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AVSI – Program Director in Africa (Roster) – Paesi vari

Fondazione AVSI sta selezionando figure di Program Director (Roster) per la sua operatività in Africa. Durata 12 mesi. Scadenza candidature 16/06/2020

Program Director in Africa (Roster) 


Period: 1 year

Country Director (1st Supervisor), Regional Manager (2nd Supervisor)

Under the overall supervision of the Country Representative and the Regional Manager, the Program Director has the key responsibility to coordinate and ensure the successful development and optimal implementation of AVSI’s program strategy in the specific AVSI Country.

• Contributing to the overall strategic planning for AVSI’s mission and leading the definition of the Humanitarian and Development Strategy in close link with the different sectors of intervention;
• Network among donors and key stakeholders to actively seek funding opportunities, help increase the quality of proposals, understand donor priorities and ensure coordination;
• In cooperation with Country Representation and Regional Manager, provide adequate support and supervision to senior programme staff, follow-up all phases of the Project cycle management (PCM);
• Be the main responsible to write project proposals for major donors;
• Represent the specific AVSI Country at district-level coordination meetings (Clusters, Working Groups) and share with the supervisors the main points of the discussions;
• Contributing to the recruitment, orientation and training of AVSI’s programme staff.

– University degree, preferably in a topic related to project management or international development; a Master on Humanitarian Studies or African Studies is an asset;
– At least 5 years of professional experience in humanitarian / emergency contexts;
– Fluent in English and/or French (also in writing projects);
– Previous experience and knowledge of African Countries.

– Excellent writing skills (writing emergency and development projects)
– Excellent budget management skills
– Mastery of projects procedures of UNICEF, FH, UNHCR, AICS, GIZ, WFP, USAID and BPRM
– Ability to write reports
– Have a very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Database Manager…).

– Solid leadership skills, with a proven record of managing large and diverse teams;
– Contribute to the capacity building of national and international staff;
– Ability to work in a sensitive and unstable context with complex political and security situations;
– Strong negotiation skills;
– Ability to influence and coordinate different stakeholders;
– Strong facilitation skills;
– Strong communication skills and cross cultural sensitivity;
– Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, strong sense of initiative and autonomy in the workplace;
– Excellent ability to work under pressure;
– Willingness to travel in the field.

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