Deputy Country Director


Help Lesotho is seeking an outstanding Lesotho-based Deputy Country Director (DCD) to provide high-level management and support. This is a new position. The successful applicant should demonstrate capacity and ability to be a country director within a reasonable amount of time. Applicants must be citizens of Lesotho.

Reporting directly to the Country Director (CD), the DCD will lead the program and operations teams to ensure Help Lesotho’s strategic goals coherently and effectively respond to the needs of the beneficiaries. He/she will be involved in all areas of the organization and progressively take over more responsibilities from the CD. S/he will ensure staff understand their responsibilities and are supported to perform at a high level, manages financial resources efficiently and champions operational excellence. The DCD will assist the CD in securing and managing external and in-country grants and program priorities with a solid repertoire of program leadership and organizational development talent. The DCD will help develop and monitor budgets, financial, administrative and program staff, interns and volunteers, two community centres and programming. The DCD will help with measurement and evaluation and stakeholder and partnership relationships.

We seek a senior leader who shares responsibility and decision making and is experienced at motivating and empowering staff and beneficiaries. Our new Deputy Country Director is a professional who wants to be deeply involved in knowing and supporting rural Basotho in alignment with Help Lesotho’s Mission and approach. S/he is willing to be held fully accountable and is comfortable holding others accountable. The successful candidate will act on behalf of the Country Director in his absence.

If you are a strong, humble, engaging, kind, experienced leader who is guided by and committed to her/his faith, gender equity and Help Lesotho’s approach, then we hope you will apply. We need a leader who is well-versed on international development practices and results-based management, stays current with technology and social media, and who has the fiscal acumen, psychological insight, maturity, interpersonal skills and ‘mission-level’ passion to help vulnerable Basotho in the way we do and help to lead this organization forward.

Closing date: 29 February 2020

Apply here!