Our Individual Member, Joseph Dolo, is the executive Director of WASADC (West African Students Against Drugs and Crime). His organisation is currently seeking for qualified, energetic professionals in a wide range of fields to join them in their efforts to combat the threat posed by drugs.
WASADC works with three pillars in their programmes, including field based technical cooperation project and awareness, research and analytical work, and normative work to assist states in the ratification and implementation of the relevant international treaties.
The positions that are currently vacant are:
Country Director/Representative in
A Country Representative heads a Country office with in delegated authority, the incumbent oversees and directs the effective implementation of WASADC programmes and activities in the designated region/country in supporting members states capacities to deal effectively with issues related to drugs control and crime prevention.
The incumbent will be responsible and accountable for the efficient management of all human and financial resources allocated to the programmes and office, as well as for ensuring output of the high quality standard.
BSc in economics, law, public administration, political or social sciences, international relations or similar field of study related to the WASADC mandates is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience with an excellent performance record in international technical assistance programme management, in the area of WASADC’s mandates on drug control, crime prevent and related issues is required.
Out of the 5 years, several years of direct, hands-on experience in coordinating and leading the implementation of programmes and projects at the field level is required. Experience in overseeing and in being accountable for the correct application of rules and regulations in a large international organization or governmental institution, non-governmental organization/civil-based organization or similar is required. Proven experience in managing administrative/financial and human resources is required. Work experience in the United Nations system or a similar international organization is desirable.
Demonstrated experience in managing large and diverse teams operating at different locations, covering a wide range of substantive, programmatic and programme support functions is desirable. Experience with demonstrated results in negotiation and resource mobilization of development cooperation programmes is desirable.
English is the working languages of the West African Students Against Drugs and Crime Secretariat. For certain field offices, fluency in French or Spanish may be desirable. Knowledge of other WASADC official languages is an advantage.