Country Director

at ActionAid
Published May 24, 2023
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The Country Director will also be responsible for developing country strategic plans, overseeing the implementation of agreed plans and ensuring resources are in place to achieve budgeted performance targets and monitoring overall performance against these. S/he will play a key role in influencing decisions of stakeholders that are outside of his/her direct sphere of authority across the organization. The CD role requires broad organisational experience, thus enabling to manage large teams as well as deep knowledge across a professional discipline that enable the role holder to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead from mid- to long-term success.

AAI Values Practice & Strategy Change Priorities

Leading Innovation and Change: Establish a culture of excellence in respective team that values experimentation and continuous improvement
Feminist Leadership: Championing feminist leadership principles and values including commitment to diversity and inclusion (race, gender, power)
AAI Values Practice: Ensure personal and team culture that demonstrates all of AAI values including: Mutual Respect, Equity and Justice, Integrity, Solidarity with People Living in Poverty and Exclusion, Courage of Conviction, Independence and Humility
Digital footprint: Championing the digitalization of ActionAid’s work and the use of technology to make impact.
Organisational and Corporate Development

Represent ActionAid International in a variety of forums and maintain external relationships within a diverse range of stakeholders in the sector including national government, key national and international NGOs, donors, academic, social movements, CBO’s, media and other relevant institutions
Lead the implementation of the country strategy paper – Social Justice to End Poverty 2023 with its frameworks and implementation strategies; and the tracking of its results and impact.
Implement and further develop AA’s vision, mission, philosophy and principles in line with agreed, corporate strategies, frameworks and organisational priorities.
Actively contribute to ActionAid's development as an international federation.
Maintain regular communication with AA Global Secretariat (GS) through the Head of Country Support, International Platforms, GS central support staff and other corporate; and Country Directors.

Operations & Finance

Ensure that the control of expenditure and the disbursement of resources is in accordance with the established procedures and maintain the financial and legal integrity of ActionAid and partners.
Provide progress and financial reports as required by the Government and ActionAid's accountability procedures and as required by other organisations.
Ensure the financial integrity and accountability of ActionAid Nigeria in accordance with International financial standards and ActionAid Financial Management framework
Manage the financial resources allocated to or raised by the country in compliance with approved policies/ frameworks as well as national law and donors’ regulations

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