The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is a ground-breaking public-private partnership that focuses on facilitating economic development in Africa and empowering African governments to protect vulnerable people through proactive risk management frameworks that promote resilience and food security in the wake of extreme weather events and natural disasters. The objective of the ARC Group is to assist the AU Member States to reduce the risk of loss and damage caused by extreme weather events and natural disasters affecting Africa’s populations by providing targeted responses to disasters in a more timely, cost-effective, objective and transparent manner.
The African Risk Capacity (ARC) is seeking a qualified Group Director General (DG) with a broad skill-set to play a critical role in bringing strategic guidance and oversight to its performance. In line with the renewed governance structure, the DG will actively lead the reform process, navigating the critical change management activities, ensuring a smooth transition of the organisation. The DG will be tasked in transforming the operational practices of the Group including creating a new culture of collaboration between the private and public sector arms of the Group, identifying a clear roadmap to financial sustainability and maintaining a definite consideration of different stakeholder interests.
The DG will lead a team that is making strides in empowering African sovereigns to build resilience against the catastrophic effects of climate disasters; a first for Africa.
The DG will need to seize this opportunity, developing a long-term strategy within this complex, evolving context and creating a sustainable future for ARC.
Applications close on 30 September 2019.