We are now recruiting for a Country Director for Iraq based in Erbil, Iraq, to join our committed board and staff. Women for Women International has been working with and in Iraq since 2003 providing direct programming and working with local civil society to address the needs of the most marginalized women in Iraq, including displaced, marginalized and impoverished Iraqis as well as refugees.
Women for Women International seeks a dynamic and motivated leader with the vision to build up WfWI’s programs and presence in Iraq while creating an entrepreneurial environment within the team that drives toward action, fosters resourceful problem solving, ensures adherence to global and local compliance rules, and accountability for results.
Women for Women International (WfWI) is seeking a Country Director within our Iraq office. The Country Director is the official representative and leader of Women for Women International in Iraq. The Country Director shapes the vision and strategy for the Country Office, providing high level oversight over all areas of program implementation and operations. He/she will have demonstrated ability to build the capacity and counsel Country Office employees as well as manage team members. S/he will need to have a strong commitment to women’s empowerment, excellent leadership and management skills, the ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally, and to operate successfully in unstable and challenging environments.
As the official representative and leader of WfWI – Iraq, the successful candidate will represent the organizational, advocacy and programmatic priorities of the organization to donors and partners. S/he will lead WfWI`s efforts to maintain and strengthen WfWI`s reputation as a highly capable organization by cultivating and maintaining close, productive relationships with strategic partners and continually identify new opportunities for WfWI to add value and maximize impact.