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African societies thrive when African voices count in public policy and development.
High-quality independent data are crucial for government and social innovation as well as research. In an increasingly competitive market and a complicated and potentially more challenging political and funding space, this new role will be critical for the success and sustainability of Afrobarometer (AB). The Director of Engagement (DoE), a senior management post reporting directly to the CEO, will have the opportunity to raise the profile, impact and value of this ‘global public good’ at a critical point in Africa’s development.
During a time of both opportunity and change, the DoE will play a pivotal part in applying his or her high-level professional skills, experience, knowledge and networks on behalf of AB to ensure that it has a secure and flourishing future as a valued contributor to African development and economic success. The successful candidate will therefore need to be someone of outstanding capability and a leader in their field, who will command intellectual credibility among funders and philanthropic networks and who will provide vision and leadership for the AB brand.
The DoE will lead AB’s Engagement Department, overseeing the resource mobilization (aka fundraising) and communications programs. With the CEO, COO and four other Directors, the DoE is a member of the Central Management Team (CMT) and the Senior Advisory Team (SAT).