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Country Manager, Colombia

Christian Aid
Location: Bogotá, Colombia
Last Date: August 31, 2011

Country Manager, Colombia
Gross Annual Salary:
113 202 998 Colombian Pesos (Aprox. GBP 40,000)
Bogotá, Colombia
Closing date:
5pm (Colombia time) August 31, 2011 

Work for an organisation where life comes first.

Half the 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! 

Country Manager

This 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 resources.

Please show 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: 

Decision making

Can you 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 avoided?

Stewardship of resources

When 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.

Leading and managing change

Tell us 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.

Risk taking

Describe a time when you assessed the various risks associated with a strategic plan of action that you were proposing. 

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from  and email your completed International application form in English to:

 No resume (Curriculum Vitae)  will be accepted. 

Job reference:    SA/006/011 Colombia Country Manager

Closing date: 5pm (Colombia time) August 31,  2011

Interview date:  TBC (only 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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