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Kwara State Government Latest Job Recruitment 2024

Kwara State Government: is a state located in Nigeria’s west. Ilorin is the capital city. Kwara is situated in the geopolitical region of North Central Africa. The majority ethnic group is Yoruba, with sizable minorities of Fulani, Bariba, and Nupe.

The Kwara State Government has begun hiring new employees to fill a number of open positions throughout the state. The Kwara State government launched KwaraLearn, a major new education initiative, with the goal of significantly improving learning results for all students in Kwara State’s public schools.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the Kwara State Government Job Recruitment 2024

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Director, Communications

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Kwara | Nigeria
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Job Description:

  • As Director, Communications, you will be the communications lead for a large scale government education programme.
  • You will support the government in the creation and delivery of communications strategies and ensure that the programme is being communicated effectively to a wide range of stakeholders both at a statewide, national and international level.
  • You will be able to leverage relationships to influence communications approaches and build strong advocacy platforms to further the aims and ambitions of the work.
  • You will create, write and design content that is both compelling and impactful; that places your programme at the core of the group communications strategy in Nigeria.

What You Will Do

  • Manage the communications for a statewide government education programme.
  • Act as the communications lead for a government communications team and programme.
  • Develop compelling communications strategies for the promotion of the programme within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Directly manage media engagement and cultivate media contacts.
  • Pitch stories to both national and local media to achieve high visibility for in print, broadcast, TV and online media outlets.
  • Evaluate opportunities for communications partnerships and platforms that will strengthen the programme.
  • Act as a spokesperson and represent the programme in local and national forums.
  • Build a strong advocacy engagement programme with national and multinational partners.
  • Write clear and compelling pitches, press releases and articles.
  • Support the government to develop content strategies for digital communications.
  • Identify media trends, news cycle opportunities.
  • Support internal communications initiatives to promote the programme.
  • Analyze and measure results of communications initiatives.
  • Work closely within the Nigerian communications group to ensure that the communications strategy for the programme is advanced and complementary to the group strategy.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree
  • 8+year’srelevant experience in communications.
  • An established network of local and national media contacts.
  • Experience of being the lead external relations contact for media and stakeholders.
  • A strong sense of the news agenda and ability to make issues and campaigns relevant.
  • Experience of handling crisis communications.
  • Experience of supporting in the creation and delivery of social media and digital campaigns.
  • Experience of working with or for government in a communications capacity.
  • Experience in Nigeria of working in communications for political, campaigning, non-profit, or social enterprise. Experience with a multinational organization is a plus.
  • Experience working within a matrixed global organization.
  • Strong experience of creating and executing communications plans and strategies.
  • Strong writing and editorial skills.
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to both manage and execute programs.
  • An extremely proactive and determined attitude.
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, disruptor, metric driven consulting or educational organization is a bonus.

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, Bridge works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. 
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Project Director

Job Specifications:

  • Full Time
  • Required Qualification: BA/BSC/HND
  • Location: Kwara | Nigeria
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Job Description:

We are seeking a talented, motivated and adaptable individual to support the Managing Director and the senior leadership team as Project Director. The ideal candidate is a multifaceted individual who will work closely with the Managing Director in a job shadow capacity. As a co-strategist, implementer, and trusted advisor, the successful candidate will lead execution of strategic initiatives for the Managing Director and leadership team and will also ensure streamlined activities within the organization to improve the daily management of the organisation based on the priorities of the Managing Director. This is a highly hands-on and analytical role, involving intense program management and broad technical knowledge covering financial management, supply chain and school operations management. The Project Director should have a proven track record of exceptional performance driving strategic initiatives and projects to completion.

This role reports to the Managing Director and VP Operations. You will be part of a leadership team composed of various directors. The School Inspection Manager/Director, who in turn supervises a team of field associates, will report to you. 

