Thu. May 26th, 2022

Ventures Platform – We are a leading source of capital, capacity building, support and advocacy for under-served entrepreneurs, communities and institutions, enabling them enhance the creation of wealth and development in Africa. We are an impact-driven tribe, thinking people first at all times.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Office of the ED

Location: Abuja
Job Duration: 6 Months Fellowship

Details

  • This role provides strategic technical and administrative support to the ED with an emphasis on research, feasibility assessment, project management, operational review, analysis, and technical documentation.

Jobs to be Done

  • Carry out all research, feasibility assessment and analysis as required by the office of the Executive Director
  • Create technical documentation – including, presentation and proposals as and when required
  • Review technical documents forwarded to the office of the Executive Director and recommend actions points
  • Provide business support services as and when required by the office of the ED
  • Review documents on behalf of the ED, make updates and corrections with a clear understanding of the ED’s perspective.
  • Acts as an expediter for the ED with other internal and external stakeholders
  • Acts as an expediter for all internal and external stakeholders with the ED
  • Provides input to technical studies/research projects, technical reports, project planning, etc.
  • Produces accurate statistics, relevant figures and data for decision making
  • Gathers information, elicits requirements and monitors all relevant media trends, topics and channels providing necessary strategic information to the ED
  • Supports Executive Director with project management, project oversight, status management, task management and support duties
  • Advice the ED to enable him takes vital decisions on technical and non-technical matters.
  • Liaises with external stakeholders on behalf of the ED
  • Schedules and attends meetings (with and on behalf of) and takes minutes with a clear focus on objectives, next steps and progress tracking.
  • Follows up on all tasks and projects that report to the office of the ED and the ED.
  • Liaises with all Directorates on-behalf of the ED.
  • Maintains a birds-eye view of all on-going projects and activities and provides support to the ED for effective management of same.
  • Prepares daily, weekly, quarterly and annual technical reports.
  • Provide customer relationship management support and assists the ED on managing all high-level customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Receives Internal Memorandum sent to the office of the ED and handle, follow-up, reply and file accordingly.
  • Represent the company with clients, contractors and vendor partners
  • Makes enquiries to provide the ED with in-depth understating for decision-making and follows through on all assigned tasks.
  • Liaises with internal and external stakeholders to assist ED in decision-making.

Skills & Requirements
Other Requirements:

  • High level of confidentiality, decorum and staying power.
  • Outstanding competencies in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge and experience in the entrepreneurship space
  • Excellent presentation, facilitation and communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation and contracting skills.
  • Must be highly organized with extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer orientation, entrepreneurial flair, analytical skills, commercial knowledge and business acumen.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work excellently independently or in a team.
  • Understanding of role expectations and be knowledgeable of same
  • Exhibit a high level of maturity
  • Great sense of loyalty to the Foundation
  • Understand the VPF objectives and be passionate about what we do
  • Personal growth ambitions must be aligned with the work we do at the Foundation
  • Knowledge and experience in the entrepreneurship space
READ ALSO  Subject Teachers at Goshen College

Knowledge Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of corporate culture
  • Outstanding leadership and influencing skills.
  • Must have the ability to act quickly and pragmatically under pressure to priorities and resolve issues.
  • Willingness to work extra hours to achieve excellent results.
  • Must possess high levels of confidentiality and information security.
  • Strong business ethics and high level of integrity.

The VP Fellowship

  • … is the start of a journey towards building a successful career by acquiring the skills, attributes, and values such as positive impact, innovation, excellence, integrity and shared success.
  • … is focused on forging a community of talents needed to drive innovative solutions around creating sustainable wealth in Africa.
  • …is a community of Fellows bound by the same values and a shared commitment to creating an Africa that gives to the world by constantly holding each other accountable to its vision.

The Fellowship program will run for a dedicated period of 6months during which participants will be actively involved in executing real-life projects at the Foundation, access career coaching in the form of mentorship and scorecard evaluations, and access learning opportunities. Participants will be expected to work full time through the duration of the internship and will be bound by the policies and procedures of the Foundation.

What will you learn?

  • Program Design
  • Program execution
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Grant writing
  • Research report creation
  • Budgeting
  • Client engagement
  • Story Telling
  • Technical Writing
  • Big picture thinking

Participants would also learn relevant soft skills in entrepreneurship, listening to understand, collaboration, logical reasoning, and design thinking amongst others, as these are valuable critical skills sets, needed to succeed in our today’s world.

Who is the VP Fellowship for?
The fellowship is for young talented people:

  • Who are everything African Development enthusiasts,
  • Who are passionate and have a track record of creating positive impact
  • Whose personal growth ambitions are aligned with the kind of work that we do at the Foundation.
  • Who have a good understanding and experience of the entrepreneurship/ development space.
  • Exhibit a high level of maturity
  • Who have done projects at some point in their lives
  • Great sense of loyalty and is willing to put in the work required through the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Who reside in Abuja

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Partnership Fellow

Location: Abuja
Job Duration: 6 Months

Details

  • In this role, you will work with the Executive Director in managing the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals for the foundation. You will also be actively involved in stakeholder communication and management of all VPF Partners and Donors.

