Chief Operating Officer

Posted: 1 year ago

Executive Management
Abuja, Nigeria
Reporting to
Chief Executive Officer

Job Description

The Chief Operating Officer is a member of the Executive Management Team and is an integral part of the business development, it shall be the responsibility of the COO to provide extensive technical support to the executives and direct supervisory management of the full organization’s portfolio, as well as the development of innovative concepts in closed collaboration with key stakeholders to enhance business growth.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Optimize organizational structure and processes and accelerate ongoing realignment and change management efforts; expand internal management capability both through direct, hands-on leadership and by empowering other leaders across the organization. Connect decision-making and resource allocation to strategy.
  • Directly manage all aspects of the organization, notably technical, and operational components of the business.
  • Identify key business opportunities and support the development of innovative long term business strategies.
  • Ensure that cross-portfolio strategy aligns with organizational goals and best practices. Oversee the implementation and refinement processes as governed by the group plan.
  • Support development of implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinate the day-to-day management of technical staff and technical management of the program in the field office.
  • Represent the project in local, national, and international meetings and events in the absence of the CEO.
  • Live and promote the values of the organization. Build trust by increasing transparency and collaboration across teams to amplify the collective impact the organization can have externally.
  • Oversee the sub-contract and sub- grant cycle from pre-award to close- out including solicitation processes, pre-award, award, monitoring and close-out of sub-awards based on donor regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders in assigned areas and ensure that the project is represented on appropriate steering and advisory groups.
  • Coordinate with other donor implementing partners on common objectives and activities, as needed.
Key Skills & Competency:
Commitment & Integrity 5
Subject matter expert and thought leader. 5
Good scalability and sound judgement 5
Accountability and proactiveness 5
Excellent written and oral communication skills 5
Strategy development and implementation 5
Excellent people management skills 5
Ability to influence decision making and negotiate to obtain desired result. 5
Education & Experience

Professional Experience

Minimum 10 years of project management experience (including years of strategic leadership and/or line management experience).

Professional Exprience

Demonstrated experience in multi-sector project management and implementation

Professional Expereince

Demonstrated strategic planning, staff development and local capacity building experience

Professional Experience

Minimum of 5+ years of Project Director experience on a large, high-value, and complex funded program in one of the following areas: health, food security and agriculture, renewable energy.
Working Conditions



Health & Safety

Health Maintenance Plan & Gym Membership

Employee Benefits

Career Development Packages

Other Benefit

Provision of Accommodation

Work Type