VSO JOB OPPORTUNITY, WEDNESDAY 23, FEBRUARY 2011

VSO JOB OPPORTUNITY
COUNTRY DIRECTOR – AFRICA


Work locally; connect globally to have a real impact on poverty

VSO is a leading international development organization that fights poverty through people. We deliver relevant and cost effective work that promotes volunteering to fight global poverty in over 50 countries around the world.
In this role, you will play a key in leading and delivering VSOs new strategy, people first.

At VSO, we believe that people are the best agents of change and in this role we ll look to lead that programme office and maximize the impact of VSOs contribution to combating poverty and disadvantage in the region through a period of change and growth. The will involve not only working with strategic partners to shape VSOs goal in country, but also supporting our volunteers and managing our people, as well as taking responsibility for the financial and resource management and legal compliance. In additional to your strategic impact you will work to arise the profile of VSO, networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, championing our values and vision at all times.

An experienced Country Director, you ll almost certainly have experience of managing development or humanitarian programmes at a senior management level successfully, and be able to use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship building skills to implement VSos strategy and development initiatives. Your project management ability will mean that all programmes will be planed, resourced and securing external funding and grants will be key to your success. You excellent communicated by your former experience

Please see our website for specific information on each of our country programmes.

REMUNERATION
A competitive remuneration package which takes into account the relevant labour market in the development sector will be offered to that most suitable candidate.

APPLICATIONS
Please send your application – composed of a statement (of not more than two pages) explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job; and Cv (of not more than five pages)

Application should be sent recruitment@vso.org.uk  Please include telephone and email contact and details of three referees (one of whom should be your current or must recent employ). Also include details of your current total remuneration package.

VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

Application deadline 25th February at 12pm.
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