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Country Director - Liberia

Monrovia (Liberia)

The Organisation

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.

We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Opportunity

Plan Liberia is one of the most respected child centred international NGOs in the country, focusing on core priorities of health, education and child empowerment.

To consolidate Plan’s presence in Liberia, there is a need for a Country Director with a strong business development background. This is an exciting executive leadership role with opportunities to build and grow the new country program in Liberia.

As Country Director you will be Plan’s legal representative in Liberia, accountable for operations and results in an evolving political, economic, institutional and legal/labour environment.

You will be responsible for growing and managing a grant portfolio and ensuring that readiness to emergencies is built into all programme planning.

As a member of the Regional Management Team, you will lead a Country Management Team and provide strategic leadership to Plan Liberia staff, ensuring alignment with corporate values and practices.

Do you have what it takes?

To succeed in this challenging and varied role you must display proven senior management experience as well as experience of delivering programme strategy within a humanitarian and/or development context.

You will have knowledge of the requirements of donor compliance and financial management and possess proven skills in the development and management of effective and motivated teams, including distance management. You will be a highly effective communicator who is able to think strategically and balance future vision with practical delivery.

Excellent English and the ability to travel to remote areas are essential.

Knowledge of Liberia; the geopolitical factors affecting child-poverty in the country and the political, social and environmental opportunities for change is an advantage.

Type of Role: 3 year fixed term contract

Location: Monrovia, Liberia

Salary: circa $80,000

Reports to: Regional Director

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Monrovia (Liberia)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2016-12-04

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