• Community Development Manager Wanted in a Nigerian Organization

  • Posted on: 27 May, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • A leading and highly reputable Nigerian organisation is currently looking for a Community Development Manager. He or she will primarily be responsible for communications, consultations, as well as planning, and managing programmes (groups of related projects) that are meant to ensure a mutually beneficial and sustainable relationship between the company and the local communities (population of 20 000). The key aims and objectives of the successful candidate are to plan, implement, and manage community development projects that meet the vision, mission, and values as well as the community development goals of the company.

    Community Development Manager

     

    Programme/Project Management

    • Lead the creation of the long term development plan for all the local communities
    • Prepare and update regularly a detailed workplan for each of the projects
    • Ensure that community development projects are completed on time and on budget
    • Communicate all milestone achievements (or delays) to all stakeholders on a timely basis via multi-
    • channel communications (social media, newspapers, bulletins)
    • Develop specific guidelines for project implementation and project office administration, in order to achieve all of the programme objectives effectively
    • Source and introduce innovative solutions towards achieving the project's objectives
    • Provide managerial and technical inputs and guidance requiredfor the implementation ofproject activities, and ensure that all project staff work in concert with the project development paradigm and in pursuing of objectives
    • Prepare reports and documents as required, including weekly, quarterly and annual progress reports, outcome /impact monitoring reports, technical assessments, monthly delivery and financial status summary, inventory status report, bulletins, and others.

    Staff Management

    • Supervise the project activities and performance of all the project staff, consultants, and contractors recruited/appointed under the project
    • Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates the performance of the Community Liaison Officers and the
    • Projects Assistant; establishes performance requirements and personal developmenttargets; regularly monitors performance and provides coaching for performance improvement and development; takes disciplinary action, up to and including termination, to address performance deficiencies, in accordance with the Company's human resource rules and policies
    • Assess immediate and future training and learning needs for all level of project staff, and organize appropriate training programmes, including on-the-job training, seminars and workshops
    • Build a strong team and maintain the culture of open communication within the project.
    • Strengthen transparency and accountability in all aspects of staff performance and enforce code of conduct/ethics.
    • Continuously update and maintain accurate records of the population of each communityto include and differentiate between indigenes, migratory persons and tenants
    • Initiate and maintain regular periodic contact with all community leaders (weekly)

    Experience/Education Required:

    • Fluent in Yoruba
    • Bachelor's degree as a minimum; Masters' Degree preferred
    • PMP or Prince 2 certification preferred 
    • Extensive experience in this field, of which the most recent years must be in a community development and/or community capacity building management role working with local
    • communities
    • Experience in working with companies in the Mining or Oil and Gas sector and/or working with NGO's serving these industry sectors
    • VERY high level of proficiency in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Project) and Internet Search tools
    • Excellent project management and organizational skills. Experience with using MS Project preferred
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on business needs, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays
    • Demonstrated self-starter and problem solver with excellent interpersonal skills
    • Focused on attention to detail, taking initiative, and working to create an overall positive environment
    • Superior listening, written, and communication skills

    Must be able to articulate a deep understanding of, and experience in:

    • Determining community needs, priorities, and values
    • Social and economic deveiopment and natural resource management
    • Partnership brokering and maintenance
    • Assessing and managing group processes and dynamics
    • Project management
    • Financial management
    • Team building and team management
    • Problem solving and decision making
    • Training and skills development
    • Organizational development and design
    • Problem Solving and Conflict Resolqtton
    • Planning and program design
    • Research, assessment, analysis, and evaluation
    • Team building, staff, and financial management
    • Communications, consultation, and facilitation

    Must be able to demonstrate respect and a passion for:

    • Local people and communities
    • Development as a social process, not simply dependent on technical skills and expertise
    • The value of process and sustainability
    • Local empowerment and development
    • Local knowledge and perspectives
    • Facilitation and not leadership
    • New ideas, approaches, and opportunities
    • Patience, flexibility, resilience, and perseverance
    • Constructive criticism and self-evaluation

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should forward their Resumes to

    The Advertiser,
    Advert No. 2060,
    PMB 1217, Oshodi,
    Lagos.

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