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Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (Liberia) is recruiting an Executive Director

Overview

This is an exciting role leading an influential Liberian NGO continuing the work of Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee. Leymah Gbowee remains active as the organization’s Founder and President, however, given her global commitments, we are seeking an experienced Executive Director who will take responsibility for overseeing the strategy, delivery and programmatic work of the organization, as well as ensuring that it is run efficiently and effectively. The role requires a record of achievement in income generation and staff management.

Just as the Liberian women’s peace movement was instrumental to ending Liberia’s civil war, we believe that Africa’s sustained peace and economic development relies on the full and active participation of women and youth. We are convinced that by providing outstanding education, leadership and community empowerment opportunities we can invest in a new generation of leaders committed to a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa.

This work has been taking place since 2012. Our flagship program, the African Youth Education Initiative, increases the access of women and youth to quality education through scholarships, annual student retreats, homework support, access to computers and ICT skills development, mentoring, and internships. Our leadership development programming trains young people to be peacebuilders, community organizers, peer educators on health and human rights, and leaders in their communities and schools. Through our community empowerment program, we create intergenerational spaces for women and girls to come together with the goal of empowering local communities and increasing women’s decision making in their families and communities. We are also in the early stages of developing a public health radio station and a school, and both of these projects are envisioned to develop into their own entities.

Please send CV and covering letter to EDsearch@gboweepeaceafrica.org. Applications considered on a rolling basis through June 2018. Please apply promptly.

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