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Country Director



Position: Country Director, ActionAid Arab Region (Jordan and Lebanon)

Location: Amman, Jordan with frequent travels to Lebanon

Contract duration: 3 years

Local terms and conditions with attractive salary

This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior management professional who wants to help shaping the future success of a major international NGO working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries for a world free from poverty and injustice by helping people use their own power. The role provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level national representation for ActionAid International (AAI) in Arab Region. If you are a leader who is strategic, influential with a passion for making a difference, this is the job for you.

The Country Director role represents ActionAid International Federation in Arab Region (Jordan and Lebanon) and oversees the implementation of Country Strategy for ActionAid.

As the top leadership in the region, the Country Director will focus on delivering high standards of ActionAid’s operations in Arab Region and ensuring resources are in place to achieve performance targets and monitoring overall performance against these targets. The role requires deep knowledge of Arab Region social, political and economic context to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead long-term success of ActionAid in the region; knowledge and experience working with social constituencies like youth and women on human rights based actions; strong and proven experience in fundraising and donor contract managements; of broad organisational experience to develop and manage the team well and; strong alignment with ActionAid’s values and principles. You will need to have excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level advocacy negotiations on matters relating to ActionAid Arab Region.

With appropriate degree level qualification, preferably post-graduate qualifications in development study, social science and/or organisational management, you should have significant experience working at the top Leadership/ Executive Director position in development work with proven initiatives, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a changing environment and ability to influence change. Your backgrounds must include proven track records in leading change management, fundraising and managing complex financial control and management system from diversified resources with the budget size of at least 2 million GBP and above. A strategic thinker, you will need to have ability to manage a large diversified team and build high performance cultures.


Application Procedures:

If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website for further details.

Applications should be submitted online via together with the most updated CV and motivation letter to by no later than 5PM Bangkok time on 12th August 2020.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, AAI looks for suitably qualified candidate from Arab Region, preferably Jordanian citizen. Women leaders are especially encouraged to apply.  

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.


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