Somaliland: Vacancy Announcement, Country Director, ActionAid Somaliland


Closing date: 03 Aug 2012


The Organization ActionAid Somaliland is a Country Programme of ActionAid International. In Somaliland, ActionAid works in partnership with poor communities and local partners and in collaboration with Government, Inter-governmental agencies, development agencies, social movements and civil society coalitions and networks to eradicate poverty and injustice.

The Position ActionAid International has recently unveiled its new strategy and the AAI Somaliland country program is also currently in its final stages of country strategy paper(CSP) development that will drive its agenda and mission over the next few years. Therefore we are looking for a committed and inspirational Country Director to finalize the CSP and align the two strategies, lead and implement the aligned country strategy to provide quality program management, policy and advocacy work as well as lead on other organizational systems using the Human Rights based approach to development, to drive the needed change agenda both at national and international levels for Somaliland.

Qualification & Experience The candidate must hold a post graduate degree in social sciences, development studies or a development related field and at least 10 years proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programs as well as either being part of social movements or an active member of civil society. S/He should be committed to gender equity, empowering management practices, be value driven and possess strong networking, people and financial management skills. S/He will have the perspectives and competencies for rights-based and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations; regional and international linkages and a sound basis of organizational development. S/He will also show courage of conviction in taking a public stand against issues of injustice. The candidate must have excellent communication skills.

How to apply:

Application Details:

All interested candidates should fill in the application form as accessed from the application pack. The application pack can be accessed from

PLEASE NOTE: An application submitted without an application form will NOT be considered.

To apply, submit your application forms to Closing date: 3 August 2012.

While we value all applications, we can only respond to short listed candidates. ActionAid International reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time.

ActionAid International warmly welcomes applications from all sections of the community, but we aim to promote diversity by encouraging women and people living with disability to apply.