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  • Posted: Jan 14, 2021
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    Self Help Africa works at grassroots level in rural Africa, tackling poverty, supporting food production, enterprise development, and improving the lives of local communities. In Ireland the organisation trades as 'Gorta-Self Help Africa.'
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    Regional Director

    The Regional Director (RD) role is a new one in Self Help Africa and the wider Gorta Group (Self Help Africa, TruTrade, Partner Africa).

    As part of the organisation’s global management team, you will be responsible for leading and delivering organisation growth and impact. You'll lead the organisation in East and Horn of Africa, and will be expected to scale up our operations in the region, and be the key representative with external stakeholders.

    The RD will have the skills to adapt to Self Help Africa's programme requirements across humanitarian, development and private sector initiatives.

    Working closely with the Programmes team, you'll ensure: that we offer value for money; that our work is making an impact; and that we’re submitting high quality proposals and reports in order to win and retain contracts.

    You will expand and develop partnerships with private sector companies, funders and institutions that ultimately benefit smallholder farmers and traders in the region.

    The RD will embrace and lead innovation and be results focused with a keen interest in technology as an agent for change. You will coordinate new initiatives in agri-business and digital development and will be a driver for innovation for the Gorta Group across all our work.

    You will have proven leadership skills and the necessary qualities to enable you to lead the region living the values of the organisation on a daily basis.


    The RD role requires both oversight of the Gorta Group's work in the region, as well as close attention to operations.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Develop a regional strategy, including appropriate KPIs on what shared success looks like.
    • Facilitate the transition from a HQ-centralised model to a regional structure in collaboration with the Management Team and relevant country teams.
    • Drive new business development and funding opportunities. Build an active pipeline of funding opportunities in collaboration with the wider Gorta Group teams.
    • Develop and manage relationships with key regional and national stakeholders.
    • Recruit and manage an effective, multi-disciplinary, inclusive regional management team to support quality implementation of country and regional-level projects.
    • On-going monitoring and analysis to ensure regional/country programmes are continually adapted to evolving regional contexts and are outcomes-driven and evidence based.
    • Strive for seamless coordination between programming and operations within the region and across the Gorta Group entities to improve the quality of programme and service delivery and cost effectiveness/value for money.
    • Maximise synergies and efficiencies across the Gorta Group entities.
    • Improve brand and visibility and act as spokesperson as appropriate.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Self Help Africa on to apply

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