The Executive Director administers the CSO by defining and implementing corporate and financial strategy, by overseeing policy programs or projects, and by reporting on the Institute’s activities to the Board of Directors. In addition, he/she has an advocacy role with national and international institutions.
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POSITION: Executive Director
In accordance with the statutes of Gorée Institute, the Executive Director shall assume responsibility for both the internal and the external functions of the Institute. As mandated by the Board of Directors, he / she administers the CSO by defining and implementing corporate and financial strategy, by overseeing policy programs or projects, and by reporting on the Institute’s activities to the Board of Directors.
In addition, he / she has an advocacy role with national and international institutions, including raising funds so that the requisite financial autonomy with which to establish and achieve the mission of the institution may be maintained.
These duties include:
• Presenting for adoption by the Board of Trustees : a five year strategic plan for fulfilling the Institute’s mission
• Implementing policies adopted by the Board of Trustees by assuring the coordination of program activities and the management of financial and administrative control
• Enacting a corporate vision for organizational and long-term development, by leading the formulation, implementation and evaluation of a programmatic strategy and of evolving network growth
• Submitting for approval by the Board of Trustees: the Institute’s projects and activities in terms of the annual budget plan, including provisions for contingencies and proposed cooperative activities
• Submitting an annual report on the activities and expenditures of the Institute to the Board
• Coordinating the preparation of any studies that the Board may request the Executive Committee to undertake in accordance with terms established by the Board of Trustees
• Representing the Institute to Local Authorities and to institutional partners
➢ Administrative :
- Responsible for compliance with rules and standards of the Institute
- Appointment of senior staff on proposal from the General Manager
- Overseeing the preparation of an annual budget
- Coordinating the affectations and duties of staff
- Assuring the carrying out of disbursement orders
• Raising funds from local and international donors;
• Representing the Institute in international fora (conferences, seminars, etc.).
• Assuring public relations by being the major spokesman of the Institute to the media, governments and the general public
The Executive Director shall participate in any mission deemed useful by the Board for carrying out the duties and obligations of the position.
Qualifications & Experience Required:
• Ability to articulate and implement a vision for running a programmatic and growth strategy;
• Have a proven capacity for fundraising / financing, both nationally and internationally;
• Financial competence and an ability to optimize capital for institutional functioning and programs;
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities with the aptitude to lead, stimulate snd inspire professionals;
• A knowledge of and a demonstrated commitment to issues of democracy and human rights;
• Aptitude for and experience in networking, building coalitions and institutional positioning;
• Able to delegate tasks effectively;
• Strong communication skills : oral and written French and English required;
• Be able to maintain leadership credibility and integrity
Applicants who are interested should forward a detailed CV including 3 referees and cover letter to [email][email protected] before September 20, 2011.