Manager, YouthLEAP

LEAP Africa

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LEAP Africa, one of Nigeria’s leading non-profit organizations focused on leadership development in Nigeria for youth, entrepreneurs and corporate organizations with training programmes and activities across the region is hiring. Our mission is: To inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of African leaders by providing the skills and tools for personal, organizational and community transformation.

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a non-profit committed to developing dynamic innovative and principled African leaders. We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations for better; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning. 

YouthLEAP offers innovative leadership and work readiness programmes for youth with the primary aim of equipping them to live productively, lead ethically and motivating them to deliver positive change in their communities by either executing community development projects or building sustainable social enterprises. 

Job Duties

Core Functions/Responsibilities: 

  • Report to and work closely with the Executive Director of LEAP and its Board of Directors.
  • Formulate and implement a YouthLEAP strategy that aligns with the organization’s strategy, including the marketing and financial strategy.
  • Support the development and implementation of the annual SIPA Forums and other YouthLEAP’s programmes, projects and activities.
  • Design and update YouthLEAP curriculum and provide training to youth, teachers and community workers.
  • Conduct research and develop original material for YouthLEAP books and publications.
  • Establish new strategic relationships with potential YouthLEAP partners and manage existing relationships.
  • Write effective concept notes, proposals and reports.
  • Lead, manage and coach a high-performing team.
  • Manage the entity’s budget, drive sales and manage costs; ensuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of the initiative’s resources.
  • Lead the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth-focused programming across Africa.
  • Manage the YouthLEAP brand, actively promoting its programmes, services and impact through different media.
  • Prepare regular reports on impacts of LEAP for all funders and supporters.
  • Manage YouthLEAP’s budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organization’s funds.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of YouthLEAP.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Track record in curriculum development and instructional design
  • Strong ability in the use of Microsoft packages
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Strong work ethic, a self-starter
  • Leadership and Management Skills-Supervisory skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Business Development and Marketing Skills
  • Facilitation and Presentation skills
  • Passion for youth development, education, training and Nigeria’s development
  • Strong financial discipline
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy
  • A high level of integrity and preparedness to keep stakeholders in

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A first degree is any relevant course will be considered. An advanced degree may be an advantage. Preferred years of experience is 4-5 years with at least 18 months in a supervisory/managerial role.

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LEAP Africa

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

3 - 5 years