Regional Director, Anglophone West Africa (AWA) at Viamo

Viamo connects individuals and organisations using digital technology to make better decisions. With more than 18 million people reached in 2018 alone, we are well on our way to meeting our goal of reaching 50M people annually by 2023.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Regional Director, Anglophone West Africa (AWA)

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full time

About the Role

  • The Regional Director is responsible for supporting country programs across the region to ensure that they are strong organizations with programmatic vision and results that align with Viamo’s mission and strategic plan.
  • You will have significant internal and external facing responsibilities ranging from providing leadership and assistance to country programs to driving improvements in global systems and standards by providing clear guidance and strategic support.
  • The Regional Director will work closely with the Chief Program Officer, Country Managers (CMs), and other teams to chart the region’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for Viamo services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure the success of Viamo’s country programs in the region
  • Drive impact and new business development, supporting CMs in existing Viamo countries and leading on opportunities where there is no CM. This includes building relationships, developing technical approaches, preparing budgets, and compiling proposal packets
  • Drive global best practice and mastery of Viamo’s product suite among Programs staff in the region
  • Lead expansion to new countries in the region: secure agreements with a Mobile Network Operator (MNO) and anchor client, lead CM recruitment and onboarding.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • CMs in supervised countries achieve their annual KPIs:
    • Impact (listeners & key messages)
    • Bookings (in-country margin & large contracts)
    • Revenue (total value & monthly variance)
  • In new countries:
    • CMs hired and onboarded
    • MNO partnerships signed and operational
    • Country office compliance achieved and maintained
  • Large proposal success, as measured by signed teaming agreements and budget value of winning proposals
  • Employee engagement and professional development of supervised CMs

Team and Reporting Structure:

  • Reporting to relevant Chief Programs Officer
  • Supervising Country Managers in select markets. An illustrative list is below (E indicates existing Viamo program, N indicates new Viamo program):
    • AWA: Nigeria (E), Ghana (E), Liberia (N), Sierra Leone (N)

Location:

  • Regional Director will ideally be based in their region of responsibility.

Profile
Required:

  • Experience living and working in the region
  • Experience of 10+ years in: social enterprise, INGO, ICT4D/tech startup, or mobile network operator
  • 3+ years experience in the international development sector
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, proposal writing and budgeting skills
  • Proven business development success
  • Proven project and team management expertise
  • Ability to travel to all Viamo countries within the region
  • Experience of multi-country management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Desirable:

  • Proficiency in regionally-applicable languages

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Viamo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients’ needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination

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