VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries.
Job Title: Country Director, Nigeria
- Successfully leads teams and develops others’ team-working skills
Communication & influencing:
- Builds mutually beneficial alliances and networks at senior levels within and outside VSO and is a well known thought leader
- Is a role model for coaching, mentoring and developing others, and for effective use of VSO’s staff development processes and opportunities
Leading for the Future:
- Builds confidence and excitement in VSO’s work and vision, both internally and externally; leads innovative projects.
- Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and long-term impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.
- Leads initiatives that improve knowledge management; develops others’ knowledge management skills
Striving for excellence:
- Leads initiatives to improve monitoring, evaluation and learning; is a role model for continuous learning and improvement.
- Leads others to pursue significant or innovative funding opportunities; finds creative ways to allocate funds and people on complex or inter-related projects.
- Builds a high performing team that meets challenging objectives linked to corporate objectives; ensures own team works efficiently with other teams.
- Effectively leads complex projects, generating a goal-oriented, problem-solving team mentality and ensuring high quality results.
Skills & Experience Required
- Proven experience of securing and managing substantial institutional grants
- Knowledge and understanding of the role of volunteerism in development
- Commitment to VSO’s mission and values
- Excellent people management and coaching skills, with experience of developing and leading effective, multicultural teams.
- Substantial experience of financial management, including budgeting, and active budget management, and an in-depth understanding of financial controls.
- Experience in security and reputational risk management.
- Experience of working effectively as a team with regional colleagues.
- IT literate (Microsoft and finance packages)
- Fluency in written and spoken English
- Excellent communication and representational skills, with substantial experience of networking with a diverse range of stakeholders, including at senior levels. Strong political awareness and sensitivity.
- Excellent strategic thinking skills and experience, as well as practical experience of gender-sensitive development programming at a project or community level, including through advocacy.
- Personal experience of volunteering for development
- Sectoral knowledge in the fields of inclusive education, value-chain livelihoods work, and maternal and child health.
- Attractive salary and benefits package
Start Date 12th September, 2016
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 20th May, 2015.