public sector & civil society and work with them to support incubated ventures
  • Proactively identify engage & manage new partners with government, CSOs and donor agencies
  • Lead in developing proposals for new governance projects to local and international funding organisations
  • Work in coordination with senior management to set up a seed fund for governance ventures
  • Prepare all required reports and maintain a comprehensive set of records on all activities

Digital Security:

  • Ensure that our information security awareness program communicates effective security policies and requirements so that people know, understand, and can follow them.
  • Promote awareness of information security policies through the creation and maintenance of an online presence that is intuitive to use, provides engaging activities to reinforce behaviors, and serves as a central repository for security guidance and references.
  • Develop new or identify existing information security training, education, and awareness activities.
  • Develop and maintain an information security awareness program that effectively motivates desired behaviors so our community handle data and systems in a secure manner.
  • Prepare and deliver information security training, education, and awareness activities.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of existing information security training, education, and awareness program/activities.
  • Create a metrics framework that can effectively measure engagement, behaviors, and impact.
  • Collaborate with information/Data security technical experts as needed to augment or further develop information security training, education, and awareness activities.
  • Build awareness by taking a holistic approach to the information security awareness program using electronic messages, newsletters, symposia, and printed materials that complement each other and build upon previously covered concepts.
  • Work with external vendors and agency partners as needed to establish quotes, production schedules, delivery, and implementation of programs.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s or Masters’ Degree from an accredited university
  • Experience in civil society, a start­up or other business environment
  • A solid understanding of the Nigerian public sector with relationships to academia, government agencies, civil society, start-ups and the development partner community
  • Applies a basic knowledge of information security and risk mitigation principles, theories, and techniques in daily work.
  • Demonstrates understanding and use of basic project management methodologies, including the ability to plan, manage and maintain a complex, organization wide program over the longer term.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Independently writes well-‎structured and persuasive ‎end products/product description.‎
  • Crafts messages/training manual to match capability of the audience. (Ability to contextualize technical content for campus audiences may be better.)
  • Ability to communicate in a simple, clear and concise manner to the various communities within our organization.
  • Creative thinking and understanding of audience to produce engaging materials in a variety of formats and media, including storyboards, user guides, and gamification elements.
  • Resilience and flexibility to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjust quickly and efficiently to new circumstances and measured results.
  • Confidently develops and delivers ‎presentations and is able to respond ‎to questions.
  • Practical knowledge of different message distribution techniques to ensure end user communities understand and continually apply the required behavior necessary to reduce the ‘human factors’ risk.
  • Desire to learn and integrate new capabilities in digital technology, such as audio, video, social media, online communities, blogs, and other web-based technologies.
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task and manage concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to and lead working groups.
  • A high degree of independence, integrity and confidentiality.
  • Flexible; able to move strategy forward in a rapidly changing environment.
  • A robust analytical skill set
  • Strong working knowledge of computer applications including Microsoft applications
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • An entrepreneurial and innovative mind-set

What We Offer

  • Paid time off
  • Healthcare coverage
  • A highly collaborative team environment that will support your professional and personal growth
  • Work alongside great talent.
  • A culture of learning and innovation.
  • Opportunities for career growth and training.
  • Interaction with industry leaders and forward-thinking people.
  • A chance to make a social difference.
  • Overall fun company.

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

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