RCA Flag
RCA Flag
Connecting Africa’s Skilled Professionals
RCA Flag

ReConnect Africa is a unique website and online magazine for the African professional in the Diaspora. Packed with essential information about careers, business and jobs, ReConnect Africa keeps you connected to the best of Africa.

Deputy Director-General
Job Title: Deputy Director-General
Location: London, UK
Company: The Commonwealth Foundation
Job Summary: Building on success and leading our programmatic and grant-making priorities.
Job Description: As the Deputy Director-General’s second term comes to an end, we are looking for a senior manager capable of building on success and leading our programmatic and grant-making priorities. With an annual budget of £3 million, the role has responsibility for the operational management of the Foundation’s programmatic and grant-making priorities. This includes leading the implementation of the strategic direction of work in these areas, overseeing the implementation / application of the Foundation’s results based management processes, and ensuring financial resources are utilised efficiently and effectively. They will work closely with the Director-General in developing and implementing the Foundation’s Strategic Plan and annual work plans in line with its strategic planning cycle, as approved by the Board; ensuring the Foundation is provided with the necessary business planning, programmatic design and implementation, financial security and effective human resource management to develop and maintain its mission and building relationships with key strategic partners and expanding the Foundation’s funding base.
Requirements: We are looking to encourage applications from experienced senior managers throughout the Commonwealth. Candidates must be committed to the Foundation’s vision to support civic voices. The best candidates will have worked in international development with experience in management at a senior level in a multilateral / international development organisation including responsibility for financial management and governance; have wide experience of working in developing countries, have the ability to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary approaches to international development issues in a Commonwealth setting; and have extensive experience in designing and managing development programmes and projects in the field of participatory governance and SDG 16. Commonwealth nationality is essential.
How to apply: Please apply on our website: https://commonwealthfoundation.com/job_vacancy/deputy-director-general/
Closing Date: 12/07/2019
Additional information: Closing date: 12 July 2019 Interviews: 2 and 3 September 2019, London
Welcome to the new, upgraded ReConnect Africa website.
Please help us provide you with information relevant to your needs by completing the fields below (just this once!)