Head of Humanitarian Programmes and Initiatives, Gabon

Posted 15 January by VERISELECT

Responsable des Programmes et Initiatives/Head of Programmes and Initiatives

We are seeking an exceptional bi-lingual (French and English) Head of Programmes and Initiatives to lead and co-ordinate a wide range of Health and Education projects for our client, a leading philanthropic Foundation in Gabon.

The post would suit a candidate with substantial experience in the international charitable/humanitarian sector who is passionate about working for an organisation which delivers long lasting positive change through a wide range of high quality Health and Education initiatives. These programmes focus on the needs of the most vulnerable and fragile members of the community, providing treatment and after care for women and children cancer patients; HIV education programmes; mobility and rehabilitation schemes for the disabled and education programmes for vulnerable young offenders.

The Head of Programmes and Initiatives will lead the operational management of humanitarian projects and initiatives and take responsibility for ensuring the development, implementation and action plans of programmes in line with the strategic vision, objectives and values of the Foundation. He/she will contribute significantly to a coherent effective strategy around key initiatives that includes advisory services to the Head of the Foundation; participation in international conferences; budget management; monitoring and evaluation of projects; maintaining and developing relationships with key national and global players and sponsors; scientific and technical partners which include the Red Cross, WHO and NGOs.

An excellent ex pat salary and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.

The post is for February 2018 /ASAP thereafter.

Responsibilities of the Head of Programmes will include periods of travel and the flexibility to travel nationally and internationally as required.

We would be pleased to discuss this exciting career opportunity with interested parties on an informal basis and invite you to email your CV, in confidence to Angela Forsyth, Director, VeriSelect.

As the role requires a bi-lingual candidate, only candidates with fluency in French and English can be considered.

Required skills

  • Charities
  • International Business
  • Project Management
  • Bi-lingual

Application questions

Do you have experience as a Project Manager in the charitable sector?
Have you worked previously for a charity or business in Africa?
Are you fluent in French and English and have you used both languages in the workplace?
Are you available to relocate to Gabon for Jan 2018 or soon thereafter?

Reference: 33838512

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