Senegal Country Director

Free the Slaves


  • Location: Saint-Louis, Senegal
  • Salary: Competitive benefits, commensurate with experience & skills
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Closing Date: 31/08/2016

Founded in 2000, Free the Slaves (FTS) is a pioneer and leader in the global effort to eradicate slavery. Our mission is to liberate those in slavery and to change the conditions that allow slavery to persist. Free the Slaves works at the grassroots to empower vulnerable individuals and communities to achieve freedom from slavery and develop resistance to slavery. We work with and through local partners to build national capacity to combat slavery and trafficking. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with programs in Ghana, India, Nepal, Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Free the Slaves has an annual operating budget of approximately $3 million, a talented and dedicated staff of 27, including 11 in its country offices and field programs, and a highly engaged and supportive board of directors. For more information, see:

Position Overview

This is an exciting opportunity to inaugurate Free the Slaves’ newest country program, expected to launch in the fall of 2016. The Senegal program will initially be focused on eradicating child trafficking in street begging, with prevention and protection activities in communities of origin and destination. The Senegal country director will provide capacity building and ongoing support to local partner organizations in strategic program design, implementation, measurement, reporting and financial accounting. The Senegal country director will also provide strategic policy advocacy representation for FTS, explore opportunities for expanded partnerships with Senegalese organizations, and strengthen FTS’ presence in Senegal. The Senegal country director will be supervised by the Senegal program manager (based in Washington, D.C.). The Senegal country director will coordinate closely with the FTS monitoring, learning and evaluation team; with the FTS development team on grant reporting and proposal writing; and with the communications team. The Senegal country director will also coordinate with the FTS program operations officer (based in Washington, D.C.) who will carry out operational tasks connected to the Senegal program. The Senegal country director will be based in Senegal. Saint-Louis is the preferred base but individuals preferring to be based in Dakar or Kolda may still apply and note this preference within their application. Please note that this position is dependent on finalization of a pending grant agreement; we currently anticipate that it will be signed in August.