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Chief Executive Officer

Millar Cameron is working with Teach for Nigeria to recruit a Chief Executive Officer. Teach For Nigeria (TFN) is a transformative movement that aims to expand educational opportunities for all children in Nigeria. The vision of TFN is that every Nigerian child will have the chance to attain an excellent education.

Lagos, Nigeria
The Role

Teach For Nigeria is an independent member of the global Teach For All network, an organization dedicated to fostering long-term leaders who believe in the potential of every child and their right to an excellent education. Over 7 years, TFN has impacted 300,000 children through 1500+ fellows in over 600 schools.

About the role

Based in Lagos, Nigeria, the CEO of Teach for Nigeria, will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership, driving organizational growth, galvanizing required resources and ensuring the effective implementation of TFN’s mission.

Key dimensions of the role

Vision and Leadership  

  • Provide hands-on executive leadership
  • Collaborate with the Board, staff, and the global Teach For All network to set vision and strategy
  • Drive measurable impact by improving student outcomes and teacher effectiveness

Operations Management 

  • Lead a diverse team of professionals, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the organization ensuring legal and regulatory compliance
  • Oversee program implementation, monitoring and evaluation

Organization Development  

  • Build and enforce a strong core value based organizational culture among participants, alumni and staff
  • Foster a culture that encourages openness, collaboration, growth, learning, and efficiency

Board Engagement 

  • Actively collaborate with the Board of Directors 
  • Explore ways to help current and potential board members support the organization

Financing and Fundraising 

  • Explore sustainable funding models and diversify revenue streams
  • Secure financial resources necessary to operate and scale
  • Harness existing and build new donor relationships 

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with government agencies, donors, partners, and other stakeholders
  • Advocate for educational equity and policy changes at local and national levels

Representation and Communication 

  • Represent Teach for Nigeria at conferences, events, and media engagements
  • Build understanding of and support for TFN’s vision and mission

Skills and experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree with advanced degree in applicable areas (policy, education, management, business administration, etc.) desirable
  • A minimum of 15 years cumulative experience (non-profits, social enterprise or global development) with at least 10 years leadership experience
  • Proven track record of driving organizational growth and impact
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian education system and context

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Millar Cameron, we are dedicated to supporting our Clients in building and supporting diverse and inclusive workplaces and culture, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Since 2007 Millar Cameron has specialised in sourcing leadership and keyperson talent across a number of industries, including agribusiness, international development, industrial, consumer, financial and professional services, private equity, and technology, media and telecommunications. Our mission and purpose is to positively contribute to the development of Africa, and other emerging markets, through the provision of people.

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