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INTERNATIONAL EXPERT IN INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT , Uganda

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. Under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we carry out public service assignments in Belgium and abroad. In addition, Enabel enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international third-party donors.

Job description

Teacher education is one of the key strategic priorities of the Education Sector in Uganda. Belgium has provided support to Teacher Education since 2011 through the Teacher Training Education (TTE) project, whose second phase is currently being implemented.

Under the second phase of TTE project, particular attention is given to the 5 National Teachers’ Colleges (NTCs), responsible for training ‘S1-S4’ secondary school teachers.
The project specific objective aims at strengthening the capacity and competence of NTCs in producing competent teachers through its 3 project components:
1) Institutional development;
2) Rehabilitation and extension of existing infrastructure; and
3) Quality of teacher training by introducing learner-centered methodologies and by examining strategies to promote the use of ICT in order to improve the quality of learning.

As international expert for Institutional Development (ID), s/he will :
• Organise the planning, implementation and monitoring of ID activities at the level of the central government (Teacher Instructor Education & Training, Construction Management Unit and Procurement Disposal Unit) and National Teachers’ Colleges in order to improve their strategic, financial, human resource and academic management skills.
• Manage Human Resources.
• Work in close coordination with other project components, especially for the support to the Construction Management Unit and academic/human resources management (pedagogy component).

Your profile

• A Master degree in Public Administration, Human Resources Management or other relevant field related to Institutional Development
• At least 5 years’ experience in institutional development and 2 years’ experience in the Education Sector
• At least 5 years’ experience in implementation of international cooperation project
• Proven relevant experience in supervising staff
• Good knowledge of school management, public finance management, procurement and public sector reform
• Good communication, presentation and facilitation skills
• Clear and concise writing skills (reports, technical documents)
• Fluency in English

We offer you

A contract of 20 months based in Kampala (regular field visits to the National Teachers’ colleges)

Monthly salary package: (cat.2 – B417) between 5.288,32 euro and 7.524,32 euro (this includes the gross monthly salary and the expat benefits: hardship allowance and expat allowance). The salary is calculated, depending on the composition of the family and the number of years of relevant experience.

Are you interested in becoming an International expert in institutional development in Uganda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Sep 04, 2018
COORDINATEUR RIMDIR IN MAURITANIA , Mauritania

Coordinateur (h/f)
Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales (RIMDIR) - Mauritanie

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Contexte

Enabel a été sollicitée par l’Union européenne pour la mise en œuvre du programme “Renforcement des investissements productifs et énergétiques en Mauritanie pour le développement durable des zones rurales” (RIMDIR) du secteur de concentration SANAD du 11ème FED. L’approche pour ce secteur, dont l’objectif est de renforcer la résilience des populations vulnérables face à l’insécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, est conçue comme un ensemble de trois interventions complémentaires dont le RIMDIR est la seconde.

L’action d’Enabel (25 Mo EUR) porte sur la construction/réhabilitation et l’appui à la gestion d’infrastructures rurales productives (agricoles et pastorales), et le renforcement institutionnel. Le développement de services énergétiques renouvelables sera sous la responsabilité de l’AFD (8 Mo EUR). La coordination globale du RIMDIR a été confiée à Enabel.

Le RIMDIR interviendra dans 4 wilayas du sud-est du pays (Assaba, Guidimakha, Hodh el Chargui, Hodh el Gharbi) avec un volet d’appui institutionnel et de coordination du programme au niveau national, en complémentarité avec les deux autres interventions du secteur SANAD.

Description de la fonction
• Assurer la coordination globale du RIMDIR, et la synergie entre les deux volets mis en œuvre par l’AFD et par Enabel
• Assurer une synergie et une cohérence avec les autres interventions du programme SANAD et assurer le rôle d’interlocuteur principal de l’intervention RIMDIR auprès de la DUE, des autorités mauritaniennes et du comité de pilotage
• Etre responsable de la mise en place et suivi d´un système de Monitoring et évaluation cohérent du RIMDIR
• Coordonner le processus de capitalisation et garantir la diffusion de leurs résultats, en harmonisation avec les autres interventions
• Développer et mettre en œuvre les stratégies opérationnelles du volet Enabel du RIMDIR
• Assurer la programmation opérationnelle et la gestion financière et administrative du volet Enabel du RIMDIR et en coordonner les activités dans le but de garantir l’avancée des résultats
• Développer et mettre en place les partenariats avec les différents acteurs de mise en œuvre de l’intervention
• Gérer l’équipe d’intervention du volet Enabel (environ 15 personnes)

