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  • Posted on: 28 July, 2015 Deadline: 11 August, 2015
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    Our client is a leading grant making organisation with track record of visible achievements in health and education initiatives at national and regional stage. The organisation is currently expanding its operations and requires people with passion for excellence, integrity and ovation to flll the following positions:

    Chief Executive Officer


    This is a critical Executive Management position, with full responsibility for overall performance of the organization. He/She will be responsible for the following, among other things.

    • Board Relationship: Works with the Board to define and establish overall strategic direction of the organisation, including the short, medium and long term goalsand objectives. Also provides the Board and its sub-committees with periodic reports.
    • People Management and Organisational Development: Creates effective teams and enabling environment that allow people employ their talents in achieving organisational objectives in a mutually beneficial manner.
    • Financial Management: Responsible for judicious management and utilization of financial resources of the organisation including budgeting, grant making, and funds administration.
    • Administration and Leadership: Leads, coaches, mentors, provides guidance to staff and ensures smooth operations to achieve the mandate of the organisation.
    • External Relations: Cooperates with other institutions and organisations, with shared goals and purposes, to further the aspirations of the organization.


    • MBBS or PhD in Health Sciences or other related areas. Possession of a Masters in Public Health is compulsory.
    • At least 25 years' post graduate experience, with not less than 5 years in a senior management role in grant making organisation.
    • Knowledge of current development in grants making; monitoring and evaluation; as well as philanthropic organisations is essential.
    • Financial literacy and astuteness, with proven financial management skills.
    • Visible leadership skills within challenging performance environments.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
    • Working knowledge of MS Office Suites, Internet and other related computer

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    Programmes Manager


    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for mission impacting activities of the organization, he/shewill be responsible for:

    • Programme Management: Manages programmes design and delivery in accordance with the mission and goals of theorganization.
    • Grants Management: Provides strategic direction and support for grants making areas identified as priorities forthe organisation.
    • Grantees Training and Capacity Building: Manages network of grantees and other partners to share learning and knowledge, as well as build capacity.
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting: Ensures projects are properly monitored and evaluated, agreeing process with grantees and where appropriate liaising with the Chief
    • Executive Officer to undertake independent evaluations.


    • Masters in Public Health or health related areas, Education, Humanities.
    • Possession of a PhD will be an added advantage.
    • At least 5 years extensive experience of working in a highly structured organisation with track record of successfully building relationships, working with and managing programmes, 5 years of which must be in the not-for-profit sector.
    • Certification in Programme Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, as well as Research Planning and Development is essential.     .
    • Excellent communication and capacity building skills.
    • Excellent Computer Skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Project.

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    Information Management Officer


    Reporting to the Finance and Administration Manager, he/she will be responsible for designing and implementing strategies to analyse and disseminate information on the activities of the organisation:

    • Information Management: Manage the information management strategy - including document management, flows of information and discovery of data/Information.
    • IT Technical Support: Installing, configuring, monitoring and maintaining computersystems,
    • Servers, LAN and internet bandwidth (hardware, software and operating systems).
    • Library Resources Management: maintain an inventory and manage the library and document resources for the organisation
    • Social Media: Develop and deploy social media strategy for the organisation including
    • Facebook, twitter and blogs, regular update to the website and redesigning of the site.


    • Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer or Electronics Engineering. .
    • Possession of a Masters Degree will be an added advantage
    • Professional Certifications in database, serve configuration and web design
    • Minimum 8 years of experience, in a corporate environment with hands-on practical experience.

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    Finance and Admin Manager


    Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for fiduciary and administrative activities of the organisation. The incumbent will be responsible for;

    • Corporate Planning: Manages corporate planning, sysrernsdesign, financial projections, financial policies and control procedures.
    • Finance Management: Develops and manages annual budgets - including CAPEX and OPEX, Forecasting, Cash Flow, as well as Financial/ Management Reporting
    • Financial Accounting & Tax: Prepares final accounts - including balance sheets and cash flow, maintains an assets register, manages employee and corporate tax matters, accounting software, and coordinates financial reporting and insurance.
    • Administrative Functions: Coordinates human resources management; logistics; inventory; procurement; facilities and auxilliary services for the day-to-day running of the organisation.


    • Degree in Accounting, Management Scienceorotherclosely related field.
    • Masters in BusinessAdministration will bean added advantage.
    • 15+ years' experience, 5 of which must be in a similar role, in the not-for-profit sector or comparable organisation.
    • Must be a Chartered Accountant, registered with Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.
    • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Strong analytical skills and capable of anticipating organisational needs.
    • Efficient and prudent allocation of human and financial resources .

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    Internal Auditor


    Reporting functionally to the Chief Executive Officer and administratively to the Board. He/She will be responsible for:

    • Internal Control Systems: Ensures that all financial transactions comply with internal control process and procedures. Conducts risk assessment, identifies control weaknesses and improvement opportunities in the financial system of the organisation.
    • Grants Audit; Reviews all financial documents submitted by grantees to ensure adherence to due process working with the Finance &Admin Manager.
    • Internal Audit: Ensures compliance with accounting and budgeting procedures; maintains an audit trail report and audit queries, liaises with external auditors and advises the CEO on audit compliance.
    • Compliance Management: Ensures adherence to policies, processes and procedures to prevent unethical or improper conduct. Routinely appraise the Board with policy changes.


    • Degree in Accounting, Management Science orotherclosely related field.
    • 10+ years' experience, 3 of which must be in a similar role, in not-for-profit sector or comparable organisation.
    • Must be a Chartered Accountant.
    • Must be a registered professional with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria.
    • Familiarity with IFRS - Based financial reports is critical.
    • High level of professionalism, courage, accountability, and personal integrity.
    • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Ability to pay attention to details.
    • Familiarity with and ability to utilise accounting packages is critical to this role.

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    Programme Officers


    Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, he/she 'will be responsible for Health or Education related programmes:

    • Programme Development: Conducts research into relevant fields, identifies potential programme areas, and develops themes for funding by the organisation.
    • Proposals: Reviews all proposals to ensure completeness and relevance, analyses proposals for approval for funding.
    • Monitoring and Evaluation: Conducts site visits; ensures proper conduct of base-line studies by grantees and advise on programme management and to guide grantees and ensure that the organisation desired outcomes are achieved.
    • Partnership: Relate with stakeholders and builds sustainable network of partners.


    • Degree in Education, Arts, Social Science, Publici Community Health or Medical Sciences.
    • At least 5 years' experience in a similar role in a reputable not-for-profit organisation.
    • Grant-making experience would be strongly preferred.
    • Must be familiar with modem techniques for monitoring and evaluation of community health and/or education projects,
    • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suites and GNATS Chart.
    • Experience working with NGOs and Government Agencies

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should apply within TWO WEEKS providing full career (CV) and compensation details along with personal contact informaticn to the email address indicated against the relevant position.

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