At SNV we believe that no-one should have to live in poverty. We are dedicated to a society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. We focus on increasing people's incomes and employment opportunities in productive sectors like agriculture as well as on improving access to basic services…
SNV seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professional who will lead the Nepal/Bhutan country team in securing and implementing of high-quality programs in SNV’s sectors. A strong focus for the role is positioning and winning externally funded projects. We are looking for someone who brings excellent business development skills and experience in researching and identifying new business opportunities – including new donors, growth areas, trends and partnerships.
The role of Country Director is critical for the success of SNV and reports directly to the Managing Director Countries. The Country Director Nepal/Bhutan will spearhead SNV’s business development and operational engagement in the country.
The Country Director is responsible for leading and driving the country program. It is a multi-faceted role, focused on securing adequate funding to sustain operations, upscaling and strategically strengthening the country program, whilst ensuring compliance and high-quality delivery of project results. It requires a Country Director well informed about national and international development priorities, able to steer the sectors in response to these priorities. The Country Director will forge partnerships and alliances between SNV and important national and international actors, and stimulate collaboration for impact in SNV sectors. They will also be the face of SNV in the country, representing the organisation and influencing through our work.
The Country Director will lead, coach and support a team of professionals to perform at their best to meet and exceed client, donor and SNV corporate expectations. In addition, they will be a key member of SNV’s global extended management team, making meaningful contributions to help shape the future of SNV.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:
Terms of Appointment
This is a full-time international position with the successful candidate being contracted on a two-year basis with the possibility of renewal. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package. Desired start date for this position is as soon as possible.
SNV is a global organisation committed to bringing different people, ideas and perspectives together. We invite especially women to submit their application as we want to increase the number of women in leadership positions.
Key Steps in the Selection Process
Please submit your application via Smart Recruiters on or before 02 October 2022 if you wish to be considered for this position. All information will be in the strictest confidence. We will revert to you as soon as feasible when we have reviewed your application.
During the recruitment process, SNV will require your cooperation in completing a Competency Profile when long listed for this position.
We will require that you provide us with full details of three people who are willing to act as a referee. We will not contact these referees without your explicit permission. Please note that reference checks may be conducted prior to your face-to-face interviews.
Should SNV wish to proceed with your application, two interviews with the Selection Committee will take place.
After your interviews with the Selection Committee, we will advise you of the Committee’s decision as soon as possible.