Equal Access Country Director Jobs in Nigeria

Equal Access International (EAI), a non-governmental organization with U.S. regional offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, partners with communities around the world to co-create sustainable solutions utilizing community engagement and participatory media and technology.

With funding from bi-laterals, multi-laterals, foundations, corporations and individual donors, EAI has a 17-year track record implementing media and social change projects and currently operates in Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, and the Philippines.

EAI seeks a Country Director to lead and manage our Nigeria portfolio and represent the organization both in Nigeria and internationally.

Specific Responsibilities:

Leadership and Staff Capacity Development

  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight of each of EAI’s projects in Nigeria;
  • Provide capacity building, supervision and support for senior management staff and content development staff. Secure and manage external capacity development support if necessary;
  • Proactively develop the capacity of staff, drawing on skills of local management, to understand and apply EAI principles and methodologies in all aspects of our work;
  • Promote transparent decision-making through open communication and regular meetings;
  • Ensure compliance with all donor and EAI’s policies, procedures, and regulations;
  • Ensure sound staff management standards promoting discipline, efficiency, and a harmonious working environment;
  • Lead security and incident-related decision making and response;

    Required Qualifications]


  • Advanced degree in management, business administration, international relations, and/or media production;

    Work Experiences:

  • Minimum 7 years' experience leading and managing International development projects;
  • At least 5 years’ experience working with international donor-funded projects and/or working with investors in post-conflict and/or developing country contexts;
  • Experience in coordinating with external donors, suppliers, producers, sponsors, investors, and other partners;
  • Able to work and meet deadlines under extreme pressure and in challenging cross-cultural environments;

    Language and Computer Skills:

  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Computer skills: MS Word and Excel.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in Africa,
    or on Africa-focused projects or media outlets;
  • 10+ years' experience leading and managing International development projects;
  • Proven understanding of Nigerian media, preferably including the Northern Nigeria context;
  • A thorough knowledge of production processes, knowledge of audience research and media commercialization desired;
  • Knowledge of Final Cut Pro, Pro Tools, and experience with other editing software packages;
  • Knowledge of Hausa and/or French a plus;
  • Experience designing and managing Social and Behavior Change Communication, Countering Violent Extremism, Peacebuilding, and Governance programming

    How to apply

  • EAI offers a competitive salary, benefits and the opportunity to join a growing, innovative international team. To apply, please your CV along with a detailed cover letter providing specifics on how your background meets the qualifications as well as reasons for your interest in becoming a member of the EAI Team. Please send this information to: jobs@equalaccess.org. In the subject line of the email, please include “Country Director – Nigeria.” By 15th August, 2018

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