Job Title : Assistant Director
Our client is urgently seeking the services of an Assistant Director.
Duties & Responsibilities :
Lead the Foundation’s project development and program management initiatives.
Identify and monitor program activities that benefit and complement the Foundation’s mission and goals.
Develop strategies to increase the Foundation’s fundraising initiatives, facilitate a range of fundraising events, new program inaugurations and speak directly with reporters, donor agencies, government representatives / members of the community at these events
Support in the development of a strategic plan and develop mechanisms to facilitate the adoption of the plan.
Support the development and implementation of the Foundation’s strategic approach for key child abuse programs and advocacy goals.
Participate in long and short-term program development plans.
Oversee the preparation of project proposals, research grants, prepare grant reports and coordinate the prompt submission of grant reports.
Administer grants for the execution of program activities in accordance with approved budget allocations.
Develop a framework for the assessment of program impact while making necessary changes and improvements where necessary.
Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure the timely completion of program deliverables.
Review program outcomes vis-à-vis contractual commitments and grant commitments.
Develop and schedule program activities in accordance with specifications and funding limitation.
Provide comprehensive, reports on the revenues, expenditures and budget forecasts of the organization.
Monitor, analyse and comment on debates around child rights, particularly as it relates to child abuse.
Represent the Foundation at workshops, trainings and interactions organized by partner organisations.
Engage with government and donor experts and agencies on child right matters at federal, state and local government levels.
Develop and maintain mechanisms for an appropriate system of fiscal accountability, grant administration / management and community intervention.
Track current regional and national economic, political, social, and other trends impacting on target group and inform appropriate personnel on actions or pending actions that would impact their work.
Provide strategic guidance to program while contributing to program context and needs.
Build on new and existing relationship with civil society network and work towards strengthening the Foundation’s advocacy and capacity building strategies.
Facilitate collaborative opportunities with other civil society organisations.
Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program activities and take appropriate action to control the risks.
Develop background documents, briefs, and presentations, including carrying out relevant literature reviews and analysis on the rights of the child.
Monitor program activities on a regular basis and conduct an annual evaluation according to the program evaluation framework.
The Candidate must demonstrate :
Excellent proposal writing and facilitation skills
High-level strategic thinker, with a strong grasp of national and international child right policies.
Proven skills in networking and relationship building
Strong analytical and information gathering skills
Strong communication and representational skills
Strong administrative and management skills
Ability to work alone and on one’s own initiative
3 years of progressively responsible International Management experience in an NGO or relevant International work experience.
Fundraising, project development and program management experience.
Proven understanding and experience of advocacy and policy change work within a complex humanitarian context.
Working knowledge of multi-disciplinary child abuse response systems.
Knowledge of client groups and / or issues related to the program area.