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  • Posted on: 3 March, 2015 Deadline: 31 March, 2015
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  • The Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa), formerly known as the Niger Delta Professionals for Development (NIDPRODEV),is a Nigerian non-governmental organization (NGO) operating in the Niger Delta since 1999.  Its current programs focus on three thematic areas: Governance & Human Rights, Sustainable Livelihoods & Health, and Humanitarian Support Services. We also have a business arm through the Private Sector Engagement in Development, where we work with various transnational companies for community relations services, training on human rights framework and various other needs.

    Associate Executive Director


    Reports to: Executive Director Organization: leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) Headquarters: Ugbolokposo-Warri, Delta State

    Main Tasks

    •     Provides strategic leadership and management of UTE-Africa's program in country indudlng all development, advocacy, and humanitarian programming to maximize our influence and impact, and leads the design, and Implementation of LITE-Africa's regional strategy efforts;
    •     Creates and supports an environment which results in strong partnerships, Influence, knowledge sharing and
    • Innovation;
    •     Accountable to the Founder and Board of Trustees for strategic oversight, program accountability and affiliation
    • process where appropriate;
    •     Manages LITE-Afrlca's Senior Management Team and line manages the work in the organization: staff, budget,
    • funding and program;
    •     Ensures that HR Management in the organization is organized with best practices;
    •     Takes the lead In representing LITE-Africa nationally and globally by building Influential relationships and developing
    • networks for Impactful change and committed to maximizing our influendng capability;
    •     Accountable for all donor relations and contract management in country. Works with the Founder and Board of
    • Trustees to create a strategy to maintain and seek new funding sources to support program implementation


    • Senior management experience in leading the development and ensuring the delivery, of program strategy in challenging locations;
    • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, Induding the ability to think beyond the country program context and to act within a regional and global framework;
    • Experience offundraisingfrom diverse institutions, both local and international;
    • Demonstrates good judgment, willingness to take risk, based on analysis; experience In leading and motivating multl-{flsdplinaryteams; a high degree of self-awareness;
    • Background In law, speclflcally human rights law and international/national laws
    • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships Involving a wide range of both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholdersacrossa variety of disciplines experience In representing an organization with partners, government agendes, private sector organizations, and donors atsenior level: locally, regionally and globally on Nigeria;
    • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the Interests of marginalized people in all aspects of an organizations work;
    • High level of financial management skills to steer the operational budget;
    • Understanding of managing security and risk within an NGO context;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate,lnfluence, and negotiate.

    Method of Application

    A competitive, fair pay and benefits package that is Justifiable. Interested applicants are invited to send their application by email with the subject Associate Executive Director: including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae with three professional references to , before March 31, 2015. Visit capacity statement is available on request.

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