Country Director Job at Trócaire – Career Opportunity in Rwanda

Vacancy title:
Country Director

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Public Administration, and Government , Category: Management ]

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Deadline of this Job:
11 December 2020  

Duty Station:
Within Rwanda , Kigali , East Africa

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed


Trócaire works in partnership with local and church organisations, supporting communities in over 17 developing countries across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to bring about lasting change. Trócaire envisages a just and peaceful world where: people’s dignity is ensured and rights are respected; basic needs are met and resources are shared equitably; people have control over their own lives; and those in power act for the common good.

Trócaire has been working Rwanda since 1994. Today Trócaire works in 7 of the 30 districts with 17 local partner organisations. Over the past 26 years, working through local partners, the country programme has invested in conflict transformation, deepening citizen participation and accountable governance, value-chain and microfinance development. Trócaire in Rwanda has been delivering an integrated programme focusing on 3 main programme pillars – Resource Rights which builds on our previous livelihoods work, Women’s Empowerment and preparing and responding to emergencies.

Reporting to the Head of Region, this is a Fixed Term contract of three years and is based in Kigali with frequent travel to the programme locations. The candidate will manage directly three members of senior management team and the administrative line management of the Regional IT Officer who functionally reports to the IT Operations Manager in Head Office. Overall, the country team is approximately 24 staff. The Country Director is responsible for strategic development and effective management of Trócaire’s country programme, in line with Trócaire’s organisational and country specific strategies, policies and procedures.

Safeguarding Programme Participants Policy:
Trócaire is committed to Safeguarding Programme Participants from Exploitation and Abuse and has specific policies on this commitment (including a Global Code of Conduct) which outlines the expected behaviour and the responsibility of all staff, consultants and other organisational representatives. Any candidate offered a job with Trócaire will be expected to sign Trócaire’s Safeguarding Policies and Global Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. .

Key Duties & Responsibilities
1. Strategic Leadership
• Provide vision and direction for the country programme based on the Country Strategic Plan (CSP) and in line with Trócaire’s global Strategic Plan.
• Strong leadership on regulatory compliance and risk management in consultation with the Finance and Administration Manager, Programme Manager, Head of region, Head of Internal Audit and legal advisor as appropriate
• Create and maintain a shared vision among staff of Trócaire’s country and organisational objectives and their role in achieving these.
• Review CSP annually against key country and organisational level objectives, indicators and targets; report annually on programme, non-programme and financial management to the organisation and donors keeping the Head of Region informed.
• Input into the wider organisational strategy through strategic planning and monitoring processes including quarterly and annual reviews of the Implementation Plan of the Strategic Framework.
• Lead localisation discussion and advocacy discussions in consultation with other stakeholders.
• Model the behaviours and values expected of Trócaire staff and expressed in our Strategic Framework.

Job Skills: Not Specified

• Third level qualification in Development, Humanitarian or related field of study.
• Post-graduate qualification in a relevant area, or significant experience beyond that outlined below

Job Education Requirements: Not Specified

• Significant demonstrable experience in leading multicultural teams and managing a country office (admin, finance, HR management, security management etc.);
• Significant demonstrable experience in the management of development programmes of substantial scale;
• In-depth understanding of programming in a partnership model, working in a partnership-based NGO;
• Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques, including results based management, rights based approach and participatory methodolo-gies;
• Demonstrable experience of promoting gender equity through programming and within an international organisation;
• Demonstrable experience of working to attract institutional donor funding and of managing large and complex donor grants;
• Solid experience of managing teams in a multi-cultural environment and playing a leader-ship role in ensuring cohesiveness, inclusion and development of staff at all levels;
• Experience of working with management information systems;
• Experience of working in a faith-based organization desired.

Work Hours: 8


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