06 Mar

Assistant Director

Lagos Mainland, Lagos
  • Full-Time
  • ₦300,000 - 350,000
  • Closing Date: 15-Jun-2019

Job Summary

The Incumbent is responsible for ensuring organizational effectiveness through the smooth internal operations of the agency and managing the agency’s internal and external communications and ensuring good communications throughout the organization and with external audiences.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its goals.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization.
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Executive Director and the Board.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services.
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of programs to maintain and improve quality.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution of projects handled by the organization.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.
  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, and volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks.
  • Continuously monitor the success rate of programs/projects activities against the plans, executions and engagement.
  • Provide overall team leadership to staff in the implementation of their duties.
  • Responsible for carrying staff performance appraisal as well as continuously monitor the attainment of action plans designed to improve individual staff performance.
  • Generating grants for the organization.
  • Develop diverse funding streams and longterm plans to best support the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Cultivate relationships with Donors.
  • Supervise reporting to funding sources on the status of projects and the appropriation and use of funds.
  • Recommend policies and procedures to support the grant development program.
  • Supervise and support the Research and Grant Associate through training and evaluating performance.
  • Develop collaborative projects/partnerships with other community providers.
  • Lead and support the organization’s policy and advocacy including coordinating Nigeria-based efforts, developing strategy, identifying policy objectives and key advocacy and lobbying opportunities.


Desired Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Masters in a related field.
  • 5 or more years of progressive management experience in a voluntary sector organization (NGO).
  • Fundraising experience securing major donations.


Essential Skills

  • Organize: Ability to set priorities, develop a work schedule, and monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to assess options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organization. 
  • Effective Communication: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Leadership: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.