Executive Director

Sahel Capital

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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 non-financial 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


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


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



Sahel Capital

Job Level

Executive (Director/CEO/CFO/COO)




Executive / Top Management

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years