GGGI is seeking a Country Representative (CR) to lead and direct the operational day to day activities of its Senegal country program. Under the guidance of Regional Director for Africa & Europe, the CR will be responsible for the strategic leadership and direction of the country program to achieve GGGI’s vision of strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. This is a senior role requiring technical, leadership and managerial skills.The CR will be responsible for the programmatic and operational management of one of GGGI’s largest and most dynamic country programs, which is currently implementing several large, innovative projects supporting the country’s green transformation and working with major development partners, among which the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Government of Luxembourg, the Global Climate Fund, the Caisse Nationale de Credit Agricole du Senegal and the African Development Bank.
Reporting to the Regional Director for Africa & Europe, s/he will represent GGGI with the Government of Senegal, as well as various stakeholders. S/he will lead a team of the development of the country planning framework, mobilize new resources for the program, and oversee the development and implementation of projects. S/he will also be responsible of further deploying a network of francophone countries, especially in West Africa and maintaining cross-learning and fertilization of knowledge across GGGI programs, as well as the overall management of financial and human resources.
The Country Representative is a Band 11 position in GGGI’s salary scale (up to X13), with a starting annual salary of USD 106,176.00. An offer of appointment for an initial contract will normally be made with due consideration given to experience and qualifications. Progression within the salary scale will be based on annual performance reviews. Remuneration of GGGI staff members in Senegal is not subject to income tax.
GGGI provides a housing allowance of 20% of annual base salary per month. Establishment and relocation grant, removal expenses, airfares, annual home leave, medical and life insurance, childcare and education allowances are available for eligible employees and their recognised dependents. Employees are entitled to 27 days of annual leave, and access to UNOPS Provident Fund (to which GGGI adds a contribution of 13%). Other non-monetary benefits include sick leave and compensatory leave.
GGGI is committed to providing a work environment that is sufficiently flexible to accommodate diverse life-cycle challenges and assist Staff members to achieve a better balance between work commitments and personal and family commitments, thus ensuring high performance, long-term productivity and well-being of Staff members.
The assignment will take place in the nation’s capital, Dakar, a family duty station (Hardship classification A) with missions to the region. The living conditions in Dakar are good and the social climate is calm. Senegal is an open country that enjoys social stability resulting from the smooth functioning of state institutions. Senegal is also provided with a good level of infrastructure (eg roads) but the distribution of water and electricity can be unpredictable in Dakar and other cities and towns in the country, requiring many civil servants to use generators. Senegal is also a popular tourist destination. The reception and spontaneous hospitality of the Senegalese are among the many features of this West African country.
GGGI is committed to child protection, irrespective of whether any specific area of work involves direct contact with children. GGGI’s Child Protection Policy is written in accordance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Candidates who have already applied for this post need not reapply.