• Country Director at ActionAid

  • Posted on: 19 February, 2015 Deadline: 28 February, 2015
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  • ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

    To effectively implement our new strategy, Take Action: End Poverty (2014– 2018), ActionAid Nigeria is seeking a committed and inspiring Country Director to drive the implementation of the new Country Strategy and lead on providing quality programme management and accountability systems.

    Country Director


    Qualification & Experience

    The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programmes as well as having a strong presence in civil society and social movement in Africa, Nigeria in particular. S/He should have a strong analytical skills and understanding of the international political economy, particularly the Nigerian socio economic and political context.

    S/He should be committed to gender equity, empowering management practices, be value driven and possess strong networking, human resources and financial management skills. S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organisational development. The candidate must have excellent communication skills.


    Three years fixed term contract (Renewable once).

    All interested candidates should send in their application containing their Curriculum Vitae and Motivation letter.  The Curriculum Vitae should not be more than 3 pages providing information under the following headings:

    • Educational and other formal qualifications
    • Competencies and skills
    • Work experience especially in development sector
    • Experience in Governance related matters e.g. being on Board of organisations including any roles as chair or secretary of Boards
    • Other relevant experience.

    Method of Application

    The application pack can be accessed from www.actionaid.org/nigeria. Applications should be sent as an MSWord attachment to vacancy.nigeria@actionaid.org. Only electronically submitted applications will be considered.


    Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    Closing date for receipt of applications is Saturday, 28th February, 2015. While we respect all applicants, interview date will be communicated only to shortlisted candidates.

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