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PlusNews Weekly Issue 316, 29 December 2006

1. Country Director, ActionAid - South Africa

ActionAid International works in partnership with local NGOs, CBOs, and governments across the world, to support the poor and excluded people to have rights to education, food, democratic governance, security, gender equality and life and dignity in the face of HIV/AIDs. ActionAid is looking to recruit a committed and competent Country Director in the Africa Region.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Expand and deepen partnerships, programmes and accountability
  • A proven track record in leading and managing institutions and development programmes
  • Experience being part of social movements or as an active member of civil society
  • Actively committed to gender equity
  • Strong financial management and control skills
  • High level of people related skills
  • Courage of conviction in taking public stands against issues of injustice and experience of dealing with governance issues
  • Perspective and competencies for rights-based and policy advocacy work; fundraising and donor relations
  • Ability and maturity to act and demonstrate independence in a polarized political environment

Deadline: 12 January, 2007

To apply, send CV, cover letter and at least two names of referees to .




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· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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