The Country Director coordinates, manages and increases visibility and funding for Country office programs. S/he prominently positions the organization as a leader in the field of peace-building, governance, conflict resolution and mitigation as well as engagement with private sector and the cost-effective implementation of a diverse portfolio of donor-funded programs. The Country Director works closely with in-country and head office staff to conceptualize and plan program development activities, diversify funding resources, and build on country and international best practices.
The Country Director also provides strategic leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, programmatic, technical, financial and operational aspects of the portfolio including technical leadership; team management and mentoring; donor, government and partner liaison; new business development; and oversight of programmatic and financial management and reporting. S/he ensures that systems are in place and being properly implemented, ensuring that all activities and programs are in alignment with set policies and guidelines. The Country Director oversees the proper stewardship of resources as well as the well-being and safety of in-country staff. S/he ensures that program objectives are met, all activities are responsive to the needs of the host country and donors, and the program continues to advance and play a key role in contributing to the development environment.
The Country Director reports to the Regional Director and supervises all in-country staff.