Country Director, ActionAid International in Afghanistan (ActionAid Afghanistan)

This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior management professional who wants to help shape 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 in Afghanistan. If you are a leader who is strategic, influential with a passion for making a difference, this is the job for you.

As the Country Director (CD), the role represents ActionAid International  Federation in Afghanistan;  leads the development and oversees the implementation of a new  Country Strategy for ActionAid  for the period of 2018-2022.


As the top leadership in the country,  you will focus on delivering high standards of ActionAid’s operations in the Afghanistan  and  ensuring resources are in place to achieve budgeted performance targets and monitoring overall performance against these targets. The role requires broad  organizational  experience  to develop and manage  a growing team  well as deep knowledge of  Afghanistan social, political and economic context to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead long-term success of ActionAid in Afghanistan.  You will need to have excellent negotiation and communication skills, including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level advocacy  negotiations on matters affecting ActionAid's Afghanistan country programme.


With post graduate degree  in development study, political science and/or organisational management, you must have significant experience working at the top management / executive director position in development work and poverty alleviation programmes with proven initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in managing complex activities in a changing environment and  ability to influence change.  Your backgrounds must include proven track records in fundraising and managing complex financial control and management system from diversified resources with the budget size of  at least 3  million GBP and above . A strategic thinker you will need to have ability to manage a large diversified team and built high performance cultures, and have proven change management experience.  Experience of working/ living in Afghanistan is essential for this position.


Application Procedures:


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


Candidates should apply through  and send CV and motivation cover letter to :  by no later than 5PM Bangkok time on  20 January 2017.  Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for. REF No: CD/AAAf


ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.  Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified Afghanistan national, especially women leader  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