The Country Director reports to the Regional Director for West Africa (based in Dakar) and works closely with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including global management staff at both the Africa regional office and the US headquarters. The CD leads the Country Management Team. External collaboration includes working with representatives of governmental, international, university and non-governmental organizations within Côte d’Ivoire, as well as some donors.
HKI has a matrixed reporting structure that respects both the line management and authority within geographical hierarchies; and the accountability and oversight duties of subject matter experts and multi-country program managers wherever they are located. Regular communication and a spirit of teamwork among colleagues, both hierarchically and laterally, are essential to make this structure thrive.
The Country Director provides strategic leadership and develops action plans that further the mission of HKI and meet the needs of Côte d’Ivoire. The CD has overall responsibility for ensuring technical and operational excellence in the delivery of all activities to achieve the objectives established in grants and strategic plans; and representing HKI to disseminate findings and secure and expand funding for project activities in Côte d’Ivoire. This position is based in Abidjan with travel to project sites required.