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  • Posted on: 24 March, 2011 Deadline: 15 April, 2011
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  • Introduction

    The Nigerian Women's Trust Fund. is a mechanism to increase the number of women elected into political positions at all levels of governance in Nigeria. The Mission of the Fund is to facilitate equitable participation and fair play in the political process in Nigeria. In particular the Fund seeks to provide financial and technical assistance to women politicians. The Trust Fund is an independent registered company limited by guaranty, with Goodwill Ambassadors, an Advisory and a Board of Directors. 
    Women in Nigeria constitute 49.7% of the country's estimated population of 150 million (NPC 2006). In spite of this, the estimated number of women represented in the executive and judiciary at local, state and federal levels is an estimated 7%(UN Women). This falls short of the National Gender Policy benchmark of 35% as well as other global and regional benchmarks to which the country is signatory. The situation places a demand for the establishment of mechanisms to facilitate an increased qualitative representation of women in appointive and elective positions in Nigeria. It also provides the contextual background for the establishment of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund to lead this desired expansion of women's space. 
     

    CEO
    Reports: Board of Directors 
    Location: Abuja 

    We seek to recruit a pioneer CEO who will be saddled with strategic and administrative responsibilities including the institutionalization of the Trust Fund, refining its foundational documents and developing its strategic plan. 
    The successful candidate will lead a team of managers and a compact staff to identify prospective grant recipients, prepare grant recommendations, monitor and evaluate program activities, develop new funding strategies and be on top of the latest developments in the substantive areas of the Trust Fund. 
     
    S/he must have clear understanding of women's human rights, strong communication, leadership, research, people and program management and strategic skills. In addition, the person must be an analytical thinker, and results orientated. The person serves as a representative of the Trust Fund and other constituents in situations that require tact and diplomacy. 
     
    It is important that the person concerned have a detailed knowledge of Nigeria, women's political activities, movements and organizations, women politicians and the workings of government and an understanding of the interaction between government, civil society and the private sector as well as experience in programme design and Monitoring and Evaluation capabilities. 
    In summary, the CEO has overall responsibility for implementing the strategic goals of the organisation, managing the secretariat and overseeing its day-to-day operations. Knowledge, experience and passion for women empowerment and Nigeria are essential Substantial.
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

    Minimum of ten years ten relevant work experience is essential. A postgraduate qualification is required. Background in the social sciences is required. Exceptional organizational and managerial skills and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently are essential. Previous experience with grant-making/grant-seeking and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) especially women's organisations is highly desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Strong interpersonal skill is a must. Comfort with and open to people who hold diverse views and perspectives are essential. Demonstrated commitment to the beliefs and goals of the Trust Fund; well-organized and efficient at managing multiple tasks and meeting tight deadlines are required. Ability to organize and convey problems/issues in written and oral format; manage and prioritize own time, staff and to execute work activities are desirable. Computer skill is a must. 
     
    Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience. 

    The appointment will be for three years with possibility of renewal for not more than two more terms.


    Coordinator Finance and Administration
    Dept:     Administration/Finance 
    Reports To: CEO 
    Location: Abuja 
     
    General summary: 

    The Director of Administration and Finance is responsible for all financial and administrative affairs associated with the Trust Fund's activities, including investments, human resources, day- to- day accounting, payroll and financial operations, preparation and monitoring of budgets and spending, preparation of the Trust Fund's tax returns, financial statements, and other financial filings required by applicable law. In summary, S/he is the primary source of financial and administrative advice to the CEO, the Board of Trustees, and the staff on Trust Fund-related matters. The Director reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the senior staff advising the CEO on policy and organizational matters and on such other matters as requested by the CEO. 
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Experience
     
    Minimum of eight years of relevant work experience is required. Postgraduate and international professional qualifications are essential. Background in a finance and Investment related academic program is preferred.


    Coordinator Programs 
    Dept: Programs
    Reports To: CEO 
    Location: Abuja
     
    General Summary 

    The Director of Programs is responsible for the oversight of the day-to-day program-related activities, grant making, implementation of projects, reporting of projects and development of programs and supervision of staff assigned to the program area. The Director evaluates and recommends grants; responsible for achieving overall program objectives; and is expected to foster collaboration with other donor agencies. The Director reports to the CEO; is a member of the senior officer group that provides advice to the CEO on a range of program issues; and performs such other duties as may be directed by the CEO. 
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

    Minimum of eight years of relevant work experience is a must. A postgraduate education is essential. Background in gender related issues and or women movements and organizations is preferred. Exceptional organizational and managerial skills and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently are essential. Previous experience with grant-making/grant-seeking and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and especially women NGOs is highly desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential Strong interpersonal skill is a must. A good working knowledge & understanding of Logical frameworks, participatory Programme M & E, Skills in identifying and overcoming barriers to effective programme monitoring and the ability to generate, collate and analyse qualitative & quantitative M&E data. Other skills required are good report writing, people and brilliant communication abilities. Previous successful programme experience in similar capacity will be an added advantage. 
     
    Remuneration: a competitive package based on experience.


    Coordinator Fund Raising
    Dept: Fund Raising
    Reports To: CEO
    Location: Abuja 
     
    General Summary 

    The Director of Fund raising is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of the fund raising strategy of the Trust Fund. S/he oversights grant making activities, grant making, reporting on grants, development of grant making plans and supervision of staff assigned to the grant making area. The Director evaluates and recommends possible donors and sources of grants to the fund; . S/he is responsible for achieving overall fund raising program objectives; and is expected to foster collaboration with other donor agencies. The Director reports to the CEO; is a member of the senior officer group that provides advice to the CEO on a range of resource raising issues; and performs such other duties as may be directed by the CEO. 
     
    Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

    Minimum of eight years of relevant work experience is a must. A postgraduate education is essential. Background in gender related issues and or women movements and organizations is preferred. Exceptional organizational and managerial skills, and demonstrated experience including the ability to take initiative and work independently are essential. Previous experience with grant-making/grant-seeking and non-governmental organizations (NGO's) and especially women NGOs is highly desirable. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Strong interpersonal skill is a must. A good working knowledge & understanding of logical frameworks. participatory Programme M & E, Skills in identifying and overcoming barriers to effective programme monitoring and the ability to generate, collate and analyse qualitative & quantitative M&E data. Other skills required are good report, writing, people and brilliant communication abilities. Previous successful programme experience in similar capacity will be an added advantage.

    Method Of Application

    Your application should be sent in confidence, labelled "Director of Programmes NWF and reach Central Working Committee of the Trust Fund by April 15, 2011. Your application should include a CV, names and contact details of three' referees and expected level of salary as well as a Short description (not more than two pages) of why you are interested m the position and how you will contribute to the aspirations of the Trust Fund. Send your application to womenpoliticalfund@gmail.com.ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED
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