West Africa Program Director (Position is a one-year contract, with an option to renew each year for three years.)

The West Africa Program Director will lead the implementation of programs that drive social development. The Program Director will cultivate innovations that helps attract local stakeholders, and creates higher impact in developing communities by managing evidence-based social development programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with AWDC staff to translate market research findings into evidence-based programs.

  • Conduct responsible and efficient management of program funds.

  • Manage program-related data and documentation collected in the field.

  • Manage, track, and analyze key program developments and trends.

  • Develop project-related data reports for internal and external entities.

  • Ensure timely submission of high quality progress, financial, and evaluation reports.

  • Provide coaching and mentoring for field staff and oversee progress of their respective program portfolios.

  • Represent AWDC’s vision and goals to crucial program-related external constituencies.


  • A Master’s degree in Public Health, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience or a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience.

  • Bilingual in French and English.

  • Experience in designing and managing African regional programming in an international development setting.

  • Experience collaborating with multilateral organizations working to address social development issues in global communities.

  • Ability to work in a collaborative setting, and balance competing objectives with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.

AWDC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that celebrates, supports and promotes diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

(Resumes/CVs to Careers@awdcglobal.org)