Country Director, Nigeria

at United Purpose

£30,170 - £36,030
Type of Organisation
Number of Staff

Nigeria Country Director

United Purpose seeks a Country Director to manage and further develop an existing substantial programme. The post offers an excellent opportunity for an experienced and dynamic individual to make a significant contribution to the organisation’s work. We seek exceptional interpersonal and strong strategic planning skills, and experience in advocacy for policy change.

Working within a motivated team of staff and alongside local partners, government and private sector, the candidate will have several years representational and project management experience, ideally with a WASH focus and familiarity with participatory / community-led development approaches. A positive disposition, can-do attitude, strategic, analytical and leadership skills are essential.

Location: Based in Calabar with travel to Abuja and Lagos or based in Abuja with frequent travel to Calabar and Lagos
Responsible to: Chief Operations Officer
Responsible for: Programmes Staff; Finance and Administration staff; Support and Office staff (approximately 20 staff and others as recruited) all based in Nigeria
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £30,170 - £36,030
Benefits: Accommodation, insurance, local allowance, annual medical examination, annual flight home, dependent’s and school fees allowances

Job Purpose
The Country Director will provide strategic leadership and management in developing the United Purpose
programme in Nigeria. They will have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the programme are managed
effectively, to ensure that United Purpose continues to play a valuable and influential role in the fight against poverty
& the strengthening of civil society. The following duties & responsibilities will in part be delegated or managed by
other staff – however, overall responsibility for ensuring performance at all levels will rest with the Country Director

Responsibilities include:
Programme direction, management and development
Representing UP to key stakeholders
Staff management and development
Resources and financial management
Ensuring security, health and safety

For more information on the job responsibilities and person specification, please visit

To apply for this role please send your CV, a short covering letter, and our Equal Opportunities form (voluntary) to: by 01 May 2019

All applications will be acknowledged but only successful candidates will be contacted further. United Purpose has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy, which reflects our commitment to protecting the people with whom we work. All candidates will be expected to comply with this policy and its procedures.

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Posted in Jobs by Sarah on April 11th, 2019.
Applications close on May 01st, 2019.