Global Director

The Girl Generation phase 2
Contract type: 
full time, fixed term contract
Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 
Friday, 20 September, 2019
The Global Director will provide inspirational leadership, and strategic, technical and managerial oversight to the End FGM programme. The role will ensure delivery of a programme of activities that will support and galvanise action behind the African-led movement to end FGM, by working at community, regional and global level across the African continent and beyond.

Strategic and Technical Leadership

  • Formulate and drive the strategies that will ensure the Africa-led global movement can end FGM in one generation.
  • Identify and create new partnerships from global players that will bring momentum for delivering the Programme’s vision, captivating and inspiring a new generation of anti-FGM leaders and campaigners
  • Provide high-level technical expertise and inspiration across the programme to guide effective implementation
  • Ensure that programme strategies and approaches are aligned with the best available international evidence and best practice

Programme Leadership

  • Lead the Programme’s representation to DFID and other key stakeholders
  • Ensure that appropriate consortium governance structures are in place, ensuring productive senior relationships with consortium partners
  • Ensure that the programme achieves its objectives and outcomes on time and to budget, that programmatic milestones and deliverables are met, and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements are adhered to.

Galvanising a global movement and leveraging resources

  • Engage at a high level with regional institutions on the African continent and external development partners
  • Apply influencing and consensus-building skills to build alliances with a range of networks and coalitions
  • Represent and promote the Programme’s vision and the interests
  • Identify potential international resource leveraging platforms and opportunities as they arise
  • Support the development of messaging and advocacy approaches to increase global support for the African-led movement to end FGM
Person specification: 

The Global Director will be a proactive leader and a self-starter, have the ability to build and lead a highly skilled programme team working across multiple countries, and take initiative to push the programme forward.

  • Post graduate degree in relevant subject
  • Proven ability to lead coordination to complex international programmes and multiple country coordination, with experience in relevant African countries
  • Proven experience in people management., including distance management and team working
  • Experience of developing and maintaining successful relationships and partnerships with a diverse range of organisations and consultants
  • Significant experience working on gender, women’s empowerment or ending FGM programmes and campaigns.
  • Experience in high profile representation
  • A commitment to programme principles including the Do No Harm guidelines
Application process: 
  • To apply, please send your CV with a summary note of your skills and experience to Mirella Howe-Cossali  Candidates should state the role in the subject header
  • Closing date for applications is: 20th September
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview. Shortlisting and interviews will be held on a rolling basis.
Other information: 

Options is an equal opportunities employer.

Overseas candidates require a valid UK work permit

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.

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