Career Opportunities for Country Director, Nigeria at Plan International - Abuja

Working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, Plan’s stated Global Strategic Goal (2011-15) is to reach as many children as possible, particularly those who are excluded or marginalised, with high-quality programmes that deliver long-lasting benefits.  Plan aims to achieve this goal by working in partnership with others and through high performing teams whose behaviours reflect the corporate values. Plan has a global income of around $800m.

Plan USA took ownership of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA) in November 2012. As part of this it also acquired an operating entity in Nigeria (CEDPA Nigeria). This entity is now being transitioned to Plan International Inc., which will lead to the establishment of Plan International Nigeria.

To build Plan’s presence in Nigeria, there is an immediate need for a Country Director with a strong business development background. This is an exciting executive leadership role with opportunities to build and grow the new country program in Nigeria. The country director will also be part of Plan’s West and Central Africa’s Regional Management team, consisting of the CDs from the other 12 countries in which Plan operates in, along with the Regional Director and his two Deputies.

This position is immediately available and only Nigerian nationals will be considered.

You will have:

    Demonstrable progressive experience in international development
    Demonstrable knowledge as a result of study, training or practical experience on the key debates in development and emergency response methods and effectiveness
    Knowledge of Nigeria; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change is an advantage
    Knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management
    Knowledge of programming in volatile environments with good understanding and appreciation of the historical, security context, political environment, economic, social/religious and humanitarian context in Nigeria or a comparable environment.
    Proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management
    Effective working with and through partners (Gov, LNGO, INGO, private entities, etc.)
    Communications, comfortable with the media, presenting and arguing a case
    Proven analytical skills in isolating and tackling priorities
    Fluent in English

Type of Role:  3 year fixed term contract with the possibility of extension

Location:  Abuja with local and some international travel

Reports to:  Regional Director

Salary:  Circa US$69,000 plus comprehensive benefits package

Proposed start-date:  July 2014

Please click on the link to review more detailed personal specifications before submitting your online application:

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

References will be taken and background and anti-terrorism checks will be carried out in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply

Click here to apply

Deadline:  7th May 2014

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