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INTERVENTION MANAGER IN DRC , Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Intervention Manager Santé Publique (h/f) - République démocratique du Congo

Enabel est l’Agence belge de développement. Nous accomplissons toute mission de service public qui s’inscrit dans le cadre de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable, en Belgique et à l’étranger. Ainsi, Enabel renforce l’impact de la Belgique en matière de développement international en exécutant également des missions pour des mandants tiers, tant nationaux qu’internationaux.

Contexte
L’intervention « Programme d’appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Santé (DPS) et aux Zones de Santé (ZS) » (PADP) est une composante du Programme Santé de la coopération Belgo-Congolaise. Il s’inscrit dans la dynamique de décentralisation en RDC avec la création d’un système de santé en multiples niveaux avec des rôles et responsabilités à chacun.

L’objectif spécifique de l’intervention est que les zones de santé ciblées montrent une meilleure performance en termes de qualité et accessibilité des soins de leurs services de santé, notamment à travers un accompagnement fonctionnel par les Divisions Provinciales et les Zones de Santé.

L’appui s’étend sur 3 Divisions Provinciales de la Santé, à savoir la DPS de Kivu avec siège à Bandundu-ville, la DPS de Sud-Ubangi avec siège à Géména, et la DPS de Thsopo avec siège à Kisangani. Les zones appuyées pour ce poste sont pour Sud-Ubangi la Zone de Santé de Géména, Bwamanda, Budjala et Tandala.

Pour les Divisions Provinciales, il y aura lieu de consolider les performances des Divisions Provinciales qui sont en voie d’être mises en place, de renforcer le métier clé de l’appui technique et d’en professionnaliser la gestion.
Pour les Zones de Santé, il y aura lieu de renforcer l’équipe cadre de la zone de santé, mettre à niveau les hôpitaux généraux de références des 9 Zones de Santé et d’améliorer la capacité de résolution de problèmes au niveau des Centres de Santé par un appui à la gestion, la qualité des soins, l’accès financier et la participation communautaire.

Description de la fonction
L’Intervention Manager sera le responsable du « Programme d’appui aux Divisions Provinciales de la Santé et aux Zones de Santé ». Sous l’autorité du coordinateur national du Programme Santé Enabel en RDC, il en assurera la direction et travaillera en supervision des autres experts impliqués dans le programme.

Ses principales responsabilités sont les suivantes :
 Coordonner les activités et assurer leur réalisation, conformément aux accords convenus et procédures définies, afin de garantir une exécution optimale sur le plan opérationnel et conforme aux objectifs et moyens prédéfinis ;
 Gérer l’équipe dont il/elle est le/la responsable hiérarchique afin de disposer de personnel qualifié et motivé (6 collaborateurs nationaux) ;
 Proposer des innovations et contribuer au renforcement des capacités des structures partenaires afin de concourir à l’amélioration de leur organisation, processus et systèmes ainsi que des compétences de leur équipe.

Votre profil

Niveau de formation requis
 Maîtrise en médecine.
Expériences requises et/ou souhaitées
 Minimum 5 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le domaine de la santé publique ;
 Minimum 2 ans d’expérience pertinente dans le pilotage d’intervention/de projets dans la coopération internationale et de préférence sur le continent africain avec expérience souhaitée en appui au niveau intermédiaire (provincial) et au développement des districts de santé ;
 Une expérience en développement des assurances maladies constitue un atout.

Connaissances requises
 Connaissance approfondie des méthodologies de gestion de projets ;
 Connaissance approfondie du domaine de la santé publique ;
 Capacité à rédiger des rapports d’activité et des plannings de suivi financier et opérationnel (via les outils bureautiques MS Office) ;
 Parfaite connaissance du français.

