International / Multinational

Team Leader Vacancy at Nuru International, 15th November, 2018

Nuru International is a social venture committed to ending extreme poverty in remote, rural areas by offering locally-led training in agriculture, household savings, healthcare, and education.

Nuru focuses on cultivating service-minded leaders and equipping people with tools and knowledge to lead their communities out of extreme poverty. Using local income-generating activities, Nuru sustains its work and funds program scaling into neighboring districts – thereby multiplying impact.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Team Leader

Location: Adamawa
Reports to: CEO
Job type: Full time
Contract Term: 1-2 years
Start Date: Ideally early 2019

Primary Responsibilities

  • The Team Leader (TL) role is a generalist position in which extensive leadership and management experience in chaotic environments is a must.
  • The TL leads the implementation of the Nuru Model on the ground in Nuru’s country projects. He or she is the carrier of the Nuru culture in country.
  • The TL is the focus of effort for all support team members on both the Headquarters and International Operations teams and is responsible for everything that happens in Nuru country projects prior to expat exit.

Primary Responsibilities can be summed up as follows:

  • Mentor and build the capacity and leadership skills of the Project Director.
  • Create and execute the country project strategy in line with larger Nuru International strategic goals.
  • Ensure Nuru Impact programs create attributable impact in country projects.
  • Manage and take care of both expat and national team members in the country project.

This is a complex position and requires working and collaborating with several decision makers in the organization.


  • The TL will work closely with the CPO and his team (Impact Programs Director, Leadership Program Director, and M&E Program Director) to ensure effective design of the Nuru Model, iterate on the Model and maintain the integrity of the Model in all country projects.
  • The TL will collaborate with the COO to ensure high quality support of Field Team (FT) expat members, ensure country project strategy and budget fit within Nuru International’s strategic plan and allocated resources, and ensure that standardized country project business systems (Finance, HR, IT) are created and managed effectively.
  • The will work with the Security Coordinator to ensure an effective security and emergency response plan is in place and rehearsed regularly.


  • Collaborate with all FT members and Project Director, Finance and Admin Head, and Impact Program Manager on the national team.

Working Conditions:

  • The TL will live in the country project in a remote village in an unstable fragile state – living with the rest of the FT in the team compound (spotty electricity with generator support, running water – western toilet and lukewarm shower, spotty internet connectivity, etc.).
  • Living conditions can be physically challenging and occasionally uncomfortable (basic transportation, accommodation: communal living). Security of the team will be a challenge and one of your main priorities.
  • Fast paced and rapidly evolving environment.

Other Duties

  • This role is 100% about people and execution. A successful TL will build strong relationships with their FT, the CPO, and COO.
  • They will communicate and collaborate effectively with their teams; build a strong, trusting relationship with the senior national staff – mastering a “leadership through influence” mentality; network effectively with and build strong relationships with local and regional government officials; and effectively prioritize and manage tasks.

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


  • Please apply by uploading your Resume/CV and Cover Letter – detailing how your skills and experience meet the required Experience and Skills and Attributes of the position.
  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *