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  • Posted on: 6 May, 2014 Deadline: 20 May, 2014
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  • Our client, a leading full-service financial institution in Nigeria, is looking for suitably qualified candidates to head its Foundation, which is a not-for-profit entity established to operationalize our client's corporate social responsibility strategies and initiatives.

    Executive Secretary/CEO



    • The ideal candidate will report to the Board of Directors and will have strategic oversight of the Foundation's operations and programmes along its defined focus areas.
    • The ideal candidate will also champion the development and maintenance of the desired corporate culture, values and reputation with all stakeholders; establish and maintain key relationships with relevant parties for collaboration and impact; and be responsible for overall strategic planning, fund sourcing, financial management, organizational development, staff management and program operations management.
    • S/he will work collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading the transformation of the Foundation to a mature state, to facilitate achievement of strategic objectives.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Participate (alongside the Board) in the articulation and/or modification of the Foundation's corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategy.
    • Champion the development of the strategic plans for the Foundation and ensure linkage with overall organisational strategy.
    • Ensure that the Foundation's strategy is properly cascaded across all levels within the Foundation.
    • Cultivate a strong partnership with the Board of Directors in setting policies consistent with the mission of the Foundation, as needed, with all standing and ad hoc committees of the Board.
    • Oversee and support the development, design and delivery of program initiatives, ensuring that the goals and objectives are aligned with the Foundation's overall strategic plan.
    • Oversee preparation of the annual budget and other necessary financial documents and provide information and justifications for Board of Directors in its budgetary review and approval process.
    • Promote the Foundation's visibility and welfare through participation and membership in community forums, civic organizations and activities that are aligned with the Foundation's mission and vision.
    • Interpret and communicate the goals, milestones and achievements of the Foundation to potential donors, the business community, the media, and the public, exploring traditional communication channels and online media.
    • Maintain constant communication with relevant officers within the mother institution to explore avenues for the Foundation's positive brand affinity to impact on the Group's reputational capital.
    • Actively seek and maintain a diverse donor base of individuals, businesses, government and other relevant agencies and entities.
    • Manage all fund-sourcing activities, including grant writing, as well as stewardship of existing donors, identification of new sources, and event planning.
    • Oversee the Foundation's fund-raising activities; ensuring that acceptance of donations does not pose conflicts of interest to the Foundation.
    • Oversee the sourcing, evaluation and selection of relevant partner organizations in line with the Foundation's focus areas.
    • Champion the management of relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Provide direction to Portfolio Managers in the coordination and control of projects/programs along the Foundation's focus areas.
    • Review and authorize programme proposals and requests.
    • Ensure effective monitoring of budget and time performance of various projects.
    • Ensure authorization of the Foundations financial expenditure/transactions in line with approved authority limits.
    • Serve as an interface between the Board and employees of the Foundation.
    • Present progress reports on deliverables of the Foundation's corporate social investment programs to the Board and other stakeholders.
    • Champion the periodic review of the Foundation's processes to identify improvement opportunities.
    • Work creatively and innovatively to quickly establish the Foundation as a leading not-for-profit organization within the scope of its identified focus areas.
    • Oversee all activities of the Foundation and ensure compliance with internal policies and government regulations.

    Qualification, Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or its equivalent preferably in the humanities or social sciences from a reputable institution.    
    • Postgraduate degree from an accredited institution preferably in Behavioral Science, Social (Work, Education or Human Services) may be an added advantage.    
    • A minimum of ten (10) years relevant experience, at least four (4) of which must have been in a
    • supervisory or management capacity; including demonstrated experience in managing projects and programmes.
    • Track record of working on public-private partnership-led initiatives and or dealing with inter-governmental organizations.
    • Previous experience in a non-profit organisation will be an added advantage.

    Requisite Skills and Attributes

    • Good interpersonal, negotiating and communication skills with effective presentation skills.
    • Strong skills in managing fundraising, volunteering, etc;
    • Excellent organization, coordination and administrative skills.
    • A track record of intensive involvement in community development.
    • Willingness to travel within the country and occasionally internationally.
    • Ability to represent the Foundation both locally and internationally in a manner that heightens the quality of relationships and advances the positive perceptions of the Foundation.
    • Ability to think strategically and holistically.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Result oriented/quality focused disposition.
    • Excellent resource planning and utilization skills.
    • Excellent leadership and people management skills.

    Method of Application

    All applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday, 20 May 2014 and sent by email to with the relevant job title and code stated in the subject line of the email.

    Each application must include:

    • A cover letter detailing the applicant's position of interest and detailed contact information.
    • Applicant's updated curriculum vitae.

    All applications will be treated in confidence. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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