The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) is a non-profit organization of the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, established to promote and develop the sport of cricket in Nigeria. The Board, which consist of representatives from Geo political zones and strategic partners, oversees the activities of the NCF. The NCF is Nigeria’s representative of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The NCF seeks to recruit to fill the following vacancies in alignment with its strategic direction.

  • General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO)
  • Finance and Data Officer


General Manager/ Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO)

Overall Function of the Position:

The General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO) will direct and coordinate the internal operational activities of the NCF in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives approved by the Board.


The General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO)  will apply his/her understanding of the sports industry to provide leadership, management and the vision necessary to ensure that the NCF has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency.


Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Provide strategic direction and oversight to the management team to drive the NCF’s business towards sustainable growth
  • Articulate and oversee the translation of high level corporate strategies and growth plans into business and operational strategies
  • Direct internal operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the operational funds of the NCF
  • Manage the delivery of the NCF’s budget and execution of projects as approved by the Board
  • Liaise with the government and/or regulatory bodies and ensure the NCF’s interests are presented and protected
  • Establish relationship with any individuals, associations, institutions or bodies within or outside Nigeria having objects similar to those of the NCF
  • Create platforms to promote the game of cricket in every local government across the 36 states of Nigeria, in both rural and urban settlements as well as schools
  • Monitor the NCF’s performance to ensure effective implementation of the recommendations of the Board
  • Direct the development and installation of procedures and controls, to promote communication and adequate information flow, and thereby solidify management control and direction of the NCF
  • Shape the definition of sustainability and social responsibility within the NCF and lead the adoption of the appropriate culture to entrench sustainable and socially responsible practices
  • Role model ethical behaviours and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and the NCF’s standards and policies, including its environmental, safety and health policies
  • Monitor to ensure that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations
  • Appraise and evaluate the results of overall operations regularly and systematically, and reports these results to the Board
  • Direct the development and establishment of adequate and equitable personnel policies throughout the NCF, including compensation policies and employee benefit plans
  • Liaise with the Board to ensure that the interests and welfare of employees as individuals are preserved and protected
  • Provide adequate leadership to ensure that all team members are looking for ways to systematize the business to increase efficiency
  • Sustain and improve the current NCF’s tournament structures
  • Develop and implement fundraising initiatives/programmes
  • Establish good relationships with all major stakeholders including sponsors, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development, State Cricket bodies, Clubs, Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education, Schools, ACUSN, NWACC, ACA, ICC, etc.


Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Finance, Economics or Business related discipline
  • Minimum of 10 years post-qualification experience in operations/administration out of which 5 years must have been spent at Senior management level
  • Preferably, a postgraduate qualification, an MBA or Relevant Master’s Degree will be an added advantage
  • Working knowledge of cricket/sports industry will be an added advantage
  • Experience in Fund raising activities will also be a plus


Skills and Competencies:

Operations Management Stakeholder Management Working knowledge of Health, Safety and Environment Regulations, Good practice and policy implementation
Project Management


Knowledge of the applicable industry regulations Interpersonal Relationship Management
Risk Management


Communication (verbal and written) Leadership
Strategic Planning Negotiation Attention to detail
Financial and Business management Sports industry and business knowledge



Finance and Data Officer

Overall Function of the Position:

The Finance and Data Officer is responsible for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of NCF. The Finance and Data Officer will supervise the finance unit and is the financial spokesperson for the NCF. The Finance and Data Officer reports directly to the General Manager/Chief Operating Officer (GM/COO) and assists with all strategic and tactical matters that relates to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs, fund raising, etc.

Specific Duties of the Position:

  • Assist in formulating, implementing and monitoring of the financial implication of the NCF’s strategic business plans
  • Review and implement data management and financial policies
  • Formulate techniques for quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy and legitimacy of data
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team as well as any third parties to which functions have been outsourced while ensuring the implementation of operational best practices
  • Understand, monitor and mitigate key elements of the NCF’s financial risk profile by maintaining reliable control systems
  • Devise and implement efficient and secure procedures for data handling and analysis with attention to all technical aspects
  • Establish rules and procedures for data sharing with management and  external stakeholders
  • Conduct financial operations such as posting invoices, recording account payables and receivables, bank reconciliation, financial reports preparation, etc.
  • Organise and coordinate fund-raising projects for the NCF
  • Liaise with Banks to monitor cash balances and arrange for loans where necessary
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the NCF including organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports
  • Oversee all purchasing and payroll activity for staff and also manage employee insurance plans and health care coverage analysis
  • Direct the maintenance of the NCF’s fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations and ensures adequate cash flow to meet the NCF’s needs
  • Support employees in the daily use of data systems and ensure adherence to legal and company standards
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting
  • Implement Data Protection policies to ensure digital databases and archives are protected from security breaches and data losses



Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum of 8 years relevant experience, 3 of which must have been in a Management position interfacing with the Executive team and Financial partners
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT, Economics or any related discipline
  • Relevant professional certifications e.g. Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) , Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Association of Certified and Chartered Accountants (ACCA) or its equivalent would be an advantage
  • Experience of statutory financial reporting especially for Not-For-Profit Organisations is desirable


Skills and Competencies:

Business planning and analysis Knowledge of relevant Accounting software Relationship management
Budgeting, financial forecasting and cost control Communication (Verbal and Written) Stakeholder management
Financial reporting Leadership Negotiation


Data administration and management Knowledge of modern database and information system technologies
Financial planning and analysis Problem solving, numerical & analytical skills
Tax planning/management Advanced Excel skills


All applications should include:


  1. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  1. Cover letter containing current salary, benefits and expectations


  1. Copies of Academic and Professional Certificates


  1. Contact details of Two (2) references


All applications should be sent to:

The Secretary General Nigeria Cricket Federation

Ref: Career Opportunities in the NCF

Please note that application closes February 18, 2018 and only short listed candidates will be contacted.