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Country Director, Burkina Faso

International Relief and Development
Location: Burkina Faso
Last Date: September 11, 2011

International Relief and Development is seeking a Country Director who will supervise and manage the Burkina Faso country office and will be responsible for all country personnel, offices, programs, security and policies, and will ensure that the country program is planned and executed with quality, accountability and measurable impact. The Country Director will develop a culture of professional development and teamwork for all IRD team members in country and will maintain a proactive approach to security management. S/he will be responsible for all donor communication, as well as responsible for liaising with relevant government entities and for external representation of IRD’s program in country, and will be the primary point of contact for inter-departmental agency coordination.

Essential Job Functions:
• Manages program strategies that animate and maximize internal and external resources and relationships;
• Leads a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies which can be clearly communicated to team members, local beneficiaries, international partners and donors;
• Develops and nurtures culturally sensitive internal and external relationships and networks to ensure optimum communication and program success;
• Builds strong constituencies to include IRD headquarters and regional officers and staff, international and local NGOs, government officials, donor community officials, diplomatic corps and embassies, vendors, media and the general public;
• Manages with an emphasis on excellence and achievement;
• Encourages a team culture of learning, creativity and innovation;
• Recruits, manages and motivates an informed, skilled and efficient team;
• Incorporates staff development strategies and Performance Management systems in team building process;
• Manages security and safety of the team and field office/s supported by necessary systems and training;
• Manages all aspects of quality program design and implementation;
• Establishes and maintains effective program reporting, monitoring/evaluation systems for internal and external use;
• Builds and maintains structures that ensure proper segregation of duties between finance and administration;
• Understands and incorporates resources, systems and structures available from IRD worldwide;
• Ensures effective and transparent use of financial resources in compliance with IRD and donor policies and procedures.

This position requires:
• Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, International Affairs or related field with 6+ years of experience in an NGO or international organization and 3+ years in a developing country.
• 2+ years management experience on a USAID-funded project.
• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
• Fluency in English.

Please apply to , position 1274, by 11 September 2011



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