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
• Diplôme obtenu de niveau Master

Expérience et aptitudes exigées
• Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage d’interventions/de projets dans la coopération internationale
• Minimum 10 années d’expérience dans le domaine du développement rural dont une majeure partie incluant le développement d’infrastructures productives
• Expérience dans le pilotage stratégique de projets multi acteurs et/ou multi bailleurs
• Expérience dans la gestion des relations au niveau institutionnel
• Capacité à développer une vision stratégique et à créer des synergies entre les acteurs de plusieurs projets
• Expertise en méthodologies M&E
• Compétences avérées en gestion d’équipe
• Capacité à établir des partenariats et à développer/animer un réseau
• Sens de la diplomatie
• Etre orienté solutions
• Capacité d’adaptation liées aux conditions de travail et de vie
• Maîtrise du français

Compétences ou connaissances considérées comme atout
• Expérience dans le renforcement de la coordination sectorielle
• Connaissance du contexte de la République Islamique de Mauritanie et/ou des réalités des pays fragiles en Afrique subsaharienne
• Connaissance de l’arabe et/ou l’anglais

Nous vous offrons

Lieu d’affectation : Nouakchott, avec des déplacements réguliers dans les 4 régions d’intervention.
Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476) Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre 6.140,04 euros et 8.930,84 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l'expérience pertinente.
En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l'expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.
Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Estimation date de fin du projet : septembre 2023
Date probable d’entrée en fonction : Q4 2018

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Expiring: Sep 05, 2018
EXPERT RéFORME DU SECTEUR DE LA SECURITé , Burkina Faso

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Brève description de l’intervention
Le Projet d’Appui à la Réforme du secteur de la Sécurité Intérieur au Burkina Faso est un projet visant à soutenir les autorités burkinabé dans la lutte contre le terrorisme et les accompagner dans une réforme de l’ensemble du secteur de la sécurité. Le projet est financé par l’Union Européenne et mis en œuvre par Enabel.
Le PARSIB implique donc le Ministère en charge de la Sécurité au Burkina Faso (MSECU), mais également la Gendarmerie Nationale, les Polices Nationale et Municipale, la Protection Civile et l’Agence Nationale de Renseignements.

Description de la fonction
L’expert RSS travaille avec l’équipe du PARSIB au sein de l’unité de gestion du projet au Ministère de la Sécurité à Ouagadougou. Il a pour mission d’appuyer la Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité au Burkina Faso et la mise en œuvre des activités soutenues par le PARSIB. Plus spécifiquement il sera responsable des éléments suivants :
• Apporter un appui à l’élaboration et à la préparation de la Politique Nationale de Sécurité notamment en contribuant à des stratégies d’appuis, en appuyant les processus à travers des études, appuis techniques, …
• Collaborer à l’élaboration des documents de mise en œuvre des stratégies sécuritaires auprès du Ministère de la Sécurité (contribution au PNDES, au PSN, stratégie de sécurité intérieure, …)
• Soutenir l’identification et la mise en œuvre de certains volets de la Politique de Sécurité Nationale au sein du Ministère de la Sécurité
• Assurer un appui au projet PARSIB et à la DUE dans les réunions de suivi, le dialogue politique, la gestion opérationnelle des activités du projet en appui à la réforme
• Contribuer au processus de capitalisation des actions menées par le PARSIB, et particulièrement concernant la Réforme du Secteur Sécurité.
• Assurer le pilotage technique des activités du PARSIB en collaboration avec la police fédérale belge
• Contribuer au suivi et au monitoring du projet pour l’atteinte des différents résultats.

Votre profil
• Un Master en droit, sciences politiques, sciences sociales ou assimilé.
• Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans l’élaboration et/ou la mise en œuvre de processus de Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité (RSS).
• Une expérience avérée dans la négociation dans un contexte multiculturel et avec des autorités publiques
• Au minimum 2 ans d’expérience pertinente dans des pays en développement dans le domaine concerné, de préférence en Afrique subsaharienne
• Vision étendue et approfondie de tous les aspects liés aux processus de Réforme du Secteur de la Sécurité
• Bonne vision et compréhension de la coopération au développement
• Excellente capacité à faciliter le travail en équipe
• Approche méthodique et rigoureuse
• Capacité de planification et d’organisation
• Maîtrise du français et excellentes capacités rédactionnelles

