• Country Director At VSO

  • Posted on: 22 February, 2011 Deadline: 25 February, 2011
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  • VSO is a leading international development organisation that fights poverty through people. We deliver relevant and cost effective work that promotes volunteering to fight global poverty in over SO countries around the world. 
    In this role, you will play a key role in leading and delivering VSOs new strategy, People First . 
    At VSO, we believe that people are the best agents of change and in this role we II look to you to lead the Programme Office and maximise the impact of VSO s contribution to combating poverty and disadvantage in the region through a period of change and growth. This will involve not only working with strategic partners to shape VSOs goals in country, but also supporting our volunteers and managing our people, as well as taking responsibility for the financial and resource management and legal compliance. In addition to your strategic impact you will work to raise the profile of VSO, networking with government agencies, donors and other international agencies, championing our values and visions at all times. 

    Country Director

    An experienced Country Director, you must certainly have experience of managing development or humanitarian programmes at a senior management level successfully, and be able to use your excellent leadership, negotiation and relationship building skills to implement VSOs strategy and development initiatives. Your project management ability will mean that all programmes will be planned, resourced and implemented and your financial strengths and experience of securing external funding and grants will be key to your success. Your excellent communication and relationship building skills will be complemented by your former experience. 
    Please see our website for specific information on each of our country programmes. 


    A competitive remuneration package which takes into account the relevant labour market in the development sector will be offered to the most suitable candidate. 


    Please send your application - composed of a statement (of not more than two pages) explaining why you meet the person specifications, and are the ideal candidate for the job; and a CV ( of not more than five pages) . 
    Applications should be sent recruitment@vso.org.uk .Please include telephone and email contact and details of three referees (one of whom should be your current or most recent employer). Also include details of your current total remuneration package. 
    VSO, an equal opportunity employer, values inclusion and seeks to have a diverse workforce and therefore welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. 
    Application deadline 25 February at 12pm
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