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Job Vacancies at LEAP Africa

Job Vacancies at LEAP Africa

LEAP Africa, one of Nigeria’s leading non-profit organizations focused on leadership development in Nigeria for youth, entrepreneurs and corporate organizations with training programmes and activities across the region is hiring. Our mission is: To inspire, empower and equip a new cadre of African leaders by providing the skills and tools for personal, organizational and community transformation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager, YouthLEAP

Location: Lagos
Reports to: Executive Director; Youth LEAP Manager

Background
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a non-profit committed to developing dynamic innovative and principled African leaders. We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations for better; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning.

YouthLEAP offers innovative leadership and work readiness programmes for youth with the primary aim of equipping them to live productively, lead ethically and motivating them to deliver positive change in their communities by either executing community development projects or building sustainable social enterprises.
Job Duties

Core Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Report to and work closely with the Executive Director of LEAP and its Board of Directors.
  • Formulate and implement a YouthLEAP strategy that aligns with the organization’s strategy, including the marketing and financial strategy.
  • Conduct research and develop original material for YouthLEAP books and publications.
  • Establish new strategic relationships with potential YouthLEAP partners and manage existing relationships.
  • Write effective concept notes, proposals and reports.
  • Lead, manage and coach a high-performing team.
  • Manage the entity’s budget, drive sales and manage costs; ensuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of the initiative’s resources.
  • Lead the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth-focused programming across Africa.
  • Manage the YouthLEAP brand, actively promoting its programmes, services and impact through different media.
  • Support the development and implementation of the annual SIPA Forums and other YouthLEAP’s programmes, projects and activities.
  • Design and update YouthLEAP curriculum and provide training to youth, teachers and community workers.
  • Prepare regular reports on impacts of LEAP for all funders and supporters.
  • Manage YouthLEAP’s budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organization’s funds.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of YouthLEAP.

Required Skills/Competencies

  • Track record in curriculum development and instructional design
  • Strong ability in the use of Microsoft packages
  • Project Management Skills
  • Business Development and Marketing Skills
  • Facilitation and Presentation skills
  • Passion for youth development, education, training and Nigeria’s development
  • Strong financial discipline
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Strong work ethic, a self-starter
  • Leadership and Management Skills-Supervisory skills
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy
  • A high level of integrity and preparedness to keep stakeholders in

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A first degree is any relevant course will be considered. An advanced degree may be an advantage. Preferred years of experience is 4-5 years with at least 18 months in a supervisory/managerial role.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: eLEAP Manager
Location:
Lagos
Reports to: Executive Director; Board of Directors
Background
Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a non-profit committed to developing dynamic innovative and principled African leaders. We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations for better; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning.
LEAP Africa seeks to recruit a manager for its eLEAP department. eLEAP serves as LEAP Africa’s e-learning platform, offering courses, videos, and resources on leadership, management, ethics, governance, succession and life skills for youth, young professionals and SMEs.
eLEAP Job Duties
Core Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Report to and work closely with the Executive Director and board of LEAP Africa.
  • Formulate and implement an eLEAP strategy that aligns with the organization’s strategy, including the marketing and financial strategy.
  • Lead the fundraising process for eLEAP.
  • Carry out research work for content development.
  • Lead and manage the eLEAP team to deliver top performance.
  • Lead the eLEAP Business Unit to achieve its strategic impact and financial objectives.
  • Facilitate eLEAP led or other LEAP training programmes.
  • Carry out content development for e-Courses targeted at early career employees
  • Manage the product development and portal for eLEAP
  • Manage the entity’s brand, actively promoting its products via different media
  • Actively engage and manage relationships with current and potential clients/stakeholders for eLEAP.
  • Actively measure the impact of eLEAP by tracking key metrics on a regular basis.
  • Manage the entity’s budget, drive sales and manage costs; ensuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of the initiative’s resources.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of eLEAP.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A first Degree in any relevant course will be considered.
  • A Master’s Degree may be an added advantage.
  • Preferred years of work experience is 4-5 years with at least 18 months in a supervisory/managerial role.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Leadership and Management Skills-Supervisory skills
  • Project Management, Facilitation and Presentation Skills
  • Business Development and Marketing Skills
  • Strong research, analytical, and organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship and, time management, skills
  • Passion for education, training and Nigeria’s development
  • Strong financial discipline
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Officer
Location:
Lagos
Reports to: Manager, Finance and Administration Officer
Core Functions/Responsibilities

  • Perform administrative and strategic HR functions including: Coordinate submission of relevant documents by all new employees, Proper filing of staff employment documents, ensure staff files are updated, Maintenance of records related to vacations, sick leave, grievances and other staff matters, determine staff training needs and organize relevant trainings for staff.
  • Assist in the Update, install and document effective recruitment and talent management system
  • Assist in designing a comprehensive training plan. Online training, quality in-house training programs, local and foreign trainings for all staff.
  • Career Mapping
  • Develop and document fun team building activities.
  • Process and regularly update personnel, payroll and job applicant records, generate monthly or annual reports or spreadsheets.
  • Develop and emplace a systematic rewards and compensation plan.

