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The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a strong and vibrant community of partners who, through their strategic giving, investments and influence, foster shared prosperity on the African continent. Through its resources and high impact convenings across the Continent and beyond, APF raises awareness about the important role that strategic philanthropy can play in society. It is committed to creating an enabling environment to transform the culture of giving on the Continent to the extent that it exceeds development aid by 2030. To date, it has reached approximately 1,800 stakeholders in twelve African countries including Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

We are currently seeking to engage a dynamic, passionate, result oriented and self-motivated individual to fill the positions below:

Job Title: Head, Communications and Partnerships

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • We are currently seeking to engage a dynamic, passionate, result oriented and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Head, Communications & Partnerships to manage strategic relationships and APF’s brand identity as the premiere network of philanthropists driving homegrown development on the continent.

Responsibilities

  • Build and nurture external relationships with stakeholders
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan to grow APF membership base and strengthen membership engagement
  • Develop, coordinate and organize high impact events and conferences that engage the APF network
  • Develop budgets and operating plans for events
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the APF network
  • Serve as spokesperson for the organization in the absence of the Executive Director
  • Support the Executive Director in developing and overseeing long term strategies
  • Oversee any other tasks that may emerge as a result of the growth of the organization
  • Develop, implement and evaluate an integrated, strategic communications plan [media relations, social media, events, communication collateral annually
  • Lead the generation of engaging content for APF’s social media and online platforms
  • Manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic publications including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, annual reports and website
  • Develop and implement a global partnership strategy aligned with and contributing to overall APF strategic objectives

Qualifications & Experience

  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of media analysis & monitoring tools
  • Proven ability to skilfully develop and manage relationships with a diverse audience
  • Proven ability to manage a variety of key initiatives across locations concurrently
  • Demonstrable experience of dealing with the media (print, broadcast, social and digital)
  • Ability to speak French will be an added advantage.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field
  • A Master’s Degree or relevant professional certification will be an added advantage
  • Significant professional knowledge and experience in development sector
  • A minimum of 7+ years experience in communication and information management, marketing and/or PR, with at least 3 years in a managerial role.
  • Prior experience in the area of philanthropy will be an advantage

 

 

Job Title: Operations Manager

Location: Lagos

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a portfolio of existing and prospective donors to generate revenue for implementing APF’s strategic objectives
  • Create templates and processes for grants proposals enabling APF to initiate partnerships of its own
  • Review RFPs and write proposals to potential partners and donors for fundraising purposes
  • Set and manage performance targets of teams, ensuring staffing levels are met and professional management standards are adhered to while maintaining working knowledge of the organization’s policies and regulations
  • Coordinate with different departments for timely support for program and project implementation
  • Support the Executive Director in developing and overseeing long term strategies
  • Overseeing any other tasks that may emerge as a result of the growth of the organization.
  • Provide financial oversight of organizational operations with a focus on delivering on financial goals
  • Design, implement and communicate strategy for operational management and project development to meet agreed organizational goals within budgets and timelines
  • Establish and maintain appropriate systems and processes for measuring impact
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization
  • Prepare regular reports on the performance of the organization
  • Ensure compliance with all legal obligations

Note: The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive. Employee will be working in a highly flexible environment and is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities as appropriate.

Qualifications Required

  • Broad knowledge and experience in organization development and people management
  • Ability to operate effectively both as part of a team and independently
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including above average oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of modern management and administration
  • Skill in planning, organizing, directing and coordinating a wide variety of activities; developing implementing and communicating policies and procedures; analyzing data, making sound recommendations and adopting effective causes of actions
  • Ability to handle sensitive donor, programmatic and financial information discreetly.
  • A University Degree in Management or a related field
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Developmental Studies, or MBA will be an added advantage
  • Minimum 7+ years of relevant progressive leadership experience with at least 3 in a significant supervisory position in a growth-oriented organization
  • Evidence of strong fundraising and funds management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain donor relationships
  • Demonstrated skills in leading diverse work teams and implementing operational and managerial processes

 

 

Job Title: Program Officer

Location: Lagos

Responsibilities

  • Effectively managing communication with all stakeholders Managing program risks towards successful outcomes
  • Initiating activities and appropriate interventions wherever gaps in programs are identified or issues arise
  • Liaising with vendors and ensuring the delivery of products or services for programs is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget and in accordance with the program plan
  • Reporting the progress of programs at regular intervals to the executive team and producing reports for donors
  • Managing any tasks that may emerge in the pursuance of the organization’s vision
  • Providing support for other areas of APF’s work towards achieving its vision.
  • Planning and designing APF programs and proactively monitoring progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of APF programs
  • Managing budgets, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realized benefits as programs progress
  • Working with the Monitoring & Evaluation team to monitor and evaluate program performance against established indicators

Note: The roles and responsibilities outlined above are not exhaustive. Employee will be working in a highly flexible environment and is expected to carry out any other related duties that are within the employee’s skills and abilities as appropriate.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Good knowledge of program and project management methods
  • High-quality analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to speak French is an added advantage.
  • Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in development sector
  • Experience working with and managing partners across countries
  • Understanding and experience about the philanthropic landscape across Africa

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their Applications and CV along with three reference and a Cover Note to: [email protected] Using the job title as subject of the mail e.g “Head, Communications and Partnerships”

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline 29th February, 2020.


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