Associate Executive Director Job in LITE

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Reports to: Executive Director Organization: Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE-Africa) Headquarters: Ugbolokposo-Warri, Delta State

Main tasks

  • Provides strategic leadership and management of UTE-Africa‚Äôs program in country including all development, advocacy, and humanitarian programming to maximize our influence and impact, and leads the design, and implementation of UTE-Africa’s regional strategy efforts;
  • Creates and supports an environment which results in strong partnerships, influence, knowledge sharing and Innovation;
  • Accountable to the Founder and Board of Trustees for strategic oversight, program accountability and affiliation process where appropriate;
  • Manages LITE-Africa’s Senior Management Team and line manages the work in the organization: staff, budget, funding and program;
  • Ensures that HR Management in the organization is organized with best practices;
  • Takes the lead in representing LITE-Africa nationally and globally by building Influential relationships and developing networks for impactful change and committed to maximizing our influencing capability;
  • Accountable for all donor relations and contract management in country. Works with the founder and Board of Trustees to create a strategy to maintain and seek new funding sources to support program implementation

Our Ideal Candidate Has the Following Competencies

  • Senior management experience in leading the development and ensuring the delivery, of
    program strategy in challenging locations;
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to think strategically, including the ability to think beyond the
    country program context and to act within a regional and global framework;
  • Experience of fund raising from diverse Institutions, both local and International;
  • Demonstrates good judgment, willingness to take risk, based on analysis;
  • Experience in leading and motivating multi-disciplinary teams; a high degree of self-awareness;
    Background In law, specifically human rights law and international/national laws
  • Experience of managing complex change processes and relationships involving a wide range of
    both internal and external multi-cultural stakeholders across a variety of disciplines
  • Experience in representing an organization with partners, government agencies, private sector
    organizations, and donors at senior level: locally, regionally and globally on Nigeria;
  • An active commitment to promoting gender equity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of an organizations work;
  • High level of financial management skills to steer the operational budget;
  • Understanding of managing security and risk within an NGO context;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, Influence, and negotiate.

We Offer

  • A competitive, fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable.


Method of Application

Interested applicants are invited to send their application by email with the subject

Associate Executive Director: including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae with
three professional references to Visit capacity statement is available on request.


Closing Date: 31/03/2015

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