Director General

Confidential Company  Amman - Jordan  Date Posted: 2021/02/15   Login to Apply

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director General will be responsible to deliver on the tasks under the following six main areas:

Board Governance and Reporting

  • Engage and work closely with the Board to fulfill the organization’s mission.
  • Communicate regularly, effectively, and accurately with the Board, providing its members with all necessary information to function properly and make informed decisions.
  • Follow up on Board and committee meetings, and ensure that the Board’s directives are carried out in a timely manner.

Strategy and Policy Formulation

  • Collaboratively lead strategic planning efforts to ensure an updated strategy is developed and translated into operational plans with measurable outcomes/goals.
  • Issue internal regulations and operating procedures to implement Board policies.
  • Establish and ensure adherence to proper governance structure, policies and procedures of the organization.

Budgeting and Financial Viability

  • Create annual operating budgets to be approved by the board.
  • Provide financial oversight ensuring that sound fiscal and risk management practices are in place, ensuring maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization’s positive financial position.
  • Provide regular and thorough updates and accurate financial information to the board, and report any significant challenges, while recommending remedial action where necessary.
  • Lead fundraising efforts and business development strategy, diversifying funding streams, with focus on international resources.
  • Establish new set of income generating activities in alignment with organization’s strategy and based on potential, scalability and sustainability.

Management and Administration

  • Develop and maintain a high performing, and engaged team of employees to ensure that the organization has the talent needed to carry out its mission.
  • Approve the appointment of staff within agreed authority limits, and make recommendations to the Board for the appointment of staff above that level.
  • Maintain a positive work environment that facilitates collaboration and information sharing and is conducive to attracting, retaining, and motivating diverse talent.
  • Develops future leadership within the organization

Operational and Technical Oversight

  • Provide oversight to the design, delivery and quality of programs, and be able to initiate and identify new programs to achieve high social impact as well as expanded reach.
  • Direct and coordinate efforts in a manner such that agreed upon targets are met.
  • Ensure meaningful monitoring and evaluation of the organization’s programs and performance and the provision of accurate analysis and routine reporting on the impact.
  • Review and report annually, or more often if needed, to the Board on overall progress and results against operating and strategic objectives and KPIs.
  • Approve and sign off on all major contracts entered by the organization subject to limits determined by the Board.

Communications and Stakeholders Management

  • Represent the organization to regulatory bodies, public and private sectors, community and civic organizations, donors, supporters, and the general public.
  • Represent the organization in events, ceremonies, networking events locally or globally.
  • Establish and expand robust partnerships and relations with all stakeholders, and ensure effective and engaging communication at all times.
  • Utilize those relationships to strategically enhance the organization’s mission and visibility.
  • Serve as the organization’s primary spokesperson to its constituents, the media and general public.

Candidate Profile

Knowledge, Education and Experience

  • University degree from a reputable university in social development, public health, international studies, business management or related field. A postgraduate degree and/or executive education and certification degrees are highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience, with at least 3 years in senior management or executive position. Nonprofit management experience is a priority. Previous experience in health development projects is highly desirable.
  • Proven record in business development, fundraising experience and working with international donor agencies and large multi-year grants.
  • Solid experience in financial planning, modeling, and management.
  • Thorough knowledge of the political, social and economic context in Jordan.
  • Aware of public health issues and priorities in Jordan, and up to date with global trends.
  • Knowledge in control measures, best practice in good governance policies and procedures, with familiarity of existing national laws and regulations.
  • Track record in building performing teams and an aspirational value driven organizational culture.
  • Credentials in the creation and cultivation of successful partnerships with governments, civil society actors, and the private sector;

Competencies, Skills and Personal Attributes

  • High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and effectively convey the organization’s strategic future and mission to stakeholders.
  • Has a strategic and visionary view combined with the ability to grasp the nature of work on the ground at community/grassroot level.
  • Exceptional operational management skills of people, finances and systems.
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, and task facilitation.
  • Excellent team-building capacity to motivate and lead a multi-disciplinary management team to achieve organizational goals
  • Ability to develop and deliver memoranda, reports, effective briefing papers and presentations.
  • Ability to engage and operate effectively at the highest political levels.
  • Sound judgment, problem solving skills and conflict resolution abilities.
  • Role model of ethical standards, integrity and transparency.
  • Passionate about public health issues and determined to advocate for improved health outcomes in Jordan.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, takes initiative, enthusiastic and has a positive outlook
  • Strong interpersonal, public-speaking and influencing skills
  • Proficient Arabic and English language skills.
  • Excellent computer skills and use of MS programs.
Required Skills
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Operational Management
  • MS Programs
  • Organizational Abilities
Job Details
  • Location Amman - Jordan
  • Industry Nonprofit Organizations
  • Job Type Full-Time
  • Degree Bachelor
  • Experience 10
  • Nationality Unspecified
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