Nous vous offrons
Un contrat jusqu’en mars 2021 (avec possibilité de prolongation jusque fin 2022 moyennant financement additionnel) basé à GEMENA, avec des déplacements fréquents au sein de la province et à Kinshasa. Nous attirons l’attention sur le fait que la ville de Gemena reste assez isolée du reste du pays (1 à 2 vols desservant Gemena par semaine à partir de Kinshasa) et que son niveau d’infrastructure est fort limité.
Package salarial mensuel : Catégorie 1 (B476) – Intervention Manager c’est-à-dire entre 7 277,68 euros et 10 883,62 euros (en ce compris le salaire brut mensuel et les avantages liés au statut d'expatrié: primes d’expatriation et de pénibilité). Le salaire est calculé en fonction de l'expérience pertinente.
n outre, nos collaborateurs expatriés bénéficient également d’avantages liés à l'expatriation tels que la prise en charge des frais de logement (plafonnés), une allocation de déménagement, d’installation, la prise en charge des frais de scolarité des enfants qui accompagnent (plafonnés), un package d’assurances pour toute la famille dont l’assurance rapatriement, des billets d’avion aller-retour une fois/an pour toute la famille.
Les différents montants payés vont varier en fonction de l’expérience pertinente reconnue pour la fonction, la composition familiale et la situation fiscale.

Attention
Cette publication pourra donner lieu à la constitution d’une réserve de recrutement pour toute fonction similaire dans nos pays d’interventions.

Are you interested in becoming an Intervention Manager in DRC? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Aug 27, 2019

SCALING PROGRAM MANAGER/DIRECTOR IN RWANDA , Rwanda

Start date: Preferred mid September 2019
Contract: Open ended contract renewable with 3-6 months probation period
Reporting to: Sr. VP Operations (Rwanda)

Who We Are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Inyenyeri works in 4 districts in Rwanda. Headquartered in Kigali, with an office in Rubavu and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 170 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

About the role:
Inyenyeri is looking for a competent Scaling Program Manager/Director, to design Inyenyeri’s scaling program across all elements of the value chain and support functions of this new biomass energy utility to grow the organization from current 5000 Households (HH’s) to 100.000 HH’s over the next few years. Once the program is designed, set up and structured, play the role of head Project Management Office (PMO) to support the departmental leads and the Project Committee in the realization of the program.

What good looks like:
• Logical and complete program structure (scope, overall deliverables)
• Program plan well specified at various levels of abstraction
• Regular checks on feasibility and coherence of program
• Stakeholders informed and involved
• Project properly staffed
• Ability to adapt plan in a coherent way
• Rigorous reporting on progress, issues and outcomes

Key Responsibilities
• To develop a program management structure, plan and processes to support Inyenyeri in the realization of its scaling plan (e.g. keep the PMO masterfile updated);
• To provide business and financial analyses, as well as strategic leadership, that ensures the optimal balance between the supply and demand of pellets;
• To assist the departmental heads and other project owners in the realization of their particular work stream (e.g. to work with the HR department to keep the recruitment planner updated);
• To monitor and report on progress made;
• To identify and help resolve bottlenecks in the realization;
• To assess company risks, to maintain and update a risk register and to mitigate these risks together with colleagues;
• To link program plan elements with the budget and allow for adaptations of the program in line with changing financial conditions.

Required Skills

What we are looking for:
• Experienced program manager (> 5 years), with attitude and skills to deliver complex projects in a timely way;
• Capable of (re)designing a large multi-disciplinary program;
• Understanding of, and experience with, challenges of implementing large programs;
• Outstanding financial and planning skills;
• Proven skills in budget management;
• Excellent in reporting on outstanding issues and helping to resolve these;
• Ability to present solution directions such that decision-making is facilitated;
• Outstanding team player while also being able to operate with minimal supervision;
• Experience in B2C consumer goods company with production facility an advantage;
• Experience with supply chain management a plus.

Qualifications:
• A Bachelor’s degree (e.g. In Business, Economics, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering or Physical Sciences) is a must; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
• A minimum of 5-10 years of relevant professional experience as a Project/Program/Business/Growth/Scaling Manager;
• Fluency in English, both in writing and verbally;
• Previous experience with a rapidly growing organization.

*Women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
*This position is subject to funding.

