Job Title Head of Africa Operations
Organisation Self Help Africa (SHA)
Department Programme Department
Contract Type Permanent, Full time
Reports to Programmes Director
Self Help Africa (SHA) is an international NGO, dedicated to the vision of an economically thriving and resilient rural Africa. Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the UK, the US and six African countries, SHA focuses on agriculture and agribusiness as the engine of growth in Africa.
Our approach is collaborative and market-based: although we see our primary clients as smallholder farmers in Africa, we work with all participants in the agricultural value chain.
With over 300 staff worldwide, and a global turnover of c.€25m, SHA has an ambitious five-year strategy with plans to double income by 2021.
The organisation also has a number of social enterprise subsidiaries – TruTrade, which supports market access for small-holder farmers in the agricultural value-chain; Traidlinks, providing market-linkages to agri-business in East Africa; and Partner Africa, an ethical auditing and consultancy firm that operates across more than 40 countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. Self Help Africa is also the lead agency in the delivery of a schools national Development Education programme on behalf of the Irish government, WorldWise Global Schools.
The Head of Africa Operations is responsible for SHA’s operations in Africa. You will lead the Country Director team to meet strategic objectives on food, nutrition, income security and agri enterprise development and support the delivery of the organisation’s new commitment to fragile locations and new countries of operation.
The role involves management and oversight of SHA’s operations in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and West Africa (Burkina Faso & Togo).
You will work with the Programmes Director to ensure that the organisation: meets its growth ambitions; develops the continuum from subsistence to markets, from humanitarian to enterprise; generates significant, measurable impact; delivers value for money; learns and continually improves its work.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application
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If you wish to discuss the role you can contact Orla Kilcullen on Tel. +353 (0)1 677 8880.
All candidates offered a job with Self Help Africa will be expected to sign Self Help Africa’s Safeguarding Policies and Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents. Specific roles may require Police/DBS/Garda vetting.
Self Help Africa is an Equal Opportunities Employer