Nigerian Content Development Recruitment June 2014 (careers@carterltd.com)


The Office for Nigerian Content Development in ICT (ONC) is a development focused, Special Purpose Vehicle of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Communications Technology for implementing the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development in ICT, which came into force on December 3, 2013.

The ONC is charged with the mandate of developing an indigenous ICT industry which would make a double-digit contribution to Nigeria’s GDP. Part of the strategy is to ensure that Nigerian ICT companies participate significantly in all segments of the ICT value chain. The program aims to boost growth in key ICT economic clusters through the injection of intellectual and industrial capital into ICT industry.

The ONC is now looking to recruit highly resourceful and competent Nigerians with a passion for technology and economic development. The roles are highly strategic to national development and require a deep understanding and appreciation of global economic and ICT issues.

The positions to be filled as Technology Evangelists are as follows:

        Ecosystem Development Manager (Software)
        Ecosystem Development Manager (Hardware)
        Ecosystem Development Manager (Telecoms and ICT-enabled Services)
        Ecosystem Development Manager (Human Capital)
        Communications Manager
        Fundraising Manager



Job Title:  Ecosystem Development Manager (Software)
Job description

    The overarching responsibility of the person in this position is that of a technology evangelist, facilitating the growth of software companies in Nigeria, as well as in the global software market; championing the emergence of Nigerian global brands.
    The Software Ecosystem Development Manager will serve as the lead for ecosystem enablement activities for the software subsector. This position reports to the National Coordinator and is located in Abuja but may be required to have strong presence in Lagos.
    The manager is responsible for setting engagement and development strategy for assigned subsector as well as to evangelize and align the mandate of the ONC with key ecosystem partners. The manager will work closely with the National Coordinator to define and execute initiatives that lead to the actualization of defined KPIs in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development and the Implementation Plan.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

        Develop and drive enabling strategy for achievement of key performance indicators in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development.
        Establish and maintain strong and deep working relationships with indigenous firms, multinationals, partners and institutions in the public and private sectors.
        Ensure compliance with the Guidelines.
        Lead programs and initiatives that will foster the proliferation of startups and the growth of startups to become established firms and corporations.
        Lead programs and initiatives to develop world-class software engineers in line with the Guidelines.
        Advocate and promote Nigerian firms and technology products
        Understand current and emerging technology trends
        Achieve set KPIs as defined in the Guidelines and the Implementation Plan

Required Education:

    Post Graduate degree in Information Technology, Software Engineering, Computer Science or related field in ICT

Required Experience and Skills:

        Experience in technical marketing, business development, application engineering, or field application engineering
        Excellent track record of performance against SMART goals
        Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across different levels and functions
        Outstanding oral and written communications skills, problem solving and analytical skills
        Experience in working with partners to understand technical requirements, design solutions and develop differentiated programs

Background:

        Post Graduate Degree preferably in IT, Engineering, Bus. Administration or Entrepreneurship
        Fifteen years post-graduation experience
        Sales or Business Development Experience of more than 7 years
        Knowledge of local Ecosystem: ISVs (local/Int’l), OEMs (local/Int’l), Universities, and Startups etc.
        Background experience working with multinational companies
        Previous position combining technical ability with people/ecosystem development
        At least 7 years experience in Mentoring and Leadership


Job Title: Ecosystem Development Manager (Services)
Job description

Job Title:  Corporate Communications Manager
Job description

        Play a key role in the development and implementation of effective communication and stakeholder engagement strategies to grow the reputation of the ONC and Programs and support the goals and objectives of the Office.
        Lead the communications effort and impact across the media spectrum (print, broadcast and social media) to increase awareness and recognition of the economic and social impact of the ONC’s activities and engage our various audiences.
        Engage and collaborate with partners as appropriate on system and external communication initiatives.

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

        Stakeholder relations and communications management with responsibilities for the development, coordination and implementation of communications, community relations, advocacy, and stakeholder relations programs.
        Manage corporate communications, including developing publication, video and advertising materials as well as partners’ communication and engagement.
        Manage media relations, including leveraging traditional and social media to optimize the communications reach and impact.
        Identify review and recommend strategic sponsorship and partnership opportunities to support the ONC’s mandate and drive corporate visibility and reputation.
        Plan and manage internal and external events, including post event evaluation and reporting.
        Develop, nurture and leverage strategic relationships with key stakeholder groups and relevant individual influencers and decision-makers.

Technical Skills:

    Creative writing
    Social media usage & blogging
    Brand Management
    Media & Public Relations
    Issues & crisis management
    Project management
    Budget management

Required Experience

    More than 10 years’ experience in Communications or Public Relations functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: University Degree preferably in Communication, or English Language and related fields in the Humanities

Job Title: Fund Raising Manager

Job description

    Serve as the point of contact for all supporters and prospects (corporates, high net worth individuals (HNIs) and institutions); work with ONC board and ONC funders, leveraging their support to meet fundraising targets.
    Key driver of our fundraising activities, cultivating and closing relationships with HNIs, corporates and institutions bringing new people into our community and raising funds for ONC’s programs and initiatives.
    Work with colleagues across the organisation to ensure that challenging fundraising targets are met and that new donors are brought on board by engaging with donors, to develop compelling proposals, and provide strategic support and direction for organizational and program fundraising.
    This will be a target driven role, with some time allocated in the first 2-3 months to research and building relationships.

