An Entrepreneur/Leader as “Regional Director: West Africa “

Pyxera Global is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC. For over a quarter-century, we’ve created groundbreaking partnerships between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges.

We work across thematic social areas, including circular economies, equity in healthcare, small business growth, and bridging the digital divide. Our initiatives include a wide range of methodologies, including enterprise development, skills-based employee engagement and designing impactful corporate social responsibility strategies, and community partnership efforts that transform lives and livelihoods.

Pyxera Global endeavors to practice environmental sustainability and elevate diversity and inclusion within and outside our organization. Learn more about our commitments.

Job Description

  1. I am not looking for a job but looking to bring positive impact to communities
    across Africa. This role might help me do that!
  2. I have been a lifelong leader of ideas – either my own or championing other’s ideas.
  3. I thrive being in the start-up environment, where I value the flexibility
  4. I am good at setting up the best processes which would suit an entrepreneurial
    environment
  5. I have led diverse teams, some had members even senior than me
  6. I am known to be a team builder and love bringing people together to solve
    complex problems
  7. I have lived, worked, managed in several multi-cultural, multi-national environments
  8. I have been recognized as a good public speaker and presenter of ideas
  9. I enjoy working in complex problems, trying to find what I/team can do and take it
    forward – and seeing through to make it happen
  10. I have raised, dealt with, managed partnerships amounting to several million dollars
    over the last decade
  11. I am a network builder. I have built and managed networks – be it supporters,
    community, businesses or government and maintained good relationships all my
    life
  12. I have always challenged the status quo for good. I believe that only by changing
    ourselves, we can change the world.
  13. I thrive in drafting the vision statements but at the same time grounding it to
    actionable, bite sized initiatives – and inspiring everyone around me to make it
    possible
  14. I don’t mind traveling as required, I am hungry to bring positive social
    transformation to many communities

 

How many of the above statements resonate with you? How many of them represent
your life?

If a majority of statements are true for you, we are looking for someone like you.

PYXERA Global West Africa is a startup for many reasons. We have worked in West
Africa since 2004 bringing global talent to support the African social sector. Through
that we have worked with several companies to create groundbreaking partnerships
between the public, private, and social sectors, leveraging the unique attributes of
each to create shared value and innovative solutions to complex challenges. Our
initiatives include a wide range of methodologies including enterprise development,
skills-based employee engagement and designing impactful corporate social
responsibility strategies, and community partnership efforts that transform lives and
livelihoods.We work across a variety of thematic social areas including circular
economy and inclusive circular cities, equity in healthcare, education, agriculture,
small business growth, and bridging the digital divide, among others.

The position is to be based in West Africa – Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal are our top
choices, but we are open for ideas.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of at least one
    specific technical area related to PYXERA Global’s programs and services (pro
    bono, community development, corporate social impact, nonprofit management,
    enterprise development, leadership development, circular economy, finance,
    education, skills gap, global health, etc.)
  • A graduate or higher degree – M.Sc/MA/MBA in social sciences or equivalent
    from reputable universities in the region and/or Internationally.
  • Proven experience in business development, sales, fundraising
  •  Proven experience in change management
  •  Strategic leader with the ability to manage large teams and effectively motivate
    staff
  •  Knowledge of current thinking on development issues and methods; and
    demonstrable ability to anticipate emerging opportunities and develop them into
    potential clients and projects
  • Excellent customer service, partnership creation and management skills a must
  • A high degree of political savviness (in an organizational and business context)
  • Expertise in developing and managing organizational budgets
  • Significant experience in securing speaking opportunities and presenting to
    various audiences (exceptional public speaking skills)
  • Ability to pragmatically solve problems, plan a course of action using analytical,
    conceptual, strategic and forward-thinking abilities to achieve an effective
    resolution.
  • Ability to recognize, react and adjust to rapidly changing conditions and to lead
    the resources in appropriate direction with cohesiveness and a sense of
    urgency
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the
    ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity
    to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues.
  • Coalition building capabilities, external networking and experience in
    developing strategic partnerships
  • Ability to effectively lead and build a team, communicate a vision, make timely
    and transparent decisions, solve problems and manage conflict
  • Fluency in English – Excellent communications skills, both oral and written.
    French would be an added advantage
  • Embodies an entrepreneurial spirit and experience in building sustainable
    entities
  • Ideally a native of one of the countries in West Africa and have lived, worked for
    the last several years in the region

Application Instructions

Send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and available start-date via e-mail to
[email protected] by November 30, 2022. Applications without the
above requirements will not be considered. In the subject of the email, please write “A
Leader for PYXERA Global in West Africa”.Only short-listed candidates will be
contacted for interviews on a rolling basis.

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