Program Officer at Sahara Group

Sahara Group nutures businesses in the energy sector. These companies operate essentially within the energy industry and its associated sub-sectors. The Group consists of individuals, who are determined to make a positive impact on the business environment.

We are recruiting to fill the below position:

Job Title: Program Officer - Sahara Foundation

Location: Nigeria
Job Grade: Office
Line Manager: Sahara Foundation Manager

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 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

Application Closing Date
23rd July. 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: recruiter@sahara-group.com

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