Country Director - Nigeria at CARE
Experience: 6 -8 Years
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and people live in dignity and security. CARE will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.
To achieve our goals, CARE is seeking a top performing Country Director who will lead the Nigeria Country Office and consistently demonstrate the characteristics and vision to work towards our critical priorities, drive change and catapult us to the next level. More specifically the Country Director-Nigeria will drive for impact that benefits women and girls, address injustice and discrimination, and enhance the lives of poor and vulnerable communities.
The CD will also coordinate the development of CARE Nigeria's Business plan aiming at developing milestones for the changes/transformations that are planned to take place within the next 3-5 years and defining how the implementation of these changes/transformations will be resourced. S/he will oversee CO programming to advance CARE's vision and mission, in line with CARE's Program Strategy and standards for program quality; CARE Nigeria program is currently 100% in response to humanitarian response in the North-East (NE) of the country.
The Country Director is also responsible for all aspects of CARE's work in Nigeria, including, among others, setting strategic direction and vision, ensuring program quality, efficient operational procedures and systems, grants and contracts management, financial management, staff management, CARE's representations with Government representatives, donors, partners and vendors.
In this role the Country Director will:
Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office (CO) strategic plan based on CARE Presence Review recommendations and each CO’s business plan
The CD will also coordinate the development of CARE Nigeria Business plan aiming at developing milestones for the changes/transformations that are planned to take place within the next 3-5 years and defining how the implementation of these changes/transformations will be resourced
Oversee CO programming to advance CARE's vision and mission, in line with CARE's Program Strategy and standards for program quality; CARE Nigeria program is currently 100% in response to humanitarian response in the North-East of the country
Once CARE Presence Review is finalized, lead the development of longer-tern development programs while continuing offering humanitarian support in the N-E
Oversee CO programming to advance CARE's vision and mission, in line with CARE's Program Strategy and standards for program quality; Coordinate CARE's humanitarian response anytime and anywhere emergencies occur
Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the CO
Oversee the management and development of the Country Offices’ human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships, and networks between the CO, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE's impact on poverty and social justice
Program Impact and Relevance
Resource Mobilization & Operations Viability
External Relations, Partnerships and Advocacy
Other responsibilities as assigned
Bachelor's Degree in related field
6-8 years in a senior management position in development field
Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
Must possess the ability to lead and manage program implementation and development, knowledge Management and Learning
Demonstrated management skills; comfort in managing both humanitarian and development programs
Experience in working with/ for private sector
Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills; Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting with demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in insecure and stressful environments; Experience and skills in leading organizational change processes
Experience in managing finance, donor rules and regulations
Ability to establish a learning culture within the CO and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills
**This position is based in Abuja, Nigeria with 30% travel to the field. This is an accompanied position.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified? Go to CARE career website on chp.tbe.taleo.net to apply