Nous vous offrons
- Un contrat de 12 mois basé à Ouagadougou avec des déplacements réguliers dans le pays
- Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 2 (B417)– Expert c’est-à-dire entre 6.135,61 euros et 9.430,72 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’éloignement et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l'expérience pertinente.
- En outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l'expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.
- Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Are you interested in becoming an 'Expert Réforme du Secteur de la Securité' in Burkina Faso? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 22, 2018
Regional Representative for West Africa , Ivory Coast

GOGLA members are increasingly expanding their business into West African countries. Many markets in ECOWAS offer vast opportunities for off-grid solar business and business expansion. The launch of new off-grid solar companies can be observed in Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria, Togo and other markets. Important industry stakeholders such as governments and investors are taking note of the private sector activities. However, many misconceptions among government, investors, donors mean that many possibilities for public sector to leverage the industry’s potential remain unused or could even lead to adverse policy measures. To ensure an enabling environment is created in which businesses can fully thrive, these stakeholder groups need to be actively engaged. To this end, the industry needs to develop capacity to organize itself to speak with a harmonized and forceful voice.

The responsibilities of the Regional Representative include:

1. Representation of industry interests and advocacy:
Represent the industry’s interest vis-a-vis all stakeholders, including regular participation in local events and workshops
Promote national level policy change and develop industry positions in line with GOGLA’s global positions, in close alignment with national industry associations and other national and regional private sector representatives
Monitor national level policy environments to obtain warning signals about possibly changes in regulation at an early stage

2. Member coordination:
Keep regular contact with GOGLA members operating in the region, ensuring GOGLA has up-to-date information at all times on its member activities and key market developments
Coordinate regular meetings and calls to facilitate exchange among GOGLA members

3. Liaise with existing and new partners:
Contribute to extending the GOGLA stakeholder network
Deepen and sustain relationships with existing partners
Develop relationships with important local policy makers and regulators

4. Contribute to the development of ‘content’ for advocacy or sector support work by providing local perspectives on questions around enabling environment, access to finance, business development, and quality assurance.

Additional ad-hoc responsibilities include:

- Support in the implementation of GOGLA led events in the region
- Support to GOGLA fundraising efforts
- Support the delivery of the three GOGLA programs

The regional representative will formally report to the Executive Director and coordinate its activities closely with the three Program Managers.
The position will require regular travel within the East-African region and to Utrecht.


Required qualifications
(Applications must be submitted via the GOGLA home career center: https://gogla.homerun.co )

- A high level of passion for GOGLA’s mission and objective
- A minimum of seven years progressively responsibly experience in the field of international business development; working experience with an industry association is highly desirable; experience in policy and advocacy work is a requirement
- Excellent and proven networking, communication, and presentation skills in English and French; command of other regional African languages is considered an asset
- Strong moderation and coordination skills and ability to facilitate outcome oriented meetings with diverse stakeholders
- Ability to think strategically and analytically, and work creatively
- Ability to communicate professionally and convincingly with counterparts at various levels of seniority

GOGLA offers competitive salaries

Special job

Expiring: Sep 17, 2018
B-Force Coordinator in Nigeria , Nigeria

Company Summary

BitPesa (www.bitpesa.co) is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 60 employees spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclays, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised more than $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Greycroft Partners, Draper Associates, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility/Creativity, Integrity, and Passion.

Job Summary

The BForce Team Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and managing a team of sales and marketing personnel dedicated solely to the BForce project, designed at targeting mid-level traders to use BitPesa’s cross-border payments service. The candidate will work with the existing internal sales team to draft and formulate strategies and processes required to successfully implement the BitPesa BForce project. This short-term, contractual role serves as an exciting opportunity to help solve the pain points around cross-border payments affecting the mid-level trader (import/export) segment in Nigeria. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable in a dynamic, growing startup, and equally comfortable networking with senior management and analyzing sales metrics.

Key Responsibilities:
- Conduct market research on the behavior of mid-level traders and their foreign exchange needs
- Create and execute a customer acquisition plan including but not limited to outlining a list of target segments and 3 months conversion projections
- Adhere to the process set out by the company to generate leads and acquire clients
- Recruit and manage members of the BForce Team
- Responsible for the BForce Initiative from inception to the implementation phase while meeting set target and goals
- Effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders, when required, to provide the necessary tools needed to ensure the success of the Bforce project (working with Administrative Assistants, Account Management, or Customer Service)
- Set an example of leadership, disciplined work, and cooperative team culture

