Director, Research & Programs
The Director, Research & Programs oversees the direction and activities of Welcome2Africa International’s program and business development across all projects and departments. Welcome2Africa International is seeking a motivated individual with excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills to fill the position of Director, Research & Programs. Reporting directly to the CEO and working collaboratively with all members of the Programs and Research departments, the Director will ensure the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the business, including leading, managing, and holding the leadership team accountable for achieving agreed-upon commitments while also managing relationships with external contractors and stakeholders. This individual must be able to interact with staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment, while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient.
Strategic Planning and Thought Leadership
• Steward and build upon the overall Research Program Vision and strategy with a goal to ensure Welcome2Africa remains an internationally recognized institute providing independent thought leadership and results to achieve our mission
• Improve W2A’s work to serve as a thought leader in the national dialogue related to W2A’s mission including
• Overseeing the writing and publishing of thought leadership pieces and other relevant content
• Presenting at relevant meeting, summits and conferences
• Informing and participating in relevant national, regional and other collaborative efforts
• Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization. Filter ideas and translate them into functional plans for the company
• Ensure technical support and management of W2A including;
• Ensuring all W2A’s projects align with W2A’s research program priorities, guidelines and criteria.