Diakonia is looking for a Deputy Regional Director Africa

  • Kenya

  • Deputy Regional Director Africa

  • 2019-08-19

Diakonia is looking for a Deputy Regional Director Africa to be part of the regional management team in Nairobi. We offer you an exciting job in an international environment where you, together with our talented employees and partner organizations, will change the world!
In Sub-Saharan Africa Diakonia employs around 100 staff at country offices in Mozambique, the DRC, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Mali and Burkina Faso; and the Regional Office in Kenya. The Deputy Regional Director will have a special focus on four of the countries and be the Africa region’s focal point for resource mobilization.
Role & responsibilities:
The Deputy Regional Director will be part of the regional management team and the regional programme team to strategically support the nine country offices in the implementation of their country programmes, in line with established guidelines, policy, strategies, budget and steering documents. Other responsibilities will be:
·       To assist the Regional Director and to take on the role of being acting Regional Director
        when necessary.
·       To facilitate & quality assure resource mobilisation and proactively maintain and develop
        contacts with back donors.
·       Having final budgetary responsibility for designated countries.
·       Management and working environment responsibility, for staff within designated country
        programmes according to granted level of delegation.
·       To serve as link between Diakonia Head Quarters in Sweden and the Africa Region
        on designated tasks/themes.
Experience & qualifications:
·       Experience from international development cooperation preferably in and with NGOs/INGOs
·       Experience in social and political analysis, preferably from Africa and particularly in the areas
        of Democracy, Human Rights, Social & Economic Justice, Conflict & Justice and Gender.
·       Experience in donor relations and resource mobilization.
·       University degree in relevant area.
·       Experience from managerial position with good leadership, interpersonal, cultural, training
        and facilitation skills.
·       Very good planning and organizing skills.
·       Proficient in reporting and writing in English and Swedish.
·       Financial management experience, including budgeting and expenditure tracking
·       Critical thinking and problem solving skills
This is a plus:
·       Knowledge in French, Arabic and Portuguese
·       Experience in Rights Based Approaches
·       Knowledge of Diakonia and the founding churches
We offer:
We offer you an exciting job in an international environment. You will become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment and openness. Together with our colleagues and partner organizations, we change the world!
Start date:January 1 2020, or according to agreement
Employment type: Two-year contract with possible extension
Union representatives:      
Akademikerföreningen: Robert Törlind, 08-453 69 27
Unionen: Annika Andersson, 08-453 69 20  

Contact details

Name: Ann-Kristin Lyttkens

E-mail: ann-kristin@lyttkens.se

Phone: 0708710675


Job Title: Deputy Regional Director Africa
Type of employment: Temporary employment
Length: 1 year or longer
Working hours: Full-time
Wage conditions: Fixed


Final application date: 2019-09-16
Date of publication: 2019-08-19

About the company

We know that it is possible to change the world. But we also know that it takes time and requires persistence and courage. We support projects that empowers people to leave poverty and oppression. We work through 350 local organizations in over 25 countries in four continents. Our principals are the Christian denominations the Swedish Alliance Mission and the Uniting Church in Sweden.

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