Activities:
- Develop a 3 Month Plan with specific measurable goals and targets
- Lead and coordinate the BForce team in approaching the targeted customer segment to meet, qualify and win clients
- Train the BForce Team and equip them with skills needed to successfully implement the project
- Ensure the verification of leads and registered clients collated by the BForce team before final submission
- Regularly update sales tools/CRM with the required qualification details
- Provide regular updates and progress reports to the sales and marketing team
- Develop comprehensive weekly and monthly reports on sales activities and results

Requirements:
- A mid-level professional with experience on a sales and marketing team, within a company in the Finance, E-Commerce or Telecommunications Industry
- Deep understanding of the local Nigerian Mid-Level businesses & SMEs
- Ability to understand and build business relationships with mid-level clients
- Knowledge of the local FX/payments market including but not limited to banking services, financial regulations and other service providers in the industry
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
- Ability to understand clients’ needs and match to the product offering
- Creative problem solver with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision specifically when coordinating a large team to achieve results
- Ability to prioritize and focus on strategic, short-term goals
- Willingness to familiarize with company-specific sales tools/software
- Passionate about BitPesa’s mission to redefine how businesses make payments to and from Africa
- Willingness to dedicate a minimum of 25 hours/week to the role
- University Degree

Are you interested in becoming a B-Force Coordinator in Nigeria? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Sep 27, 2018
Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda , Uganda

BiD Network is an independent trusted partner for SME’s in East Africa by facilitating tailored financial solutions throughout their life cycle. Our customers are early stage and growing businesses with a financing need of at least USD 50,000 up to USD 5M. Via our local offices in Uganda and Rwanda, we provide investment-readiness and dealmaking services to selected entrepreneurs that have at least $100.000 annual revenue, social impact, significant growth potential and a competent entrepreneurial team. Via these services, we are able to provide high quality deal flow to our large international network of investors, both private and institutional.

We currently have a small but growing team of 11 people with offices in Amsterdam, Kampala and Kigali. Since 2007, BiD Network has raised over $34 million in investment capital for over 235 entrepreneurs. In the next five years, we want to facilitate at least $100 million of investments for emerging market SME’s. This year, we are planning to finalize our transition from an NGO to a B-corp and expand our office network into the African region. In this context, we are looking for a:

Senior Investment Expert / Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda

BiD Network is seeking a Senior Investment Expert / Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda. You will be working in funding transactions mainly in Rwanda and Uganda, however, you may be assigned to other projects in East Africa on case by case basis.

An outstanding communicator with the ability to engage and grow the network of stakeholders at all levels, combined with great analytical and operational management skills. You will be part of Operations and Deal Making team to actively execute on its growth ambitions.

You will have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs, partners and Management Team on tasks such as surveying the BiD focus sectors, developing the BiD Network pipeline, and evaluating specific opportunities. In addition, the role requires close interaction with the private and institutional investors such as VCs, and Impact Funds in our network. Therefore, proven local network of SME’s and investors is required.

Your team
Most of your time will be spent ‘in the business’ executing high- quality investment dealmaking, but you will also be managing our East African offices, currently consisting of 8 people, but rapidly growing.

Your activities

This is a personally challenging role. You will have to find the right balance between:
- Implement operational excellence and upscaling
- Facilitate investment deals for our portfolio entrepreneurs
- Build a winning team in two separate offices
- Representation of BID Network and local stakeholder management

As a Senior Investment Expert / Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda,you will be working closely with Head of Deal Making and COO. Primary goal is to offer the best investment solution for the entrepreneur and facilitate as many good investment deals as possible while maintaining legally compliant operations and building a winning team. Within local offices you closely cooperate with senior professionals and receive significant deal evaluation and execution amid operational and management responsibilities. Besides daily operations, you will be assisting COO responsible for building a solid scalable and replicable model that is needed for our ambitious international expansion plans. Concrete responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Operations and Team Management (30-40%):
- Play a key role in continuously optimizing and professionalizing the organization
- Guidance, supervision and management of staff on building a winning global team.
- Financial management and reporting of East African Entities
- Ensure that BiD Network complies to rules and regulations in each jurisdiction we operate
- Managing the local staff and keeping them motivated whilst working under tight deadlines and delivering results
- Assisting COO in growing the regional presence hence the operational excellence is held high in the agenda. Our quality level shall not be impacted by our fast growth.
- Representing Bid Network and its affiliates in East Africa
- Working closely with the Bid Network management team in assessing business strategy, evaluating add-on investments and assessing opportunities in new and existing market.
- Coordinate periodic program reporting & documentation for Rwanda office.

