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The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) seeks Regional Director, West and Central Africa

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by Impactpool

Published on: 26 February 2018

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) is currently seeking outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence in research, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to the challenge of capacity development in Africa to join the Foundation as Regional Director, West and Central Africa. The position is based in Accra, Ghana. Last day to apply: 12 March 2018.

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Skilled People and Strong Institutions Transforming Africa

Un peuple compétent et des institutions fortes pour transformer l’Afrique

“The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.”
H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board

Who are the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)?

Established in 1991, the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) builds human and institutional capacity for good governance and economic development in Africa. To date, the Foundation has empowered governments, parliaments, civic society, private sector and higher education institutions in more than 45 countries and 6 regional economic communities. ACBF supports capacity development through investments, technical support, knowledge generation and sharing across Africa.

ABCF's goal is to improve the lives and prospects of people throughout the African continent. ACBF supports capacity development in Africa through grants making, knowledge sharing and technical assistance to countries and regional and sub-regional organizations. ACBF’s approach to capacity development focuses on addressing capacity needs and gaps as well as on stakeholder ownership of interventions, project and program sustainability and synergy of interventions with other development funding institutions.

Do you want to become the new ACBF Regional Director, West and Central Africa?

The Regional Director will be responsible for managing the strategic operations of ACBF in the West and Central Africa region through providing intellectual leadership and managing internal and external processes that seek to enhance the objectives of the Foundation.

Based in the regional office for West and Central Africa in Accra, Ghana, the Regional Director will have a strong level of organizational leadership, fundraising and capacity building experience, as well as a demonstrated track record in management. She/he will be the primary spokesperson for the organization in that region and will be responsible for implementing organizational strategies and policies intended to promote and protect the work, image and reputation of ACBF in the region. She/he will support the Executive Secretary to develop and implement sustainable programming and funding models; lead high-level networking initiatives; as well as represent the organization in the region through participation in key events. She/he will work closely with the Executive Secretary to ensure that the highest standards of accountability and performance are maintained with focus on results to deliver on the following key performance targets:

Requirements: Advanced degree (doctorate or masters) in Economic and/or Social Sciences or a business management related discipline.

Experience: Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated and progressive experience in a Comparable senior position in an international organization that focuses on international development. Experience in capacity development, program management, strategic planning, advocacy and partnership building. Experience in resource mobilization would be an added advantage.

Language: Excellent English and French Language skills.


Last day to apply: 12 March 2018.


Photo: African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), Capacity Development Symposium, 3 May 2016

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