Country Director – Addis Ababa – Ethiojobs

Business and Administration, Health Care, Management


About the Organization

Max Foundation is an ambitious and fast-growing Dutch based non-profit organization, believes that no child should die from easily preventable diseases and aims to provide a healthy future for as many children as possible in the most effective and sustainable way.

Max Foundation is active in Ethiopia since 2019. The local office will be part of the Max Foundation international organization with headquarters in the Netherlands, with a common vision, mission and strategy. We have programs in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Nepal. Max Foundation Ethiopia has currently two large programs running: The Healthy Village program and the Right2Grow program.

Core Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Max Foundation seeks an experienced Country Director who will manage the Max Foundation country office. S/he will:
  • Inspire leadership in promoting the values, the vision, mission and goal of Max foundation and in the implementation of the country programmes
  • Develop the country plan for Max Foundation for Ethiopia aligned with the overall organizational strategy
  • Managing the implementation of the all Ethiopia programs
  • Develop new consortia and seek new program funding within Ethiopia in coordination with Max Foundation Netherlands
  • Develop new partnerships and innovative programs
  • Ensure that robust systems of planning and delivering programmes are in place and implemented, from design, inception to delivery and evaluation
  • Ensure key Performance Management and human resources are smoothly facilitated
  • Ensure that support systems (Finance, HR/Administration, Audit, Health and Safety, Security, IT systems etc.) are in place and functioning in accordance with organizational policy and procedures

Reports to: Director Programmes and Operations/ COO of Max Foundation

Location: Addis Ababa, with frequent travelling to the field

Nationality: Ethiopian

Educational Background and Experience

  • MBA/Post-graduate in Public Health, Social Development and International Health, Health Care Management, Medical Sciences, Business Administration and Management.
  • Minimum Eight (8) years of professional work experience in multiyear partnerships and program management positions preferably WASH/ Nutrition/Child Health/ International Development

Key Competencies

  • Charismatic and dedicated people manager, with a strong interest in motivating and inspiring a team and the donors.
  • Energetic, self-motivated, proactive; and goal driven
  • Established network and contacts in international development sector in Ethiopia
  • Good understanding of programme, financial and operational management processes
  • Languages: Excellent written and verbal skills in English.