03.09.2020

Anna Lindh Foundation > Executive Director (Egypt)

The Anna Lindh Foundation is an inter-governmental institution bringing together civil society and citizens across the Mediterranean to build trust and improve mutual understanding, based in Alexandria (Egypt) and registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The Foundation was created by the governments of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership – the far-reaching political agreement established in 1995 between the European Union and its Southern Mediterranean partners with the purpose to bring people together from across the Mediterranean to improve mutual respect between cultures and to support civil society working for a common future for the region.

Since 2005, the Anna Lindh Foundation has launched and supported action across different sectors impacting on mutual perceptions as well as developing a region-wide Network of over 4000 civil society organisations. Through its action and reflection the ALF aims to contribute to the development of an Intercultural Strategy for the Euro-Mediterranean Region, providing recommendations to decision-makers and institutions and advocating for shared values. The main scope of the ALF is overcoming the misunderstandings and stereotypes which affect relations between and within the societies of the Region, a task which has become increasingly important in the last decade. As a contribution to the creation of a space of prosperity, coexistence and peace, the ALF works to restore trust in dialogue and bridge the gaps in mutual perceptions, as well as promoting diversity and coexistence.

The challenging and high-profile position of Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation comprises the following main responsibilities:

  • Prepare the multi-annual work programme of the Foundation and its budget in consultation with the President and the national networks.

  • Appoint and head the staff of the Foundation.

  • Ensure the stability of the structure of the Foundation and its compliance with the Foundation’s objectives.

  • Maintain linkages with the network of national networks and guarantee good contacts between the networks themselves.

  • Prepare the annual work programme for adoption by the Board of Governors and to ensure its implementation in consultation with the ALF President.

  • Execute the budget.

  • Submit periodic and annual activity reports as well as financial accounts to the Board of Governors for adoption.

  • Maintain transparent procedures and correct circulation of information concerning all activities done or supported by the Foundation.

  • Prepare the meetings of the Board of Governors.

Based on the rotation rule as defined by the statues of the ALF (Article X), the Executive Director for the next three year has to be from a EU country, therefore the candidate should be a national of one of the 27 EU Member States.

In accordance with the ALF statute, the Executive Director shall be appointed by the Board of Governors for a term of office of maximum three years. The successful candidate will be recruited by the Anna Lindh Foundation with a starting annual salary equivalent an AD 12 salary level in the European Commission, complemented by a 25% country allowance. He/ she must successfully complete a nine-month probation period.

Deadline: 25 September 2020

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