Required Skills/Competencies
Behavioural:

  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all stakeholders;
  • Is committed to continuous personal development
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance.
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Is an effective team player.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent attention to detail

Qualifications and Experience:

  • University degree from an accredited academic institution.
  • Minimum 3 years’ relevant experience in similar capacity.
  • Experience working for an NGO with diverse cultures

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Programme Coordinator, Youth LEAP
Location
: Lagos
Reports to: Youth LEAP Manager
Organization: LEAP Africa
Department: YouthLEAP
Background
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a non-profit committed to developing dynamic innovative and principled African leaders. We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations for better; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning.
YouthLEAP offers innovative leadership and work readiness programmes for youth with the primary aim of equipping them to live productively, lead ethically and motivating them to deliver positive change in their communities by either executing community development projects or building sustainable social enterprises.
Job Duties
Core Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Report to and work closely with the Manager of YouthLEAP Developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders
  • Formulate and implement a YouthLEAP strategy that aligns with the organization’s strategy, including the marketing and financial strategy
  • Support the development and implementation of the annual SIPA Forums and other YouthLEAP’s programmes, projects and activities.
  • Design and update YouthLEAP curriculum and provide training to youth, teachers and community workers.
  • Conduct research and develop original material for YouthLEAP books and publications.
  • Establish new strategic relationships with potential YouthLEAP partners and manage existing relationships.
  • Write effective concept notes, proposals and reports.
  • Manage the programme officers and project officers at YouthLEAP.
  • Collate and report progress on the department’s projects periodically
  • Manage the entity’s budget, drive sales and manage costs; ensuring transparency, accountability and efficiency in the use of the initiative’s resources.
  • Support with the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth focused programming across Africa.
  • Manage the YouthLEAP brand, actively promoting its programmes, services and impact through different media.
  • Prepare regular reports on impacts of LEAP for all funders and supporters.
  • Developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders
  • Manage YouthLEAP’s budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organization’s funds.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A First degree is any relevant course will be considered. An advanced degree may be an advantage. Minimum of 3-4 years’ relevant work experience in the non-profit sector.

Required Skills/Competencies:

  • Track record in curriculum development and instructional design
  • Strong ability in the use of Microsoft packages
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Strong work ethic, a self-starter
  • Leadership and Management Skills-Supervisory skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Business Development and Marketing Skills
  • Facilitation and Presentation skills
  • Passion for youth development, education, training and Nigeria’s development
  • Strong financial discipline
  • Proven entrepreneurial ability and capacity to work with significant autonomy
  • A high level of integrity and preparedness to keep stakeholders in

Other Requirements:

  • Requires dedicated and highly motivated professional for a challenging opportunity.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Finance & Administration Officer
Location:
Lagos
Reports to: Manager, Finance, Admin & HR
Background
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a non-profit committed to developing dynamic innovative and principled African leaders. We recognize that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation.
Over the years, LEAP has inspired and equipped youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organizations for better; sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development.
LEAP achieves this through its training programmes, publications and most recently eLearning.
Our focus is captured under three headers:

  • Youth LEAP
  • Biz LEAP
  • e-LEAP

Job Duties
Core Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the finance and budget activities of the office including assisting in preparation of annual budget submission and revisions by estimating the cost of staff as well as rental and utilities, office equipment and supplies, printing, and other contracts, services or running expenses, to include in the budget.
  • Verify all expense claims to certify correctness and ensure that all appropriate supporting documents have been provided.
  • Upon request, extracts monthly financial reports of all active projects from the accounting/financial system.
  • Ensuring that all cash and cheque payment requests are duly completed, certified and approved by authorized staff and all necessary supporting documents are provided before payment is done.
  • Performing treasury transactions in the accounting, monitoring the documentation and assuring its completeness in compliance with LEAP Africa’s and donors’ accounting procedures.
  • Maintaining filing system for vouchers and all financial instructions/guidelines issued and filing system and ensuring the documentation is regularly updated
  • Maintenance of an effective banking system including preparing monthly bank reconciliation
  • General management of the office; ensure regular supply of power, water; ensure timely supply and adequacy of office supplies e.g. stationery, ink, paper; proper maintenance and safety of office.
  • Proper maintenance of office files including client, accounting and contract files (ease of retrieving information).
  • Oversees the operation of office accounts, planning and monitoring of expenditure, liaising with vendors (obtain best pricing for good quality at all times)
  • Efficient coordination of staff use of the office vehicle
  • Responsible for the sale of LEAP books, periodic visits to bookstores, and efficient stock management plan for LEAP’s books.
  • Perform administrative and strategic HR functions including: Coordinate submission of relevant documents by all new employees, Proper filing of staff employment documents, ensure staff files are updated, Maintenance of records related to vacations, sick leave, grievances and other staff matters, determine staff training needs and organize relevant trainings for staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University Degree from an accredited academic institution in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.
  • Three years of relevant experience in similar role.
  • Knowledge of IFRS and prior experience in use of quick books and ERP software desirable.
  • Experience in an office Admin. role.
  • Experience working for an NGO will be an added advantage.

Required Skills/Competencies
Behavioural:

  • Takes responsibility and manages constructive criticism;
  • Works effectively with all stakeholders;
  • Is committed to continuous personal development
  • Takes initiative and drives high levels of performance.
  • Plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Displays mastery of subject matter;
  • Is an effective team player.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent attention to detail

Technical:

  • Develops / follows internal control procedures to prevent fraud and mismanagement.
  • Ensures application of institutional financial policies and guidelines.
  • Advocates incorporation of financial considerations into processes and procedures.
  • Effectively applies knowledge of IOM policies and procedures in execution of responsibilities at appropriate level.
  • Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office products (Excel, Outlook, Word etc.).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 

Application Deadline: 21st August, 2017.

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