Country Director

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Published on 09.08.2019

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Website: https://www.ipas.org/
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Position : Country Director

We are recruiting a Country Director whom will be responsible for leading and managing programmatic, financial and administrative aspects of the country program. The CD leads a skilled , professional team to plan and implement a range of programs for women's reproductive health and rights in line with the mission of Ipas.

 

Program Leadership:

  • Position Ipas as a sector leader in Malawi
  • Lead design and implementation of the Ipas Malawi strategic plan, in line with Ipas’ strategic plan, global vision and mission
  • Work closely with headquarters to ensure that country programming meets Ipas standards and is adequately supported by the global organization
  • Develop and lead the implementation of business development plans with the support of the Development team, to ensure the maintenance and growth of the country program
  • Lead and support the country program team, including strengthening programmatic and operational capacity of staff as needed
  • Foster a high-trust, positive management, high-performance work culture in the country office(s), based on Ipas core values and organizational culture

Program Management:

  • Ensure robust systems and processes are in place in country to support operations, drive productivity, and deliver results, including the effective use of state-of-the-art program and project management approaches
  • Ensure full donor contractual compliance for each project in the country portfolio, as well as compliance with Ipas's minimum standards and policies
  • Promote evidence-based decision making and lead in the adoption of innovative solutions to improve country program effectiveness and efficiency
  • Ensure quality is maintained through development of and support of a quality and monitoring process for continuous quality assurance
Required profile for job ad : Country Director
  • Demonstrated, excellent advocacy and representational skills, including communication and diplomacy skills, particularly in the areas of reproductive health and rights, gender, human rights, public health and related areas
  • Strong team leadership expertise and experience, with proven success in strategic planning, fundraising, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Strong consultation, conflict resolution, and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to build positive working relationships with country partners, especially district/state/national government officials, international donors, local organizations and UN and bodies
  • Understanding of and experience overseeing key project management and compliance issues and minimum standards, including for program design, work planning, budgeting, and monitoring
  • A strong understanding of women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Malawi
  • Professional level fluency in English and other local language as appropriate Experience
  • Masters level degree or higher preferred, in public health, medicine, international development, gender issues, policy, administration or related studies
  • A minimum of 10 years of increasing responsibility in team leadership and program management
  • Previous experience as a country director or manager for an international NGO preferred
  • Experience and demonstrated success in fundraising and maintaining relationships with donors
Job criteria for job ad : Country Director
Job category:
Health and social professions
Services
Industries:
Health, pharmacy, hospitals, medical equipment
Services other
Employment type:
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract - Temporary work - Internship - Freelance - Cooperative Education Program
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level:
More than 10 years
Educational level :
Master
Number of Position(s):1

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