Director of International Programmes

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 22 June 2020
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Job Description

Are you motivated by your Christian faith to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty?

About the role

We are currently seeking an exceptional individual to take on the role of Director of International Programmes. Reporting to the Chief Executive, this is a transformational and impactful role. You will provide inspirational leadership for over 500 staff across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean in the International Development and Humanitarian Teams. You will develop a high performing team capable of achieving the Global Strategy and ensuring the organisation’s values are at the core of its delivery. As part of the Executive Team of Christian Aid, you will take shared responsibility for Christian Aid’s leadership, management and development.

About you

You will bring extensive strategic management and leadership experience as well as a sound understanding of contemporary international development and humanitarian response issues. You must have the strategic skills to play a key role as a member of the Senior Management Team and as a key advisor to the Chief Executive. In addition, the role requires an individual with the ability and gravitas to build and influence effective partnerships that will further promote Christian Aid’s vision and mission. You must be a practising Christian and be able to demonstrate a fundamental commitment to empowering transformational partnerships and realising localisation.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 4735.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST on Monday 20th July 2020.

The role would preferably be based in the UK but could be based in other Christian Aid locations. The salary is competitive with the market rate and commensurate with the seniority of the appointment.

As a global employer and international development agency, Christian Aid is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, creating an inclusive environment and combating unfair treatment. Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination is a fundamental human right. Christian Aid will exercise leadership and commitment in promoting this right. Specifically, Christian Aid believes this will be achieved through its roles as: a responsible employer an organisation that involves volunteers and supporters bringing positive changes in the communities where we work.

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About the Organization

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives. We are a global movement of people, partners and communities who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice and love worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart. Our Global Strategy, Standing Together, describes the difference we want to see in the world, the values that compel us to act, the approach that we take to make this difference and the results we want to achieve. Above all we seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

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