Chief Operating Officer

Rainbow Publishers, an organization with interests in publishing, library development and book promotion is looking for a passionate, qualified and committed chief operating officer (COO).

This position will be based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The COO will be expected to:

  • Report to and work closely with the Founder/Managing Director
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of Rainbow Publishers
  • Manage the entity’s budget, drive sales and manage costs; ensuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of the company’s resources
  • Provide financial oversight of business operations with a focus on delivering on financial goals and key business metrics
  • Manage the smooth functioning of the office support systems including negotiations with suppliers, vendors and other service providers in the most cost effective manner
  • Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial, human resources and administrative policies and procedures
  • Create and manage the entity’s brand, actively promoting the books, services and impact of the entity through different media;
  • Provide leadership and management oversight for the organization’s employees and volunteers;
  • Prepare regular reports on the performance of the entity for the managing directors and other external stakeholders – including funders and partners as required
  • Ensure that company complies with all tax and legal obligations

Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of a post graduate degree, preference for a masters degree
  • Over 5 years of managerial experience
  • Evidence of strong accounting and operations skills
  • Evidence of strong networks in the Nigerian private, public and nonprofit sector
  • Demonstrable knowledge and interest in literature and literacy
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy
  • A high level of integrity and preparedness to keep stakeholders informed
  • Strong indication of passion for Nigeria’s development and commitment to the developmental objectives of the entity

Salaries & Benefits

Salaries will be competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

To apply for job positions at Rainbow Book Club, please address your applications and questions to:

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