Monday, 29 February 2016

Head, Partnership & Investment 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: Head, Partnership & Investment

 Bonny Island, Rivers

Job Description
  • The Head, Partnership & Investment Promotion shall be primary responsible for generating funding from multilateral sources for the execution of socio-economic development projects/programs.
  • It shall also include forging strategic partnerships with diverse bodies (government agencies, corporations developmental agencies, individuals, etc.)The role shall report directly to the Executive Secretary.
  • Support the Executive Secretary to develop a fund- raising/investment and partnership strategy capable of meeting financial obligations of the Foundation
  • Lead team activities to develop and implement a fundraising program which generates funds from multilateral sources to ensure a sustainable funding base capable of delivering on the Foundation’s mandate
  • Coordinate and manage relationships between the Foundation and key funding partner organizations
  • Develop promotional materials and deliver investment promotion campaigns to attract/retain funding partners
  • Evaluate investment proposals in line with regulatory requirements and quantify benefits as input into strategic decision-making by executive management
  • Conduct inspections and compile stakeholder reports on existing and new major investment programs undertaken
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Foundation in donor meetings, key forums and with key funding partners
  • Other duties as directed by the Executive Secretary
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 7 years’ proven experience in a business development role with a reputable organization
  • Demonstrable success working within fundraising/partnership development/public relations at a senior level
  • Well-networked with a strong understanding of the funding landscape for developmental projects
Desired Skills
An ideal candidate shall possess the following:
  • High expertise in financial modelling and proven success in delivering against financial targets
  • Proven ability to raise/mobilise funds on a large scale from diverse stakeholder groups
  • Proven success in building relationships, coordinating complex processes with multiple stakeholders, and influencing at the highest level
  • Strong advocacy orientation, and the ability to weigh against business needs
  • Extensive organisation, communication, and facilitation skills
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.