Head of Regional Operations & Partnerships, East and Southern Africa

Position Level:         P5
Duty Station:            Kenya
Supervisor:             Executive Director, Grow Africa
Grow Africa is recruiting a Head of Regional Operations & Partnerships, West and Central Africa to be based in Cote d’Ivoire.
Based on the Host Agreement between the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the African Union for NEPAD to serve as the interim AU Office Operating outside the African Union Headquarters, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency invites application from Africans for the post of Head of Regional Operations & Partnerships, West and Central Africa, Grow Africa .
Required Skills and Competencies
i.         Demonstrated ability to engage at senior levels in business and development sector contexts, and to build trust-based relationships with senior-level executives.
ii.         Experience in developing partnerships in the context of international development, including identifying partnership opportunities, brokering and cultivating relationships, designing partnership arrangements, facilitating partner negotiations, and formalizing partnerships.
iii.         Experience in working with stakeholders across the public, private and non-profit sectors, and an existing network of contacts to draw upon with respect to public-private partnerships for development.
iv.         Entrepreneurial mind set and ability to devise creative win-win solutions.
v.         Excellent negotiating skills, project management and organizational skills.
vi.         Good understanding of African regional development context and fostering. mutual accountability and learning in support of cross-sector collaboration.
vii.         Previous experience working with high-level, demanding clients, under pressure and against tight deadlines.
viii.         Open and honest
ix.         Recognizes and values the contribution of others
x.         Shows respect towards colleagues and seeks constructive feedback
xi.         Contributes actively to a sustainable environment
xii.         Takes full responsibility for his/her own actions
xiii.         Highly motivated and able to collaborate, swiftly establishing trust and rapport
Education and Experience:
Candidates must have a minimum of a  Master’s degree in Business Administration or any other related field. Candidates must have a minimum 15 of (15) years of professional experience, within the private or public sectors, multilateral institutions, and international non-governmental or similar organizations nationally, regionally and / or internationally, of which at least three years’ experience should have been spent working on issues related to international development, private sector development, or another international development technical area (eg, agriculture, climate change, education, health)
Applications should be forwarded utilising “Arial’’ font 11.5
 To apply, please submit the following:
a.    A motivation letter stating reasons for seeking employment with the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency.
b.    Detailed and updated curriculum vitae (CV), not exceeding five (5) pages and indicating your nationality, age and gender.
c.     Three (3) referees with good knowledge of the candidate’s work, furnishing full contact details, telephone, fax and e-mail addresses.
d.    Certified copies of degrees and diplomas.
An indicative basic salary of US$54,059.00 per annum plus other entitlements such as post adjustment (55% of basic salary), housing allowance (US$ 21,196.80 per annum), gratuity (15% of gross salary), among others in conformity with the rules and procedures applicable to internationally recruited staff of the African Union.
Applications must be received not later than Monday, 07 November 2016 and should be addressed to:
Head of Human Resources
NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency
Private Bag X218 Midrand, 1685
Johannesburg, South Africa
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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