The Initiative For Equal Rights


We are hiring – Executive Director

JOB TITLE: Executive Director                                         LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria

APPLICATION CLOSE: 28th February 2018                   DATE OF JOINING: April 2018

REPORTING TO: Board of Trustees/Director

We are hiring for the post of Executive Director as Olumide Femi Makanjuola, the current Executive Director is leaving on the 31st of March 2018. TIERs has experienced a tremendous growth in the last five years and we are excited about the future with the great foundation already established.

SUMMARY:  The Executive Director of The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is responsible for the overall and day to day management of the organisation, implementing policies set by the Board, setting annual goals and objectives, designing and overseeing programmes. The ideal person will have a passion for growing our operations and a commitment to building awareness of our mission.


  1. Provide vision, direction, and oversight for the organisation, leading the planning required to meet its ambitious goals
  2. Acting as key external voice and representative of the organisation, providing thought leadership and advocate for and with critical stakeholders
  3. Lead and manage all fundraising activities with existing and prospective funders, including sources of foundation, government, corporate and individual support, in collaboration with section programme directors.
  4. Oversee the planning, implementation, execution and evaluation of all activities and special projects and ensure that they are run efficiently and effectively, working with the Finance team and programme units to develop and monitor budgets
  5. Hire, manage, and support a staff strength of…and other external consultants and service providers
  6. Ensure that the operation of the organisation meets the expectations of the target population for each project area and contribute to the organisation’s mission and priorities


  1. Charismatic and visionary thinker with the ability to manage and motivate others to perform
  2. 8+ years of experience as a successful leader in the non-profit, government, or private sector with proven management and strategic-planning capability
  3. Previous experiences in LGBT rights/ Sexual rights and Human rights advocacy is an added advantage.
  4. Willingness to associate with the organisation and her work publicly.
  5. Experience of creating and maintaining high-level relationships within the philanthropic community, government, and private sectors
  6. Excellent communication skills, both written and public speaking, and relating to a variety of stakeholders
  7. Entrepreneurial approach to activism and resourcefulness, with excellent problem-solving skills and result orientated
  8. Knowledge of the local cultural and political landscape of LGBT work in Nigeria, and the ability to network and collaborate with a wide array of stakeholders
  9. Willingness to travel locally, regionally and internationally

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A graduate degree. A postgraduate degree is an added advantage.

Method of Application

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including contact details of two recent professional referees) by email to by 28th February 2018. Please use the subject title: Executive Director (Only short-listed candidates will be contacted). For more detailed information about this vacant position, please download the job description below.

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