Executive Director

Ref: 6175

Batonga Foundation

West Africa, Europe or the US East Coast

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Role Managed by:

Kundai Mtasa

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 3928 7353

e: Kundai.Mtasa@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The salary for the role is commensurate with the seniority of the role

Closing Date: 12/12/2022

From potential to power

Batonga was founded in 2006 by fearless gender equality advocate and celebrated Beninese singer-songwriter Angélique Kidjo. With strong support from both the creative industry and the social impact sector, Batonga addresses the pressing issues faced by adolescent girls and young women most in-need on the African continent. We focus on dismantling the norms and barriers holding them back and help them transform their potential into the power to lead healthy, independent, safe, and fulfilling lives.

As part of our new phase of growth, we are seeking a dynamic and committed gender expert to be our Executive Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will ensure transformational impact for young women and adolescent girls by leading and growing our organisation. As the public face of Batonga, they will represent the organisation externally, building strategic alliances, promoting our vision, and ensuring the continued growth of our profile and impact. Leading our team of committed and skilled staff, the Executive Director will be responsible for both strategic and operational delivery against our goals and vision for the future.

Our next Executive Director will be an experienced and strategic leader with a track record of empowering and inspirational management, organisational leadership and external engagement for impact. They will have a proven commitment to the empowerment of women and girls and to ensuring the voices of girls are amplified in their communities. A strong understanding, and lived experience, of the challenges Batonga addresses in West Africa is highly desirable.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference number 6175. The deadline for applications is Monday 12th December 9am GMT.

The role location is flexible across West Africa, Europe or the US East Coast. The salary for the role is commensurate with the seniority of the role. Batonga benefits include: access to health insurance, flexible remote work policies and generous PTO policies.         

Batonga Foundation is committed to creating a diverse, multicultural, and vibrant team, reflective of our values and the people whom we serve. Batonga provides equal employment, compensation and promotion opportunities to all applicants regardless of age, race, colour, ethnicity, genetics, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity or orientation, disability, marital status, national origin, or any other characteristic as protected by federal, state, or local ordinance or law.

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