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  • Posted: May 20, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • A global social enterprise improving lives via mobile Viamo connects individuals and organizations to make better decisions. We envision a world where all people have access to the information they need to make decisions for healthy, prosperous lives, and have meaningful relationships with governments, civil society, and businesses.
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    Country Director, Nigeria

    With more than 18 million people reached in 2018 alone, we are well on our way to meeting our goal of reaching 50M people annually by 2023.

    You will be our representative in country and a leader within the M4D movement. Your role is to ensure that every large development organization knows about our organization and our offerings, to design digital engagement strategies with these organizations, and supervise our program implementation. In Nigeria, we have significant contracts in place with Palladium on the Integrated Health Program, JHUCCP on Breakthrough ACTION, FHI360 on Education in the conflict-ridden North East, Abt Associates on SHOPS+ for community health workers, UNICEF for pregnant women, CHAI for adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and more.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Work with partners to design and launch effective mobile engagement projects. This includes building relationships, co-designing projects, preparing budgets and responding to RFPs.
    • Delight our partners with quality, timely execution of program deliverables. (Note that the Director of Programs has responsibility for the USAID portfolio, with oversight and support from the Country Director)
    • Manage the 3-2-1 Service, expanding content available, developing commercial partnerships to diversify revenue
    • Manage relationships with Mobile Network Operators to ensure the infrastructure is in place to connect with all mobile phones in Nigeria
    • Represent the organization to national government agencies and ensure organizational compliance with national regulatory bodies
    • Managing the Viamo Nigeria team (Director of Programs, Program Managers and 321 Product Manager)

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Impact, in terms of service reach and project outcomes
    • Value of secured partnerships
    • Execution of program deliverables

    Team and Reporting Structure

    • Reports to Regional Director (Programs Team)
    • Line manages the Director of Programs and 321 Product Manager.


    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

    • Experience living and working in Nigeria (desirable)
    • Experience of 8+ years in any combination of: social enterprise, INGO, mobile network operator, ICT4D, business development
    • Excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills
    • Proven proposal writing and budgeting skills
    • Demonstrated self-management/entrepreneurial skills; adaptability and resourcefulness.

    Why we love working for Viamo

    Make an impact: We take part in meaningful work where millions of users access life changing info and give their voice on key issues

    Learn and grow: We face complex challenges and give each other the support to learn and grow personally and professionally through these challenges.

    Deliver exceptionally, work flexibly: We measure our success on results and have flexibility in how we work to achieve them

    Be a part of our passionate & inspiring team: We build meaningful relationships with driven, supportive and passionate colleagues located around the world in a virtual global community


    Method of Application

    Viamo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients' needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Viamo on to apply
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