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 intensive development training and learn about the variety and work of NGOs in their country before moving to rural, underresourced communities. They facilitate meetings to help the local people determine priority needs, 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 CorpsAfrica/Maroc 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.