May 2016 Latest Jobs in Abuja at VSO for a Country Director



Job Position: Country Director at VSO

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

Location: Abuja

Working together:

  • 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

Developing People:

  • 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.

Thinking Strategically:

  • Leads strategic projects, coaching others to consider global and long-term impact, and to consult within and beyond VSO.

Managing Knowledge:

  • 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.

Managing Resources:

  • Leads others to pursue significant or innovative funding opportunities; finds creative ways to allocate funds and people on complex or inter-related projects.

Managing People:

  • Builds a high performing team that meets challenging objectives linked to corporate objectives; ensures own team works efficiently with other teams.

Delivering Results:

  • 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.