Feb 012018

Organization: Norwegian Church Aid
Country: Mali
Closing date: 12 Feb 2018

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) has been working together with strong partnerships in Mali since 1984 in order to make positive changes within different areas. We have worked in country to find and access opportunities, and to be part of lasting and meaningful transformation in the country. Our main programs are currently Peacebuilding, GBV, and WASH.
As our new Country Director in Mali, you will skillfully represent program priorities to donors and regional partners while providing effective leadership to the NCA program team of 49 highly qualified staff members. In order to reach our goals in Mali, you will need to set direction, lead change, develop organizational culture, and use our human and financial resources in the best possible way. As Country Director, you will seek to be influential with our partners, as well as government, towards a more resilient country where poverty is tackled through the eyes of those who understand it best. You thrive in evolving and challenging environments, have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, and have excellent skills in retaining and developing relations. This is an exciting opportunity to influence key outcomes and make a lasting difference where it is needed most.
In NCA, we seek leaders who are motivated by our vision, our work and our values, and who wish to take part in developing our organizational- and leadership culture. In order to reach our goals, we need leaders who are able to set direction, lead change, develop organizational culture and use our human and financial resources in the best possible way.
The position is a three-year contract, based in Bamako. The status of the duty station is currently under evaluation and the candidate’s input will be essential in determining its grade. NCA will provide you with a housing allowance as well as comprehensive insurance for you. This position is for ex-pats only.
Start date: June 2018

Job description

  • Commit to maintain a positive team environment and build excellent people management

  • Set direction by prioritizing and organizing actions and resources to achieve objectives and contribute to countrywide strategy development

  • Foster a culture of learning and adaptation

  • Communicate a clear vision of present and future program goals and strategies

  • Continue the excellent work of engaging and networking with donors in order to achieve NCA’s funding priorities, strategies, and visibility


  • Solid leadership experience in international relief and development programs, including demonstrable success in managing (large, complex, transitional) development programs.

  • Proven experience building and developing local management personnel as well as staff

  • Experience with long-term aid, emergency and advocacy work, preferably in Africa and within the NCA Mali program areas

  • Demonstrated experience multi-tasking and success in securing funding for country programs.

  • Good knowledge of Norwegian policies and priorities in development aid

  • Relevant higher education

    Personal qualities

  • Ability to build trust in relationships through clear and inspiring communication

  • Understand formality and cultural sensitivity in social arenas

  • Motivated by managing and developing personnel towards achieving common goals

  • Ability to inspire and build capacities among staff and partners

  • Comfortable in participating in religious contexts

  • Loyal to Norwegian Church Aid’s Christian values and accept the Code of Conduct


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    We offer

  • Exciting and meaningful projects with one of Norway’s largest humanitarian organizations.

  • Competitive terms and conditions and a comprehensive insurance and pension plan.

    About NCA Norwegian Church Aid (‘NCA’) is one of the largest aid organisations in the Nordic region. We are there in disasters and emergencies to provide water and critical assistance to those affected. Together with our international network and partner organisations in the ACT Alliance we are able to reach millions of people each year and help make a positive difference around the world. We are determined to work towards eradicating injustice and we therefore work passionately with advocacy, long-term development in local communities and providing emergency assistance. As we see more and more people impacted by disasters, we now have an even stronger focus on providing more people with emergency relief and access to clean water. We believe that people in need must be helped and we will not stop fighting for a just world.

How to apply:

Please apply using the following link:
NCA uses an electronic recruitment portal. Candidates are kindly asked to submit their CV and application (limited to one page each) through this electronic recruitment portal. We also require all candidates to upload a copy of relevant certificates and diplomas as part of the application. Please note that we only consider candidates who submit their application, CV, and relevant certificates/diplomas through this electronic recruitment portal.

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