LEAP Africa Fellows Initiative is a 3 - 4 month professional fellowship for individuals with under 5 years post graduate experience who have a passion for leadership development in Africa.

Fellows will serve full-time at LEAP Africa located in Lagos, Nigeria working on issues centred on leadership, business development and social change. The initiative is designed to enable Fellows develop their leadership and research skills while sharing best practices.

About LEAP Africa
Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism Africa (LEAP Africa) is a non-profit organization committed to developing dynamic, innovative and principled African leaders. Since 2002, it has dedicated its efforts to working with visionary youth, business owners and social entrepreneurs, who have been inspired and equipped to lead ethically while implementing positive change projects that transform their communities and organizations; thereby sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development. To date, LEAP has worked in 26 states across Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.

Beyond its leadership initiatives, LEAP conducts primary and secondary research that serves as a basis for its innovative curriculum and has published 10 relevant and timely publications which have been utilized in local and international training programmes and endorsed by global business leaders. Our publications span topics such as Ethics, Succession Planning, Corporate Governance and changing mindsets.


  • A first degree from a reputable university. A Masters degree will be an advantage. 
  • Creative writing experience and/or basic research skills.
  • Excellent spoken and written English: general ability to clearly and concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Work experience with an international NGO or with an academic institution would be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Highly self motivated.
  • Detail oriented and self management skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines.

Visa Expenses/Support:
Selected candidates are expected to pay for their travel to the Nigerian Embassy but LEAP Africa will reimburse the visa fees for successful applicants. LEAP Africa will also write a letter in support of the selected candidate’s visa application.

Coaching & Networking:
Fellows will receive approximately one week of orientation at the beginning of their Fellowship and will be exposed to captains of industry and networking opportunities during the period of the fellowship.

Health Insurance:
Fellows will be enrolled on a basic Nigerian health insurance plan.

Living Stipend:
Fellows will receive a monthly living stipend but are expected to be responsible for their accommodation arrangements. We strongly recommend that fellows have established housing/living arrangements in Lagos.

End of Service Award:
Fellows that complete the programme in good standing will receive an End of Service Award.

Alumni Network:
Following completion of the programme in good standing, Fellows will be included in a prestigious alumni network which will provide an avenue for continuous learning, support and networking opportunities.

All applications should be accompanied by a 300-word cover letter and curriculum vitae and sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the heading “APPLICATION FOR THE ROLE OF LEAP FELLOW”.