A novel, independent Non-Governmental Organisation, committed to building sustainable, transformational leadership on the African continent, is seeking to appoint a CEO. Established by a group of development-minded individuals, the NGO was borne out of the necessity of the organized private sector to systematically develop leaders that will be engaged by Governments to transform society. It is designed to be a platform that will identify, train and mentor people who will end up in the public sector and make a marked difference therein. Its focus is on building leaders for the public sector, independently, or in collaboration with Governments and other key stakeholders.
The CEO will be a dynamic and experienced professional who has worked in a leadership position in a not-for-profit organisation, foundation, or the private sector, and can demonstrate the ability to deliver results in a complex and challenging environment. Experience in the execution of strategic objectives and organisational mission is needed, as well as excellent communication skills to articulate the organisation’s work, and engage effectively with the Board of Directors and external audiences. It is essential that the person has a high level of integrity, and the ability to build trust with partnering institutions and other key stakeholders.
The CEO will be expected to have an understanding of the public sector landscape, to anticipate risks and challenges, and undertake mitigating actions. The person will work in close collaboration with the Board, be a prudent manager of resources, and be willing and able to be hands-on in daily activities, including the execution of branding, marketing and communications strategies.
It is expected that the person will have a Masters degree with a development focus, combined with a good knowledge and understanding of the Nigerian and African contexts, and have a demonstrated ability to lead, inspire, manage and build a high performing organization.