Are you interested in becoming a Scaling Program Manager/Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Sep 07, 2019

SALES & INNOVATIONS MANAGER / DIRECTOR IN RWANDA , Rwanda

Start date: ASAP (preferably by mid-September 2019)
Contract: One year contract, renewable, with 3-6 months probation period
Reporting to: Sr. VP Operations (Rwanda)

Who we are
Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Inyenyeri works in 4 districts in Rwanda. Headquartered in Kigali, with an office in Rubavu and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 170 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

About the role :
Inyenyeri is looking for a competent Sales & Innovations Manager/Director who will identify, initiate, lead and complete projects aimed at 1) increasing revenues through an improved customer experience, and/or alternative pricing schemes, and 2) reducing costs through the application of innovative sales, distribution and after-sales techniques. The goal is to reduce stove stacking, increase retention and customer satisfaction, add value to the customer and increase profitability of the company while upholding and reinforcing the mission of the organization. This will be done by combining research, analysis and innovation.

Key responsibilities
● Research customer behavior under different circumstances in order to determine adequate solutions and/or need for improvement of customer experience;
● Assess opportunities to expand our products & services range, e.g.solar add-ons;
● Generate ideas and solutions to increase stove usage and pellets consumption;
● Develop solutions for improving the interaction with customers, for instance through means of push notifications (text messages) regarding stove handling;
● Use of e-marketing tools to create awareness in new target markets;
● Testing innovative pellet distribution solutions such as through pellet vending machines;
● Understand and document customer needs and determine solutions to improve customer experience; design pathways to implement these solutions and lead the implementation;
● Define opportunities for expansion of our services; research solutions and determine how expansion can be implemented;
● Determine how technology can innovate our products and services: Data capture, sales & distribution, post-sales etc;
● Collaborate with researchers and colleagues to identify relevant research questions and methodologies, and to jointly implement those in order to generate results that can benefit Inyenyeri’s business operations.

Required skills
● A Bachelor’s degree (e.g. in Business, Economics, Marketing, Statistics, Engineering or Physical Sciences) is a must; Master’s degree strongly preferred;
● A minimum of 5-10 years of relevant professional experience as a Project/Product/Business/Innovations/Marketing Manager;
● Outstanding communication skills, both verbally and in writing;
● Fluency in English is a must, fluency in Kinyarwanda desirable;
● A strategic thinker with excellent analytical skills, innovative mindset, entrepreneurial spirit;
● An experienced project manager, with attitude and skills to deliver complex projects in a timely and effective way;
● Someone who knows how to ask the right questions, how to set up the methodology to generate answers to those questions, how to interpret those answers, how to turn those answers into solutions and how to implement those solutions;
● Human-centered design expertise;
● Cultural sensitivity and someone who has an ability to relate with our customers and field staff;
● Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
● A quick learner and tech savvy; several projects will have a technology component;
● Understanding of, and experience with, challenges of implementing changes in an organization;
● Ability to present solution directions such that decision-making is facilitated;
● An outstanding team player while also being able to operate with minimal supervision;
● Desirable: Someone with basic knowledge of coding languages like R and Python;
● Prior knowledge of the cooking sector a plus.

*Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
** This position is subject to funding.

Are you interested in becoming a Sales & Innovations Manager / Director in Rwanda? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

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Expiring: Sep 05, 2019

VESTIGINGSMANAGER IN MALAWI , Malawi

Titel: Vestigingsmanager met ondernemersgeest
Standplaats: Malawi
Aanvang: In overleg
Bedrijfsnaam: Doingoood

Heb jij een passie voor het Afrikaanse continent, een hoge intrinsieke drive en ben je zelfstandig en ondernemend?

Misschien word jij dan wel heel blij van de kans die Doingoood je te bieden heeft. Op onze bestemming Malawi zijn wij namelijk op zoek naar een vestigingsmanager die de eindverantwoordelijkheid voor deze prachtige bestemming op zich neemt. Je bent eigen baas in Malawi terwijl je tegelijkertijd meelift op de goede naam, de werkwijze en de hele operationele organisatie die Doingoood in Malawi heeft opgezet.

Bij Doingoood geloven wij dat mensen betere wereldburgers kunnen zijn als er meer begrip is voor andere leefwijzen en culturen. Met onze programma's willen we mensen kennis laten maken met het échte dagelijkse leven van mensen in Afrika. Een leven dat er vaak heel anders aan toe gaat, dan wat je -mede dankzij wat de media ons laat zien- ervan denkt te weten.

