Position Location: Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal
Reports to: Regional Coordinator, VOICE Program Manager
Contract Term: 2 year, with possibility of extension
Status: Full time, fixed-term contract
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Travel Requirement: locally in country, and on occasion within Africa
The Cooperative Development Foundation of Canada (CDF Canada) has received a multi-year grant from Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The project is entitled VOICE for Women and Girls, CDF Canada will implement the project in Malawi, Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Senegal. The aim of the project is to strengthen the performance of developing country partner organizations to advance gender equality and economic empowerment of 50,000 women and men from marginalised communities. VOICE will harness the knowledge, capacity, and expertise of 235 skilled Canadian volunteers and 28 South-North volunteers to assist Developing Country Partners (DCP) improve their performance, advocate for gender equality, and implement more sustainable, innovative, and inclusive initiatives of services particularly for women.
The Country Project Manager is a key position within CDF Canada project team, with volunteer supervision and in-country implementation of VOICE. The Country Project Manager works closely with international volunteers, partner organization, beneficiaries and reports to the Africa based Regional Coordinator and the Ottawa based VOICE Program Manager to provide leadership in project implementation, coordination and monitoring overall performance. She/He is also responsible for the management of relationships with implementing partners, beneficiaries, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders.
The Country Project Manager leads activities around sustainable capacity building for country partners and beneficiaries, as well as reporting compliance and monitoring of the project to focus on achievement of project goals and objectives.
As a successful Country Project Manager, you will ensure that activities and the project align with the overall objectives of VOICE and the Annual Workplan. The Country Project Manager will also be responsible for identification of new opportunities and oversee program and proposal development.
The Country Project Manager should be a motivated self-starter with the ability to work with little or no supervision and possess the ability to manage staff, teams of volunteers and understand the needs of beneficiaries. This position will need an outgoing individual who is comfortable working in a team-oriented setting and possess the ability to work with a diverse group of people. In addition to these capabilities,
Please reference the job title “VOICE Country Project Manager” in the email subject line and submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to :
Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted!
CDF Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.