Africa Region Director

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 26 February 2021
  • Eastern Africa | West Africa | Southern Africa | Central Africa
  • Remote position
  • Closing on 28 March 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Landesa seeks an Africa Region Director:

If you are an experienced leader, expert in land rights, knowledgeable about Africa and looking for an opportunity to achieve outsized lasting change in poverty alleviation, conflict resolution and climate change, look no further!

For over 50 years, Landesa has helped people living without secure rights to land to lift themselves out of poverty by helping secure rights to land. To date, over 120 million families in 38 countries have more secure futures thanks to the work of Landesa’s expert, dynamic staff and the support of a broad array of donors and allies. We are seeking a talented, collaborative, and experienced Africa Region Director (ARD) to be based preferably on the African Continent.

Job Summary: The Africa Region Director provides leadership for all of Landesa’s work in Africa and is part of a broader team developing and overseeing Landesa’s work globally. The ARD provides technical support and managerial leadership to ensure the effective achievement of Landesa’s Regional program objectives, including work in a handful of countries and offices in Liberia and Tanzania The ARD will oversee country office teams and provide technical support, including proposal drafting, project design, and undertaking specific project activities that may include: engagement with local civil society and government partners, field-based research, report writing, etc.

Location: Africa-based preferred. Landesa has offices in Tanzania and Liberia, but we are open to this position being located in Africa broadly. Must be able to legally work in Africa.

About the Organization

Landesa (formerly RDI) is an international nonprofit organization working to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people. For over 40 years, Landesa has worked in over 45 countries to help get land rights to more than 100 million people. Landesa partners with governments, foreign aid agencies, and others to design and implement laws, policies, and programs that provide opportunity, further economic growth, and promote social justice. Our services include land-related field assessments, institutional assessments, helping in legislative drafting and policy advice, development of follow-on regulations and procedures, land administration consulting, gender and intra-household assessments; social impact studies, implementation planning, implementation monitoring, training, public education programs, and program design and management. Landesa lawyers are also skilled in project financial and progress reporting, scheduling, logistical planning, monitoring, and change management. Areas of expertise: Land policy and reform Women's rights to land Common property resources and management regimes Credit and mortgage Land market development Privatization and collective farm reform Titling and registration Dispute resolution Legal advocacy Legal empowerment Legal aid and education Land administration.

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