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Project Lead at Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries

  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Permanent
  • Lagos

Website Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries

Project Lead

About the job

Project Lead


Zaccheus Onumba Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries (ZODML) is a non-profit organization based in Lagos, Nigeria. Its work is inspired by the life and legacy of Zacchaeus Onumba Dibiaezue who through self-learning and access to libraries was able to transform his life and the lives of others.


ZODML provides free access to digital resources, information, and learning tools through which young Nigerians, particularly those attending public universities, can acquire knowledge and thrive in their studies and future careers.


Since its founding in 1999, ZODML has established 54 libraries. To extend our impact and reach we are developing a stronger online presence that will support the continued achievement of our work. As we move into the next stage of our growth and advance our work in a way that supports Nigeria’s youth with access to free sources of information and learning tools to acquire knowledge, we hope to expand our team and put in place the structure to drive our goals forward.


As project lead, you will manage the entire project lifecycle for the annual ZODML Public University Poetry Challenge. Your responsibilities will encompass project planning, competition management, stakeholder engagement, and event coordination.


What we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate will play a pivotal role in fostering creativity, celebrating poetry, and providing a platform for young poets to showcase their talent and connect with the literary community, creating a lasting impact and inspiring positive change through the power of poetry and literature.


The role encompasses:

●   Project Planning:

○   Collaborate with the Chair and consultants to develop a comprehensive project plan, including timelines, milestones, and deliverables based on defined project goals, objectives, and success metrics.

●   Competition Management:

○   Design and manage the competition guidelines, rules, and evaluation criteria in collaboration with the Chair and consultants.

○   Coordinate the application and registration process, ensuring fairness and transparency.

○   Oversee the engagement of judges for the competition.

●   Stakeholder Management:

○   Build and maintain relationships with public universities, participating students, faculty, and other relevant stakeholders.

○   Collaborate with university representatives to secure necessary approvals and support.

○   Foster strong partnerships with sponsors, donors, and community organizations to ensure the success of the competition.

●   Event Coordination:

○   Plan and execute promotional campaigns in collaboration with consultants to raise awareness and generate participation in the competition.

○   Manage all logistical aspects of the competition, including venue selection, event scheduling, and participant coordination.

○   Coordinate the planning and execution of the grand finale event, including performances, presentations, and award ceremonies in collaboration with the Chair and consultants.

●   Communication and Reporting:

○   Serve as the primary point of contact for all inquiries related to the competition.

○   Regularly communicate updates, progress, and outcomes to internal and external stakeholders.

○   Prepare comprehensive reports documenting the project’s impact, participant feedback, and lessons learned for future improvements.


Key Skills Required:

●   Project Management: Ability to plan, implement, and successfully execute projects, including creating comprehensive project plans, defining timelines and milestones, and managing deliverables.

●   Stakeholder Management: Skill in building and maintaining strong relationships with various stakeholders, including public universities, participating students, faculty, sponsors, donors, and community organizations.

●   Event Coordination: Proficiency in organizing and managing events, including venue selection, scheduling, and participant coordination for successful project implementation.

●   Communication: Excellent communication skills to serve as the primary point of contact for inquiries, communicate updates to internal and external stakeholders, and prepare comprehensive reports documenting project impact and outcomes.

●   Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving abilities to address challenges and overcome obstacles during the project planning and execution phases.

●   Time Management: Effective time management skills to meet project deadlines, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and prioritize activities to ensure efficient project implementation.

●   Team Collaboration: Capacity to collaborate effectively with team members, consultants, partners, and beneficiaries to gather impactful stories, and testimonials, and ensure smooth project execution.

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