Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Status: Full-Time

Reporting To: President & Chief Executive Officer.




The Program Director will be assigned to work full time on the programs and activities of the Society for Human Resources (SHRM) Member Forum in Nigeria. The Forum is a non-profit organization made up of members of the Society For Human Resources (SHRM) who live and work in Nigeria, or who choose to identify with the Nigerian Forum. It strives to promote a standards-based practice of Human Resources in organizations of all sizes within the public and the private sector.


The Program Director will oversee the strategy of membership engagement of SHRM members within the Country. The Program Director will report to the President & Chief Executive Officer. The Program Director will work with the country leadership (Board of Trustees and Executive Committee) for the overall strategy, leadership, direction, growth, and coordination of all membership activities within Nigeria. S/he will be responsible for planning and strategizing growth opportunities for membership, revenue generation for the organization, and the general development of our community & presence in the country.


SHRM Nigeria endeavors to be an active voice in the development of the local HR community on standards and professional practice issues and we feel this is best accomplished through collaboration and relationship building. The Executive Secretary will thus be responsible for developing and implementing strategy to ensure goals will be met, including communicating resources that are necessary to fulfill these objectives.

Required Program Director Experience.

More Than 10 Years of experience and knowledge of:

– Professional Bodies, Volunteer Organizations and Not-for-profits

– Senior Management

– Staffing or leadership experience

– Relationship Management

– Project Management

– Marketing

– Public Relations

– Fundraising


Program Director Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a SHRM ambassador and a primary representative/​face for SHRM Forum in Nigeria
  • Demonstrate leadership & Accountability on a personal and organizational level.
  • Recruit and develop a team of volunteers; mentors to work with our members, and qualified professionals/leaders to serve on the board.
  • Supervise and train several volunteer and part-time staff to carry out the mission.
  • Oversee fundraising development; meet with donors, develop a diverse donor network and oversee fundraising events.
  • Build, support and empower a core team to execute on our annual programs.
  • Plan relevant membership programs, seminars, networking, workgroup meetings
  • Participate and lead weekly, monthly and annual training events.
  • Communicate with local media, stakeholders as well as a diverse donor network.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 10 years of organizational leadership
  • Strong leadership skills and experience in developing people.
  • Strong initiative and vision.
  • Experience in fundraising and managing budgets.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience.


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, with a minimum of 10 years related experience in a membership organization, sales and marketing organization, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience in volunteer management is highly desired
  • Experience in management, development and building teams
  • Minimum 10+​years staff management experience
  • Experience facilitating training programs


Other Skills

Candidate will lead a team and is expected to apply the following skills and abilities on a day-to-day basis:

  • Requires excellent interpersonal, verbal, written communication and mathematical skills.​
  • Excellent writing and speaking ability and strong negotiation skills necessary.​
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines required; aptitude for math highly desirable.​
  • Experience with new media technologies, such as blogs, twitter, and online social marketing preferred
  • High energy, positive, professional, “can‐do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and high degree of initiative required
  • Strong computer literacy is essential. The role requires computer skills, including high-level proficiency in MacOS/Windows/​Microsoft-Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point.​
  • Overnight and weekend travel, approximately 10%-20%​.​