Sightsavers is looking for a Regional Director for West Africa to support the organisation into the next phase of its operations and development.
Sightsavers is a charity that works internationally with partners in developing countries to eliminate unavoidable blindness and promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities. The four main themes of our strategy are eye health, education, social inclusion and neglected tropical diseases. We operate in more than 30 countries across the world and our total income last year was £198m.
We are seeking an ambitious Regional Director to lead operations in West Africa, leading our Country Directors to ensure our systems and programmes are delivered effectively, promoting good practice, and partnerships across project cycles, and stakeholders.
The Regional Director will provide leadership and high level oversight on all key areas of regional and country office activity. Delivering our planned strategic plans, coordinating on cross regional issues and processes, ensuring Country Directors are effectively linked to the wider Sightsavers systems and that appropriate resourcing is in place and delivers high quality programmes.
You will use your strong relationship building and organizational skills, gained through your experience as regional manager or Head of Region, working in a complex international organisation, to ensure consistency of process, sharing of expertise, and robust systems are implemented across this vibrant, contrasting region. You will also possess outstanding leadership and influencing skills which will help to build relationships with key stakeholders and partners of the charity.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 8th July 2018
To Apply: Please visit our dedicated recruitment site https://www.hays.co.uk/jobs/sightsavers/job-opportunities/index.htm
There will be a three stage interview process. The first interview will take place with Hays Executive w/c 9th or 16th July and second/third stage interviews are on w/e 23rd July and w/c 30th July respectively.