Nigeria Country Director in Rivers, Nigeria

Project Management
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

  • To lead and take full ownership for project and strategy implementation of SDN in the Niger Delta.
  • This role will require a strong emphasis on internal capacity building; the management, leadership and development of a large team; and representing SDN to external stakeholders.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Organisation Structure and Process Design 30%
  • Strategy and Programme Development 20%
  • Programme Implementation 20%
  • External Relations and Communications 20%
  • Fundraising 10%

Organisation Structure and Process Design:

  • Promote effective governance processes and attract potential new members of SDN
  • Implement an effective employee structure and project allocation process for the Nigeria office
  • Direct and oversee the employee review and appraisal process for the Nigeria office
  • Direct and oversee the PMEL process to ensure it is consistently and thoroughly adopted across all projects
  • Support the implementation of financial policies, procedures and internal control structures whilst ensuring these are strictly adhered to throughout the organisation to maintain financial and legal integrity
  • Liaise with the Finance & Admin department to prepare and review annual and project budgets

Strategy and Programme Development:

  • Support the design and lead the implementation SDN’s mission and vision in the Niger Delta
  • Oversee regular analysis of political and security developments and themes in the Niger Delta
  • Lead the development and deepening of SDN’s understanding of its focus areas and methods
  • Coordinate internal and external discussions on stability and development in the Niger Delta

Programme Implementation:

  • Lead and direct the process of planning, development and implementation of projects
  • Oversee the development and implementation of research and data collection processes
  • Oversee the analysis, review and final output process for all project reporting
  • Lead the monthly internal review process of project implementation
  • Review, critique, edit and approve project reporting and outputs

External Relations and Communications:

  • Lead SDN’s high-level engagement with key stakeholders in the Niger Delta
  • Identify, build and leverage relationships that are key to promoting stability and development in the Niger Delta
  • Direct the development of appropriate strategies for advocacy with key SDN partners
  • Contribute towards the SDN external communications process by writing articles for the website and email distribution


  • Direct fundraising activities to ensure they fit with SDN’s vision and mission in the Niger Delta.
  • Ensure that fundraising meets the operational and financial requirements of the organisation.


Salary for the role is commensurate with experience and education, with excellent benefits.




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