Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

JA Africa

Ghana, Africa   |   March 12, 2020

About JA Africa

As one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs, JA Worldwide prepares young people for employment and entrepreneurship. For 100 years, JA has delivered hands-on, experiential learning in financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. We create pathways for employability, job creation, and financial success.

Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serve more than 12 million students in over 100 countries with an annual budget of over $330 million globally. The head office of JA Worldwide in Boston, along with consolidating operating centers that oversee the JA network, has an annual budget of approximately $20 million. The mission of JA Worldwide is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

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The Opportunity

JA Africa is looking for a CEO who can bring the organisation to the next level to achieve ambitious goals for growth and impact; to embrace digital transformation; to deepen partnerships with both the public and private sectors; and to continue to elevate its reputation and positioning with business leaders, educators, and policymakers across the continent. The CEO position is a full-time role with regular travel across Africa and beyond.

The CEO will be a strong leader with a good understanding of the sector, a broad network, and have a strategic as well as a visionary approach to building the organisation. Together with the JA Africa team and the JA Africa Board of Directors, the CEO is also responsible for securing the required financial and human resources to sustain JA Africa. The CEO will be a key member of the JA Worldwide Senior Leadership Team, as one of six regional leaders.

Expressing Interest

Koya Leadership Partners has been exclusively retained by the Board of JA Africa to advise on this pivotal pan-African leadership hire. Leading the search is Nicole Kamaleson, Managing Director of the Global Practice. To express your interest in this role please submit either your recommendations or your personal interest through our talent portal (including your CV and cover letter expressing your interest, suitability, and motivation) here. Only completed applications will be presented to the client. All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

To view the Position Profile, click HERE.

JA Africa CEO