Job Opportunity at Trias – Regional Director



Trias is an international development NGO working in 14 countries in Asia, Lat­in America, and Africa. We partner with member-based organizations (MBOs) to improve the enabling environment for rural and urban small enterprise de­velopment and to support their members-entrepreneurs. We also facilitate worldwide exchange and cooperation between MBOs. In this, Trias is strongly committed to gender equality and inclusivity. The organisation took the deci­sion to increase the participation of leading officers originated from the inter­vention countries to strengthen the multicultural steering of our organisation.

Position description

The Regional Director is responsible for the translation of the overall strategic choices of Trias into context specific realities in terms of programmes and proj­ects and for the functioning of the Trias team in East Africa.

As such the Regional Director formally represents Trias in this region, and as the main leading officer of the Trias team in the region s/he is member of the Trias Executive and reports directly to the General Director based on the agreed Key Performance Indicators. The Regional Director contributes to the smooth implementation of operations and performance of the Regional Office in Arusha within the Trias policy framework. S/he is responsible for the strate­gic and operational development and management of Trias programmes in the countries of the region. In addition, s/he provides result- and people- oriented leadership and guidance to the Trias team to deliver professional support to partner organisations and to ensure transparent, accountable and cost-effec­tive management of programme resources. The Regional Director is responsi­ble for building and managing relationships with both local partner organisa­tions and other national and/or international stakeholders in the region.


  • Academic level education, Master or higher – in relevant field e.g. Ag­riculture, Economic Sciences, Public Policy, Development Studies, Proj­ect Management, Strategic Management etc.;
  • At least 8 years of relevant professional experience and at least 3 years in a management position. In-depth knowledge of the region is a must;
  • Experience with organisational development, agricultural and rural development, enterprise development, member-based organisations, family farming and small-scale entrepreneurship, climate action, envi­ronmental management etc.;
  • Gender sensitive with on the field experience in gender mainstreaming and inclusivity of excluded groups in strategic steering of programmes;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swahili.
  • In-depth knowledge of the program management cycle, Theory of Change and monitoring and evaluation of multi- annual programmes;
  • Proven experience in networking, relationship management and fund­raising;
  • Intercultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office, virtual tools.


How to apply

For the full job description or more information on this position or the proce­dure please contact Lode Delbare, General Director (email: ) or Els Libbrecht, HR Coordinator (email: ).

If you are interested in this position, you are invited to send your CV and mo­tivation letter with the contact details of three reference persons, in English, before March 19 to

Only applications that are covering all the required documents will be consid­ered and receive a reply.

Qualities of applicants are important, regardless of their gender, ethnicity, age, social background or disability. We strongly encourage women to apply