Country Director, Nigeria

Full time in Information Technology & Software Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 1751
  • Experience Fresh
  • Qualifications certificate

Job Description

Core Responsibilities:

Country Directors oversee and ensure the success of the Foundation operations in a specific country. They are responsible for the overall strategic direction, impact, and financial sustainability of the country they manage. They have a mandate to strengthen the work of the Foundation and to innovate, grow engaged user-bases, ensure sustainability, develop the brand, and increase social impact.

The main responsibilities of a Country Director include:


  • Develop a vision for the country in collaboration with Regional Directors, on how we can best support users on our platform to drive impact and sustainability and foster a culture of growth, collaboration and innovation in the country.
  • Lead on the development of country strategy and participate in regional and global strategy across the Foundation network.
  • Provide executive leadership to the broader Foundation, by working collaboratively with other leaders around the world to ‘think big’ about the opportunities we have to increase our impact, address the obstacles we face, and foster a culture defined by the Foundation’s principles.
  • Foster collaboration with other country chapters to share learnings on impact, fundraising, brand, and other joint programs.


  • Grow and protect our brand as the world’s leading open hub for civic organising in the country.
  • Be our public face in the country, sought after as a speaker and inspiring leader.
  • Maintain networks at senior levels across civil society, business, media, and government, to help grow influence for users.


  • Ensure the design and delivery of ambitious and rigorous sustainability strategies that guarantee the healthy financial sustainability of your country’s operation.

Team Management

  • Build a top-notch team, as our first hire in Nigeria, contribute to the growth of the Foundation by assembling a successful founding team.
  • Manage the country team, recruit and retain great talent, support staff to succeed, including setting ambitious goals with teams, supporting them to execute plans, and ensure team health and professional development.
  • Foster the Foundation’s culture and working principles.
  • Ensure training, problem-solving, effective communication, and sharing, learning, and innovation in the country.

Country operations

  • Draft and manage the country budget, ensure correct budget execution, and contribute to regional and global solidarity mechanisms.
  • Enforce local entity compliance with local regulations and global policies.
  • Build efficient systems, and enforce excellent operational standards (risk management, budgets, HR, etc) in collaboration with Regional Directors and the Global Operations team. This includes ensuring timely financial reporting as agreed with the Global Leadership team.
  • Provide guidance on sensitive staff, legal and operational issues when appropriate, in consultation with the local Board.

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