Nigeria’s attempts at economic development since independence had been managed largely by the military, which governed for the greater part of the years of her existence as an independent country. The performance of the military was ineffective, resulting in stunted economic growth and a harsh operating environment which was neither conducive to private investment nor to sustainable economic development. Against the background of declining economic fortunes, it became obvious that unless urgent measures in the context of a national vision were put in place, Nigeria would never be able to realise her full potential. Shortly after he was appointed Chairman of the Transitional Council in January 1993, Chief Ernest Shonekan convened the first Nigerian Economic Summit (NES #1) in February 1993. The Summit brought together key managers from the private sector and senior government officials for a three day discourse on how to tackle Nigeria’s economic problems. The success of the first Summit and the sudden realisation that it was possible for the private sector to cooperate and dialogue with the public sector led to a wider participation in later Summits. Subsequently, a core group of participants from the first Summit developed a more formalised private sector structure, which formed the basis of the present NESG. The NESG was incorporated in 1996 as a company limited by guarantee.
As part of our effort to effectively deliver on our mandate to provide a platform for fostering open and continuous dialogue on Nigeria’s economic development, we seek to recruit experienced and motivated individuals with the right complement of technical and managerial skills to fill key positions within our management team.
Head, Marketing (Ref.HM)
Reporting to the Executive Director. Marketing & Corporate Services. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and iniplementing effective marketing and fundraising strategies and activities across the organisation. In addition he/she will build and maintain strategic alliances! Partnerships with relevant private, public and international development sector organisations and provide relationship management services to NESG members.
Qualifications. Knowledge, Experienceand Skills
• Minimum of a second class or its equivalent in Marketing or any olher relevant discipline
• An Masters degree in a relevantcourse will be an added advantage.
• Substantial experience of implementing successful 3-5 year tundraising or marketing strategies, action plans and budgets.
• Minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience. Of which at least five (5) must have been at a strategic! Senior managemenllevel.
• Good leadership. Relationship management communication (written and oral), presentation/facilitation, Project management, analytical, Problem solving, organisational skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools
Method of Application
Qualified candidates with requisite experience should forward their detailed curriculum vitae to: [email protected] with the position and refernce number as the subjet.
Deadline for submission of applications is 4th May 2010Download Job Alerts App for Android