Investment Deal Making (60-70%):
- Coordinate and lead local investment readiness & dealmaking activities by other team members:
- Keeping a close relationship with entrepreneurs in your region
- Sourcing and selecting deals in the East Africa
- Providing the top opportunities/ clientele to the Head of Deal Making
- Present investment propositions to BiD Network investors and facilitate the dealmaking process between BiD Network entrepreneurs and investors
- Collaborate with Head of Deal Making in growing the international network of institutional investors, banks and local private investors build a long-term relationship
- Support SME’s in structuring the investment deal and preparing investment documents

Your profile

You have 5-8 years of working experience at a top-tier corporate finance advisor or investment organization. Working in a growth stage company with successful fundraising record is preferred. You have an exceptional academic achievement with a graduate degree from a top academic institution.

We are looking for a candidate that matches the following profile:
- Proven track record in closing deals end to end i.e. from sourcing the clients, structuring to signing the deal with investors
- Proven track record of leadership in a small, but rapidly growing team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and international expansion.
- Minimum 5-8 years of relevant international experience in operational excellence and upscaling.
- An outstanding communicative person who likes to make the hands dirty while growing an organization.
- Impact driven with a strong commercial business acumen
- Self-starter with the ability to operate effectively with limited supervision and you have a high level of professional maturity and a solid work ethic.
- Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills as well as strong modelling skills.
- Very high standards of integrity.
- Strong understanding of local business environment, investment regulations and laws.
- Proven active local network of SME’s and investors.
- Open to travel regularly.

Organizational structure

BiD Network has offices in Amsterdam, Kampala and Kigali. As Senior Investment Expert / Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda you will be primarily based in the Uganda office but work closely together with the international management team of BiD Network, and report directly to the COO and dotted line to Head of Deal Making.

What do we offer
- MT member & potential co-founder.
- Dynamic and international working environment
- Offices in Kampala and Kigali
- Personal growth, and much responsibility/ accountability
- Get in-depth understanding of doing business in East Africa and build a strong network of investors worldwide.
- Salary based on qualification and experience
- Single package (no schooling, no relocation costs).

Are you interested in becoming a Team Lead Uganda & Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 30, 2018
Country Program Director in Malawi , Malawi

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.

FUNCTION
The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S) He shall ensure the development and implementation of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals for resource mobilization, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to enable smallholder farmers to achieve Living Income. The resource mobilization function will include both, the fund coming through Heifer books as well as the funds that goes directly to project communities (parallel co-funding). Further, S/he will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country program Director will closely work with Heifer’s Africa Area Program teams and the resource mobilization teams to develop and implement country specific resource mobilization strategies by aligning Heifer’s programmatic priorities with country and funders priorities, identifying and responding to funding opportunities with the goal of meeting Living income and sustainable development for the smallholder sector in Malawi. S/he will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Malawi selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY TO THE COUNTRY PROGRAM (20%)
- Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.
- Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes. • Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance

DELIVERABLE
- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.
- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports.
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.

PRO-POOR WEALTH CREATION VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (40%)
- Promote Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability including Farmer - Owned Agribusiness - FAOB and Co-mentoring etc.
- Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:
- Determine value chain opportunities,
- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self-Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the CountryIdentify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

DELIVERABLE
- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGY (35%)
- Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Malawi amidst the larger public including Government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.
- In collaboration with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and Resource Mobilization Teams, ensure the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy that would put the country program on the path to financial self-sufficiency.
- Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth.
- Participate in and build Heifer’s network through frequent meetings with donors, partners, and participation in conferences, workshops, events, etc.
- Provide technical and budgetary content throughout the proposal development process including reviews

DELIVERABLE
- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public, Producer & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)
- Ensure that clear and concise country specific resource mobilization strategy is developed and utilized
- Establish and maintain excellent relationship with the different and relevant government departments
- Keep abreast of funding landscape and funders priorities in Malawi and in the region
- Establish solid knowledge of the government’s and donor’s development strategies for the country
- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books.
- Strong relationships built amongst partner organizations and donors
- Expanded strategic networks and partnerships at local, country and international level
- Position Heifer as one of the thought leaders on thematic issues (i.e. livestock, agriculture, livelihoods) in Malawi.
- Quality proposals are written, submitted, and won
- Technical/budgetary expertise is apparent in all proposal work

ANY OTHER ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS (5%)
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and program/project design.
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills
- Public speaking skills
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality always

Job Level: Senior Director

Are you interested in becoming a Country Program Director in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 24, 2018

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