Founded in 2011, CorpsAfrica provides the opportunity for young Africans to serve in their own countries, along the lines of the Peace Corps model. CorpsAfrica Volunteers receive development training and learn about the variety and work of NGOs in their country before moving to rural, high-poverty communities. They facilitate meetings to help the local people determine priority needs, and bring in regional NGOs to help design and implement projects to address those needs. CorpsAfrica aims to create a culture of national service by giving young Africans the opportunity to apply their skills and energy toward helping their fellow citizens overcome extreme poverty. The program was launched in Morocco in 2013 and expanded to Senegal and Malawi in 2015 and to Rwanda in 2018. For more information, please visit www.corpsafrica.org.
Overview of the Position:
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Country Director is a full-time staff position with the primary responsibility of leading the CorpsAfrica program in Morocco and managing day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will have significant opportunity to build the organization and must have a tolerance for risk and innovation balanced with a commitment to mission and strategic focus. He/She will possess a commitment to youth leadership, participatory community development, impact evaluation, transparency, and accountability.
- Work closely with the Board of Directors and staff to coordinate multiple aspects of the operations, including Volunteer recruitment, training and support, managing relations with Development Partners, and project administration and implementation
- Ensure that administrative tasks are completed and reports are submitted properly
- Manage human resource issues, compliance with laws and regulations, ensure policies and procedures are in place for effective and efficient operation
- Raise funds for CorpsAfrica/Morocco, which involves identifying and cultivating prospective donors, writing proposals, hosting events, extensive networking, etc.
- Oversee strong budgeting and financial reporting
- Represent the organization with media, donors, and government authorities with clear messaging and communication materials
- Other tasks as requested by the Board of Directors
- A Bachelor’s degree and eight years of increasingly responsible professional experience
- Broad financial skills (including experience with budgeting, planning and accounting) and a knack for staying on top of financial details, including the “boring nitty-gritty”
- Excellent speaking and writing skills are required; computer skills are a big plus
- A hands-on management style and the ability to solve problems as they arise
- Be diplomatic, of the highest integrity, with sound judgment as well as a sense of humor
- Fluency in English, French and Arabic is important