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Career Opportunities: PIND Recruits for 2018!

The Foundation for Partnership Initiatives in the Niger Delta (PIND) a non-profit organisation established by Chevron Corporation to provide suppo
rt for socio-economic development programmes in the Niger Delta. The Foundation is funding programmes in partnership with other donors and
implementing organisations from the public and private sector. PIND seeks to create a dynamic, multi-stakeholder partnership that takes full advantage of the synergies involving diverse organisations and interests.
The Foundation is seeking for qualified candidates to fill the vacant positions below:
Communications Officer
Job Location – Abuja

The position holder will ensure well-articulated, target focused and cost effective communication dissemination as relates to the achievement of the strategic goal of the foundation. S/he will contribute in promoting the image of PIND and disseminating relevant information to stakeholders. The communications officer will also be required to coordinate the activities of mass media, social media and print as regards the output of the foundation. S/he will also be required to provide overall management of PIND’s communications strategy, including, updating and maintaining the foundation’s website.

  • Coordinate and act as the central communications point for media activities for the foundation.
  • Manage the foundation’s website and other social network (facebook, twitter, blogs etc) to promotePIND’s strategic objectives
  • Develop and implement innovative and effective communication strategies for dissemination of information
  • Coordinate communication to the media, such as press conferences, media interviews and briefings
  • Act as media spokesperson in line with the foundation’s aims and objectives and agreed communication plans in order to ensure optimal media exposure and establish, develop and maintain good relationship with the media.
  • Integrate communications strategies with the initiatives of peace building programmes, capacitybuilding, economic development and advocacy.
  • Responsible for the management of the documentationand publishing of all PIND’s manuals and publications.
  • Coordinate and ensure that PIND’s communication outputs are published and circulated widely among stakeholders, partners, government agencies & donors.
  • Any other related duties as required
Educational qualification
A university degree in a related field.
Knowledge, skills & experience
At least 6 years relevant experience, 4 of which should be in similar role
•  Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•  Ability to clearly communicate PIND’s activities and objectives to the public.
•   Must demonstrate the ability to deal with a fast paced environment with changing work priorities.
•   Knowledge of communication and profile raising
•   Excellent presentation skills
•    Technology savvy
Market Development Officer
Job Location – Warri
The focus of the position holder ranges from SME development, creating and developing market linkages, agricultural development and technology driven opportunities consistent with PIND’s strategic plan and Economic Development Strategy working with private sector partners and service providers.
•  Coordinate research and analysis of specific value chains – agricultural and non-agricultural – to identify opportunities for catalysing systemic change in the market system
•   Scan and identify economic development programmes being implemented in the Niger Delta with
the aim of using the information for strategic planning of PIND’s economic development programmes
•  Lead the design of pilot intervention projects that will create effective and inclusive markets, develop market linkages, and support appropriate te
chnology driven development within identified value chains
•   Research and analyse specific value chains and identify opportunities for catalysing systemic change in the market system
•    Develop, manage and execute market development projects that support growth for business initiatives
•   Identify major barriers for market development grow
th and layout strategies to overcome the issues
•   Analyse market opportunities and risks on a continuous basis
•   Facilitate the implementation of pilot projects to strengthen market systems through an ongoing engagement with implementing partners and key market players
Educational Qualification
A graduate degree in Economics, Agric Economics, Business Administration or related field of study.
A postgraduate degree is an added advantage. Knowledge, skill and experience
•  Minimum of 8 years relevant experience in the private sector
•  Good knowledge of market development with an in-depth understanding of the private sector
•  Excellent negotiation skills
•   Excellent decision making and analytical skills
•   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•   Ability to self-motivate and motivate others is strongly desirable
•   Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
•   Excellent decision making and analytical skills
Business Development Manager
Job Location – Abuja
The position holder will improve the organisation’s market position and achieve financial growth. S/he
defines long-term organisational business goals, builds key relationships, identifies and develops business
opportunities, negotiates and closes funding/grant opportunities. S/he will be profit-oriented and will
possess extensive knowledge of current market conditions.
  • Identify and develop new business opportunities focusing on income generation from economic development services
  • Research and approach private foundations & trusts,development organisations, multinationals, government agencies and other bodies to explore funding/grant opportunities
  • Assist programme managers to develop business relationships with potential funding agencies, corporate partners, community organisations and other relevant stakeholders with a focus on organisational sustainability.
  • Leverage the key assets and core capabilities of the Economic Development Centres in marketing and fundraising for the foundation
  • Deploy knowledge of the development market place and competition, in identifying and developing the foundation’s unique selling points and differentiators
Develop and implement marketing strategies, road shows and other options that project compelling business value for identified services to potential clients.
Any other duty as assigned by supervisor or management.
Educational qualification
A graduate degree. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage.
Knowledge, skills & experience
Minimum of 12 years relevant experience
Ability to market and sell the services of a non-profit organisation.
 Strong entrepreneurial skills
 Sound understanding of business development and project management principles
  Good networking, inter-personal and negotiation skills
  Excellent communication skills
  Good proposal writing skills
  Personal effectiveness and team building skills
  Excellent relationship management skills with client focus
Method of Application
Application and CV with the job title clearly indicated as the subject of the mail should be sent to;
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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