Quick Apply for Country Manager Liberia
Global Communities, formerly CHF International, is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable.
Global Communities is seeking a Country Manager to provide the principal in-country oversight and management of all current and future programs in Liberia, with a current focus on the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and public health surveillance sectors. The Country Manager will act as the primary representative for Global Communities’ current programs while fostering opportunities for business development in new areas.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership, oversight and strategic support to program teams in Monrovia and sub-offices to ensure quality implementation, smooth operation of management systems, and donor compliance.
- Lead and manage matters related to personnel, finance, procurement, legal, and grants and contracts.
- Provide technical direction and oversight on WASH programming, including sanitation marketing and livelihoods sector linkages.
- Manage in-country donor relations and foster amicable working relationships with local government authorities at the National, Municipal, and community levels, UN, non-governmental, and other international organizations to ensure smooth program operations and to identify and foster development opportunities for expanded or new activities.
- Create a country program strategic development plan for Global Communities in Liberia in coordination with Headquarters Program Development Manager and other technical staff.
- Identify program opportunities at the country level and in the region and serve as primary liaison with Headquarters regarding all new opportunities.
- Participates in the technical design and development of proposals, concept notes, and proposal budgets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Some experience with the behavioral aspects of WASH required, heath systems and public health surveillance and/or local governance highly preferred.
- Strong management skills with proven experience managing a multi-donor program portfolio and national field staff.
- Extensive experience with USG rules and regulations, such as USAID, USAID/OFDA, and the CDC.
- Experience with non-traditional development donors, such as private corporations and foundations.
- Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills negotiating and working with foreign experts, managers, government and non-government officials, local staff, and target populations.
- Prior experience in West Africa preferred.
- Fluency in English, written and oral.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- A Master's degree in relevant discipline and a minimum of 8 years of experience or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience.
- At least 8 years of field experience in international development or recovery efforts post-disaster, preferred.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience.