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  • Salary: $95,000 - $110,000
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

Job Posting: Executive Director for Microfinancing Partners in Africa

Position: Executive Director
Reports To: Board of Directors
Classification: Full-Time, In-Office, possibility of remote work 1-2 days a week after training period
Salary Range: $95,000 – $110,000

Are you a development-minded professional passionate about making a difference? Microfinancing Partners in Africa (MPA) is seeking a dynamic Executive Director to lead our organization, strengthen our community presence, and drive our mission of empowering communities in Africa through microfinancing.

Position: Executive Director

About Us: Microfinancing Partners in Africa (MPA) is dedicated to providing financial support and resources to improve the lives of individuals and communities in Africa. We work to build sustainable economic growth through microfinancing initiatives.

Role Overview: The Executive Director will lead the organization through interactions with the Board of Directors, Staff, and Donors. The Executive Director will oversee key initiatives for MPA’s fundraising efforts while giving administrative guidance to the staff.

Key Responsibilities:

– Develop and oversee fundraising plans, meeting or exceeding revenue targets.
– Cultivate new donors and enhance donor retention.
– Serve as an ambassador of MPA’s identity, mission, and brand.
Board Leadership:
– Communicate effectively with the board and guide strategic planning processes.
– Plan and implement the annual strategic planning board retreat.
Staff Management:
– Foster a culture of transparency, integrity, and teamwork.
– Oversight of MPA’s employees and volunteer’s on behalf of the organization
– Ensure compliance with workplace and employment laws.
– Conduct annual performance reviews and manage payroll.
– Develop and implement a 2-5 year organizational design plan.
Program Management:
– Ensure programs maximize mission impact and meet board expectations.
– Oversee annual program, partner, and project assessment and funding.
– Lead or participate in annual trips to visit partners in Africa (15-19 days).
Financial Controls:
– Ensure adherence to sound financial policies and practices including regulatory compliance and timely tax filings.
– Conduct annual external auditor compilations.
– Lead budget priorities and manage the organization to meet budget goals.
Risk Management:
– Secure appropriate insurance policies and implement safety protocols.
– Develop policies for travel, disaster management, and asset stewardship.


– Proven leadership and development experience in nonprofit management.
– Strong communication and organizational skills.
– Ability to cultivate relationships with donors, board members, and staff.
– Experience in strategic planning.
– Passion for international development and microfinancing.
– Interest in or previous experience in traveling to Africa.

Why Join Us? This position offers an exciting opportunity to lead a dedicated team, make a meaningful impact, and contribute to sustainable economic growth in African communities. If you are a visionary leader committed to driving change, we invite you to apply.

At Microfinancing Partners in Africa, we believe in creating a supportive and flexible work environment that values work-life balance and personal well-being. While we do not offer traditional health insurance or retirement benefits, we provide a range of perks designed to help you thrive:

Monthly Stipend: Receive a $500 monthly stipend to help cover health insurance costs or other personal expenses.
Unlimited PTO: Enjoy unlimited paid time off to recharge, travel, and take care of personal needs.
Flexible Scheduling: Benefit from a flexible work schedule that allows you to balance your professional and personal life effectively.
Collaborative Culture: Join a team that values collaboration, mutual support, and a positive work environment.

How to Apply: This condensed job description emphasizes the Executive Director’s key responsibilities in fundraising, strategic leadership, and organizational management. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter detailing their qualifications and passion for MPA’s mission to Microfinancing Partners in Africa is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us in empowering communities and making a difference with Microfinancing Partners in Africa!