Head of Programs (Remote) at She Leads Africa

She Leads Africa is a digital media company for the modern, millennial African woman. With features in the Financial Times, BBC, CNN, Forbes and CNBC Africa, we’re creating the best digital content and offline events to help young African women build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Programs

Location: Remote
Commitment: Full-time position

Job Description

  • The Head of Programs will be responsible for organizing and generating revenue from SLA offline / online programs, managing projects from end to end, developing relationships with brands and identifying additional revenue streams for the company.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization.
  • Work closely with project sponsors, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for new initiatives.
  • Secure event partnerships that involve research, conference calls, proposals and in-person meetings.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for official events and programs.

Project Management:

  • Overseeing the successful launch of products
  • Understanding how different projects interlink and overlap
  • Developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement.
  • Implementing and managing changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
  • Producing accurate and timely reporting of program status throughout its life cycle.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management and stakeholders.
  • Liaising with the marketing and communications team to increase awareness of programs

Strategy Formulation:

  • Developing and implementing strategies for the programs team, including developing a robust risk mitigation plan for different projects

Team Management:

  • Manage the programs team for optimal return-on-investment, and coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Communicating and coordinating event targets with the Marketing and Sales team

Budgeting and Financing:

  • Managing budgets and reporting on fund allocation


  • Conduct customer development research to identify the skills and training our community is looking for and integrate that into our programs
  • Develop content for the platform
  • Manage and engage with relevant content partners, set-up meetings, and drive short and long-term goals for the success of the platform

We’re looking for someone who:

  • Has 3+ years of proven experience in a project lead role
  • Has a thorough understanding of project / program management techniques and methods
  • Exhibits proficiency in budgeting and finance management
  • Has experience curating educational content/curriculum designing
  • Has exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Has recorded success working in a startup and had direct involvement with improving industry partnerships
  • Has the ability to juggle multiple priorities
  • Has exceptional communication skills, and demonstrated ability to build high-trust relationships
  • Has experience guiding cross-functional teams in a highly iterative, rapidly evolving agile environment.
  • Can work independently and is happy to join a virtual team
  • Has a can-do attitude and is flexible enough to take on any task we throw at them
  • Is passionate, hungry and eager to build SLA into a world-class institution
  • Has high professional and ethical standards i.e. understands that there’s no such thing as African time – you’re just late
  • Is comfortable taking and giving feedback
  • Has a good sense of humor – because we’ll be working hard so we better keep each other entertained
  • Is comfortable working in a startup environment where we’re making the rules up as we go along


  • Full time position

Hours of work:

  • 50 hours per week, usual working hours are from 9:00am – 6:00pm WAT.
  • There will be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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