Executive Secretary at The Bridge Leadership Foundation

THE BRIDGE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (TBLF) – One of Nigeria’s leading nonprofit organizations focused on leadership development with the vision to raise a community of inspired, equipped and influential young leaders, who lead themselves and others. TBLF is looking to hire an Executive Secretary to lead the organization to achieve its objectives and goals, both short and long term.

THE BRIDGE LEADERSHIP FOUNDATION (TBLF) is committed to building generations of young people educated to become compassionate, entrepreneurial and engaged citizens who are empowered to take responsibility for their own lives and making a difference in their world.

Executive Secretary

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience7 years
  • LocationCross River
  • Job FieldAdministration / Secretarial


REPORTS TO: Board of Trustees


  • Oversee the implementation of TBLF’s programmes, projects and activities
  • Work with the Board to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for the Bridge Leadership Foundations growth
  • Oversee the management of TBLF’s office operations
  • Establish and manage stratetigic relationships with local and international partners
  • Manage the TBLF brand, actively promoting TBLF’s programmes and activities across different media platforms
  • Raise funds on behalf of TBLF and interface with its local and international partners and funders
  • Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
  • Serve as a spokesperson for TBLF, providing training sessions, presentations and representing the organization at local and international events
  • Manage TBLF’s budget and ensure transparency and efficient use of the organizations financial and nonfinancial resources
  • Provide regular reports on TBLF’s progress to board members, funders, supporters and other stakeholders
  • Oversee any other tasks that may emerge as the organization grows


  • Minimum of 7 years’ professional work experience with managerial experience and the ability to energize and lead a team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working on youth related development programs and projects.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Experience in programme planning, training management , delivery and monitoring  & evaluation
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and team coordination
  • Practical knowledge of proposal writing, grant sourcing and donor management
  • facilitation skills and curriculum development
  • In depth knowledge of corporate governance principles and managerial best practices
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools: MS Word; Excel, PowerPoint


  • A person of high integrity, moral courage and respect for subordinates
  • An experienced project manager with experience in leading a team effort preferably in the development space
  • A skilled negotiator, familiar with non-profit fundraising and who is able to develop proposals and bids
  • An excellent communicator, both oral and written, capable of engaging local and international partners at a senior level on programmes and organizational initiatives and spoken English
  • Flexible multi-tasker with good time management skills who can work to deadlines
  • Passion for Nigerian development and commitment to transforming the country
  • Willing to travel frequently within and beyond Nigeria
  • Must be willing to relocate to Calabar

Method of Application

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