The ideal candidate will have:
• A minimum of twelve (12) years of management experience with at least seven (7) years at a senior management level in the private or public sector or in a regional, international or multi-lateral organization
• Masters degree in Disaster Management, Geo-Sciences, Earth Science, Environment Management or related field.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in project management
• Strong record of successful Resource Mobilization
• Demonstrated experience in policy formulation
The Executive Director will also have:
• Good knowledge and understanding of regional disaster management systems
• Demonstrated understanding of inter-governmental, regional and international institutions and systems
• Extensive knowledge of current management trends and best practices, including change management and leadership development
• Excellent knowledge of Strategic Planning
• Excellent knowledge of programme management and evaluation, project management including project planning and development, programme budgeting and Results Based Management
• Demonstrated evidence of creative thinking and visionary leadership.
• Excellent oral and written command of the English language. Proficiency in a foreign language would be an asset;
• A capacity for independent thought and action and the ability to render professional advice
• Excellent negotiating and networking skills
• Strong analytical/problem solving and interpersonal skills
• Successful track record of team management and leadership
• Knowledge and effective use of computerized systems
• Appreciation of workplace diversity
A competitive compensation and benefits package will be offered and is negotiable based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
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