Job Vacancy : Programs Officer- Sahara Foundation

Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria – Full Time

Purpose Statement

To facilitate the implementation of identified Personal & Corporate Social Responsibility (PCSR) initiatives within and outside Nigeria while working with staff, partners, National Governments and other local national agencies, business neighbors and stakeholders towards achieving Sahara Groups overall PCSR objectives.

Key Deliverables

  • Manage and provide content for Sahara Foundation’s Extrapreneurship platform- the SaharaHub
  • Day-to-day coordination of the activities of Sahara Hub in the actualization of its set objectives
  • Creating and managing virtual youth engagement programmes
  • Develop partnerships that will drive sustainability of the Extrapreneurship platform
  • Provide support to the Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG) secretariat and manage expectations from cross sectoral partners.
  • Provide regular updates on activities of the to Line Manager and ensure these activities are in line with the expectations of the Global PSAG
  • Engage local communities to determine needs, develop strategies and initiate programs which would answer these needs, in connection with the company’s strategies and Business Plan.
  • Facilitate the process of impact assessment of programs on recipients
  • Promote companywide awareness of Sahara Group PCSR strategies and initiatives
  • Day-to-day coordination of existing PCSR projects ensuring alignment with the SDGs.
  • Initiate and coordinate Partnership Relations with business neighbors
  • Provide business support to the Line Manager.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda.
  • Knowledge of computer applications including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Investigative and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize workloads.
  • Project management skills, including the ability to coordinate the work of others.

Minimum Qualification/Experience

  • B.Sc degree in an appropriate a relevant course.
  • 3-4 years of cognate work experience with large organization, relating with people of diverse cultures.
  • Experience in managing digital hubs, social media platforms and online content.
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility Advisory.

Personality Traits:

  • Candidate must be hardworking, dedicated, highly analytical and creative
  • Candidate must be resourceful with good interpersonal skills to relate with people across different social strata.
  • Candidate must possess ability to adapt to different types of environment 

Working Relationships

  • Executive Director
  • Company MD’s, Unit Heads & Finance Managers
  • Host Community Representative & Implementing Partners
  • Contemporaries in other Private Sector Organizations

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