Country Manager: Christian Aid

Published: 02 February 2018
Country Manager: Christian Aid
Deadline: 1700hrs 16 February 2018

Christian Aid works with partners to end poverty. At the heart of this vision is transformation of the lives of people who live in poverty and empowering them to have a brighter future. Working through national partner organisations; the Christian Aid team needs to excel in the management of different relationships to achieve impact and lasting change.

About the role
Christian Aid is seeking a Country Manager in Zimbabwe to provide strategic leadership to Christian Aid's work in and on the country, ensuring the country programme and staff contribute to and are supported by Christian Aid corporate strategies. To manage, develop and empower staff working for Christian Aid. To be the senior representative of Christian Aid in-country and to develop and promote the country and programme profile within the region or continent and across the wider organisation. To contribute to the strategic direction and representation of the region or continent, to proactively engage in networks and learning groups and to review and evaluate other programmes and grants across the region or continent as required.

About you
We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic candidate who can work with both internal CA staff and external stakeholders. A strategic thinker and manager who has the ability to lead and manage complex projects and diverse team. The candidate must have track record of development work and must have significant and specialized knowledge and experience in programme and team management. You are required to have significant experience in change management processes and have a demonstrated track record of programme design and management. As you will have the overall responsibility for the country operations and budgets, you are required to have a good understanding and experience in managing budgets and work plans.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to build team spirit and the ability to work to tight deadlines while undertaking multiple priorities. You will need to be an interventionist, identifying gaps and managing risks decisively and promptly. You will also have excellent planning and organizational skills and have good interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication, and being pragmatic in making decisions regarding the day to day running of the administrative and financial functions within the country office. Understanding of the local context from a resilience perspective is an essential for this role. A minimum of a tertiary degree in development studies or related field is required, while post graduate training in management is desirable.

Further information
This is a national post on national terms and conditions of service. Candidates must have the right to work in Zimbabwe and therefore the role is only open to Zimbabwean nationals.

To apply
We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief. You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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