AFRODAD, a Pan-African regional organisation working on debt and development issues in Africa, seeks to recruit an Executive Director for the organization.

The Executive Director functions as the Chief Executive Officer of the organisation and is responsible for the implementation of policies set by the Board of Trustees.  He/she reports to the Board of Trustees.

Duty Station: Applicant’s Country of Residence


  1. A PhD or a Masters Degree in Monetary Economics, Development Studies, Policy analysis, Public Finance or International Finance, or Social Science with 5/10 years executive experience respectively;
  2. Worked in the NGO sector for a minimum of 5 years in a senior position;
  3. Must possess high analytical capacity and excellent writing skills (in English); experience with drafting documents, such as Policy Briefs, Project plans and Reports; and grant agreements.
  4. Experience and ability to engage in high level policy spaces.
  5. Must have excellent inter-personal communication and teamwork skills.
  6. Ability to speak French and/or Portuguese will be an advantage;

Interested applicants who meet the above criteria should forward their applications accompanied by CVs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 15 March 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AFRODAD is an equal opportunity employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


A prosperous Africa based on an equitable and sustainable development.


To contribute to Africa’s inclusive economic growth and sustainable development through influencing policy change on debt management and development finance anchored on rights based approaches.


To influence African Governments to institute and implement policies and practices for sustainable development and eradication of poverty.

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AFRODAD's work puts people first! As such we are contributing to building an Africa in which governments will strongly play their sovereign role to protect, provide and invest in and for their citizens:

  1. Governments must borrow responsibly so that they do not compromise the wellbeing of citizens and prosterity.
  2. Governments must place domestic resource mobilisation at the center of financing sustainable development goals.
  3. Principles for effective development should be adhered to by both lenders and developing countries.



  1. Accountability and Transparency: AFRODAD is transparent and accountable in its operations and work, and in the ways of obtaining and use of resources.
  2. Diligence: AFRODAD is guided by industriousness and hard work in its conduct, and shall persevere in its pursuit of a prosperous Africa.
  3. Gender Sensitivity: AFRODAD provides equal opportunities to both male and female, and where necessary shall take deliberate steps to promote the interest of women in order to realize an equal socio-economic status with men in society.
  4. Impartiality: AFRODAD  conducts its work with objectivity, neutrality, impartiality, fairness and factual accuracy, detachment from personal views, and in a balanced manner without bias.

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