Executive Director at South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO)

South Saharan Social Development Organization (SSDO) is a duly registered NGO based in Enugu, Nigeria with a primary focus of equipping young women and men with the social, health, economic, educational and political skills needed to survive and compete favourably in a vastly changing and urbanizing sub Saharan Africa  SSDO is rapidly growing and expanding and is looking for experienced and passionate people to join our team of highly dedicated professionals.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Executive DirectorJob PurposeTo provide overall leadership and strategic direction to SSDO.Scope of the PositionThe Director has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of SSDO in Nigeria to achieve the organizational vision, mission and objectives.The Director is responsible for the programmatic and operational management of SSDO Nigeria.S/he represents SSDO with Government, Local and international Organisations Nigeria.S/he will take a leading role in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring of SSDO’s Programme strategy.The Director is responsible for developing new programming initiatives, new partnerships and maintaining existing partnerships and actively lead key phases of ongoing programs.The Director will be responsible to ensure cross learning and fertilisation of knowledge across the program in all areas of programming, national, regional and international policies and development issues.S/he is responsible to promote fundraising initiatives ensuring the smooth running of SSDO and its financial & grant management as well as its sustainability.S/he is also responsible for overall financial and human resources management of the Country Programme.Specific ResponsibilitiesStrategy development and implementation:Provide Leadership in the development and implementation of SSDO Programme strategyProvide leadership for the dissemination of SSDO’s values, vision and mission and lead, direct and mentor the staff in line with the organizational strategyKeep abreast on socio-economic and political changes in the environment and undertake timely strategic review of SSDO’s Programme Strategy ensuring continued relevance in the rapidly changing environmentMaintain close communication with the Secretariat on relevant factors and changes in the environmentRepresentation:Represent SSDO in Nigeria and be responsible for the management of relations and SSDO’s interests in dealing with government, international and local organisations, networks and mediaRepresent SSDO in strategic meetings, conferences, forums and other public events and contribute towards consolidating and raising the profile of SSDODevelop and strengthen relationships with local organisations and networks and establish national and regional strategic relations and alliances with partners and civil society working in common cause with SSDO’s objectivesMaintain good partnerships and relations at National and International levelsPromote SSDO's organizational identity and capacity to all stakeholders and partners in Nigeria and ensure SSDO remains relevant to the changing needs of disadvantaged people in Nigeria.Programme Development and Management:Lead in the development of SSDO Programmes providing sound methodological and technical support to ensure use of participatory methodologies, human rights and social exclusion frameworkCoordinate participatory annual planning and budgetingPromote a participatory approach in programming work and create space in the structure for staff participation and involvement in decision makingOversee and coordinate the programme portfolio to ensure the highest level of project quality and accountability, while fostering continuity through building staff capacity and developing innovative programme interventions.Lead the development implementation and monitoring of research and advocacy plan on issues of relevanceParticipate in national and international campaigns in line with SSDO’s visionPromote mainstreaming of Gender and HIV&AIDS in Area programme policies, strategy, and programme developmentFacilitate trainings, researches, and learning of cross-cutting relevance to programmesEnsure that participatory systems and processes for monitoring activities, results and impact assessment at programme level are in place and involves the staff and partnersProvide continuous monitoring and support to field offices and existing projects, coordinate programme reviews, evaluations, and follow up implementation of evaluation findingsCoordinate the production of timely quality programme reports in line with SSDO and donor requirementsFunding and Grants Management:Develop networks and partnerships with national/regional/international institutions in Nigeria and beyond and spearhead donor collaboration, fund raising and project development within the country.Keep abreast of the trends within the donor environment in the Country and InternationallyUndertake diversified local and international fundraising initiatives to strengthen programme funding and sustainabilityCoordinate the production of good quality funding proposals and respond to call for proposalsFacilitate donor visits, donor meetings, round table discussions and evaluations as necessaryEnsure that effective grant management systems are in place and are consistent with the overall organisation fund seeking and management policy and promote their applicationBe aware of all donors conditionality in the Area Programme and monitor adherence to donors conditionalityFinancial Management:Provide oversight to all finance and administrative servicesEnsure effective implementation and compliance with the Finance & Admin Manual and compliance with procedures required by grant or contract agreementsOversee the development and implementation of annual and project budgetsEnsure that adequate internal control mechanisms are in placeEnsure adequate mechanisms are in place for budget monitoring and review and minimize significant expenditure variancesReview accuracy of accounts and carry out periodic checks on financial mattersMonitor the timely delivery of quality accounts and commentOversee annual and project-specific audit processesEnsure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements and ensure compliance with all aspects of SSDO’s policies and donor fundingCheck and verify all inventories and promote efficient management of organizational assetsHuman Resources Management and Organizational Development:Provide leadership support to staff and promote best practices in human resources managementCoordinate regular reviews and update of the human resources policies and procedures and ensure compliance with the overall human resources management manual and the Nigeria labour lawsOversee adequate implementation of the performance management system including performance objectives and planning, review, appraisal and staff developmentCoordinate the development of a staff development planOversee and monitor efficiency and fairness of recruitment processes across the programmeProvide Coaching and Counselling advice to staff when necessary and lead initiatives to develop staff capacityOrganise regular meetings with staff for the purpose of exchanging information, coordination and learningEnsure that the country senior management team is effective, mutually supporting and sufficiently involved in decision makingInformation, Communication and learningEnsure SSDO is maintaining a coordinated and agreed information exchange both internally and in its dealing with external partiesEnsure that key programme documents (strategy programme document, projects proposals, research, reports, etc) are internally shared with the Staff and Board and agreed upon before communicating to donors and other external partiesEnsure that all communication infrastructures are set up in the programme and smooth information flow is maintainedEnsure that experiences and best practices are documented and shared across the organisationSupervision & Collaboration:The DIRECTOR is under direct supervision of Dr ChiChi Okoye the Trustee responsible for development ProgrammingS/he must ensure a good working relationship between staff and the boardAccountability:Supervision: Works independently under the supervision of the Trustee responsible for development Programming and within approved strategy and policy guidelinesDecision Making: Has full responsibility of decisions in line with approved policyResponsibility over assets: Overall responsibility for SSDO’s budget, all organizational resources and assets.Responsibility over Staff: All Country staff 

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