Country Director, Somaliland

Job Title: Country Director, Somaliland

Responsible to: Head of Programme, Africa

Responsible for: Sahil CHANGE Programme Manager, National Nutrition Manager, SHINE Lot 4 (Togdheer) Team Leader, SHINE Lot 3 (Awdal) Team Leader, Finance and Administration Officer, and ultimately all staff in the Somaliland programme office

Salary: Gross salary and benefits starting at approximately £26,721 annually, depending on experience

Hours: Full Time

Base:  The post is based in Hargeisa, Somaliland with regular travel to project locations and to Nairobi, Kenya for coordination meetings.

Closing date: July 1st 2019, 11.59pm UK time

Interview dates: The week of 8th of July 2019 likely, negotiable

Start Date: Starting the 1st of August 2019, negotiable


Please note that due to the potentially high number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Please send your application form to: [email protected]


Main Responsibilities – 

  1. Provides overall management of the country programme in Somaliland, including monitoring and supervision of project implementations, management of human resources, ensuring good financial and general administration of projects’ finances and assets. The Country Director is responsible for the development and management of the country program strategy, planning, organizing, operating, staffing and budgeting, financial and risk management.
  2. Represents HPA in Somaliland in the promotion of excellent relationships with central and local government departments, international organizations, other NGO’s and in-country donors.
  3. Maintains good internal communications both with the Head of Africa Programmes and the Programme Mangers, and the central Health Poverty Action office in London.
  4. Supports programme development and resource mobilisation for Somaliland and potentially Somalia.


At Health Poverty Action we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst all of our staff and everyone we work with.

Health Poverty Action recognises that all adults and children have equal rights to protection from abuse and exploitation. Health Poverty Action condemns exploitation and inappropriate behaviour, and is committed to taking action for the protection of programme participants. In cases where positions include a high level of safeguarding risk, police checks or local equivalents will be carried out.


Application Documents

Job Description

HPA Application Form