Find Your Feet (FYF) is a local NGO dedicated to working with poor, rural communities to create lasting solutions to poverty. FYF envisions a world in which everyone has the right to build a future free from hunger and poverty and its mission is to mobilise local knowledge and skills, and promote the ownership and use of natural resources by poor rural communities in finding sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty and discrimination.
FYF implements development projects with support from a wide range of donors including the World Food Programme (WFP); The Royal Norwegian Embassy and NORAD through the Development Fund of Norway; USAID through Pact Malawi; Kindernothilfe, Plan International Malawi; UK Foundations and Trusts and many others across all the regions of Malawi. Find Your Feet is now seeking a well-qualified and experienced person to fill the following position that will be based at its Head Office in Mzuzu.
Position Title: Executive Director
Office Location: Mzuzu
Reporting to: The Board of Trustees
Working with a strong local team, the Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing the administration, programmes, fundraising, marketing, community outreach and providing strategic direction for the Malawi Country Programme.
Specific Roles and Responsibilities
Working with a strong local team, the Executive Director (ED) will provide strategic direction for the Malawi Country Programme. He/she will ensure that all issues are dealt with appropriately and that a good working atmosphere across the programme is maintained as well as ensuring that financial and administrative systems are effective. He/she will be expected to be proactive in identifying bottlenecks and problems and deal with them decisively such that you maintain our programmatic, legal and financial integrity of FYF.
Communication and Representation
Fundraising and Finance
Human Resource Management
Policy, Research and Advocacy
Qualifications & Required Skills
How to apply
Applications must include a motivation letter, an essay of maximum 2 pages, an updated CV, photocopies of certificates, names, addresses and telephone number of three traceable referees sent to:
Board of Trustees
Find Your Feet
P.O. Box 20312
Applicants should obtain an essay topic through the above email address or by call 0888 852 330\/0999 852 330.
Closing date 17:00 hours on Friday, 11th September 2020.
Find Your Feet is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.