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Position: Country Director, ActionAid Arab Region (Jordan and Lebanon)
Location: Amman, Jordan with frequent travels to Lebanon
Contract duration: 3 years

Local terms and conditions with attractive salary
This role is an exciting opportunity for a senior management professional who wants to help shaping the future
success of a major international NGO working with over 25 million people in more than 40 countries for a world
free from poverty and injustice by helping people use their own power. The role provides vision, leadership,
management and effective high-level national representation for ActionAid International (AAI) in Arab Region. If
you are a leader who is strategic, influential with a passion for making a difference, this is the job for you.

The Country Director role represents ActionAid International Federation in Arab Region ( Jordan and
Lebanon); and oversees the implementation of Country Strategy for ActionAid.
As the top leadership in the region, the Country Director will focus on delivering high standards of ActionAid’s
operations in Arab Region and ensuring resources are in place to achieve performance targets and monitoring
overall performance against these targets. The role requires deep knowledge of Arab Region social, political
and economic context to make significant improvements to policies and processes that lead long-term success
of ActionAid in the region; knowledge and experience working with social constituencies like youth and women
on human rights based actions; strong and proven experience in fundraising and donor contract managements;
of broad organizational experience to develop and manage the team well and; strong alignment with
ActionAid’s values and principles. You will need to have excellent negotiation and communication skills,
including demonstrated ability to handle sensitive diplomatic and Government level advocacy negotiations on
matters relating to ActionAid’s Arab Region.
With appropriate degree level qualification, preferably post-graduate qualifications in development study, social
science and/or organisational management, you should have significant experience working at the top
leadership/ executive director position in development work with proven initiative, flexibility and enthusiasm in
managing complex activities in a changing environment and ability to influence change. Your backgrounds
must include proven track records in leading change management, fundraising and managing complex
financial control and management system from diversified resources with the budget size of at least 2 million
GBP and above. A strategic thinker, you will need to have ability to manage a large diversified team and build
high performance cultures.

Application Procedures:
If you have the expertise to take on this exciting opportunity, please visit our website www.actionaid.org/jobs
for further details.
Applications should be submitted online together with your updated CV and motivation letter to
https://forms.gle/DATd5K6s33NPy6Ph9 by no later than 5PM Bangkok time on 12
th August 2020
ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes
diversity. Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, AAI looks for suitably qualified
candidate from Arab Region, preferably Jordanian citizen. Women leaders are especially encouraged
to apply.
Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person
specification, in addition your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If
you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please don’t apply as we only invite candidates for an interview
if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you
not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your
application unsuccessful. ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment
agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

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