Country Director at ActionAid Nigeria (AAN)


ActionAid Nigeria (AAN) is a not for profit, non-governmental entity registered in Nigeria. It commenced operations in Nigeria in 1999, while the programmatic operations commenced in January 2000 through a Country Agreement signed with the National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

ActionAid is an anti-poverty agency that prioritises work with people living in poverty and exclusion; promoting values and commitment in civil society, institutions and governments with the aim of achieving structural changes in order to eradicate injustices and poverty in the world. ActionAid Nigeria is an affiliate of ActionAid International, an International Non-Governmental organisation registered in The Netherlands with its headquarters in Johannesburg South Africa ActionAid International works in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

To effectively implement the new strategy, Social Justice to End Poverty (2018 – 2023), ActionAid Nigeria is seeking a committed and inspiring Country Director to drive the implementation of the new Country Strategy and lead on providing quality program management and accountability systems; organizational and team development; financial control and resource management; fundraising and liaison with donors to increase and diversify the resource base; policy research and advocacy; relationship and stakeholder management at local, national and international levels.

Position: Country Director

Qualification & Experience:

  • The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programs as well as having a strong presence in civil society and social movement in Africa, Nigeria in particular. S/he should have a strong analytical skills and understanding of the international political economy, particularly the Nigerian socio economic and political context.
  • S/he should be committed to gender equity empowering management practices, be value driven and possess strong networking, human resources and financial management skills. S/ he will have the perspectives and competencies for fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development. The candidate must have excellent communication skills.


  • Three years fixed term contract (Renewable once).
  • All interested candidates should send in their application containing their Curriculum Vitae and Motivation letter. The Curriculum Vitae should not be more than 3-4 pages providing information under the following headings:
  • Educational and other formal qualifications
  • Competencies and skills
  • Work experience especially in development sector
  • Experience in Governance related matters e.g. being on Board of organizations including any roles as chair or secretary of Boards
  • Other relevant experience

The application pack can be accessed from .

Applications should be sent as an MSWord attachment to vacancy. . Only Electronically submitted applications will be considered.

Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, 27th November, 2017. While we respect all applicants, interview date will be communicated only to short listed candidates.