ActionAid International: Country Director - DRC

ActionAid International
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Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 7 May, 2012
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The vision of ActionAid International is a world without poverty in which every person can exercise their right to a life of dignity.

ActionAid Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) (AADRC) is a Country Programme of ActionAid International. In DRC, ActionAid works in partnership with poor communities and local partners and in collaboration with Government, Inter-governmental agencies, development agencies, social movements and civil society coalitions and networks to eradicate poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International seeks to appoint a Country Director for the DRC, based in Kinshasa, DRC.

ActionAid International has recently unveiled its new strategy and the AAI DRC country programme is also currently finalising its first country strategy paper that will drive its agenda and mission over the next few years.  Therefore the organisation is looking for a committed and inspirational Country Director to align the two strategies, lead and implement the aligned country strategy to provide quality program management, policy and advocacy work as well as lead on other organisational systems using the human rights based approach to development, to drive the needed change agenda both at national and international levels for DRC.


  • Postgraduate 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 either being part of social movements or an active member of civil society;
  • Commitment to gender equity and empowering management practices;
  • Be value driven and possess strong networking, people and financial management skills; Have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based and policy advocacy work, fundraising and donor relations, regional and international linkages;
  • Sound basis of organisational development;
  • Show courage of conviction in taking a public stand against issues of injustice;
  • Excellent communication skills.

All interested candidates should fill in the application form as accessed from the application pack.  The application pack contains the vacancy announcement, job description and application form.  To access the application pack, refer to

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Whilst all applicants will be assessed strictly on their individual merits, qualified women are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are also particularly welcome from qualified candidates living with HIV. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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