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Country Director, Nigeria At Girl Hub

Date Posted: 24/Feb/2014
Deadline: 24/Mar/2014
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
  • Industry
  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Nigeria

Are you an experienced leader with an innovative touch?

DFID and Nike Foundation have collaborated their knowledge and expertise to form Girl Hub.

They seek a Country Director in Nigeria to lead the delivery and demand for Girl Hub services of the girl effect at scale and in country. They are looking for a dynamic individual to act as ‘Chief Catalyst’ that generates investment and support from local partners by demonstrating that ‘doing more for girls better’ can change society.

The Country Director role is a rewarding, challenging and very diverse leadership role with overall responsibility of being an Ambassador for Girl Hub and connector to ensure girls are fully integrated into local strategy and programmes. This is a unique chance to lead Girl Hub Nigeria, one of three country offices under the public-private collaboration between DFID and Nike Foundation. This presents an opportunity to shape the future of the collaboration and the programme in Nigeria. This includes communicating with local government to drive action through local infrastructure and proactively seeking out opportunities to integrate adolescent girls into local policies and programmes, ensuring that a culture of girl’s voices is brought to every process.

Main Responsibilities:

There is scope for flexibility within the team to fit areas of focus around the skills set of the successful candidate.

  • The new Country Director will play a critical role in ensuring the results of programme objectives.
  • Act as ‘Chief Catalyst’ and connector to ensure girls are fully integrated into local strategy and
  • Be the Ambassador for Girl Hub and the positive impact of the girl effect on both local girls and their environment and society
  • Galvanise aligned partners and consultants to action to achieve the girl effect in country
  • Communicate with all local government and industry bodies to drive interest, action and investment
    for the girl effect through local country infrastructure
  • Work with all Girl Hub Directors and Implementation Consultants as required to ensure communication consistency and collaborative delivery of all relevant programmes
  • Proactively seek out new opportunities to integrate adolescent girls across local policies and programs– advise Girl Hub team as required
  • Lead the team of in country consultants to work proactively together to deliver local objectives
  • Manage, in conjunction with the functional directors, the performance and development of this team, reporting back to Girl Hub directors as relevant
  • Enable the team to think beyond policy and programmes alone, encouraging innovation
  • Work alongside all Girl Hub peers to ensure a culture of girl’s voices and insight is brought to every process
  • Ensure, through listening and interpretation, that all local girl insights are considered and
    communicated back to Girl Hub to ensure ongoing programme relevance
  • Work constructively with change, adapting plans and informing team/key partners as required
  • Act as an adviser to Girl Hub U where invited
  • Play an active role in building local country knowledge and work collaboratively with the Communications team to create compelling content for


The post-holder will need to demonstrate evidence of strong skills and/or performance in most or all of the following:

  • At least ten years’ experience in developing and managing projects in a multi-cultural environment, preferably at international level
  • Ideally experience in both the private sector and international development
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment and matrix structure is critical
  • Experience building and leading teams in a start up environment
  • Experience working in Nigeria is highly desirable
  • Desire and ability to lead, direct and communicate, both up and down the line
  • Embraces change, new ideas and innovations

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