Position: Country Director – ActionAid Senegal
Location: Dakar, Senegal
ActionAid Senegal is a Country Programme managed by the Global Secretariat of ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, America, and Europe regions.
ActionAid is a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality and poverty eradication. ActionAid works to strengthen the capacity and active agency of people living in poverty and exclusion, especially women, to assert their rights. We work directly with communities, with people’s organizations, women’s movements, groups and networks, social movements, and other allies to overcome the structural causes and consequences of poverty and injustice. We connect the work we do at community level with broader efforts and struggles for justice at every level to make the greatest contribution towards a just, equitable and sustainable world. All our work is underpinned by a set of feminist leadership principles; ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the position of Country Director tenable at its office in Dakar, Senegal.
The Country Director reports to the Head of Country Engagements and Transformation, Africa. The role is for a leader who is strategic, influential with the passion for making a difference. The Country Director represents ActionAid International Federation in Senegal and leads the development and the implementation of Country Strategy of ActionAid, Senegal. The Country Director will focus on delivering high standards of ActionAid’s operations in Senegal and ensuring resources are in place to achieve performance targets.
Who we’re looking for:
The ideal candidate should have at least a master’s degree or its equivalent either in social sciences, development studies, management, economics or any other related area.
The ideal candidate should have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles.
What we offer
ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done. We offer a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment. At ActionAid, you can look forward to:
How to apply
Please click on the “apply” button to start the application process. Applications close on 10th November 2023 at 23.59 GMT. Please upload an up-to-date CV and a cover letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
ActionAid Senegal welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity. All applications will be considered on their individual merit. An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate, in line with ActionAid Senegal Pay and Benefits Policy. Suitably qualified Senegalese nationals, especially women leaders, are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited.