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Chief Operating Officer job at StrongMinds


Job Title: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Organization: StrongMinds

Location: Remote (preferably Africa-based)

Job Summary:

StrongMinds is seeking a seasoned Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead the organization’s strategic direction and program delivery. The COO will work closely with the Global Leadership Team to ensure the successful implementation of StrongMinds’ mission to radically expand access to mental health care globally. The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience in strategic planning, program management, and leadership, with a proven track record of driving growth and impact.


  •  Provide leadership and strategic direction to StrongMinds’ country directors and global functions
  •  Oversee the implementation of the strategic plan and ensure programmatic alignment and effective resource utilization
  • Build and maintain partnerships to grow and sustain the organization
  •  Lead the development of systems to track and report on programmatic initiatives
  •  Mentor and develop staff, and ensure a culture of learning and professional growth
  •  Represent StrongMinds externally, including with donors and other stakeholders


  •  MBA or relevant master’s degree
  • 15+ years of experience in strategic planning, program management, and leadership
  • 5+ years of experience at a C-Suite level
  • Proven experience in partnering with CEOs and managing country-level projects
  • Strong community awareness and astuteness
  •  Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to analyze complex data and make data-driven decisions
  • Familiarity with international development practices and trends
  • Working knowledge of mental health programming is an added advantage

How to Apply:

Please submit a thoughtful and brief cover letter and resume to Eunice Kabahikyeho at, mentioning ‘Chief Operating Officer’ in the subject line, before August 1st, 2024.

StrongMinds Core Values:

  •  We are people-focused
  •  We think big and act fast
  •  We are data-driven
  • We do what we say and say what we do
  •  We believe in collaboration, not competition


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