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  • Posted on: 17 February, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Our client is an NGO whose aim is to stop child abuse in Nigeria. We are currently looking for a highly motivated and capable staff member who will be working as the Assistant Director [NGO].

    Assistant Director

     

    Reporting to the Executive Director, you develop and coordinate an operational plan which incorporates the Foundation’s goals and objectives towards protecting the rights of children

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lead the Foundation’s project development and program management initiatives.
    • Identify and monitor program activities that benefit and complement the Foundation’s mission and goals.
    • Develop strategies to increase the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, facilitate a range of fundraising events, new program inaugurations and speak directly with reporters, donor agencies, government representatives/members of the community at these events
    • Support in the development of a strategic plan and develop mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of the plan.
    • Support the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic approach for key child abuse programs and advocacy goals.
    • Participate in long and short-term program development plans.
    • Oversee the preparation of project proposals, research grants, prepare grant reports and coordinate the prompt submission of grant reports.
    • Administer grants for the execution of program activities in accordance with approved budget allocations.
    • Develop a framework for the assessment of program impact while making necessary changes and improvements where necessary.
    • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure the timely completion of program deliverables.
    • Review program outcomes vis-à-vis contractual commitments and grant commitments.
    • Develop and schedule program activities in accordance with specifications and funding limitation.
    • Provide comprehensive, reports on the revenues, expenditures and budget forecasts of the organization.
    • Monitor, analyse and comment on debates around child rights, particularly as it relates to child abuse.
    • Represent the Foundation at workshops, trainings and interactions organized by partner organisations.
    • Engage with government and donor experts and agencies on child right matters at federal, state and local government levels.
    • Develop and maintain mechanisms for an appropriate system of fiscal accountability, grant administration/management and community intervention.
    • Track current regional and national economic, political, social, and other trends impacting on target group and inform appropriate personnel on actions or pending actions that would impact their work.
    • Provide strategic guidance to program while contributing to program context and needs.
    • Build on new and existing relationship with civil society network and work towards strengthening the Foundation’s advocacy and capacity building strategies.
    • Facilitate collaborative opportunities with other civil society organisations.
    • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
    • Develop background documents, briefs, and presentations, including carrying out relevant literature reviews and analysis on the rights of the child
    • Monitor program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.

    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

    • Excellent proposal writing and facilitation skills
    • High-level strategic thinker, with a strong grasp of national and international child right policies.
    • Proven skills in networking and relationship building
    • Strong analytical and information gathering skills
    • Strong communication and representational skills
    • Strong administrative and management skills
    • Ability to work alone and on one’s own initiative

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

    • 5 years of progressively responsible International Management experience in an NGO or relevant International work experience.
    • Fundraising, project development and program management experience.
    • Proven understanding and experience of advocacy and policy change work within a complex humanitarian context.
    • Working knowledge of multi-disciplinary child abuse response systems.
    • Knowledge of client groups and/or issues related to the program area.

    Method of Application

    Interested in this position, click here to apply

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