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JA Africa Job in Libreville, Gabon – Program Director

Category: Non Profit Organisation Jobs
Posted: Jun 1, 2013

JA Africa Job in Libreville, Gabon – Program Director
JA Africa, the Africa regional operating center for Junior Achievement Worldwide, is seeking a full time Program Directorfor its start-up operation in Gabon.
The main role of the Program Director is to establish JA Africa  presence in Gabon, start program implementation within schools and among marginalized youth and develop and implement a strategic plan to expand the scope and reach of JA Africa in Gabon by the end of year one.
The position, based in Libreville, is for a one year renewable contract.
Successful candidate must be a citizen of Gabon.

The successful candidate shall have a demonstrated record of success in teacher training, volunteer leadership, corporate fundraising, program implementation, marketing and promotions, and special-events management.

A visionary self-starter, this organization’s leader must be able to work with minimal supervision in a professional environment.
Must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to manage staff and multiple, critical tasks at the same time.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Registering JA Africa as a charitable, not-for-profit organization in Gabon
  • Developing a five year strategic plan for the expansion of JA Gabon
  • Training teachers and facilitators on the implementation of JA’s financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship programs
  • Project management
  • Financial management
  • Personnel management
  • Fundraising
  • Stakeholder relationship management (including donors, government, volunteers and NGO/CBO partners)
  • A college diploma or bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Finance with at least five years, relevant post graduate community development experience.
  • Relevant nonprofit management or entrepreneurship
  • Fluency in English and French
JA is the world’s largest organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs.
Through our programs, we prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace.
As part of our business training model, we also bring young people together annually from across the region to compete for a best business award.

The year 2019 will mark the 100th anniversary of Junior Achievement Worldwide.

Starting with just a handful of students in 1919, JA’s reach now spans the globe with a wide variety of programs and learning experiences for young people between the ages of 5 and 35.
JA currently operates in more than 120 countries around the world, empowering more than 10 million young people every year to own their economic success.
In Africa JA operates in 16 countries and reaches an average of 200,000 young people each year.

E-mail your CV, cover letter and salary requirements to JA Africa at [email protected] (quote “JA Gabon” as Subject)

To be considered, please submit your application no later than Monday 10th June 2013

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