Country Director wanted at VSO International

VSO is a leading international development organisation that fights poverty through people. We deliver relevant and coo effective work that promotes vo1untooring to fight global poverty in over 50 countries around the world. VSO’s vision is for a world without poverty and we currently have exciting and challenging opportunities for Country Directors within Africa, specifically Tanzania. Uganda, Malawi and Nigeria
Job Title: Country Director
People are the best agents of change and fnthis role we’ll look to you to lead the Progmmme Office and maximize the impact of VSO’s contribution to combating poverty and disadvantage In the regIon through a period of change and growth. This will involve not only working with strategic partners to shape VSOs goals in country, but also supporting our volunteers and managIng our people as well as taking rnsponsibllity for the financial and resouree management and legal compliance.ln addition to
your strategic impact you will work to raise the profile of VSO networking with government agencIes, donors and other international agendes, championing our values and vision at all times.
An experienced Country Director you’ll almost certainly have experience of managing development or humanitarian programmes at a senior management level successfully, and be able tn use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship building skins to implement VSOS strategy and development initiatives. Your project management ability win mean that are programmes will be planned, resourced and Implemented and your financial strengths and experience of securing external funding and grants win be key to your success. Your excellent communication and relationship building skills will be complemented by your former experience.
Please see our website for specific information on each of our country programmes.
Remuneration
A competitive remuneration package which takes into account the relevant labour market in the development sector will be offered to the most suitable candidate.
Method of Application
Please send your application – composed of a statement (of not more than two pages) explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job; and a CV (of not more than fwe pages). Applications should be sent to recruiment.africa@vsoint.org with the following job reference
numbers:
VSO/CDTZ for Tanzania
VSO/CDUG for Uganda
VSO/CDMl for Malawi
VSO/CDNG for Nigeria
Please include telephone and email, contact and details of three referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer).
Also include details of your current total remuneration package. VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to haVe a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.
Application Deadline: 5th November 2010
Interviews : 3rd Week of November 2010
Expected Start Date : 1st January 2011

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