Program & Impact Director

Countries: Ethiopia, Ghana, Senegal
Organization: European Management Solutions
Closing date: 15 Jun 2021

Required qualifications and experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in the field of social enterprise/entrepreneurship, job creation (for youth), livelihood, women economic empowerment, capacity building for entrepreneurs, economic growth and development;
  • 5+ years of progressively responsible leadership or management positions, with a distinguished
  • record of relevant accomplishments in the non-profit sector and/or business or private sector;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience designing and executing on strategy & program delivery,
  • preferably with institutional and development donors (SIDA, GIZ, EC are preferred);
  • Good experience managing multimillion long-term projects with good knowledge of the Project Cycle Management, including M&E of programmes;
  • Proven track record of empowering others and leading a multicultural team with strong results
  • Ability to influence and engage a wide range of funders and influencers and build long-term
  • relationships, develop and nurture relationships across a wide
  • spectrum of stakeholders (Government, Donors, INGOs and local NGOs, academic bodies, private sector entities and relevant local civil society etc.)
  • Proven track record of success in representing an organization with partners; government
  • agencies, private sector organizations, media and donors nationally and globally;
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills in English.
  • Good IT computer skills and familiarity with Google Suite,MS Office and remote, cross functional online working.

Skills and personal attributes:

  • Smart, brave and passionate!
  • A smart strategic leader who is passionate about social change.
  • Possess a combination of brave entrepreneurial spirit and strong drive.
  • Approach work with a collaborative “can do” attitude and a desire for continuous improvement.
  • Flexible and see change as a natural condition.
  • Fast learner with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly gain credibility internally and externally with senior stakeholders.

How to apply:

Please send your updated CV to


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