British Government Commission Tech Hub Director, International Tech Hub Network Jobs in Nigeria

British Government Commission Tech Hub Director, International Tech Hub Network Jobs in Nigeria



The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.


We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.


Responsibilities


  • Overall leadership of the Tech Hub, including recruiting and leading a team of two other locally-engaged staff, managing the Hub budget and ensuring that Hub operations run smoothly;
  • Leading the formulation of a strategy for the country, building on the Nigerian context and aligning to broader Prosperity Fund, Nigeria Integrated Delivery Plan, Department for International Trade (DIT) and Department for International Development (DFID) objectives;
  • Overseeing the implementation of the DCMS-designed Hub monitoring and evaluation framework and providing management, performance and financial updates to senior stakeholders within UK Government;
  • Initiating and pursuing new strategic partnership opportunities for the Hub, identifying and cultivating new leads, understanding business and innovation needs across all sectors and convincingly present the opportunities for collaboration;
  • Contributing to the Hub’s future sustainability by actively seeking new opportunities for execution of the Hub’s mission, and developing revenue streams that will help the Hub to become financially sustainable in the long term.
  • Working closely with DCMS central Tech Hub team, Digital Access Programme Adviser and other UK government departments, including the Department for International Trade (DIT), DFID and FCO to ensure that strategic priorities are aligned;
  • Acting as the lead point of contact for the Hub for stakeholders in government, (both Nigerian and UK) corporates and startups;
  • Collaborating with the other Hubs in the global network to develop the network offering;


    Requirements


  • At least five years’ experience in, and knowledge of, the tech sector and start-up scene within Nigeria;
  • Significant leadership experience in the technology/digital sector or
    business development more widely (or a passion for innovation and technology);
  • Experience of developing strategies in partnership with multiple stakeholders;
  • Well networked within the tech sector (private sector firms and start-ups);
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, the Nigerian business landscape
  • Track record of leading successful delivery in either industry or government;
  • Good judgement and political understanding;
    Resilience and adaptability;
  • Ability to engage credibly with senior government and senior industry stakeholders
  • Proven track record of leading teams to develop and run programs and partnerships from the ground up – core funding will constitute Official Development Assistance, with legal constraints around how it is spent so an existing understanding of this will be helpful;
  • Willingness to travel frequently within Nigeria, and to occasionally travel to the UK and other locations
  • Language: Excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of a Nigerian language, such as Yoruba or Hausa, would be welcome too.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; British Government Commission Tech Hub Director, International Tech Hub Network Jobs in Nigeria


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