Jobs to be Done
Grant Research & Writing:

  • Identify new donors & corporations to solicit for funding
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop concepts for grant proposals
  • writes proposals and secure funding from corporates and donors
  • Lead the implementation of strategies that will grow annual revenue,

Donor Communication Responsibilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects. Builds and sustains relationships with current, new and potential grant-giving organizations and individuals
  • Develop and write content for major donor communication pieces; coordinate the in-house production of pieces
  • Write direct mail pieces for major and mid-level donors, as well as other special appeals; work with the Partnership Manager to coordinate production of pieces
  • Develop print and online content for annual luncheon, gala and other special events for stakeholders.
  • Annually update/write templates for “thank you” letters for annual donors, new donors, associates, and special letters; revise as needed
  • Gather information and write content for annual and mid-year reports
READ ALSO  Latest Npower Payment News Today December 2021

The VP Fellowship

  • … is the start of a journey towards building a successful career by acquiring the skills, attributes, and values such as positive impact, innovation, excellence, integrity and shared success.
  • … is focused on forging a community of talents needed to drive innovative solutions around creating sustainable wealth in Africa.
  • …is a community of Fellows bound by the same values and a shared commitment to creating an Africa that gives to the world by constantly holding each other accountable to its vision.

The Fellowship program will run for a dedicated period of 6months during which participants will be actively involved in executing real-life projects at the Foundation, access career coaching in the form of mentorship and scorecard evaluations, and access learning opportunities. Participants will be expected to work full time through the duration of the internship and will be bound by the policies and procedures of the Foundation.

What will you learn?

  • Program Design
  • Program execution
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Grant writing
  • Research report creation
  • Budgeting
  • Client engagement
  • Story Telling
  • Technical Writing
  • Big picture thinking

Participants would also learn relevant soft skills in entrepreneurship, listening to understand, collaboration, logical reasoning, and design thinking amongst others, as these are valuable critical skills sets, needed to succeed in our today’s world.

Who is the VP Fellowship for?
The fellowship is for young talented people:

  • Who are everything African Development enthusiasts,
  • Who are passionate and have a track record of creating positive impact
  • Whose personal growth ambitions are aligned with the kind of work that we do at the Foundation.
  • Who have a good understanding and experience of the entrepreneurship/ development space.
  • Exhibit a high level of maturity
  • Who have done projects at some point in their lives
  • Great sense of loyalty and is willing to put in the work required through the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Who reside in Abuja

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Programs Fellow

Location: Abuja
Duration: 6 Months

Job Description

  • You will play a key role in supporting the Programs Director by ensuring that the desired goals and outcomes of the Directorate are met.
  • You would take ownership for the administrative support programs, you will ensure the program design, delivery and documentation is done efficiently, effectively and is adaptive to changing circumstances.
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced environment.

Job Responsibilities
Administration:

  • Carry out administrative activities for the Programs team, including program schedules, vendor management, time and resource management and allocation and daily adhoc responsibilities.
  • Support the program manager to manage and service relationship with mentors and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain a standard operating procedure document and data bank for collecting and collating different kinds of data that could improve program planning. Ensure that the documents saved on the teams google drive folder is always updated and appropriately saved in right folders
  • Schedule and organize meeting and travel arrangements. Handle the requisition and retirement of program expenses.
  • Provide administrative support for the programs team, Mentors, (which may include matters of strict confidentiality).
  • Maintaining a tracking system for major scheduled events and activities. Support the program manager to manage the program calendar.
  • Provide cover and support for other members of the team where necessary.
READ ALSO  Logistics Specialist at Médecins Sans Frontières

Program Design & Management- You will support the Programs Director in the discharge of the following responsibilities:

  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization.
  • Lead the design, and proper execution of all VP Programs
  • Design and executes project work plans to meet the goals and objective of the programs.
  • Ensure quality of VP programs through appropriate Identification and allocation of resources
  • Lead technical improvements in program design and development to ensure quality and adherence to program standards.

Budget Control- You will assist the Programs Director in:

  • Developing a budget and operating plan for VP programs.
  • Effectively monitor and manage program budgets.

Quality Program Delivery- You will actively participate in:

  • Executing every project with the highest quality and attention to detail
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Championing standardized frameworks and templates for efficient and effective delivery of programs

Stakeholder Management & Communication- You will collaborate with the Programs Director in:

  • Meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Prepare quality and timely programs narrative and financial reports as needed
  • Analyzing program risks.

Skills & Requirements
Functional Competencies:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Planning/ Prog Dev
  • Logical reasoning
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Technical Writing
  • Listening
  • People Management
  • Pressure bandwidth
  • Crisis Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Financial Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Candidate must have Knowledge and experience in the entrepreneurship space.

Other Requirements:

Candidate must exhibit the following attributes:

  • Understanding of role expectations and be knowledgeable of same
  • Exhibit a high level of maturity
  • Great sense of loyalty to the Foundation
  • Understand the VPF objectives and be passionate about what we do
  • Personal growth ambitions must be aligned with the work we do at the Foundation
  • Knowledge and experience in the entrepreneurship space.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

 

Note:

  • we are an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce. While all applications will be acknowledged.
    • We reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement
    • We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements
    • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
    • Scam Warning:
    We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
    • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced.
    • Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview or the next stage of the recruitment process.

Application Deadline 24th January, 2021

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *