RECRUITMENT NOTICE – FOR AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.
Business Facilities Corporation (BFC) through its Skills Builder brand, is seeking for a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Yaoundé – CAMEROON, an Executive Director, working under the authority of a Board of Directors (BOD), to be responsible for the effective and constant achievement of the organisation’s mission and financial objectives.
To this end, he (she) is responsible for :
Legal and regulatory compliance
o Ensuring that the organisation strictly complies with the texts, laws and regulations in force and its commitments ;
o Ensure, in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the implementation of the organisation’s values, missions, vision and objectives;
o Provide the Board of Directors with the tools it needs to monitor and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the organisation’s results;
o Keep the Board informed of the situation and the state of the organisation’s areas of intervention;
o Ensure that appropriate policies are in place to guide the organisation’s activities;
o Ensure that all legal and regulatory documents of the NGO are properly filed and archived.
Human Resources Management and General Administration
o Provide general supervision of all activities, manage the day-to-day operations of the organisation ;
o Ensuring the quality of Programmes and the stability of the organisation through the development and implementation of standards of controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation;
o Recruiting and dismissing all staff, both paid and volunteer;
o Validate the ToRs of missions, the regular organisation of performance appraisals and the implementation of human resources best practices;
o Ensure the establishment of an effective management team, with appropriate arrangements;
o Maintaining a good working climate and motivating a diverse and high quality staff.
o Work effectively with the Board to define their roles and responsibilities and help them to regularly assess their performance;
o Maintaining a good working climate with the Board to ensure that it carries out its functions effectively;
o Helping the Board to focus on strategic and far-reaching issues.
o Ensuring the financial soundness of the organisation through close collaboration with staff and the Board in the preparation and implementation of the organisation’s Annual Work Plans and Budgets (AWPs) ;
o Establish a reliable and rigorous system for reporting on the management of funds;
o Manage financial operations and make informed decisions in consultation with the Board;
o Oversee fiscal/budgetary activities and ensure adequate controls are in place;
o Develop new partnerships and develop and implement, in collaboration with the Board, an effective resource mobilisation programme to support the organisation’s projects;
o Presenting the annual budget and quarterly financial reports to the Board on time;
o Gather the Board’s input into financial planning and diversification activities.
Resource Mobilization and Philanthropy (Knowledge Management)
o Develop and maintain a diversified funding base ;
o Increase the visibility of the organisation through the development and implementation of a sustainable marketing campaign to stakeholders, targets and the general public;
o Provide leadership in the development of the AOS resource mobilisation plan;
o Implementing an effective resource mobilisation programme by fully assuming the responsibilities of a Head of Institutional Development ;
o Ensure the availability of materials and tools to support resource mobilisation;
o Assist the Board in ensuring resource mobilisation and philanthropy activities;
o Promote a culture of philanthropy, and ensure a donor-focused organisation that promotes a comprehensive programme based on strengthening relationships and partnerships;
o Actively participate in identifying and developing donor visions and perspectives.
Strengthening collaborations (advocacy/partnerships)
o Identify the key collaborations needed to support an effective organisation ;
o Ensuring the design, planning of communication strategies and partnership development;
o Represent the organisation at all appropriate public events or meetings;
o Establish and maintain contacts with key people in the public and private sectors ;
o Facilitate the integration of the organisation into the mainstream of the community ;
o Act as an advocacy actor, in the public and private sectors, on relevant issues;
o Involve targets, volunteers, donors and the community to improve services;
o Keep the community aware and informed about the organisation’s response to their needs;
o Serve as a key spokesperson for the organisation and act as an advocate on issues relevant to the organisation;
o Work with legislators, regulators, public and private sector representatives to promote appropriate legislative and regulatory policies.
o Demonstrate initiative and creativity in identifying and addressing strategic issues ;
o Effectively manage continuity, change and transition;
o Define and achieve clear and measurable objectives and reasonable timeframes (SMART);
o Manage relevant and difficult situations while implementing effective interventions;
o Consistently display integrity and model the values of the organisation.
- Key Qualifications
o Proven leadership skills, developed over several years in management positions ;
o At least a degree in Public Health, Business Management and Administration, Social Sciences, Project Management or any other Master II degree in related fields;
o At least 10 years of overall professional experience, ideally 05 years in programmatic and financial management of multi-donor Projects & Programmes;
o At least 40 years of age at the time of publication;
o Have experience in managing a large and diversified budget;
o Excellent organisational, administrative, interpersonal, marketing and personnel management skills;
o Ability to, manage conflict, encourage teamwork and collaboration, inspire and motivate staff;
o Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong presentation skills for all types of documents;
o Understanding of not-for-profit activities and experience of working with Boards of Directors,
o To have a facility for collaboration with culturally and politically diverse stakeholders ;
o Be visionary, trustworthy, honest, diplomatic, understanding and innovative with a high level of dynamism;
o Ability in resource mobilisation and partnership development, with knowledge, capacity and success in attracting donors and grants, including individual donors ;
o Ability to increase the visibility of the organisation through successful advocacy;
o Excellent analytical skills, multicultural sensitivity, political and legislative acumen ;
o Be dynamic and proactive;
o Master the Office Pack (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access), knowledge of other software is an asset;
o Be bilingual (French / English).
- Composition of the file
o A covering letter and a detailed CV with reference persons ;
o A certified photocopy of the required diploma;
o A photocopy of the National Identity Card (CNI);
o Certificates or Attestations of Services justifying experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge.
o An Extract from the Criminal Record that is less than three months old.
- Submission of application
Applications must be sent until 10 January 2021 (deadline) to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
The subject should be marked: “Application for the position of : Executive Director / Executive Director”.
Contacts for information : 697 399 540 / 658 342 285
Female applications are strongly encouraged and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.