Director, Africa Region

Director, Africa Region

BRAC

Nairobi, Kenya

Job Description/Responsibilities:

  • Ensure successful implementation of in-country operation through overseeing planning, development and implementation of programmes in countries and achieving coherence with BRAC’s mission, values and core competencies, as well as ensuring timely reporting to donors and feeding the communication needs for the broader BRAC family;
  • Oversee the management of the country offices and ensure the implementation of the country strategy;
  • Manage programme collaboration within countries and within the region, identifying synergies and economies of scale in close collaboration with the country representatives;
  • Provide information and analysis on regional and country-specific issues to inform future plans, innovate and adapt programme design, plan the resource mobilisation strategy and inform stakeholder interactions;
  • Liaise effectively with programme anchors at BRAC International, and unit heads and programme directors in BRAC Bangladesh to ensure quality control and seamless technical assistance from head office to countries;
  • Study data trends, emerging research, and advise on resource optimisation and influence internal and external stakeholders on the same;
  • Align country programme strategies and sector plans with BRAC’s core competencies;
  • Support country representatives in building national and regional partnerships, government and donor relationships, and fundraising and advocacy activities;
  • Support effective staff hiring and management, diversity, security, gender justice, legal issues and adherence to BRAC’s integrity policies;
  • Representation in external forums, country visits, advocacy;
  • Oversee the development of the skills and competencies of the country team leaders;
  • Work closely with audit and finance team to ensure and align financial and overall integrity processes for the Africa office.

Educational Requirements:

  • PhD/Masters in Technical Subject Areas.

Experience Requirements:

  • At least 15 years’ experience in a senior technical or management position preferably in an NGO/INGO, managing complex programmes, including programme planning and administration, evaluation, proposal writing and fundraising, managing budgets and accounts, staff supervision and training;
  • Experience in more than one country is preferable;
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders and multicultural staff as well as foster a culture of gender justice and diversity;
  • Demonstrated experience in advocacy work and knowledge of at least one sector BRAC works in.

Additional Job Requirements:

  • Track record of managing large-scale and complex development programmes;
  • Demonstrated experience leading multicultural staff and developing senior teams;
  • A proven ability to raise funds and further sound growth and programme development;
  • Strong influencing skills and experience relating to government and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders including business, donors, academia, media, and civil society. Technical knowledge of at least one BRAC programme;
  • Able to analyse and apply research, data and learning to improve programmes and operations;
  • Previous field experience, including leading community-driven programming and Southern-led development initiatives;
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills;
  • Experience and excellence in managing a multi-cultural organisation, leading it towards a culture of gender justice and diversity in practice;
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills;
  • Willingness to travel internationally.

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