Head, Government & Stakeholder Relations

Head, Government & Stakeholder Relations

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Lagos

About the Position

The Head, Government & Stakeholder Relations will create the strategy and enabling maximum school impact through initiating and building relationships with the ministry of education, government parastatals, partner schools, and leveraging key influencers in the local government. The Manager will also be responsible for overall community liaison strategy and networking with organisations working in and around the placement school clusters and communities, to provide a conducive environment for Fellows and Coaches to deliver on their goals for student achievement. The manager finds long-term solutions for partnering with the Government at State and Local government level. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Invest, sustain and grow the critical relationships with the key stakeholders of the State Government, Local Government, parastatals  and other leaders.
  • Design and implement a strategy for securing high‐impact placements for our rapidly growing cohort of fellows.     
  • Build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders in order to help us achieve our mission, including: State Governments and their respective education departments in target areas; the Ministry of Education and Science; National Institute of Education, Pedagogical Universities throughout Nigeria for certification, key non‐profit organizations, student and parent associations; teacher and principal syndicates; independent experts; and head teachers/principals in target schools.  
  • Contribute to the Theory of Problem/Theory of Change through liaising with the Monitoring & Evaluation team on the ground research in the states and local communities 
  • Maintain positive relationships with principals and mentors in schools where our fellows are currently placed, ensuring their ongoing satisfaction with Teach For Nigeria, and cultivating them as advocates for our organization and cause.    
  • Build and maintain a comprehensive database on placement schools/ communities for Teach For Nigeria that would include details such as local emergency contacts, placement history and housing constraints.
  • Leading and coordinating site visits to current and potential Teach For Nigeria school Partners.
  • Nurturing and maintaining relationships with key states and district education stakeholders through consistent engagements and consultations with State Education Officers, District Education Officers and local community leaders.of key information and statistics about the school network and the details of our placement campaign, and use it to analyse and optimise results.    
  • Collaborate and coordinate closely with other functions and team members at Teach For Nigeria to ensure alignment and effective execution across the full program continuum (recruitment, selection, placement, training and support, leadership development, and alumni). 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Graduate or Postgraduate degree
  • Demonstrated experience in developing stakeholder management strategies, working with education parastatals, balancing priorities, and achieving high-impact goals.
  • Minimum 4-6 years of relevant experience in similar role
  • Previous experience working with the Nigerian government is preferred 

Skills, Attributes, and Knowledge 

  • Excellent critical thinking skills, ability to problem-solve and develop opportunities in order to achieve the most meaningful outcomes  
  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills; can speak and write compellingly about our organization, mission and goals 
  • Excellent research skills – ability to locate, process and analyse publicly available information and data (ability to draw out strategy and goals from research) 
  • Excellent relationship-building skills (listening, negotiating, and reasoning skills) 
  • Knowledge and comfort with basic software programs – Microsoft office and with the use of online databases; 


Interested and qualified can apply via this link

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.