Executive Director (Lagos)
Edge Recruiter Nigeria Ltd.
Lagos, NG
1d ago

Our client is an active player in the HealthTech sector. They are looking for an Executive Director to head their Foundation Arm.

The Executive Director will provide visionary, knowledge-based, strategic leadership for effective implementation of the organization’s mission and goals.

S / he will work in collaboration with the people the organization serves, the Board of Directors, employees, volunteers, and partners.

S / he will lead the foundation in developing the knowledge, infrastructure, culture, and competencies necessary to grow as an internationally respected organization.

The Executive Director will be responsible for all programs, services, personnel, and ensure the foundation’s efficient operation within the approved budget.

The position demands a commitment to working towards a vision of health in partnership with communities, partners, and other stakeholders with a desire to contribute to the growth and success of the foundation.


Overall Strategic Vision and Leadership :

  • Collaborate with the Board to implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with the foundation’s core mission
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to the team, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization
  • Remain current in best practice in healthcare to inspire and direct program team in program development and implementation.
  • Build relationships with critical stakeholders needed for the growth and development of the foundation.
  • Fundraising

  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including monitoring the budget, and setting fundraising goals and financial priorities
  • Develop diverse funding streams and long term plans to support the mission and goals of the foundation
  • Secure multi-year funding through creative avenues. This includes fundraising, donor engagement, grant applications, campaigns, etc.
  • Communications

  • Ensure timely reporting to funders and other key stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees
  • Spearhead strategic and long-term planning for programmatic growth and impact.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, evaluation, and growth of all programs to ensure quality, sustainability, and responsiveness to organizational needs.
  • Ensure programs are aligned with best practice in the healthcare industry by upholding monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and effectively utilizing data and outcomes to inform program decisions and design.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Identify innovative ways to protect and build the foundation’s brand.
  • Program and Staff Management

  • Help to create an environment that supports the personal and professional growth of staff resulting in a high functioning results-oriented team
  • Engage regularly in effective communication with staff to ensure high performance and commitment to the goals of the foundation

    Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in
  • Marketing
  • Communication
  • Any other related disciplines.
  • A master’s degree in the above fields will be an advantage.
  • Experience

  • 5 years+ of senior management experience in the corporate world; track record of effectively leading a performance- and impact-based organization and staff;
  • ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

  • Demonstrated experience working with Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and partners.
  • Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to drive business growth through communication
  • Superior listening, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle stressful situations appropriately
  • Must be able to prepare management reports and correspondence
  • Good time and knowledge management skills
  • Good initiative, time and stress management skills
  • Strategic thinker and planner. Ability to envision and convey the foundation’s strategic future to the team, board, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Good networking, prospecting and closing skills
  • Personal Attributes

  • Friendly and pleasant
  • Highly organized and detailed
  • A good leader
  • Passion for people
  • Loves planning and attending events

  • Work in the office
  • Work on the field
  • Will be required to work overtime and on weekends

  • Will report to the Global CEO and the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
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