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  • Posted: August 6, 2019
    Deadline: August 6, 2019
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    Africa Programme Director

    The Role

    The Africa Programme Director will coordinate and reinforce WeForest’s existing restoration activities in the region and focus on developing new project opportunities. We currently have a strong presence in Ethiopia (3 projects) and Zambia (2 projects), we are scaling-up in Tanzania, and we are starting a new project in Malawi.

    Duties and ResponsibilitiesStrategy: Co-Responsible for the Operational strategy (with the other Regional Director and the Ops P&Q Director) / Initiates and develops new projects in the region (ensuring they are science-driven, innovative, scalable and eventually self-funded).

    Project Management: Accountable for the timely delivery of agreed project timelines.

    Team Reinforcement: Actively support the country directors on project management, priorities management, acting as back up when needed / Supports the HR manager with staff development (needs and delivery).

    Finance: Responsible for programme budgets validation and follow-up.

    Risk Management: Risk analysis for current and potential projects.

    Reporting: Manages and coordinates regional and country reporting.

    Networking: Building and consolidating a strong partnership network at a regional level.

    Person Specification

    • Proven senior management experience and results in the environmental sector, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
    • Leadership: ability to support, inspire and coach/train country directors and project managers.
    • Ability to drive planning, reporting processes and teamwork.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, open to coaching and collaborative teamwork.
    • Proven ability to work with a wide variety of people and partners and to meet deadlines.
    • Proficient financial and analytical skills.
    • Master's degree in a relevant field.
    • Fluent spoken and written English. French is a strong plus.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to WeForest on oxfordhr.co.uk to apply
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