HaC Burundi

Country Director


40 hours per week

Permanent contract
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Help a Child is a Christian international NGO specialized in community development with its headquarters in the Netherlands and it has been operating in Burundi since 2009. Founded in 1968, Help a Child’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children living in poverty and crisis through supportive communities.

Together with local and international organizations, Help a Child Burundi is active in different programs: Since our entry in 2009, Help a Child’s visibility in the country is increasing and we are becoming recognized as one of the key players in both development and emergency relief sectors. Seeing the first results of the Building Bridges in Burundi, we feel encouraged to empower and restore vulnerable communities, with a focus on youth and employment in Burundi. This is closely linked to our ambition to reinforce top-down accountability through local and good governance. In emergency relief, we see new opportunities, working together with many other partners, and testing new methods such as cash transfer. It is inspiring to bring together lessons learnt in both programs and see how we can bridge the gap.

Help a Child Burundi supported 2 refugee camps and 3 returnees’ transit centers in Burundi in November 2021. Help a Child Burundi has started a new partnership with UNHCR and WFP to support refugees and returnees’ families including unaccompanied children. Together with UNHCR and WFP, Help a Child is ensuring the provision of food items and Non-Food items respectively to Refugees and Returnees as well as cash-based interventions to unaccompanied children, ensuring secure and proper orientation of the usage.


The Country Director (CD) will be responsible for the long-term and overall success of Help a Child's country program in Burundi. The CD will manage the country office, the Help a Child Burundi Program, and the country team. (S)he is responsible for successful fundraising, the development and implementation of the Help a Child Burundi country strategy, delivering high-quality projects, sound financial management, and strategic stakeholder management. Furthermore, the CD will end up responsible for quality control & evaluation, including adherence to donor standards and quality reporting. The CD will, with the support of managers and team leaders, manage a team that currently consists of 50 professionals.

Main tasks and responsibilities

 Qualifications & Desired Skills

Value Proposition

Help a Child offers the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, child-centered, and Christian International NGO with a dedicated team of professionals motivated to maximize impact. Help a Child offers a fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered a fixed term two (2) year contract. Depending on funding, your performance, and fit with the staff, the contract will be extended.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to apply before 05 of December 2022 at 05 PM. 

In your cover letter, please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of the Help a Child organization. This includes a reflection on Help a Child being a child-centered and Christian organization.

For more information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact us at angelique.schuurman@redeenkind.nl. Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible. A DISC assessment will be part of the selection process.

The first interviews will be at our office in Bujumbura and partly online in Microsoft Teams. The second interviews are all in our office.

Help a Child is committed to keeping children safe. All staff is required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Integrity Policy. Recruitment is subject to the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks. In this recruitment process, we ask the candidate for consent for obtaining the Statement of Conduct. Hereby we inform you that we participate in the SCHR Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.



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