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Country Director Malawi

Action Aid International
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Last Date: April 28, 2011
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ActionAid International Malawi is looking for a committed and inspirational leader to lead, guide and strengthen our work with poor and excluded people and communities so as to advance their rights, entitlements, and social justice.

ActionAid Malawi has been working in Malawi since 1991 and is an associate of ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe regions.

ActionAid International works in partnership with communities, community based organizations, civil society, social movements, and governments, , across the world, to fight and eradicate poverty, injustice and exclusion, We work with and support poor and excluded people in the struggle to demand and claim their rights. ActionAid’s work is focused around women’s rights, rights to education, food security, just and democratic governance, human security and in HIV/AIDS. The candidate must have a proven track record in leading and managing development programs in national and international organizations, and have experience of either being part of social movements or being an active member of the civil society. S/He will adopt empowering management practices to expand and deepen our partnerships, programmes and accountability in Malawi. Actively committed to women’s rights and gender equity, the Country Director will also be value driven and a team player/organizer possessing high level of people related skills as well as strong financial management and control skills. S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based programme and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development. Courage of conviction in taking public stands against issues of injustice and experience of dealing with governance issues would be an asset. This is a senior position based in Lilongwe with frequent travel to the field and internationally. The candidate must have excellent written and spoken communication skills in the English language.


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