Executive Director at Ambassadors of Dialogue, Climate and Reintegration (DCR Ambassadors)

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Job Title: Executive Director

Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration of DCR Ambassadors. The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing human resources, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.
  • She is expected to establish contact with donors and development corporations towards fundraising, grant making, community outreach and marketing of the organisation to the public.
  • The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Trustee Board Governance: She works to provide secretariat support to the Trustee Board to fulfill the organization’s mission:

  • She is responsible for leading staff/volunteers/interns/consultants in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s vision and mission as defined by the Board of Trustees.
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Trustee Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Financial Performance and Viability: Develops resources sufficient to ensure the financial stability of the organization:

  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support DCR Ambassadors’ vision and mission.
  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of the organization, including submission mission Trustee Board of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.

Organization Mission and Strategy: Works with the Trustee Board and staff to ensure that the mission and vision of the organization are fulfilled through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach:

  • Responsible for implementation of the organizations’ programs that carry out the organization’s mission.
  • Responsible for strategic planning to ensure that the organization can successfully fulfill its Mission into the future.
  • Responsible for the enhancement of DCR Ambassadors’ image by being active and visible in the community and by working closely with other professionals, civic and private organizations.

Organization Operations: Oversees and implements appropriate resources to ensure that the operations of the organization are appropriate:

  • Responsible for hiring and retention of competent, qualified staff.
  • Responsible for effective administration of DCR Ambassadors’ operations.
  • Responsible for signing all notes, agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization.

Actual Job Responsibilities

  • Report to and work closely with the Board of Trustees to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
  • Supervise, collaborate with organization staff.
  • Strategic planning and implementation.
  • Planning and operation of annual budget.
  • Serve as DCR Ambassadors’ primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media, and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance DCR Ambassadors’ Mission.
  • Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
  • Oversee Projects/Programs and other communications efforts.
  • Oversee organization Trustee Board, and Management Committee meetings.
  • Establish employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and the day-to-day operation of the Organisation.
  • Review and approve all service contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Board of Trustees.

Professional Qualifications / Skills

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any field.
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership.
  • Five or more years of senior nonprofit management experience.
  • Experience and skill in working with a Board of Trustees.
  • High-level strategic thinking and planning.
  • Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers, and donors.
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, and the overall community.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
  • A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
  • Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
  • Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies, and volunteers.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development, and task facilitation.
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making, and reporting.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.


  • Fluency in English ( spoken and written), Hausa and Kanuri

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2020.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their detailed CV and a Motivation Letter to: [email protected] and copy [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only complete application packages will be considered. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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