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Country Director Job in South Africa

CARE is seeking a seasoned and dedicated Country Director in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Country Director (CD) is CARE's senior representative in the country of her/his assignment and is responsible for ensuring that CARE's work in that country contributes to CARE's vision of "a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security". The CD is expected to provide strategic leadership and guidance to the country office team and ensure that CARE's role and mandate in the country are appropriate to the operating context and position CARE as partner of choice and a significant contributor to reducing poverty and social injustice.
The CD is responsible for overseeing the development, funding and implementation of the CO strategy and a program portfolio (including emergency programming) that effectively addresses the underlying causes of poverty in line with CARE's Programming Principles. S/he must also ensure that systems are in place and being properly implemented that ensure the proper management, well being and safety of CARE staff and the proper stewardship of CARE resources. The CD is responsible for promoting Gender Equity and Diversity and ensuring an organizational culture where CARE core values - Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence - are practiced, team work is encouraged, and all staff feel valued. S/he is responsible for establishing and maintaining good working relationships with host government officials, donors, and other partners.
CARE South Africa/Lesotho is a two country office, presently managed from Johannesburg, South Africa. The programming in South Africa is focused on HIV/AIDS and People/Families living with AIDS, and is implemented fully through partner organizations. In Lesotho, the programming is more diversified with activities in conservation agriculture, water, VS & L and HIV/AIDS. As per CO planning, the time is right for taking a look at the role of an International CARE in South Africa and its relevance in a changing context. Likely, alternative models of organizational change/evolution will be explored. Additionally, new programming is anticipated in both South Africa and Lesotho in livelihoods and economic security as well as in partnership development and governance.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Staff Management.
  • Strategic Planning.
  • Programming.
  • Strategic Support.
  • Human Resources.
  • External Relations and Partnerships.
Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field.
  • 8 years in senior management position in development field.
  • Program Management.
  • People/Relationship Management.
  • Financial Management.
Desired Skills:
-Master's Degree in related field.
-10 years in a senior management position in development field.
  • Experience and knowledge of operationalizing effective approaches to gender equity programming.
  • Experience in development of program support systems and operational procedures.
  • Experience with management of a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated experience with proposal development with range of international donors (specifically USAID, CDC, PEPFAR).
  • Experience and skills in organizational change processes.
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