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Ethiopia: Country Director – Ethiopia Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: Islamic Relief
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 13 Jun 2018

Closing Date: 13th June 2018

Contract: 12 months, Fixed Term

Ref: CD/IPD-Af/0518

Salary: £34,490 per annum + Separate Benefits package

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is currently recruiting for the position of Country Director based in Ethiopia. The candidate will represent Islamic Relief at all levels in country, as well as deliver effective programmes according to the Country Programme and Regional Strategies.

The role includes providing overall strategic planning leadership and technical backing for Country Office programmes in line with IRW’s strategic parameters, as well as providing direction to ensure the effectiveness and positive impact of the programmes implemented in the country. Furthermore, s/he will be contributing to IRW’s efforts to influence policies of major donors, the private sector and UN agencies. The post-holder will also build and strengthen significant relationships between IRW partners, INGOs, UN, institutional donors and relevant Government Departments at all levels. The candidate ensure IR Ethiopia fully complies with and meets the statutory requirements of the host country and carry out other duties as directed by the Head of Region and associated with the job purpose.

It is essential that the candidate has experience of working as a Country Director, or a senior management role with an International NGO, as well as experience of managing and mentoring local and international staff. This should be coupled with experience of and commitment to participatory management and maintaining a supportive, open environment to ensure the learning and development of all staff. It is desired for the candidate to be able to demonstrate the flexibility and energy that is required for a high level of self-management and awareness alongside knowledge of the Arabic language and/or local language.

Islamic Relief promotes equality and meritocracy, and seeks individuals who agree with the IR values together with our policy standards on Anti-Bribery, Child Protection and Code of Conduct. We will carry out screening checks and will take out references on your behalf if you are selected.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the principles of Islamic Relief

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No CVs.

Islamic Relief operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

How to apply:

If you are reliable, service minded, discreet, dedicated and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to IRW’s values and mission, please apply by downloading the application pack from our website and forward the completed form to on or before the closing date.

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