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Country Director Malawi



In the context of CBM’s Federation Strategy and new Operating Model, we are looking to recruit a Country Director for Malawi


Main objective of the role:

The Country Director will deliver CBM’s Disability and Inclusive Development work in the country. As such the job holder will be responsible and accountable for leading the development and effective implementation of CBM’s country plan and its operational requirements within a country, ensuring high quality performance and alignment with CBM’s federation strategy. The Country Director takes responsibility for strong financial discipline within the Country Office and for ensuring with partners that they are meeting and fulfilling CBM’s programmatic, operational and financial requirements. The Country Director identifies programme opportunities and areas where the organisation can demonstrate its value and relevance. The Country Director promotes the CBM vision and country plan to external stakeholders. This includes developing effective relations with other organisations, representing CBM to partners, local and national governments, other development organisations and voluntary agencies, as well as in-country media, donor agencies and local communities to influence the country’s development agenda towards inclusion and poverty alleviation. The Country Director establishes a high quality CBM team in the country.
We are looking for someone who will…
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the country plan
  • Identify suitable organisations for new partnerships and manage relationships with existing CBM partners
  • Oversee the financial management at country level, ensuring compliance with CBM finance standards
  • Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of the advocacy components of the country plan
  • Promote the organization and its mission to local partners and authorities
  • Provide leadership and develop national and expatriate staff at the country office
We are looking for someone who has…
  • A passion to make a difference for improving the life of people with disabilities
  • A relevant academic degree (Social sciences, international development, business administration…)
  • A Professional experience of at least 5 years at a senior management level in a large national or international NGO
  • Proven experience in the programmatic financial management of large project portfolios
  • Proven experience in building and managing effective partnerships
  • Excellent people management skills
  • Significant experience in strategic planning and project cycle management
  • Significant experience in capacity building, organisational development and change management
The future job holder will adhere to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position. For further information about CBM’s inclusion policy, please see Here.

If you feel that this role would be a good opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you. Please send your CV and cover letter to this address:

Application deadline: 1st November 2017 – Fixed Term Contract: 2 years
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Lilongwe
  • Grade: Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • International Relations
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Social Affairs
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2017-11-01

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