Deputy Director (For A Renewable 2½ Year Period) in Abuja, Nigeria

at A2Justice

Legal Services
Legal Services
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 - 7 years
Employment Type
Male or Female

Job Description

The Organization is seeking exceptional candidates to fill existing vacancies for the under-listed positions. Both positions are based in the Organisation’s office in the FCT Abuja and will require occasional travel to, and short-residencies in Lagos.


Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, this Person will oversee operations, planning and programmes, and co-provide strategic direction for organisation. The core responsibilities include:

  • Providing oversight, supervision and guidance for programme staff
  • Developing and managing the Organization’s relationships with diverse stakeholders
  • Coordinating projects and ensuring that they achieve their objectives within scheduled timelines
  • Participating in strategic planning and budgeting
  • Participating, as requested by the Executive Director. In development(fundraising) activities
  • Coordinate staff performance evaluations and create regular opportunities for appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Coordinating other actions as requested by the Executive Director
  • Lead and/or supervise critical projects and organizational initiatives
  • Work closely with Programme and administrative staff to ensure that all operational functions runs smoothly

Oversee the legal representation of causes in different courts or fora


  • The idea candidate will be a forward-thinking lawyer of at least 6 years post-call experience, with a deep understanding of the key issues and challenges in the administration of justice, human rights as well as the delivery of legal and judicial services.
  • He or she should be passionate about the organization’s mission and vision, and committed to enhancing access to justice particularly for poor people and human rights in Nigeria.
  • S/he will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be able to undertake effective fundraising and development activities without supervision.
  • S/he must have ability to prioritize and manage competing tasks and satisfactorily meet deadline and desired outcomes.
  • In the absence of the Director, s/he will assume overall responsibilities for work of the organization.

Compensation is within the N2, 700,000-N3, 000,000 P/A range

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