Executive director of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-cultural Dialogue ( Alexandria, Egypt )

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The European Commission is in charge of the pre-selection of the Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Inter-cultural Dialogue (ALF).

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.

The Foundation is co-funded by the European Commission and the 42 countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and its contracting procedures are in line with the EU procedures stipulated in the Practical Guide to Contract procedures for EU external actions.

The opportunity:

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.

According to the Statute of the ALF, the Executive Director shall be the legal representative of the Foundation.

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia