Country Manager, Colombia
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Last Date: August 31, 2011
Country Manager, Colombia
Gross Annual Salary:
Colombian Pesos (Aprox.
(Colombia time) August 31, 2011
for an organisation where life comes first.
world lives in poverty. Christian Aid is striving for wholesale change to rules
that keep people poor. We work wherever the need is greatest, giving people
strength to find their own solutions to the problems they face, irrespective of
their religion. So if you’re passionate about helping others and want to help us
drive positive changes across the world come and join us!
role needs to bring dynamic leadership to our staff team as they achieve high
impact in our programmes, innovation with our partners, allies and donors.
Christian Aid works exclusively through national partner organizations; the team
needs to excel in the management of these relationships to achieve impact and
lasting change. Relationships with donors in country and internationally are
critical to our growth and success in the future. This role also needs a
comprehensive understanding of the social and political conflict in Colombia and
advocacy experience in Latin America and global context, i.e. the correlation
between the human rights crisis, armed conflict, exclusion, poverty, economic
and environmental rights.
Essential experience and skills required from applicants are:
Written and oral fluency in Spanish and English.
Excellent management and communication skills with the ability to
relate well with people at all levels.
Ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines.
MS office knowledge at user level.
Ability to analyze the political context.
Work experience in Latin America, ideally in Colombia
Desirable experience and skills required are:
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualifications in
development or related areas.
Ability to plan strategically and coordinate people, projects and
your suitability for this post by filling in an application form. In this form
you will have to respond to the following questions, which relate to
competencies required for the role:
describe an example of a situation where you took a risky short-term decision in
order to ensure that a longer-term goal would be achieved or a future problem
Stewardship of resources
identifying opportunities or negotiating business relationships, how have you
gone about determining best return on investment or maximum benefits for both
your organization and the partner/client? Please give a specific example.
about a time when you communicated a broad organizational change to employees in
a way that helped them gain a clear vision of the impact of the change and
support and embrace it in their work.
time when you assessed the various risks associated with a strategic plan of
action that you were proposing.
for this post, please download an application pack from
email your completed International
form in English to:
resume (Curriculum Vitae) will be accepted.
reference: SA/006/011 Colombia Country Manager
date: 5pm (Colombia time) August 31, 2011
Interview date: TBC
candidates called for interview will be contacted)
Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in our workforce. We
welcome applications from people from all sections of the community,
irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation,
religion or belief.
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