Full Time, 35 hours per week
VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.
VSO is looking for an exceptional leader to be our next Country Director in Nigeria. You’ll lead VSO Nigeria’s strong team of staff and volunteers as we go from strength to strength, building on our existing portfolio of programmes in secure livelihoods and inclusive education. As one of the VSO’s global team of senior leaders you will have plenty of scope to apply your passion, experience and skills to the challenge of bringing about the change we want to see both within Nigeria and beyond, and we will have correspondingly high expectations of what you will achieve.
Skills, qualifications and experience required
This opportunity will suit an experienced and entrepreneurial development leader looking for a stretching new challenge. The ideal candidate will have:
• A passionate commitment to delivering evidence-based programming developed in partnership with primary actors;
• Very strong leadership qualities, with the ability to inspire and support a diverse team of staff and volunteers;
• Excellent representational, networking and donor engagement skills and experience;
• Successful experience of managing complex programmes and operations;
• Energy, determination, and a commitment to VSO’s values and programming principles.
VSO is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sectors of society.
VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
08 Aug 2018
27th August 2018
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