What will you do

Ensure that the programme’s termly and annual milestones are attained on schedule

  • Manage & update the programme operational calendar
  • Ensure appropriate follow through on actions, decisions, and commitments made by the Managing Director by working with the parties responsible for implementation
  • Attend functional team meetings to keep a pulse on the business and help connect dots with others across the organisation
  • Assess inquiries directed to the Managing Director, determine the proper course of action and delegate to the appropriate individual to manage
  • Assist the Managing Director in facilitating effective decision-making

Continuously improve the programme’s performance

  • Coordinate the execution of strategic initiatives
  • Prepare periodic business performance and market analysis, business trends and provide insight with the aim to increase operational efficiency
  • Deliver business planning processes (forecasts, budgets, long-range plans) including analysis of variances with relevant commentary to support management decision making
  • Translate business requirements to technical requirements. This includes using powerful analysis and modelling tools to match strategic business objectives with practical technical solutions
  • Create organizational dashboards and reports to support effective decision making and cross-company communications of business performance status
  • Monitor and review departmental spending vs. budget to ensure optimal spending and ensure funds are directed towards projects that generate the highest return on investment (ROI)

Ensure that the School Inspection Team (our internal quality assurance team) is driving compliance to school policies and processes at the school level

  • Oversee the activities of the School Inspection team which is in charge of auditing our school operations (facilities, materials & supplies, personnel and processes) against our set of standards and policies to ensure all schools maintain an environment where teaching and learning thrive

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a top-tier university with an excellent academic record. Quantitative undergraduate degrees, and advanced degrees such as an MBA are preferred
  • 5+ years of executive level experience in reputable companies from which you have outstanding records of professional achievement. You should have at least one experience that required highly independent work in an exceedingly challenging environment such as in management consulting, finance or in a start-up
  • Excellent project management skills including being incredibly organised with calendars, gantt charts, trackers, and have the ability to systematically follow up and support senior leaders with their deliverables across a broad set of projects/strategic initiatives
  • Solid functional knowledge, including but not limited to strategy, operations, HR, supply chain, customer experience management, finance, project management
  • Exceptional analytical and quantitative problem solving skills. You need to be able to see patterns, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker
  • Advanced MS Excel/spreadsheets skills, and mastery of presentation/reporting tools such as MS Word/Google docs & MS Powerpoint/Google slides
  • Excellent communication skills (writing and speaking), which enable you to communicate complex ideas effectively to people at all levels in the organisation
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in a team environment. You should have a proven track record of working strategically and collaboratively with senior leaders across different functional areas
  • Strong willed, a fast learner and able to effect changes fast. You should be able to flourish in dynamic, ambiguous environments, to produce high quality work with very short deadlines, effectively prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and adapt to unexpected work demands.

You’re also

  • A detailed doer – You have a track record of getting things done. You’re organized and responsive. You take ownership of every idea you touch and execute it to a fine level of detail, setting targets, engaging others, and doing whatever it takes to get the job done. You can multi-task dozens of such projects at once and never lose sight of the details. Likely, you have some experience in a start-up or other rapid-growth company.
  • A networking mastermind – You excel at meeting new people and turning them into advocates.  You communicate in a clear, conscientious, and effective way in both written and oral speech. You can influence strangers in the course of a single conversation. Allies and colleagues will go to bat for your ideas. You have an existing network from prior experience in the country, preferably in the regulatory, education, or business sectors.
  • A creative problem-solver – Growing any business from scratch comes with massive and constant challenges. On top of that, KwaraLEARN works in often fragile, sometimes volatile low-resource communities and with complex government systems. You need to be flexible and ready to get everything done effectively, quickly, and affordably with the materials at hand. 
  • A relentless advocate – The children we serve and teachers we empower never leave your mind. You know them, get them, have shared a meal with them (or would be happy to in the future). You would never shrink back from shaking a parent’s hand or picking up a crying child, no matter what the person was wearing or looked like. Every decision you make considers their benefit, experience, and value.
  • A malleable learner – You believe you can always do better. You welcome constructive criticism and provide it freely to others. You know you only get better tomorrow when others point out where you’ve missed things or failed today.
  • A data-driven decision-maker – When making decisions, you don’t rely on your intuition alone. You collect data, you analyze it and make decisions with clear justifications.
  • A curious investigator – You ask why a lot. You don’t just take what you see and accept it. You wonder why it is that way, and are aware that the world we see is created by human choices and actions – and it could be different. You wonder, and see the world as wonderful even when you want to change a part of it that is unjust.

Method of Application

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Deadline: Not Specified

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