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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at a Citizen Sector Organization with Headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria

Application deadline EXTENDED to 26th April 2022


The Client
The Client is a Nigerian citizens sector organization established in 2003, focused on improving citizens’ participation in governance and in promoting Open Government Partnerships. The organization is driven by the desire for a more transparent and accountable government, and citizens empowered to actively participate in governance processes.


The organization’s vision is a society with its people fully empowered, realizing their full potentials and readily asserting the full measure of their citizenship under the most transparent and accountable governance possible.


The Client is currently repositioning herself to expand her service offerings and resource base.


As such, the organization seeks to recruit a new CEO as well as suitable candidates for other leadership positions. Prospects would be high-performing individuals who are passionate about the drive and vision of the organization. If you meet the requirements and are ready to grow in a vibrant and engaging work environment, please apply to the positions described below.


Job Ref 001: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Location: Abuja, NG
Reporting to: Board of Directors


Key Objective
To provide leadership for all aspects of the organization’s operations.


Main Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership and Management
o Provide the Board of Directors with trusted feedback and advice.
o Provide a clear vision, strategic direction and purpose for organization’s operations.
o Develop and maintain collaborative relationships and partnerships with stakeholders.
o Represent the organization’s interests at all levels.
o Support respective departments to effectively perform their duties with their stakeholders.
o Positively contribute to the wider NNGO space and other stakeholders to reinforce the organization’s values.
o Conduct self at all times and in a manner consistent with the code of conduct/values of the organization.
o Ensure the organization is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and standards.
o Promote communication and cooperation among divisions to create a spirit of unity in the organization.
o Oversee the ongoing operations of all divisions in the organization.
o Manage and direct the organization toward achieving its primary goals and objectives.


Financial and Human Resources Management
o Develop high performing fundraising strategies.
o Ensure the organization’s financial goals are defined and achieved.
o Ensure cost-efficiency and value-for-money in the use of the organization’s resources
o Oversee employment decisions at the executive level of the organisation.
o Act as a role model to staff, drive team cohesion and manage succession.


Qualifications and Skills
• First degree in law, finance, business, social sciences or related field. A Master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
• 12 years’ cognate experience of which five (5) should be in a leadership position preferably in the development sector.
• Extensive professional experience in:
• The development sector
• Fundraising
• Strategic Management
• Stakeholder Management
• Advocacy
• Excellent customer service, stakeholder relations, interpersonal, communication, and managerial skills.
• A good understanding of OGP, OCDS standards and procurement is an added advantage.


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Application closes by April 26, 2022.

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