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Deputy Director At Girl Hub

Date Posted: 10/Sep/2013
Deadline: 30/Sep/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Girl Hub is a joint venture between DFID and the Nike Foundation, which aims to unleash the unique potential of adolescent girls. Girl Hub will work with others to build evidence, facilitate partnerships and use innovative social communications to catalyse change for adolescent girls. We are looking for exceptional talent and commitment to join an exciting start up operation.

Job Purpose

Girl Hub Nigeria is looking for a leader and manager with experience of senior level representation, brand and strategic insights experience and prioritisation processes to support the start up of a new brand platform to support adolescent girls in Northern Nigeria. The successful candidate will work closely with the Girl Hub Nigeria Country Director to: lead strategic processes of all brand and insights activities, resource prioritisation and allocation of resources for brand activities, managing a small team to ensure the successful delivery of all key tasks. The post holder will have excellent networking skills to build effective relationships with counterparts in DFID Nigeria, Girl Hub London and Nike Foundation. International experience is preferred; international development experience is an advantage. He/she will play a key representational role, working with senior partners nationally and internationally. He/she will also play a key role in the development and delivery of strategic priorities. He/she will be required to deputise for the Country Director. This is a rewarding but stretching post, which requires excellent skills in prioritisation, management and delivery.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure excellence through management oversight and/or delivery of all operational processes and tasks
  • Management and oversight of all consumer insights and brand activities
  • Lead recruitment; delivery of local induction programmes to ensure new team members understand the needs of the Girl Hub remit and local country operations
  • Responsible for delivery of financial and administration activities for the Nigeria Girl Hub brand team
  • Contribute to strategy development and delivery of Girl Hub initiatives and plans
  • Be an effective champion for girls, building local country knowledge and networks with a range of senior government and non-governmental partners
  • Work collaboratively with the communications team to help produce compelling content for Girl Hub initiative
  • Work with the planning and insight team as required in the collation and assessment of local girl insights
  • Work with other Girl Hub and DFID peers as required to ensure the smooth implementation of all local tasks
  • Lead on all brand and insights visits from DFID, Nike Foundation and Girl Hub.

Key Skills and Experience:

  • Attention to detail/task completer
  • Strategic analysis and planning
  • Able to work autonomously and meet deadlines
  • Good communicator and ability to work effectively in cross cultural environments
  • Extensive experience in consumer insights and brand activities

Key Working Relationships:

  • Girl Hub Country Director and Nike Foundation brand team, plus their support staff
  • In Country Implementation Consultants and DFID peers
  • Senior stakeholders in government, civil society and the private sector – internationally and in Nigeria

Competency Requirements:

Team work

  • Be a team player and enthuse others to behave similarly
  • Share knowledge and train/coach others

Communications and Influence

  • Effective communicator at all levels building good relationships both internally and externally
  • Ability to weigh up situations and make well thought out decisions based on sound reasoning
  • Awareness of the importance of building a network of useful contacts and is proactive in doing so

Delivery of Results

  • Committed and works hard to achieve targets and goals
  • Able to get things done within deadlines
  • Pride in quality of output of work
  • Can work under own initiative
  • Manages projects & resources to desired outcomes

Flexibility and Adaptability to change

  • The ability to easily adapt to new situations
  • Can respond flexibly and positively to change
  • Supports new initiatives
  • Remains productive despite uncertainty

Problem solving and analysis

  • Has common sense and uses logic to solve problems
  • Asks relevant questions to get understanding of issues
  • Analyses situations before arriving at solutions
  • Able to draw on extensive experience to operate independently in a range of situations
  • Ability to think strategically

General Information

All Employees of Girl Hub Nigeria are expected to show commitment to the values of Girl hub to unleash the potential of adolescent girls.

How to apply:

The position is based in DFID Nigeria (Abuja) for the Girl Hub Nigeria Programme. It is a 1-year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension. Girl Hub is an equal opportunity employer. Closing date for applications is September 30 2013.

Sorry; but we may not be able to respond to all applicants. Please send us your CV and cover letter to [email protected].

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