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Head of North Africa Regional Office

TUNIS, TUNISIA

 

About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)
Voluntas was created from the fundamental belief that all human beings have the inherent right to live a meaningful life. That is why we exist: To realize human potential in all corridors of life – making every workplace, community, and country on the planet full of hope and dignity. Philosophers by heart and advisors by profession, we use our insights to provide evidence-based inspiration, tools, and recommendations for our partners around the world. We advise international organizations, companies, investors, foundations, and NGOs on how to drive a meaningful change in societies and organizations. We study social cohesion and peacebuilding in fragile states. We assess leadership and ethics in modern corporations. We facilitate private-public partnerships and collaboration in every sector. All to understand humans and what drives meaning in their lives. We have a permanent presence in ten countries, with ongoing projects in Asia, Europe, East and North Africa, the Middle East, and Ukraine.

In the MENA region, our portfolio is mainly focused on providing research and monitoring and evaluation services in developing countries, conflict zones, fragile states, and transitional environments. To date, we have implemented over 150 projects with partners including UN agencies, the EU, USAID, and international NGOs. Our projects focus on policy and programming, needs assessments, learning, sustainability, perception studies, contextual analysis, and monitoring and evaluation. We work on thematic areas such as the environment and climate change, conflict resolution, employment, food security, gender, governance, human rights, migration, political economy, prevention of violent extremism, public health, WASH, and youth.

We are currently looking for a highly motivated individual to head our North Africa regional office based in Tunis, Tunisia. The ideal candidate will at least 5 years’ experience in leadership positions within the international cooperation sphere including some roles encompassing monitoring and evaluation and/or research activities.  
 

Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above assumptions
  • You put aspirations and hard work above good intentions
     

Your Responsibilities

  • Representing Voluntas in front of existing and potential new partners and clients, acting as focal point for Tunisia and the North Africa region.
  • Managing projects in close collaboration with Voluntas colleagues and external partners; including drafting and presenting clear policy and/or program recommendations for high-level clients.
  • Lead a team of ambitious, intelligent, curious, and intellectual colleagues towards realizing their potential.
  • Leading business development initiatives in the North Africa region.
  • Ensuring a smooth functioning of the office while supporting the team in experiencing meaningful work.
  • Providing context awareness of North Africa contexts
  • Participating in global meetings and ensuring smooth coordination with other offices together with learning across the organization.
  • Participating in and contributing to strategic discussions about the development of Voluntas as an organization as well as the path towards a growth in global impact.
     

Main Competencies and Attributes

  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Strong benevolent leadership skills
  • You believe in culture as a main driver of leadership in an organization.
  • Strong project management, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and French (Arabic is also an advantage)
  • Attention to detail
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Master’s in economics, anthropology, political science, sociology, international development, law, or relevant field
     

Advantage:

  • Knowledge of research methods for social science (sampling, weighting, data cleaning and management, descriptive statistics, inference analysis)


How to apply
Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), and a cover letter (maximum one page) addressing the three points below:

  1. Write a short story about who you are as a human being
  2. Tell us what the most inspiring project imaginable for you at Voluntās would be (not a current Voluntās project).
  3. Describe the three biggest weaknesses you will bring to Voluntās.

The cover letter (maximum one page) and CV must be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a written test/assessment followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience.  

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Don’t let the fact that you do not tick all boxes stop you from applying. At Voluntas we are committed to creating a diverse environment. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and a community of colleagues from all continents and varied backgrounds.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply irrespective of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application due
3/3/2024

Start date
5/1/2024

Work hours
Full time

Position category


Position type

Workplace


Contact
Fanny Marchand 
Advisor and Head of Tunis Office
 
 
 


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