Job Vacancy: General Secretary, West African Civil Society Forum
The West African Civil Society Forum requests suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of General Secretary. Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, by 24th October 2012 to: email@example.com
Post – Graduate level education in the Social Sciences, Humanities, Law or related discipline.
-At least 10 years experience in Civil Society Organisation on Peacebuilding, governance, development, or humanitarian assistance, or human rights or comparable activities and issues. WACSOF recognises that such experience could be gained either through a long period of field deployment, working in an NGO, academia or policy making;
-At least 5 years experience in senior management involving responsibility for a comparable number of staff, a comparable scale of budget, and a comparable complex combination of activities; here, WACSOF is particularly mindful of the challenge involved in leading departments that contain both thematic and outreach (field) programmes;
-Experience in organisational innovation;
-Proven track – record of building relationships at senior level with a wide range of individuals and institutions;
-Experience of setting and achieving strategic targets for self and for a team producing work of high quality to agreed deadlines;
-Experience in developing and managing budgets;
-Experience of successful fundraising.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Knowledge about and familiarity with West Africa and its regional bodies;
-Proven leadership abilities, including the skills in communication, motivation and inter-personal relations that are required in a multi-national and idealistic working environment;
-Fluency in both written and oral English or French or Portuguese and a working language of one of the three;
-Ability to present complex information to both internal and external audiences;
-Budgeting, planning and implementation skills to meet specific targets;
-Proven computer literacy, (Word, Excel and Power Point).
-Strong commitment to regional integration and a willingness to undertake the travel requirements of the post;
-Demonstrable interest and commitment to the voluntary sector;
-Excellent inter-personal, presentational and public speaking skills;
-Commitment to team – working and ability to provide mentoring and support as part of leadership;
-Ability to operate within the context of multiple stakeholders with sometimes conflicting imperatives;
-Ability and willingness to work calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines;
-Commitment to equal opportunities;
-Commitment to new approaches and ways of working and resilience and stamina in implementing them;
-Personal integrity and consistent fair dealing with others.
To Apply: send resume, cover letter, by 24th October 2012 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Due to the number of applications we receive, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by WACSOF.