Country Director (Malawi)

World Renew, an agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, is an International Development and Disaster Response organization. We are compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.  If you’re passionate about this vision and desire to contribute to furthering this work around the globe and if you have experience in cross-cultural international management or organizational development check out this opportunity! 

We are currently seeking to hire a Country Director to be responsible for leading, managing and implementing the country strategy to achieve World Renew’s vision of community transformation in alignment with World Renew’s values, standards, and global strategic priorities. This position acts as the in-country representative for World Renew and represents World Renew to government entities, partners, alliances and donors.  This position is also responsible for the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the country office including administration, human resources and financial management.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Planning: Develop and update the country strategy as required, ensuring alignment with regional strategy and with World Renew’s Strategic Plan, vision, and global strategic priorities.  Develop and implement a multi-year operational plan and budget that enables the achievement of the country strategy.

2. Leadership: Effectively communicate, engage, train, develop, and provide accountability for staff.

3. Organizing: Create structure, conditions, and systems for the team to flourish.  Ensure all staff are oriented to organizational policies, guidelines and best practices for their position, their conduct, and their responsibilities in alignment with our commitment and adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard.

4. Oversight:
-Ensure program results are in alignment and program reports are submitted in a timely, high-quality manner.
-Ensure financial oversight of the country budget.
-Provide human resource leadership to all staff by ensuring appropriate strategies are in place for recruitment, compensation, employee appraisals and development, and staff care.
-Provide administrative oversight for all country office matters and assets, including supervision of staff, ensuring compliance with national laws, and ensuring security protocols are in place, monitored, maintained, and reviewed.
5. Representing and Networking: Develop and build relationships with partner organization staff, networks, and alliances, with national religious leaders, with government representatives, with NGOs and any other appropriate national forums or strategic partnerships.
6. Fundraising:
-Develop a country funding and donor management strategy, in consultation with CORE and the Regional Director, to identify and secure a stable funding base to support the country’s program needs.
-Develop and maintain relationships with donors and constituents, e.g., institutional partners, churches, partner agencies, international aid organizations and other donors. This includes actively supporting education and fundraising efforts which may include hosting in country, travel within Canada/USA, video conferencing and producing content.
7. Carry out tasks related to country specific responsibilities:
-Actively contribute to all regional team activities
-Capacity building: Develop and manage partner relationships in the country by providing coaching/training to implement and improve policies, programs and systems.  Ensure that partners have the capacity to build local, sustainable community-based organizations to implement and sustain the programs through effective consulting.
8. Other duties as assigned.

For those interested, you can find more information on our website. Candidates interested in applying should do so online by following this link: The application deadline is June 2nd, 2023.

Subscribe to our Email Updates

Your "Thursday Three" email gives you the latest news of
interest and upcoming events. It focuses on the "sweet spot" where the Christian world meets the development and policy

P.O. Box 15815
Washington DC, 20003

© 2023 Accord Network. All rights reserved.

Site by
Liminal Creative, Inc