Doingoood organiseert en begeleidt buitenlandstages, reizen met (maatschappelijke) impact, tussenjaar programma's, vrijwilligerswerk en schoolreizen in Afrika.

Jaarlijks helpen wij zo'n 200 reizigers om goed georganiseerd en zorgeloos te kunnen genieten van Afrika. Wij zijn heel enthousiast zijn over het Afrika dat wij kennen. Over de hartverwarmende projecten, de inspirerende mensen en de prachtige plekken op dit geweldige continent. En al dat enthousiasme over 'ons' Afrika, delen we graag met onze deelnemers. Vanuit onze eigen ervaring.

In deze pittige functie ben je primair verantwoordelijk voor het ontwikkelen van de Doingoood organisatie in Malawi. Je ontwikkelt partnerschappen met nieuwe partners en onderhoudt de bestaande relaties. Je begeleidt stagiaires, vrijwilligers en reizigers tijdens hun verblijf in Malawi. Je weet moeiteloos in te spelen op onverhoopte problemen of onverwachte plotwendingen die zich voordoen.

Kortom, het is jouw taak om ervoor te zorgen dat zowel het project als de deelnemer optimaal profiteert van de samenwerking. Je helpt deelnemers om meer begrip te krijgen voor de cultuur en leefwijze in Malawi. Je ondersteunt, waar nodig, stagiaires bij het behalen van hun stagedoelen. Je coacht de projecten hoe zij optimaal gebruik kunnen maken van de inzet van de stagiaires en vrijwilligers. En je zorgt ervoor dat alle randvoorwaarden voor een fijne samenwerking en een veilig verblijf gewaarborgd zijn.

Wie ben jij/ zijn jullie:
• Een persoon (of stel) met een passie voor Afrika en bij voorkeur al ervaren is met ondernemen of managen in een andere cultuur
• Je bent ondernemend van karakter, kan kansen herkennen en je vindt het leuk om resultaten te boeken
• Je vindt het leuk om jouw kennis en ervaringen op anderen over te brengen en hen te helpen om daarin zelf ook een ontwikkeling door te maken
• Je vindt het een fijne uitdaging om de gehele verantwoording voor de vestiging Malawi op je te nemen
• Je bent een ‘het glas is altijd halfvol’ persoonlijkheid, je communiceert prettig en helder, je bent niet bang om op jezelf te reflecteren en je houdt van eerlijkheid en degelijkheid (als in: alles is netjes en goed geregeld)

Dit hebben wij te bieden:
• Een kans om als zelfstandig ondernemer aan de slag te gaan, als ‘franchise nemer’ van Doingoood. Je kan direct instappen in een lopende organisatie waarin heel veel al geregeld is en zó overgenomen kan worden
• Een aantrekkelijke financiële verdeling van de inkomsten
• Een geweldige kans om de bestemming Malawi tot haar volle potentie (en er is echt veel potentie) te ontwikkelen. Hierin heb je –binnen de afgesproken kaders voor kwaliteit en veiligheid- alle vrijheid om dit naar eigen inzicht vorm te geven
• Samenwerking met een gedreven, enthousiast team met een groot hart voor Malawi

Goed om te weten als je gaat reageren:
• Wij zijn op zoek naar iemand die zich voor langere tijd wil verbinden aan Doingoood in Malawi en die dat echt vanuit zelfstandigheid wil doen. Het betreft hier dus geen loondienstverband. Er komt een franchise contract waarin alle afspraken worden vastgelegd.
• Er is een verdiepingsdocument beschikbaar met meer inhoudelijke informatie over de vestiging in Malawi. Hierin vind je ook de historische gegevens van de aantallen deelnemers van de afgelopen 3 jaar en de daarbij behorende verdien potentie op basis van de af te spreken financiële verdeelsleutel. Deze komt beschikbaar voor mensen die serieuze interesse hebben en reageren op deze vacature.
• Er is sprake van een instap fee. Dit kan je zien als ‘good will’ en een stuk commitment om een succes te maken van jouw franchise in Malawi

Enthousiast geworden?

