African Facility Director

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African Facility Director:

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Proven practical project management experience at a senior level.
  • Expertise in organisational analysis.
  • Recent cross sectoral experience in Africa - in one or more of public sector, private sector and civil society - or recent cross sectoral experience in the public sector of a developing country combined with a demonstrated ability to apply this experience in an African context.
  • Working effectively at all levels of government.
  • Excellent cross cultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Solid understanding of development effectiveness principles and frameworks and cross cutting issues, particularly gender.
  • Familiarity with continuous improvement principles.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at both strategic and micro levels.
  • Mentoring, mediation and problem solving.
  • Previous experience with AusAID or bilateral donor.
  • Fluency in French, Portuguese or Arabic.
  • Good financial management skills.


  • Establish and provide quality control for all plans, reports, systems, outputs and contract management.
  • Plan, manage and monitor the work of Facility and Facility
  • Team, applying a continuous improvement orientation.
  • Manage all activities and placements, including initial induction and orientation, ongoing support and training, trouble shooting, counselling for performance.
  • Monitor Facility progress, make recommendations about appropriate actions, including managing risk.
  • Provide motivation and leadership by fostering a collaborative approach to work challenges within the Managing Contractor team, between advisers and host agencies and between AusAID and its partners.
  • Advise the Senior Reference Group on strategic and critical performance issues, ensuring advice is given early and solutions are proposed which are practical, cost effective and give primacy to AusAID and African interests.
  • Oversee the disbursement of Facility funds and certify payments in accordance with agreed procedures.

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