The Young Business Leaders of Nigeria Recruitment for Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for The Young Business Leaders of Nigeria Recruitment for Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The Young Business Leaders of Nigeria is a not-for-profit network of young entrepreneurs and professionals established to tackle the scourge of unemployment in Nigeria.

Recognizing the significant role that young people can play in helping solve this crisis, YBLN is focused on getting a large mass of young people off the sidelines. We intend to achieve this by improving the skills of unemployed young Nigerians through training, mentoring and connecting them to job opportunities. Our key target is to reduce the rate of youth unemployment by 25% in the year 2020.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Location: Lagos

Job Brief

  • We are searching for a dynamic and experienced leader join our company in the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Chief Executive Officer will work closely with the Board of Directors, serving as managing director of corporate operations and as the main link between the different divisions within the company.
  • The ideal candidate for this position should have previous corporate management experience and a proven track record of effective team management and results-driven leadership.


  • Assure all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations.
  • Work with the executive board to determine values and mission, and plan for short- and long-term goals.
  • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the YBLN.
  • Build alliances and partnerships with other organizations.
  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the company.
  • Work closely with the human resource department to ensure great hiring.
  • Provide inspired leadership company wide.
  • Make high-level decisions about policy and strategy.
  • Report the board of directors and keep them informed.
  • Develop and implement operational policies and a strategic plan.
  • Act as the primary spokesperson for the company.
  • Develop the company’s culture and run with company vision.
  • Create an environment that promotes great performance and positive morale.


  • Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions.
  • Ability to inspire confidence and create trust.
  • Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload effectively and delegate.
  • 10-15 years of work experience. 5 years must be in a Senior Management function.
  • Candidates should not be more than 45years by December 2019.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or MBA.
  • Experience in a senior management position.
  • Have a passion for Nigeria and solving her unemployment issues.
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among executives, partners, and the workforce.
  • Understanding of human resources and personnel management.
  • Experience with corporate governance.

Personal Attributes:
The incumbent must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Strong Professionalism  Credible with integrity
  • Demonstrate sound work ethics
  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Good listener will challenge constructively and respond well to feedback
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Be flexible


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: with the subject of the email as “CEO YBLN”

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