The Senior Director (SD) for East and Southern (E/S) Africa is primarily responsible for the leadership and management of Corus International’s and its subsidiary agencies’ (Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and IMA World Health) offices, staff, and programs, in a manner that is consistent with CI’s vision, values, and strategy. The E/S Africa regional portfolio consists of active health, agriculture, economic growth, and humanitarian assistance programming in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and includes grants and contracts funded by the U.S. Government, European bilateral donors, foundations, and other funders. The Senior Director supervises head office staff and Country Directors, oversees project implementation to ensure quality programming, develops and manages annual budgets, and works with the Operations team to oversee security of personnel and assets in the region. S/he provides technical input to programs and new business development, and contributes to country, regional, and global strategies for growth and investment. S/he represents Corus International to donor agencies, peer organizations, U.S. and host government authorities, as well as to U.S. stakeholders and constituencies. The Senior Director also plays a key role, working with other departments, in linking programs and partners to CI’s donor, constituent, and advocacy targets. The successful candidate will have a track record of living and working in Africa.
The competencies required to be successful in this position include a theoretical and practical understanding of health and/or livelihoods practice areas; people and project management skills; the ability to lead or contribute to the technical approach in health and/or livelihoods on new business; the ability to motivate and lead teams; the ability to interact with donors and other development partners; and demonstrated ability to operate at advanced levels of authority and accountability for achieving results.