Country Director, ActionAid Senegal

Location: Dakar, Senegal

Contract duration: 5 years

This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior management professional who wants to help shape the future success of a major international NGO. The role provides vision, leadership, management and effective high-level national representation for ActionAid International (AAI) in Senegal. 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), you will represent AAI in Senegal, oversee the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ActionAid Senegal’s Country Strategy Paper (CSP), focus on the delivery of ActionAid’s operations in Senegal and ensure resources are in place to achieve performance targets and monitoring of overall performance against these targets. 

The role requires broad organizational experience to develop and manage a growing team effectively as well as a deep knowledge of Senegal’s social, political and economic context to make significant improvements to policies and processes that will lead to the long-term success of ActionAid in Senegal.  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 Senegal’s country programme.

You must have significant experience working in a top management / executive director position in development work and poverty alleviation programmes and have a deep understanding of women’s rights, gender and development.

Your background and experience must include a proven track record in fundraising/resource mobilization and managing complex management systems (HR, finance, procurement, administration), managing a budget size of at least 3 million GBP and an understanding of feminist leadership. 

As a strategic thinker, you will need to have ability to network, influence, manage a diversified team and build a high performing culture, and have proven change management experience. 

Fluency in both verbal and written English and French is essential.

Application Procedures: 

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

Applications should be sent with your CV, and motivation cover letter to applications.jhb@actionaid.org:by nolater than 5pm Senegal time on 15th June 2018Please clearly indicate which position you are applying for by using the following reference: CD/AA Senegal 

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 Senegalese national, especially women 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