COUNTRY DIRECTOR - SIERRA LEONE

Work Location: Sierra Leone - Freetown
Other Possible Locations:
Expected Travel: up to 40%
Language Requirement: English
Employee Duration: Active Full-Time
Type of Post: Unaccompanied
Funding: APPROVED
Type of Contract:
Application Deadline:

Description

CARE, Sierra Leone is seeking a Country Director (CD) to lead CARE's strategy and operations in the country and drive for impact that benefits women and girls, enhances the lives of poor and vulnerable communities and address injustice and discrimination.

The Country Director provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Country Office team and to external partners to ensure that CARE's role in the country continuously evolves for maximum impact and relevance to the environment and to the people we serve. S/he will oversee the development, funding and implementation of the Country Office (CO) program portfolio and will be responsible for adequate emergency preparedness while managing emergency programming and operations.

The person in this role will lead the CO's fundraising strategy and ensure the CO’s financial viability. As an organizational citizen, the Country Director will contribute to CI's global strategy, shares knowledge and supports the generation of evidence to inform CARE's global programming and will also be accountable for competent operational and risk management including the proper management, well-being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE's resources.

In summary, the CD models and ensures systematic practice of CARE core values – (Transformation, Integrity, Diversity, Excellence and Equality), promotes Gender Equality and Diversity among CO staff, identifies new ways of working and drives the teams toward the organizational vision, fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming and helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks. S/he will encourage on-going staff development to motivate and strengthen the teams’ resilience in the face of change.   
 

Main Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office (CO) strategic plan
  • Oversee CO programming to advance CARE's vision and mission, in line with CARE's Program Strategy and standards for program quality
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the CO
  • Oversee the management and development of CO human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
  • Establish and sustain productive relationships and political influences with government officials, donors and strategic partners
  • Ensure full compliance with CARE’s and donors’ rules and regulations
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships and networks between the CO, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE's impact on poverty and social justice

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
  • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
  • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management;
  • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Manage a complex budget
  • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
  • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE

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