Democracy Reporting International (DRI) promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions worldwide. DRI analyses, reports and makes recommendations to the public and policy makers on democratic governance. DRI engages with drivers of change on the ground and accompanies political transitions through a long-term in-country presence.
DRI is currently recruiting a:
Director of Programmes (DoP)
As DoP, you will be based in DRI’s Berlin headquarters, and will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Programme Unit and its– currently six – country offices across three continents. Working closely with the Executive Director, who leads on strategy and content, your main leadership task will be to ensure that DRI’s programmes achieve the organisation’s mission statement and respect the funding partners’ aims and procedures. The position may evolve to Deputy Executive Director at a later stage, which would include more overall DRI management and leadership functions.
In DRI’s you will find a dynamic team of mostly young colleagues. We are culturally diverse. Some feel progressive and liberal, others more conservative or traditional. In the Berlin HQ you work with colleagues with a dozen different nationalities in a collaborative atmosphere. In addition to our long-standing work to support democratic transformations, we are responding to new challenges such as social media and elections/democracy and the attacks on democracy in EU Europe.
We have flexible work hours, we offer coffee, tea and fruits and recreational activities (such as Yoga).
Your specific tasks as DoP will include:
You will liaise closely with the Head of Finance & Administration and the Head of Project Finances to ensure that the requirements of programmes are aligned with other legal and administrative policies and obligations. The DoP reports to the Executive Director. Together with the Head of Finance & Administration and the Head of Project Finances and the Executive Director, you form DRI’s executive team.
Your profile should include:
The salary will be determined based on DRI’s salary grid and the professional experience of the selected candidate.
We value diversity and aim to be an equal opportunities employer. Women are encouraged to apply! DRI offers a competitive salary according to donor regulations and incumbent experience. Moreover, DRI offers you flexible working hours and training opportunities.
Starting Date: 1 January 2019
Deadline for applications: 15 November 2018. The position may be filled before the end of the deadline so early applications are encouraged.
Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter.
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. If you are one of those shortlisted, we will contact you within one week after expiration of the deadline at the latest.
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