Neem een video van jezelf op waarin je reageert op deze kans en stuur die, samen met je CV, naar ineke@doingoood.nl

Er is geen sluitingsdatum voor reageren. We gaan gesprekken inplannen zodra er reakties binnen komen en blijven dit doen totdat we de geschikte persoon/ personen gevonden hebben.

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Expiring: Sep 13, 2019

Managing Director in Ghana , Ghana

The Managing Director, is a first member of the team for the port project, and serves as a strategic partner and advisor to the client’s management team and Director – Global Investments. As the Managing Director, the candidate will set-up and provide leadership and direction to the (project) team responsible for delivering the services under the Concession Agreement, and manage the day-to-day affairs of the company including but not limited to construction, financial, operational, administrative, community relations, and customer creation and service. The Managing Director will be the primary contact point between all port-related government bodies.

THE CANDIDATE
The right candidate is an engaging and focused leader who leverages best practice management skills to maximize team performance. As an individual the Managing Director is highly adaptive and excels in a dynamic environment.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Directing functions & performance
• Sets up & Leads the local team in management of day-to-day affairs of the company.
• Ensures that all managers are up to date with the concession related terms.
• Oversees annual budget requirements, approving budget guidelines, with end accountability for the achievement of both budget and financial goals of the organization in accordance with the business plan and updated financial model.

2. Contract Management
• Ensures that all company activities are carried out in commercial, technical, operational compliance with the concession agreement, projects agreements, financing agreements, service agreements and agreed business plan.
• Interfaces with all major contractors and vendors to achieve the agreed performance output as contracted.
• Ensures all contractual obligations of the company are fully met.
• Secures appropriate long-term service contracts.
• Seeks opportunities to enhance the popularity of the port and increase the project’s revenue potential.

3. Communication & Liaison
• Builds and actively manages relationships with all stakeholders.
• Represents the organization with the shareholders, the financial community and the public including the media.

4. Developing the business strategy
• Provides the vision, leadership and direction for the company. Establishes short and long-term goals, objectives, plans and policies, subject to approval by the client’s management.
• Develops the commercial strategy for approval by the client’s management.
• Develops and manages the business plan and annual operating plan.

5. Recruitment and Development
• Recruits / manages the local Senior Management team, and provides mentoring/guidance to senior managers.
• Implements a relevant performance management system.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS
Experience:
• At least fifteen (15+) plus years of working as an MD or CEO with experience in successfully managing concessions agreements and port/ off-shore construction projects, in Ghana or West Africa.
• Extensive managerial and leadership knowledge, applying best practices to all sections of the business.
• Successful Track record of stakeholder management and dealing with senior authorities, bureaucrats and ministry level individuals.
• Excellent contacts with public authorities in Ghana.

Skills:
• Must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and exceptional skills in building interpersonal relationships, including a high degree of tact, diplomacy and ability to influence.
• In-depth understanding of financial concepts, financial models and hands-on with the financial implications of the project implementation processes.
• Excellent business acumen, including project management skills.
• Effective negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• A collaborative work style, fostering cooperation and teamwork.
• Advanced verbal and written communications skills in English in addition to effective interpersonal skills.

All applicants are required to submit to a complete background check and medical examination as a condition of employment. Only candidates that have successfully passed both checks will be eligible for employment.

If you’re interested in the position of Managing Director apply through this link.

If you’d like to know more about the position before applying, please contact Minoek Wijs (minoek@jobnetafrica.com) or Hedwig Rovers (hedwig@jobnetafrica.com)

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Expiring: Sep 23, 2019

Country Manager in Mali , Mali

Type: Full-Time
Experience: Junior level (2-y experience minimum)
Industry: Agriculture and Insurance
Compensation: Salary, bonus, stock options

Company presentation:
OKO uses technologies to create and distribute affordable crop insurance products in emerging markets to protect smallholder farmers against climate risks. We use satellite weather information to analyse risk of specific events (e.g. drought, flood, hurricane) and create a parametric insurance product that compensates farmers as soon as this event is detected. OKO also uses mobile technologies (SMS, USSD, Mobile Money) to offer these insurance products to un-banked populations.
OKO won the 2018 Orange Social Venture Prize and is part of the Techstars network of start-up OKO has Barclays among its shareholders and is also supported by the European Commission.

