Senior Associate, West Africa Fellows Program
Acumen
Lagos, Nigeria
5d ago

About the Role

The Senior Associate will manage and operationalize the strategy for developing and implementing programs that complement the one-year Fellowship program, and continue to add value to the individual and organizational development of the West Africa Fellows.

  • This will include working directly with our Fellows, our global team, and external partners. This position reports directly to the West Africa Fellows Manager.
  • Successful candidates will be self starters, with a proven track record of designing, launching, evaluating and improving programs in service of enhanced adult learning and connection.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • To design and build a suite of programmatic offerings to complement the Fellowship program;
  • Conduct needs assessment of Fellows community, design programming (from small initiatives to more long-standing, intensive programs)

    Develop and manage relationships with West Africa Fellows to understand their needs and maintain a pulse on their current challenges and opportunities for connection

    Identify, establish, and manage strategic partnerships with other companies and organizations that would benefit the Fellows Community.

    For example, access to experts, training, funding, press / media, and business tools)

    Design and deliver opportunities that connect West Africa Fellows to each other and with Acumen Fellows across other Acumen regions in service of strengthening their work and the community.

    Support the Fellows community as needed in their self organized and global-led activities.

    Program Impact Reporting

    Update and maintain a robust data on community activities and connections

    Track data and stories demonstrating the value of belonging to the Fellows’ community

    Design & deliver engaging stories and content pieces that profile Acumen Fellows in West Africa for newsletters, blogs, emails, social media campaigns, and internal meetings

    Support in the writing of the Fellows program grant, impact, and other general reports and documents as needed

    Qualifications and skills :

    A minimum of 4-6 experience in program design and management with some knowledge or experience in leadership development (or related fields)

    A strong track record of building relationships with teams and partners e.g. corporate partners, media partners, influencers

    Proactive and is excited by a start-up environment - comfortable experimenting, innovating, and iterating around connections.

    Strong Excel and data management / analysis skills; ability to track data on program, report when asked, and use data to inform strategies and decisions

    Exceptional relationship and interpersonal skills : courtesy, tact, candor, empathy, patience, and strong team orientation

    Can prioritize effectively and is detail-oriented

    Confident working with Canva, Hubspot, and similar design and online communication tools is preferred

    Have experience designing, executing, and facilitating public events online and in-person

    Self reflective and aligned with Acumen values

    Familiarity with social entrepreneurs and the social impact sector in West Africa

    Permanently authorized to work in Nigeria

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