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Announcement of 2021 Vacancies atFATE Foundation

FATE Foundation is Nigeria’s foremost enterprise support organisation founded in 2000 by Mr. Fola Adeola (Founder & Pioneer MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank). FATE Foundation’s mission is to empower aspiring and emerging Nigerian entrepreneurs with the skills they need to start, grow and scale their businesses. The organization has reached over 180,000 entrepreneurs across 24 states since inception through her various workshops and flagship programs.


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Job Title: Senior Programs Manager  & Head, Growth & Alumni Programs.

We are looking for an innovative, result driven and highly organized senior programs manager with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and is passionate about supporting entrepreneurs to develop, grow and expand their businesses.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing, managing and overseeing the implementation of overall growth support, alumni engagement and funding linkage strategies and services, towards fostering an excellent alumni relation in line with FATE’s strategic direction and focus areas.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Oversee the development and implementation of strategies for FATE growth services and alumni support programs including but not limited to mentoring, business advisory, business consulting, business recovery programs, business plan reviews and funding linkages.
  • Develop and implement annual plan and provide active participation in the management of annual alumni events which include annual conferences, reunion events, program planning, retreats, etc.
  • Oversee the continuous review of FATE’s mentoring guidelines in order to ensure appropriate detailing of roles and responsibilities for mentors and mentees.
  • Foster and facilitate collaboration amongst members of the alumni community.
  • Establish and maintain a network of key sector groups to aid the growth and development of alumni businesses and strengthen alumni engagement
  • Oversee the implementation of business consulting sessions both on-site/virtual and carryout inspection activities.
  • Coordinate growth services and alumni support implementation progress reporting and collate reports across all perspectives particularly in relation to the Funding partners.
  • Strengthen the alumni network through volunteer development, educational programs and comprehensive communications strategy with the goal of continuous involvement and engagement of alumni.
  • Manage day-to-day operations, data and metrics of the alumni engagement programs and align the operations for continuous program improvement.

Qualifications & Requirements

  • 8 years work experience for enterprise development agency or non-profit organisation with at least five (5) years at a managerial level.
  • Very good understanding of the Nigerian entrepreneurial space and key entrepreneurs/SME needs and requirements.
  • Very strong ability to develop business plans and financial projections for startups and emerging businesses.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interpret data from surveys and must be comfortable using technology.
  • Strong public speaking and program management skills.
  • Strong resource planning and utilization skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory, leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to interpret data from surveys and must be comfortable using technology.
  • Strong proficiencies in Microsoft office suite.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, sociology, business administration or related discipline, from an accredited university.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline will be an added advantage.


  • Exciting, fun and growth filled learning environment.
  • Opportunity to meet with innovative entrepreneurs and impact Nigeria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
  • Opportunity to build your digital and financial literacy skills.
  • Intentional learning & development opportunities.
  • Opportunity to develop and sharpen your personal leadership and communication skills.
  • Hands on learning experience, strong job ownership, career and professional growth opportunities.

To Apply: Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to using the job title “Senior Programs Manager & Head, Growth & Alumni Programs” as the subject of your email. Please note that only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 20, 2021.


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