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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.

Are you looking to join a young, vibrant and creative team? If you are result-oriented with strong work ethics and can commit to leaving out all of LEAP’s values, then you are steps away from joining the right organisation.

Job Title: Finance & Administration Officer

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a nonprofit 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
Finance
Assist in the finance and budget activities of the department, including the preparation and revision of annual budget.
Verify all expense claims to certify correctness and ensure that all appropriate supporting documents have been provided.
Upon request, extract 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, 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 ensuring the documentation is regularly updated
Maintenance of an effective banking system including preparing monthly bank reconciliation.
Oversee the operation of office accounts, planning and monitoring of expenditure.

Administration

Manage administrative relationships with vendors and suppliers and oversee supply and adequacy of office supplies.
Coordinate the procurement of office equipment and asset and ensure proper maintenance and safety of the equipment and asset.
Proper maintenance of office files including client, accounting and contract files (ease of retrieving information).
Responsible for the sale of LEAP published resources across multiple channels andefficient stock management for LEAP’s books.

Key Competencies Required

Behavioural:
Works effectively with all stakeholders
Committed to continuous personal development
Responsible, takes initiative and drives high levels of performance
Organized, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility
Displays mastery of subject matter
Effective team player
Good communicates written and oral skills
Pays attention to detail

Technical:
Develops and followsinternal 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 levels.
Proficiency in computer skills, especially in MS Office tools(Excel, Outlook, WORD etc.).

Technical, 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

Job Title: YouthLEAP Manager

Reports to Executive Director
The Organization

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a nonprofit 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
YouthLEAP is one of the three programme departments of LEAP Africa and 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.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Leadership
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 organizations’s strategy including the marketing and financial strategy.
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.
Ensure all project reports are high-quality and clearly demonstrate impact, as well when necessary presented in ways that are appropriate for non-technical audiences.
Manage the skill and talent development of all staff in the YouthLEAP department on current international best practices.
Develop and drive programme quality control and assurance systems.
Oversee the day to day operations of YouthLEAP.

Programme Design and Management
Lead the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth-focused programming across Africa
Support the development and implementation of the annual SIPA Forums and other YouthLEAP’s programmes, project, and activities
Manage the YouthLEAP brand, actively promoting its programmes, services and impact through different media
Champion the design of activities that impact large numbers of youth beyond core programmes of the department

Fundraising and Development
Establish new strategic relationships with potential YouthLEAP funders and partners, and manage existing relationships
Write and supervise the writing of effective concept notes and proposals, and prepare regular reports on impact of YouthLEAP for all funders and supporters

Stakeholder Engagement
Champion excellent and timely longterm stakeholder engagement
Ensure the development of appropriate stakeholder management strategies throughout the lifecycle of programmes

Thought Leadership
Lead the periodic design and update of YouthLEAP curricula
Conduct research and develop original material for YouthLEAP books and publications
Contribute to the generation of white papers and high-impact activities based on research.
Facilitate curriculum delivery to participants in LEAP Africa’s programmes to support the development of dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders

Key Competencies Required
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 engaged

Technical, Qualifications and Experience
A first degree in any relevant course.
An advanced degree may be an advantage.
4-5 years with at least 18 months in a supervisory/managerial role in the development sector

Job Title: Communications Programme Coordinator

Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability, and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a nonprofit 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.

The Departmental Objectives
Excellent branding, PR and marketing of LEAP’s programmes and activities.
Maintain organization’s position as a thought leader on youth and leadership development in Africa.
Demonstrate innovation and proactivity to achieve organization’s goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Social Media and Digital Marketing
Design and implementation of the organization’s social media strategy.
Ensure successful deployment of social media strategy in line with organization’s goal.
Content creator and lead on social media to drive publicity for LEAP’s programmes and events (e.g. twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, blog)
Monitor performance metric on quarterly basis for reports.
Handle stakeholder management via creation and distribution of digital marketing materials.
Manage subscription of e-newsletters.
Manage and optimize SEO for the website.
Handle digital fundraising.

Strategic Corporate Communications
Design and implementation of strategic media and communication plans for programmes
Successful deployment of media plans for new and existing programmes including press related activities.
Produce corporate print publication such as the LEAP! Bi-annual newsletter.
Provide support in creation of multi-media productions for the organization including commercials, short documentaries, audio messages and videos in various internet formats.
Provide support on website maintenance and content writing.
Contribute to the development of publicity and marketing materials.
Creation of online and offline content that resonate and communicate the brand clearly, its focus and direction and boosts perception and reputation.
Provide support in alumni engagement and management.
Managing organization’s databases.
Monitor adherence to the brand for all external communications.
Support training of staff and brand guideline implementation e.g. ensures branded templates are in place.
Undertake any other public outreach activities as assigned

Client Relationship Management
Develop and maintain relationships with organization’s stakeholders.
Conduct annual stakeholder satisfaction surveys and reviews that they feed into programme and organizational improvements.
Consult with programmes departments on stakeholder engagement and management.

Key Competencies Required
Excellent communications skills
Proficient with social media tools, digital marketing tools and MS software
Strong research, analytical and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Customer relationship management skills
Creative, proactive and possess ability to conceptualize
Attention to detail
Ability to communicate with various audiences.
Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines
Possess basic graphic and website design

skills
Team player and resourceful
Knowledge of the civil/social development sector
Commitment to leadership development in Nigeria

Technical, Qualifications and Experience
2-3 years work experience in related roles
Degree in related fields (desirable but not a requirement for consideration)
Content development, articles, editing, copy writing across multiple channels
Social media content promotion
Email marketing
Database management

Job Title: Graphics, Web And Motion Developer

Leadership Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism (LEAP) Africa, established in 2002, is a nonprofit 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.

The Departmental Objectives
Excellent branding, PR and marketing of LEAP’s programmes and activities.
Maintain organization’s position as a thought leader on youth and leadership development in Africa.
Demonstrate innovation and proactivity to achieve organization’s goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Graphic Design
Prepare visual presentations by designing art and copy layouts consistent with the brand.
Develop the overall layout and production design for advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports.
Involved in project and marketing design, working with a wide range of media and using graphic design software.

Web Design
Responsible for designing, modifying and upgrading websites, from layout to function and meet organizational objectives.
Creation of visually appealing website that features user-friendly design and clear navigation.
Maintenance of website including design and web security.
Implement and maintain high-quality SEO policies and incorporate them with content produced for the website.
Multimedia Development
Support creation of audio-visual content.
Design, create and tailor graphics, images, sound, animation, video and text to create integrated multimedia materials.

Key Competencies Required
Graphic design
WordPress Web skills
Proficiency in Adobe Suite, publishing and website Tools (In Design, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Photoshop)
Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to create designs for diverse audiences.
Knowledge of international web standards and protocols
Knowledge of the civil/social development sector
Commitment to leadership development in Nigeria

Technical, Qualifications and Experience
2-3 years work experience in related roles
Degree in related fields is an added advantage
Experience in content development
Knowledge of content marketing is a plus
Advanced Photoshop and Illustrator skills
Knowledge of WordPress standards and functionality



How to Apply

Send questions to careers@leapafrica.org

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