Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
£50-60k per year plus negotiable package
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Role: Country Director, Ethiopia                                                

Salary: Extremely competitive salary & package, negotiable based on experience                   

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Contract: Permanent, Full-Time

Closing Date: 12th July  

Interviews: Week commencing  15th July



Hope for Justice is a global charity founded in 2008, working across four continents and eight countries to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.

We are currently seeking an exceptional person to lead our work in Ethiopia, including a team of more than 150 people based at multiple sites around the country.


What you will be doing

This leadership role requires somebody with the high-level skills necessary to oversee and run our life-changing programmatic work in Ethiopia, impacting the lives of tens of thousands of children, young people and families.

The successful candidate will have significant experience of working in international development or child-focused programmes, and as such will understand and prioritise child safeguarding and the needs of the children we serve at our facilities and in our outreach work.

The role also requires engagement at the highest levels with government and law enforcement officials, other international NGOs and donor organisations, ensuring that Hope for Justice is always represented in a way that is true to our vision, mission and values.

The holder of this role is responsible for in-country fundraising, as well as strategic planning, business planning, designated proposal writing and budgeting in support of the programme operations, in coordination with our UK Head Office and International Executive team.

The Country Director for Ethiopia, supported by the Programme Director, oversees the recruitment, training and development of our in-country professional staff (social workers, teachers, nurses, finance specialists, monitoring and evaluation teams and our senior managers) and support staff (cooks, cleaners, drivers, guards, wardens and house mothers). They will also be responsible for our financial, administrative and monitoring and evaluation activities in Ethiopia, to ensure projects meet targets and outcomes within budget, and that reports are delivered on time.

Alongside this, you will be a key member of the SMT and be able to input into the strategic direction and plans of the organisation.

This is a critical role for Hope for Justice – we are looking for a candidate able to make a game-changing impact in the fight against modern slavery and in keeping children safe from exploitation and abuse.

The full list of duties, key result areas, qualifications and skills requirements are in the Role Profile, below.


What we’re looking for

There are a number of qualities you’ll need to succeed in this role, but below are the ones most important to us:

  • Leadership skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • A genuine passion for our cause
  • Creative problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Project Management
  • Administration
  • Technical writing
  • Data analysis


What we can offer you

Hope for Justice is a people first organisation - we recruit talented individuals who can bring hope and freedom to the people we serve and we treat them brilliantly in return. When you join our organisation then in addition to the potential for immense job satisfaction you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave arrangements
  • Exceptionally positive and supportive work culture
  • Annual salary reviews
  • L&D opportunities


If the above has inspired you and you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we’d love to hear from you.

More about Hope for Justice
Hope for Justice

Hope for Justice is a global charity founded in 2008, working across four continents and eight countries to bring an end to modern slavery by p... Read more

Refreshed on: 26 June 2019
Closed date: 12 July 2019
Job ref: CDE
Tags: Senior Management, Project Management

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