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IM söker Regional Director for IM Middle East

Do you want to lead the development of IM’s work in the Middle East? Can you inspire, listen to and guide your co-workers in Jordan and Palestine to perform to the best of their abilities? Can you promote a conducive work environment and a culture of innovation? For the experienced leader we have an exciting and challenging opportunity.

IM is a Swedish NGO committed to empowering civil society, catalyzing profound societal change towards equality and democracy, as a feminist and anti-racist change agent. We base our work on a rights-based approach and we work with Social Inclusion, Economic Inclusion, Capacity of Civil Society and Enabling Space for Civil Society. Read more about us on

Role & responsibilities

As Regional Director you are responsible of contributing to IM´s strategic development and of leading and developing the operations in the organization of your region. You head the regional team, you play an important role in IM´s global team who jointly collaborate to reach the objectives of IM’s overall 5-year plan 2019-2023 and you report to the Head of Global operations.

Some examples of responsibilities:

  • Overall responsibility for compliance with IM policy, strategy, budget and guidelines and embrace IM’s organisational culture, values and working principles (such as Growth mindset, Simplicity and a Trust-based leadership)
  • Overall responsibility for HR, Security and working environment in the region
  • To enhance and develop strong relations with IM’s key partners and stakeholders in the Middle East
  • You ensure a strong and collaborative team spirit between the staff members in the region, where Self-leadership, transparency and inclusion are guiding principles
  • You represent IM both locally and internationally as a spokesperson for our goals, values and positions

Experience & qualifications

  • You have a minimum of five years’ experience of development cooperation (preferably democracy and human rights).
  • You have Management experience.
  • You share IM’s values.
  • You are able to work in a decentralized organisation where the Regional Director has a strong mandate to act independently, within established frames.
  • Your leadership skills are characterized by trust, inclusion, innovation, strategic thinking and a constructive attitude.
  • You possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

This is a plus:

  • Working oral and written communications skills in Arabic.
  • Understanding of current political, economic, social conditions and historical context of Jordan and Palestine.

We offer

We offer you to become part of a culture that is characterized by commitment and openness.

Duty station: Amman.
Starting date: 1st November, 2019 or according to agreement.
Length of contract: 2 years with possibility of extension.


Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter, including your salary requests, to Put ”Amman” as the subject.

Closing date for applying is 21st July, 2019.

For more information about the position, contact Anders Berg, Head of Global Operations,