Regional Director, Africa

Ref: 7406

BRAC International

The role is preferred to be based out of Kenya with the ability to work across global time zones

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Role coordinated by:

George Hourmouzios

Principal Research Associate, Social Impact & Environment Practice

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6246


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The salary of the role will be commensurate with the seniority of the position

Closing Date: 29/07/2024

Formal Interview Date: Mid-September

Join BRAC International to create opportunities for people to realise their potential. A Force for Hope.

Are you passionate about transforming lives? BRAC International, a leading non-profit organisation, is on a mission to empower people and communities facing poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our vision is a world free from exploitation and discrimination, where everyone has the opportunity to realise their potential. We design proven, scalable solutions that equip people with the support and confidence they need to achieve their potential.

BRAC was founded in Bangladesh in 1972 and over the last five decades has grown to become one of the world’s largest non-governmental organisations (NGOs), reaching over 100 million people. It started the first international operation by venturing into Afghanistan in 2002, building on lessons from our work in Bangladesh to support a nation devastated by war. Born, proven and led in the Global South, BRAC International brings a unique Southern perspective and commitment to continuous learning, providing a depth of insight, experience and evidence to meet the needs of diverse communities with humility and courage across Asia and Africa.

BRAC International is seeking a dynamic Regional Director, Africa, as its lead for the Africa region. We are looking for a compassionate, ambitious, feminist and impact-driven leader. Driving key aspects of our work in Africa, including ensuring performance and growth, and driving the programmatic, operational and cultural shifts laid out in the organisational strategy, the Regional Director will play a crucial role within the organisation. Reporting to the Executive Director of BRAC International, the Regional Director is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to the country offices to implement quality programmes that are responsive to the local context and needs, underpinned by operational excellence and efficiency.

The successful candidate will bring visionary and agile leadership to help shape our Africa portfolio and build our capabilities for the future. You will exhibit a strong alignment with BRAC’s DNA, resilience and agility in a complex and changing environment, and the ability to build and lead strong teams. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to influence and build consensus across internal and external stakeholders.

The Regional Director will be a seasoned people leader with the ability to mentor and motivate teams to deliver in a highly innovative, entrepreneurial and mission-driven environment. A strategic, yet hands-on leader, the ideal candidate must display a strong commitment to BRAC’s mission and values, including promoting Southern leadership, and you will ideally bring experience of living and working in the Global South.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter below, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification quoting reference 7406. The deadline for applications is 9am BST Monday 29th July. 

The role is preferred to be based out of Kenya with the ability to work across global time zones. The salary of the role will be commensurate with the seniority of the position.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

BRAC was founded on the fundamental belief that everyone deserves the opportunity to realise their full potential. Our work has always been guided by our vision of a world free from exploitation and discrimination and rooted in a commitment to serving the most marginalised and vulnerable people. At BRAC International, we are committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture within our office and beyond its walls. As an organisation whose mandate is global, we work to build a more equitable world where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We strive to actively celebrate diversity, advance our equitable practices, and drive greater inclusion.

To read more about our culture, what working for BRAC International means and our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, click here.

For any questions regarding your application or for a conversation in confidence, please contact George Hourmouzios


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