KEY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

        Raise funds for ONC and establish long-term strategic funding partners to help meet its funding targets.
        Develop an understanding of ONC’s strategy and preferred approach for partnerships and fundraising from donors (i.e. HNIs, corporates and institutions).
        Develop and grow a donor base through relationship management and respond to donor’s requests regularly and keep updating them about the work of the organisation.
        Build a broad-based network of potential new donors through appropriate channels, including events, individual outreach and networking.
        Establish professional relationships and credibility with donors; develop multi-tier relationships with organisations
        Represent the organisation at meetings with donors and external events. Increase visibility of ONC as an organisation and publicize its mandate and achievement.

Required Experience

        Sales Exposure: 7-10 years of work experience (preferably in B2B sales and Customer Relationship Management), including evidence of successful sales and client management skills and independently operating in complex, autonomous situations.
        Relationship Building: Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with donors. Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones.
        Communications: World-class storyteller who consistently communicates (oral, written) in a compelling manner. Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Comfort with public speaking opportunities to inform and advocate ONC’s mandate and mission.
        Influencing:  Able to get others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders.
        Collaboration: Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
        Ability to bridge the gap between the non-profit and for-profit worlds.
        A passion for the ICT and development sectors, philanthropy, an exposure to CSR and experience of working in a similar role within Nigeria would be a definite advantage.

QUALIFICATIONS:

    University Degree preferably in Communication, Business Management, Finance or any related field.
    Membership of a fundraising institute or organization would be an advantage.



    The overarching responsibility of the person in this position is to promote the growth, development and expansion of telecoms and technology service businesses in Nigeria.
    The Ecosystem Development Manager will serve as the lead for ecosystem enablement activities for the Services and Telecoms subsector of the ICT industry.
    This position reports to the National Coordinator and is located in Abuja.
    The manager is responsible for setting engagement and development strategy for assigned subsector as well as to evangelize and align the mandate of the ONC with key ecosystem partners.
    The manager will work closely with the National Coordinator to define and execute initiatives that lead to the actualization of defined KPIs in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development and the Implementation Plan.

Responsibilities and Tasks:
• Develop and drive enabling strategy for achievement of key performance indicators in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development.
• Lead the growth of indigenous firms in the Telecoms and Services subsector of the industry.
• Ensure compliance with the Nigerian Content Guidelines.
• Establish and maintain strong and deep working relationships with indigenous firms, multinationals, partners and other in the public and private sectors.
• Engage in advocacy and promotion of Nigerian firms and services.
• Understand current and emerging technology trends
• Achieve set KPIs as defined in the Guidelines
Desired Skills and Experience
• Experience in technical marketing, business development, application engineering, or field application engineering
• Excellent track record of performance against SMART goals
• Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across different levels and functions
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills, problem solving and analytical skills
• Experience working with partners to understand technical requirements, design solutions and develop differentiated programs

Background:
• University Degree preferably in IT , Engineering of Bus. Administrations
• Fifteen years post graduation experience
• Sales or Business Development Experience of more than 7 years
• Knowledge of local Ecosystem: ISVs (local/Int’l), OEMs (local/Int’l), Universities, Start Ups etc.
• Background experience working with multinational companies
• Previous position as a technology developer or ecosystem developer

Job Title: Ecosystem Development Manager (Human Capital)
Job description

    The overarching responsibility of the person in this position is to stimulate the development and expansion of human capital for the growth and advancement of the technology industry in Nigeria.
    The Ecosystem Development Manager will serve as the lead for human capital development activities for the ICT industry.
    This position reports to the National Coordinator and is located in Abuja.
    The manager will work closely with the National Coordinator to define and execute initiatives that lead to the actualization of defined KPIs in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development.


Responsibilities and Tasks:
• Develop and drive enabling strategy for achievement of key performance indicators in the Guidelines for Nigerian Content Development.
• Lead initiatives that will promptly lead to the proliferation of ICT skills and competencies among Nigerians of all ages, both in general skills as well as core specialty areas.
• Work with other stakeholders to ensure compliance to guidelines.
• Establish and maintain strong and deep working relationships with Universities (local and Intl), multinationals, partners and other government agencies.
• Advocacy and promotion of Nigerian talent
• Understand current and emerging technology trends
• Achieve set KPIs as defined in the Guidelines

Required Experience and Skills:
• Experience in technical marketing, business development, application engineering, or field application engineering
• Excellent track record of performance against SMART goals
• Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships across different levels and functions
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills, problem solving and analytical skills
• Experience working with partners to understand technical requirements, design solutions and develop differentiated programs

Background:
• University Degree preferably in IT/ Engineering.
• Ten years relevant work experience
• Management Experience of more than 7 years
• Knowledge of local Ecosystem: ISVs (local/Int’l), OEMs (local/Int’l), Universities, Startups etc.
• Background experience working with multinational companies

Preferred
• PhD Degree in Engineering, IT or Sciences
• Previous position in academia or as a technology developer or ecosystem developer

How to Apply

Please send application and resume to: careers@carterltd.com on or before 10th of June, 2014.

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