Executive Director (NGO)
Sunrose Consulting
Lagos, Nigeria
6d ago

Our client, an NGO, serves as a backbone organisation for social change.

It facilitates outcome- focused cross-sector coordination, bringing together businesses, individuals and non-profit organisations to deliver measurable, meaningful changes for low and lower-middle income Nigerians.

It is committed to facilitating sustainable social development to educate and empower Ni.

  • Read all Our client, an NGO, serves as a backbone organisation for social change.
  • It facilitates outcome- focused cross-sector coordination, bringing together businesses, individuals and non-profit organisations to deliver measurable, meaningful changes for low and lower-middle income Nigerians.

    It is committed to facilitating sustainable social development to educate and empower Nigerians to be able to make positive health choices and attain financial independence.

    It envisions a country where all people attain their full potential in education, sustainable income and healthy lives through diverse individuals and communities that care and celebrate giving.

    Located in Lagos, the company is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual for the position of Executive Director.

    Reporting to the Board of Directors, The Executive Director is the leader of the organisation, establishing a vision for Community Impact that is achieved through the efforts of a diverse team of high-performing leaders, staff and volunteers alike.

    The Executive Director is the Chief Mobiliser; s / he leverages the power of relationships and networks, and works across private, public and corporate sectors to improve conditions in the community.

    The Executive Director possesses a high level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating resources and financial support for the organisation.

    The Executive Director is dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good creating, resourcing, scaling and leveraging strategies for broad investment and impact.

    The Executive Director is the steward of brand and understands his / her role in growing and protecting the reputation of the company.

    S / he is responsible for building trust and relevance in the community.

    S / he values network and strives to leverage the company’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.

    Minimum educational requirements - Bachelor’s degree or higher Required experience Substantial experience working in the nonprofit sector, and interacting with volunteers and diverse boards.

    Alternatively, extensive experience in the leadership and management of organisations of comparable size and mission with expertise on issues relevant to the organisation.

    Ability to command the confidence and respect of stakeholders.

    A demonstrated track record of promoting diversity and an ability to build collaboration with the community at large.

    Experience in or across multiple sectors, including nonprofit, public and corporate environments.

    Experience in developing partnerships, building teams and conflict management.

    Experience in building revenue and increasing philanthropic support.

    Must demonstrate a high level of intelligence and intellectual curiosity and a desire to explore new ideas and innovative approaches to solving problems.

  • S / he has unquestioned integrity; a long term perspective; a strong sense of accountability; a practical ability to get things done;
  • wisdom and good judgment; a fair and thoughtful approach to management, combined with the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives;
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills; a high energy level and sense of humor.

    Required skills Mission-Focused : Catalyse others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.

    Relationship-Oriented : Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.

    Collaborator : understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilise resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.

    Results-Driven : Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.

    Brand Steward : Steward of the brand and understands his / her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

    Visionary : Confronts the complex realities of the environment and simultaneously maintains faith in a different and better future, providing purpose, direction, and motivation.

    Team-Builder : First ensures that the right people are in the right roles at the right times; fostering commitment, trust, and collaboration among multi-cultural leaders and stakeholders.

    Outward Turning : Understands the dynamics of local, regional, and national environments, and works on an agenda rooted in the community’s own perception of its needs and aspirations.

    Business Acumen : Possesses a high-level of broad business and management skills and is effective at generating financial support for the organisation.

    Network-Oriented : Values the power of networks; striving to leverage the company’s breadth of community presence, relationships, and strategy.

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