#VacancyAlert: Solar Sister seeks Country Manager in Nigeria

Position: Country Manager – Nigeria

Reporting to: CEO, Solar Sister Location: Nigeria (Abuja or Lagos)

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014.

Main Purpose of the Job: To lead the establishment and growth of the Solar Sister Program in Nigeria, to manage the Program office and all in-country operations, and to be the Program’s Nigeria liaison. Duties and Responsibilities:

 In partnership with the CEO and Director of Business Development of Solar Sister, develop a strategy for establishment and growth of the Solar Sister Program in Nigeria. Implement the strategy and initiate program operations.
 Establish, manage and oversee the Solar Sister program office in Nigeria and all in-country operations.
 Recruit, train, mobilize, monitor, supervise, and evaluate the Regional Sales Managers and program office staff. Oversee and direct Regional Sales Managers in their recruiting, training, monitoring, supervising, and evaluating Solar Sister Entrepreneurs.
 Monitor all financial transactions, record keeping, and financial reporting carried out by the Solar Sister Entrepreneurs and Regional Sales Managers.
 Conduct site visits to Regional Sales Managers and Solar Sister Entrepreneurs for support, supervision, technical assistance, marketing support, and monitoring and evaluation of the program.
 Plan and analyze sales activities. Mobilize and motivate sales teams. Monitor and manage sales volume, sales trends, and customer satisfaction. Manage quality of product and service delivery.
 Prepare and submit monthly, quarterly and annual program reports.
 Build and maintain solid, long-term working relationships with existing partners and networks. Identify and pursue opportunities for collaboration and networking with new partners that will support Solar Sister’s strategic goals. Personal specifications for the position:
 Minimum academic qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Sales and Marketing, Development Studies, or Business Administration; master’s degree preferred.
 Minimum experience: Eight years of working experience in sales and marketing management or other experience that can be shown to demonstrate excellent planning, management, organization, and execution of sales programs. Key skills and special knowledge: Candidates should have experience in:
 Sales and marketing
 Team management
 Development work
 Financial management
 Project planning and management
 Human resource and office management
 Corporate communications, including social media
 Strategy development
 Corporate reporting
 Advocacy
 Networking
In addition, candidates should have:
 Excellent communication skills
 Computer and internet literacy, including with MS Office Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint,
Publisher and Word
 Ability to communicate clearly orally and in written English. Candidates with knowledge of
additional local languages should note those.
 Ability to travel within Nigeria frequently

Other Qualities/Attributes
 Passionate about Solar Sister’s mission of empowering women
 Ethical
 Visionary and creative
 Entrepreneurial spirit
 Proactive problem solver
 High business acumen
 Excellent interpersonal skills – finds success in empowering others to be their best.

To Apply: Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit their CV and a brief letter of introduction explaining their interest in and qualifications for the position to jobs@solarsister.org.

To read more about solar sister, go to www.solarsister.org


Posted on January 21, 2014, in Africa, Career, Gender, Women, Girls, Opportunities, Technology and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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