Country Director

Human Appeal, Mogadishu, Somalia

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
31st August, 2018

Job Description

In partnership with local organisations, we’ve worked in Somalia for several years. In response to the ever increasing need we set up a country office in Mogadishu in 2016, enabling us to carry out timely responses to humanitarian crisis. We are also looking to strengthen our track record in delivering long-term development programmes.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Fluent written and spoken communication skills in English, Arabic and knowledge of Somali an added advantage
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible INGO work experience, including at least 3 years in a leadership role at Country Director or Head of Missions level
  • Experience of building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organisation
  • Proven leadership and management experience with a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting, including active mentoring and coaching
  • Proven experience delivering appropriate levels of oversight of a portfolio consisting of a variety of complex, high-value donor-funded projects Strong understanding of programmatic themes, in particular emergency relief, food security and livelihoods and WASH.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the humanitarian-development Nexus
  • Extensive representation and fundraising success, including prior experience with UN, European, US and international donors
  • Experience of managing security in a complex and rapidly changing security context
  • Proven ability to negotiate and work with partner organisations. Experience with organisational capacity strengthening and partnership building helpful
  • Strong budget and fiscal oversight capacities
  • Ability to respond to multiple priorities in a timely manner, producing high-quality outcomes
  • A keen understanding of political complexities in the Horn of Africa
  • Ability to work and live in a sometimes-insecure environment while maintaining a positive attitude NB: Expat only as we cannot accept applications from local residents of Somalia

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Country Director, Director of Programmes or Head of Missions to expand their portfolio of experience by leading a rapidly expanding operation with an impressive record of success and enviable international reputation! We will offer up to $48k with selected benefits dependent on experience.

We are looking to appoint this role ASAP so for the best chance of success please APPLY TODAY!


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