Closing Date : 2019-05-29
Duty Station : Conakry, Guinea
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Organization: United Purpose
Country: Guinea
Closing date: 29 May 2019

Country Director, Guinea

UP s programme in Guinea has a solid foundation and we are looking for an energetic individual to further develop our work across the country. We have recently started two new programmes in water and sanitation, and non-timber forest product market system, and we are looking for an experienced manager to lead our work in these two areas. At the same time we are developing new programmes and seeking new sources of funding and the postholder will need to have significant proven experience in project development and donor fundraising. Working within a motivated team of staff and alongside local partners, the candidate will have several years representational and project management experience, ideally with a livelihoods focus. This post is based in the capital city, Conakry, with frequent travel to rural areas across the country.

Location:Based in Conakry, Guinea, with regular travel to Middle and Upper Guinea (Kankan, Dabola)
Responsible to:Chief Operations Officer
Responsible for:All UP staff in Guinea (approx. 10), direct line management of Programme Support Officer, Finance and Logistics Officer, Project Managers and other project specific staff
Contract type:Permanent
Salary:22,460 - 31,080
Benefits:Accommodation allowance, insurance, local allowance, annual medical examination, annual flight home, dependent s and school fees allowances.

Job Purpose
The Country Director will provide strategic leadership and management in developing the United Purpose programme in Guinea, particularly in the livelihoods market systems and WASH sectors. S/he will have responsibility for ensuring that all aspects of the programme are managed effectively, to ensure that United Purpose plays a valuable and influential role in the fight against poverty and the strengthening of civil society. The Country Director will also have proven experience in programme development and fundraising from institutional sources, as this will be the lifeblood of the programme. Given the country context this requires a highly capable and solid can do type of person.

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How to apply:


To apply for this role please send your CV, a short covering letter, and our Equal Opportunities form (voluntary) to:
by 29 May 2019 quoting **Country Director, Guinea** in the subject line.
United Purpose has a Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy, which reflects our commitment to protecting the people with whom we work. All candidates will be expected to comply with this policy and its procedures.

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