Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Christian Aid Country Manager Job Vacancy in Malawi

Job title – Country Manager, Malawi Open contract Salary: Up to the equivalent of 39,950 GBP with expatriate benefits Based: Lilongwe, Malawi Closing date: 30th September 2011

THE JOB: Christian Aid is working with other agencies in Malawi to eradicate poverty through initiatives that deepen community resilience to climate change, improve health, strengthen Government and civil society institutions and develop pro-poor markets. The Country Manager role in Malawi will bring dynamic leadership to our staff team enabling them to achieve high impact in our programmes and develop new innovative partnerships across sectors. The post-holder will lead an innovative programme that involves partnerships with local civil society organisations, private sector entities, other international NGOs, Government and donor agencies.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/EXPERIENCE: Essential: Substantial experience of international development work at a senior level; experience of leading and managing teams in different cultural settings; experience of managing partnerships with civil society organizations and donors; significant experience of fundraising from institutional donors and others Preferred: Experience of managing partnerships with the private sector; experience of leading organizational change processes; experience of humanitarian and emergency assistance

EVIDENCE OF COMPETENCY: Please show your suitability for this post by giving answers to the following questions: Using the guidance notes in the application form may help you formulate your answers.
1. Innovation and Creativity: Describe a time when you anticipated and took steps to address resistance to organisational change. Explain the reactions you anticipated, the steps you took to address resistance and the outcome.
2. Effectiveness and Accountability Describe a time when you examined ways to improve the delivery of programmes or organisational performance in order to improve impact and / or provide greater value for money. Explain how you identified what improvements to make, the actions you took and the results.
3. Team Work Describe a time when you partnered your team with a team in another organization, department or area in order to achieve an organizational or project related goal. Describe the challenges involved and issues faced and how you dealt with them to ensure success.
4. Operational leadership and Management Describe a time when you were faced with making a difficult decision that carried significant risk for you or your organization. What was the situation? Explain how you assessed and managed the risks involved

BENEFITS: We value the contribution each person makes to the success of our organisation. That’s why you can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

To apply for this post, please download an application pack from and email your completed International application form to: (quoting the reference number).
Please note CVs will not be accepted.
Job reference: CMW/01/2011
Closing date for applications: September 30th
Interview date: First round, October 11th, 2011

Christian Aid values diversity and aspires to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

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