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  • Posted on: 6 September, 2016 Deadline: 12 September, 2016
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  • LEAP Africa - One of Nigeria's leading nonprofit organizations focused on leadership development in Nigeria, is looking for a manager to lead one of its organizational pillars, Youth LEAP.

    Youth LEAP is focused on positioning youth for success by changing their mindsets and equipping them with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to create value and lead positive change. Programmes under Youth LEAP include the Youth Development Training Programme, LEAD the Way holiday day camp and the Social Innovators Programme & Awards.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Executive Director


    Reports to: Board of Directors

    Key Responsibilities

    • Works with the Board to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for LEAP Africa’s growth
    • Oversee the implementation of LEAP's programmes, projects and activities
    • Oversee the management of LEAP's office operations
    • Establish and manage stratetigic relationships with local and international partners
    • Manage the LEAP brand, actively promoting LEAP's programmes and activities across different media platforms
    • Raise funds on behalf of LEAP Africa and interface with its local and international partners and funders
    • Serve as a spokesperson for LEAP, providing training sessions, presentations and representing the organisation at local and international events
    • Manage LEAP's budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organisations financial and nonfinancial resources
    • Provide regular reports on LEAP's progress to board members, funders, supporters and other stakeholders
    • Oversee any other tasks that may emerge as the organisation grows

    Required Experience and Skills

    • Minimum of 5 years' professional work experience with managerial experience and the ability to energize and lead a team
    • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
    • Experience in programme planning, training management and delivery and measurement & evaluation
    • Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and team coordination
    • Practical knowledge of proposal writing, grant sourcing and donor management
    • Learning facilitation and curriculum conceptualization
    • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools: MS Word; Excel, Powerpoint and Project

    Personal Qualities:

    • A person of high integrity and moral courage
    • An experienced project manager with experience in leading a team effort preferably in the development space
    • A skilled negotiator, familiar with non-profit fundraising and who is able to develop proposals and bids
    • An excellent communicator, both oral and written, capable of engaging local and international partners at a senior level on programmes and organizational initiatives and spoken English
    • Flexible multi-tasker with good time management skills who can work to deadlines
    • Passion for Nigerian development and commitment to transforming the country
    • Exhibits LEAP's values and lives its ideals - leadership, effectiveness, accountability and professionalism
    • Willing to travel frequently within and beyond Nigeria

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their CV's to: with the subject: Executive Director, LEAP Africa

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