Executive Director

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Executive Director
Suggested salary: NGN 150,000
Location: Lagos Mainland, Lagos
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The Executive Director is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization according to the strategic direction set by the Board of Directors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities*

The Executive Director performs some or all of the following:


Participate with the Board of Directors in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the organization
Identify, assess, and inform the Board of Directors of internal and external issues that affect the organization
Act as a professional advisor to the Board of Director on all aspects of the organization's activities
Foster effective team work between the Board and the Executive Director and between the Executive Director and staff
In addition to the Chair of the Board, act as a spokesperson for the organization
Conduct official correspondence on behalf of the Board as appropriate and jointly with the Board when appropriate
Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization's community profile

Operational planning and management

Develop an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that work towards the strategic direction of the organization
Ensure that the operation of the organization meets the expectations of its clients, Board and Funders
Oversee the efficient and effective day-to-day operation of the organization
Draft policies for the approval of the Board and prepare procedures to implement the organizational policies; review existing policies on an annual basis and recommend changes to the Board as appropriate
Ensure that personnel, client, donor and volunteer files are securely stored and privacy/confidentiality is maintained
Provide support to the Board by preparing meeting agenda and supporting materials

Program planning and management

Oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services
Ensure that the programs and services offered by the organization contribute to the organization's mission and reflect the priorities of the Board
Monitor the day-to-day delivery of the programs and services of the organization to maintain or improve quality
Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of special projects

Human resources planning and management

Determine staffing requirements for organizational management and program delivery
Oversee the implementation of the human resources policies, procedures and practices including the development of job description for all staff
Establish a positive, healthy and safe work environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
Recruit, interview and select staff that have the right technical and personal abilities to help further the organization's mission
Ensure that all staff receives an orientation to the organization and that appropriate training is provided
Implement a performance management process for all staff which includes monitoring the performance of staff on an on-going basis and conducting an annual performance review
Coach and mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance
Discipline staff when necessary using appropriate techniques; release staff when necessary using appropriate and legally defensible procedures

Financial planning and management

Work with staff and the Board (Finance Committee) to prepare a comprehensive budget
Work with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the organization
Research funding sources, oversee the development of fund raising plans and write funding proposals to increase the funds of the organization
Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate
Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the Board
Ensure that sound bookkeeping and accounting procedures are followed
Administer the funds of the organization according to the approved budget and monitor the monthly cash flow of the organization
Provide the Board with comprehensive, regular reports on the revenues and expenditure of the organization
Ensure that the organization complies with all legislation covering taxation and withholding payments

Community relations/advocacy

Communicate with stakeholders to keep them informed of the work of the organization and to identify changes in the community served by the organization
Establish good working relationships and collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the organization

Risk management

Identify and evaluate the risks to the organization's people (clients, staff, management, volunteers), property, finances, goodwill, and image and implement measures to control risks
Ensure that the Board of Directors and the organization carries appropriate and adequate insurance coverage
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