Country Director

Organization
Ignitia Weather
Location
Accra, Ghana
Job Type
Full-time
Deadline for Applications
01/12/2018
Contact Information
rebecca.lawrence@ignitia.se
Tags
Full-time

As the Country Director, your main responsibility will be managing our existing marketing and sales team in Ghana. We are a young and multicultural team. You will oversee a portfolio of assigned customers and projects, develop new business from existing clients and actively seek new sales opportunities. You will also be responsible for organising and implementing current project work plans, and ensuring that on the ground operations run smoothly.

This role will play an important part in leading our operational success, growth, and expansion into new markets. We are looking for a highly organised individual capable of overseeing various teams and projects in West Africa. You will be a natural communicator who is approachable, interested in the work of others and able to motivate your team to hit targets and maintain a consistent high standard.

Job Duties:
Accountable for directing, managing, and overseeing programs, projects and staff based in Ghana
Create and implement projects throughout entire lifecycle: managing timelines, work plans and staffing, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to customer needs and objectives
Develop new business with existing clients and/or identify areas of improvement
Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory
Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed

Experience:
Proven experience in a managerial position, with responsibility over varying members of staff. 3 years of leadership experience preferred
Strong background in Sales and Business Development. BA/BS degree in Business Administration, Sales or relevant field, MBA/Masters desired. Demonstrable experience (7+ years) in this sector may be considered in lieu of formal qualifications
Previous experience in international development is highly desirable, preferably in Africa
Proven ability to lead multiple projects at a time, while maintaining sharp attention to detail, and an approachable manner to team members
Excellent listening and interpersonal skills: the ability to lead whilst retaining a team atmosphere

Personal skills:
Well-organized, with strong administrative skills and outstanding attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in an entrepreneurial environment, with the capacity to remain flexible and adapt to change
Self-directed, intrinsically motivated; proven capacity to manage work independently, multitask and be responsive to time-sensitive deadlines
Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality. Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work diplomatically with diverse constituencies
Fluent in English, with French language ability desired
Intellectual agility, curiosity, and creativity; problem-solving is your default mode

For more information and to apply please use the following linkhttps://ignitia-ab.workable.com/j/7E7809AA01