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Director of Programme/Leadership at Protege Management – Nationwide

Protégé Management is a premier boutique Human Resource Consulting and Executive Search organisation that offer both local and international companies bespoke human resource consulting products and services across diverse sectors.

We are looking for a transformational and energetic individual in the below position, to lead the operations of our client an international NGOs organisation with strategic assignments in Nigeria:

Job Title: Director of Programme/Leadership

Location: Nationwide

Employment Type: Permanent

Job Summary

  • The Director will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organisation operations in Nigeria according to the strategic direction set by the Board.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The Director will perform all of the followings:


  • Participate with the Board in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organisation.
  • Identify, assess, and inform the Board of internal and external issues that affect the organisation.
  • Act as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the organisation’s activities.
  • Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the employees.
  • In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organisation.
  • Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate.
  • Represent the organisation at community activities to enhance the organisation’s community profile.

Operational Planning and Management:

  • Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organisation.
  • Ensure that the operation of the organisation meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders.
  • Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organisation.
  • Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organisational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate.
  • Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained.
  • Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials.

Program Planning and Management:

  • Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organisation’s programs and services.
  • Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organisation contribute to the organisation’s mission and reflect the priorities of the Board.
  • Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organisation to maintain or improve quality.
  • Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects.

Human Resources Planning and Management:

  • Determine staffing requirements for organisational management and program delivery.
  • Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff.
  • Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations.
  • Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organisation’s mission.
  • Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organisation and that appropriate training is provided.
  • Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review.
  • Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance.
  • Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures.

Financial Planning and Management:

  • Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget.
  • Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organisation.
  • Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organisation.
  • Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate.
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board.
  • Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed.
  • Administer the funds of the organisation according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organisation.
  • Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organisation.
  • Ensure that the organisation complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments.

Community Relations/Advocacy:

  • Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organisation and to identify changes in the community served by the organisation.
  • Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organisations to help achieve the goals of the organisation.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and evaluate the risks to the organisation’s people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
  • Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organisation carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage.
  • Ensure that the Board and staff understand the terms, conditions and limitations of the insurance coverage


  • University degree in a related field.
  • 15 or more years of progressive management experience in a voluntary sector organisation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of leadership and management principles as they relate to non-profit/ voluntary organisations.
  • Knowledge of all federal and provincial legislation applicable to voluntary sector organisations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage etc.
  • Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organisation.
  • Knowledge of human resources management.
  • Knowledge of financial management.
  • Knowledge of project management.

Personal Characteristics
The Director should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Adaptability: Demonstrate a willingness to be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organisation.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organisation.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organisation and to create new opportunities.
  • Focus on Client Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external clients to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Organise: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Think Strategically: Assesses options and actions based on trends and conditions in the environment, and the vision and values of the organisation.

An attractive package.

Application Closing Date

29th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications and CV’s to: [email protected]


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