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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Resident Representatives/Liaison Officers at a Reputable Pan-African Organization - Ropes & Tides Recruitment Agency (Nationwide)

Ropes & Tides Recruitment Agency - Our client, is a Pan-African organization that promotes learning, scholarship and free inquiry through workshops, seminars and conferences across Africa. In line with its objectives and the need to establish Resident Missions in all Partner Districts, the organization is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Resident Representative/Liaison Officer

Location: Nationwide

Job Description

  • The Resident Representative (RR) is the principal interface at the Resident Mission representing the organization and a district on technical cooperation and related matters.
  • The role of the RR has been recognized as pivotal in ensuring the optimal performance of the organization programme, and in enhancing the benefits derived by stakeholders.
  • The RR provides the focus for all related matters in each district. Consequently, the duties of the RR encompass much more than administrative processes. They cover leadership, strategic thinking, operational management, supervision, coordination and relationship building with a wide range of stakeholders.
Aspects that require Attention are the following:
  • An RR who is aware of issues, trends and needs and who engages in continuous dialogue and exchange of information with project counterparts can play a valuable facilitating role, with both stakeholders and the Organizations’ Secretariat, in addressing problems;
  • The RR is responsible for monitoring lessons learned and best practices, and serving as a focal point for knowledge preservation and retrieval, provides great value for a more effective state programme;
  • The RR provides better communication with key stakeholders, in line with government policies and approaches, increases the relevance and effectiveness of the programme. Key stakeholders include government offices responsible for knowledge cooperation, planning units, representatives of knowledge institutions, Fellows and Patrons both nominated and admitted, and relevant multilateral and bilateral development partners, including NGOs;
  • Increased networking with these stakeholders offers the possibility of forming alliances and partnerships in development activities that can leverage new resources to address regional priorities.
Desired Qualifications
  • A senior official with at least a Master’s Degree. a Doctoral Degree is most preferred;
  • Substantial experience in managing educational programmes, with a minimum of 5 years preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills to network and deal with all levels of government and development partners;
  • Demonstrated abilities in leadership and enterprise;
  • Proficiency in English, the primary working language of the organization;
  • Competence to work interactively with computer systems and enterprise software.
Application Closing Date
5th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's to: indicating represented state e.g. ‘’Resident Representative Lagos’’ 

Note: The recruiter reserves the right to commence the selection process on or before the deadline.

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