Monday, 29 February 2016

Head, Projects & Programs 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 roles  below: 

Job Title: Head, Projects & Programs

 Bonny Island, Rivers

Job Description
  • The Head, Project and Programs shall coordinate planning and implementation of economic and social development programs/initiatives as defined in the Master Plan.
  • The role shall report directly to the Executive Secretary.
  • Support the Executive Secretary and BTto translate the Foundations mandate into appropriate plans and projects for execution
  • Lead the Projects and Programs unit in overseeing the planning/execution of all developmental projects across Bonny Kingdom
  • Quantify project benefits in a way that will enable objective evaluation of projects, against the Foundation’s objectives
  • Manage budget allocations for each projects and prepare status reports for all relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure all expenditure commitments (orders, contracts, budgets etc.) and all payments are properly authorised, controlled and monitored.
  • Monitor progress of ongoing projects to ensure achievement of milestones and performance indicators, delivery quality, and fulfillment of contractual and grant agreements
  • Identify, monitor and formulate resolution steps for project/program related issues, changes in scope, and contingencies that may be encountered during project execution
  • Manage all key stakeholders in the project planning and execution phases
  • 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
  • Specialist training in Project Management with relevant certifications e.g. PMP, Prince II, etc.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in the management and successful delivery of large-scale community development projects
  • Demonstrable experience in the turnaround of major projects where the need has arisen
  • Proven experience managing multi-functional projects that have included 3rd parties as key stakeholders or business partners.
Desired Skills
An ideal candidate shall possess the following:
  • Expert knowledge of portfolio, programme and project management processes and techniques
  • Extensive organisation, communication, and facilitation skills
  • Expert-level stakeholder management skills
  • High-level project financing and scenario planning 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.