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Job Announcement: Regional Director of sub-Saharan Africa at IIE (Ethiopia-based)


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The Institute of International Education (IIE) is seeking a Regional Director of sub-Saharan Africa. 

The Regional Director for sub-Saharan Africa, based in Addis Ababa, is responsible for IIE’s operations in the region, including the overall management and supervision of scholarship, higher education services, women’s leadership development initiatives, training programs, new program development, and other activities. The Director provides strategic direction for the office, including managing program development and public relations initiatives; representing IIE to various governmental, nongovernmental, corporate and education stakeholders; and liaising with IIE’s corporate headquarters in New York and International Operations team in Washington, DC. The Director also supervises the Ethiopia office staff, manages the office’s finances and administration; and directly manages and/or provides targeted technical assistance for selected projects. 

The ideal candidate will have a graduate degree in a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience in the management, leadership, and /or development of education and training programs or related initiatives in Ethiopia and/or Sub-Saharan Africa. They will also have demonstrated experience managing and contributing technical leadership to gender programs, girls’ education, or women’s empowerment programs; as well as implementing donor-funded initiatives. In particular, experience in effectively implementing USAID-funded programs in compliance with contractual and USG requirements and familiarity with current USAID programs in the region. 

To apply for this position, please go to www.iie.org/careers

 

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