Monday, 29 February 2016

Executive Secretary at the Bonny Kingdom Development Foundation (BKDF)

Bonny Kingdom, an island located in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, is set to establish a world-class, non-profit community Foundation for the purpose of championing its socia-econornic development, ensuring economic and social prosperity for its indigenes. The Bonny Kingdom Development Foundation (BKDF) shall be governed by an all-inclusive stakeholder Board of Trustees and shall act as the implementing authority responsible for executing the developmental priorities in accordance with the Bonny Kingdom Master Plan.

The aim of the BKDF is to become an international, best-in-class, well-run development agency that serves as a global showcase for wetland regions all over the world. The role is situated permanently in Bonny Island, however, significant local travel may be required to carry out duties effectively. As such, it is recruiting highly-motivated and results-driven candidates to fill the management role below: 

Job Title: Executive Secretary

 Bonny Island, Rivers

Job Description
  • The Executive Secretary shall oversee the day-to-day running of the Foundation and shall work with the Board of Trustees to rally stakeholder support for the socio-economic development of Bonny Kingdom.
  • The role shall report directly to the Board of Trustees and shall oversee all Department Heads in the Foundation.
  • Lead the affairs of the Foundation - managing day-to-day operational activities and coordinating the developmental efforts of all stakeholders on Bonny Island
  • Develop operational policies for the Foundation and facilitate implementation following approval by the BoT
  • Mobilize funding and donations from a diverse pool of donors (local and international) to support execution of key development initiatives
  • Coordinate investment promotion schemes aimed at projecting Bonny Island as an attractive investment location
  • Administer the Foundations funds, according to the budget approved by the Board, as well as provide regular financial statements and reports
  • Provide periodic monitoring and evaluation reports to the BoT with clear impact and performance measurement on executed projects
  • Promote public awareness of BKDF’s mission, aims and activities
  • Represent the organization as a spokesperson at appropriate events and manage delivery of communication activities for the Foundation
  • Carry out all other duties as directed by the BoT
Experience & Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any of the Social Sciences, Administration, Law and Engineering disciplines
  • An MBA or post-graduate degree in any project and business management field will be desirable
  • At least 18 years’ experience with a minimum of 10 years working in a management capacity preferably in a donor- funded and/or developmental organization
  • Extensive experience in successfully engaging communities locally and globally.
Desired Skills
An ideal candidate shall possess the following:
  • Proven expertise mobilizing donor funds for large-scale projects (corporate sponsors, IDAs, etc.)
  • Active professional network with international development organizations
  • Proven expertise in Project Financing and Project Implementation/Management with a bias to community development programs
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written
  • Proven expertise in corporate strategy and business planning
Application Closing Date
26th March, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter highlighting the following:
  • General Information
    • Name
    • Nationality
  • Educational Qualification and Professional Affiliations with dates
  • Experience and accomplishments specifically highlighting desired skills and qualifications
  • Present employment and attendant responsibilities
  • Names and contact details of two (2) referees
Note: Position is subject to a performance-based contract, Your cover letter should include your availability for an interview in April, 2016.