Head, Government Relations in Lagos, Nigeria

at Box & Cedar

Human Resources
Government Relations
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Liaise with key agencies including state and federal governments to ensure required support for the Fund’s programs & initiatives
  • Take inventory of all ongoing initiatives & agreements with the state government and identify opportunities for collaboration
  • Operationalize relevant agreements of corporate partnerships with specific stakeholders to promote synergies
  • Identify opportunities around regulation and policies that will improve operating conditions for MSME in specific geographical locations.
  • Engage regulators & stakeholders to advocate the implementation of policies & initiatives enhancing the operating conditions for MSMEs
  • Engage relevant business groups within the state, including business associations, clusters & cooperatives to create awareness on the Fund’s business development initiatives
  • Engage the LCDA’s as required to answer queries, business enquiries & requirements, complaints and develop strategies to address their requirements
  • Work with Local Government stakeholders to foster event development  & skills to further develop their capacity to deliver quality sustainable events
  • Work with research & policy to conduct periodic research and identify ways of improving services and projects of local businesses
  • Conduct periodic reporting of progress with the initiatives

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field

Knowledge & Skills

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the political terrain & grass-root politics
  • Previous experience with community relations (Added advantage)
  • 10 years minimum experience
  • Possess sound relationship, leadership, analytical and communication skills together with evaluative judgment
  • Ability to develop and gain cooperation and assistance from the Fund's board, the community and State/Federal Government and other relevant bodies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Both written and Oral)
  • Excellent project Management Skills.


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