Country Director, Nigeria

Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria · Operations



leading the continuous strategic development and ensures growth of the Country Program, integrating program and operational structure into a coherent country office and representing Action Against Hunger at country level and with donors and is responsible for building the Action Against Hunger brand and reputation at country level.




You are enthusiastically pursuing a career in senior management

· You have a minimum 10 years humanitarian work in an emergency and/or a development context

· You have at least 5 years of senior management experience

· You have advance knowledge of donor guidelines and procedures (ECHO, EU, UNICEF, DFID, BPRM, GAC and others.)

· You have high level financial management skills and are accustomed to steering an organizational budget

You are passionate about leading ambitious programming that has impact

· You are able to see past the inevitable day-to-day emergencies to set & reinforce a long-term strategic vision for the country office

· You eagerly engage your teams & promote the development & implementation of innovative approaches to solve core humanitarian problems

· You’re comfortable coaching & developing the skills of your direct reports, adapting your leadership to professionals who may, or may not, be familiar working in humanitarian action

· Your knowledge of the donor community ensures projects respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs & that activities remain compliant with grant requirements

· You’re able to analyze changes in your context & discuss the implications with senior operational staff. You are comfortable communicating HQ decisions to your team & relevant partners

· You intuitively adapt how you communicate context analysis, strategy, policies & procedures to suit different audiences - both verbally & in writing

· You are diplomatic but tenacious. You recognize that advocating for change & innovative programming requires building strong relationships with donors, local authorities & other partners, while retaining the space to speak confidently about Action Against Hunger’s programs & our knowledge of the humanitarian needs

Your work style builds confidence with others

· You are an astute negotiator and know how to reach Win-Win outcomes

· You are a tactful speaker & expert listener

· You believe that every problem has a solution. It is the way we approach the problem that makes the difference

· You are able to remain calm under pressure and can easily adapt to changing circumstances

· You are able to continuously motivate yourself and your teams to deliver high standards of work

· You demonstrate strong self-awareness and are not afraid to take responsibility for your actions.

· You are ready and willing to integrate into hard working and fun team that believes in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well


Action Against Hunger values its employees and offers a comprehensive remuneration and benefits package. These include but are not limited to: -

For an all-inclusive list of benefits check the Action Against Hunger Website


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Interested candidates should submitted their applications by April 2nd, 2018.

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