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  • Posted: Nov 20, 2014
    Deadline: Nov 30, 2014
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    TMG is committed to the advancement of democracy and practice of democratic values and citizen participation. Established in 1998 as a non-profit organization, TMG now has over 400 member organizations committed to the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria after more than 30 years of repressive military rule.
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    National Coordinator

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Leadership
    • Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategIC plan to guide the TMG
    • Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
    • In addition to being Secretary of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
    • Represent the organization at meetings and public forums. community activities to enhance the organization's community
    profile

    Operational planning and management
    • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the TMG
    • Ensure that the operation of the TMG meets the expectations of its partners, Board and funders Proeran planning and management
    • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the TMG's programs and services
    • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect
    the priorities of the Board
    • Monitor the day-fo-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
    • Oversee the planning, implementation. execution and evaluation of special projects like Parallel Vote Tabulation otherwise known as Quick Count

    Human resources planning and management
    • Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
    • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies. procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
    • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
    • Recruit. interview and select staff that nave lhe right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's
    mission

    Financial planning and management
    • Work with staff and the Board (Treasurer) to prepare comprehensive budgets
    • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
    • Research funding sources. oversee the development of fund raising plans and write'funding proposals to increase the funds for the organization
    • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
    • Ensure that sound book keeping and accounting procedures are followed
    • Administer the funds of the TMG according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
    • Provide the Chair and Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
    • Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

    Community relations/advocacy
    • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work ofthe TMG and to identify changes in the community
    and sector served by the TMG
    • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with Ejection Management Bodies, community
    groups, funders. political parties, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

    Risk management
    • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (partners, staff, management, VOlunteers), property. fi-
    nances. goodwin. and image and implement measures to control risks
    • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
    • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage

    Oualifications
    Education
    • Higher University degree in law, humanity, Media/Communication, public administration, political science and related
    field (including professional courses)

    Knowledge, skills and abilities
    • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profitl voluntary organizations
    • Knowledge of all federal and State legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards. human rights, occupational health and safety. chanties, taxation, health coverage etc
    • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
    • Knowledge of human resources,finance and project management

    Proficiency in the use of computers for:
    • Word processing, financial management and emailing

    Personal characteristics
    • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work en\lironment while
    maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices; and ensure that own behaviour and the be-
    baviour ot others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
    • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally,
    to achieve the goals oftbe organization.
    • Communicate Effectively: Speak, liston and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate arid effective
    communication tools and techniques.
    • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.

    Experience
    • 4 or moreyears of progressive managemenf experience in a voluntary sector organization with a sound legal/human re-
    source experience

    Method of Application

    HOURS OF WORK: The core hours for these positions will be 40 hours per week. Details of starting and finishing times which may vary in accordance with TMG-needs, will be notified. There will be times when post holders will be required to work outside of the normal office hours.

    DEADLINE FOR SUMBISSION OF APPLICATION: NOVEMBER 30,2014

    Please send:

    • A curriculum vitae
    • A cover letter describing why you are interested in the position and summarising your relevant experience and suitability for the position you are applying for (not more than 2 pages in length). See job description of all positions below:
    • The names and contact details of three referees who must not be members of TMG National Coordinating Committee (the
    • Board)

    Apply via email only to the:

    National Secretariat
    Transition Monitoring Group {TMG}
    E-mail: tmgadverts@yahoo.com

    No phone calls will be entertained. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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