Job description:
Responsibilities include running the day-to-day operational activities in Mali as well as P&L responsibility, stakeholder management, product management, new product development, administration of distribution channels, and people management. Overall, the Country Manager must be attuned to value the details as well as be able to understand and drive towards the big picture. Analytical and quick thinking in a fast-paced environment are essential. The Country Manager is an enthusiastic problem solver and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the operation in Mali. As the key point of contact for our business partners and the local team, the Country Manager plays a pivotal role in the success of our local operation.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Execution of current plans and development the operation in the market - working with local OKO team, local mobile operator team and local insurance company to achieve agreed mid and long-term plans and goals
• Responsible for meeting subscriber targets and cost efficiency initiatives for the local entity as a whole (P&L responsibility)
• Carry out day-to-day activities and monitor performance of members of the local team (including a project manager and sales agents) and ensure work is progressing as planned
• Manage schedules, budgets, financials, and overall company organization to ensure plans and new projects are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon
• Ability to multi-task across several initiatives
• Effectively and efficiently plan and prioritize all resources working across the operation based on company goals
• Actively monitor risks to foresee potential issues and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance
• Consistently identify new opportunities and needs that clients may not recognize and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
• Consistently manage client relationship and expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback.

Qualifications:
• Languages: fluent in French and English. Bamara is a plus.
• 2 years minimum work experience within an implementation/operational role in the telecoms space, consulting or equivalent experience in PMO in this sector
• Looking for someone eager to live and work in Mali and enthusiastic about running and developing an operation
• Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different stakeholders and cultures, ideally in emerging markets
• Strong attention to detail, with focus on stakeholder management, product management, product development and performance of distribution channel
• Experience in sales is a plus but not a must
• Experience within Africa, Lat-Am and emerging Asia/Pacific or insurance industries is a plus but not a must.
• Candidates with a WAEMU region nationality will be considered in priority (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo)

Are you interested in becoming a Country Manager in Mali? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Sep 20, 2019

Country Representative in CAR , Central African Republic

We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial support. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards. The Focus of the International Assistance department is on two main areas: Disaster Response and Community Resilience.

Country Representative, Central African Republic (CAR)

Position title: NLRC Country Representative - CAR
Duty station: Bangui
Time period: 1 year, with possible extension
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Status: Single posting/R&R

Purpose of the position

The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is looking for a Country Representative who will:
- Safeguard, develop and implement the NLRC long term strategy and vision for CAR
- Maintain and further develop relationships with Red Cross Partners, Donors and other Stakeholders
- Lead the NLRC Country Team in CAR
- End responsible for all NLRC supported projects in CAR
- Be the project manager for the Response Preparedness Program (RPII)

The Netherlands Red Cross in Central African Republic

The NLRC supports the Central African Republic Red Cross (CAR RC) through a programmatic partnership, with longer term development assistance through two main projects: Response Preparedness funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Future Generation project funded by the Dutch radio 3FM. The first project focuses on enhancing preparedness of the National Society CAR RC to better respond to future disasters with an aim of having by the end of April 2020 the impact of disasters vulnerable people in CAR reduced. The second project addresses the social cohesion theme with specific attention to youth. The overall aim of the 3FM project is by the end of 2018, 5,000 youth are more resilient to the consequences of conflict and able to shape their personal and economic development.In addition, NLRC supports the CAR RC with strengthening its capacities to effectively provide services to the most vulnerable communities and assists the partner in the coordination within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other stakeholders. The RP and Youth projects appear to run well, with tribute to NLRC international staff that operate in close tandem with their NS counterparts. A new project funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just started and focusing on livelihoods and basic needs for the youth with an overall objective that by 2020, 5000 vulnerable youth are economically and socially integrated through economic empowerment, first aid trainings promoting peace due to trainings in 7 principles, Conflict management, social cohesion and SRH (including SGBV awareness). The Country Representative is also the end responsible for this project.

Netherlands Red Cross Response Preparedness Programme

In 2011 the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent was held. During this Conference the Netherlands government and NLRC agreed to support a selection of National Societies to provide more effective emergency response.[1] This resulted in the so-called ‘RP’ programme, a first full-fledged response preparedness programme implemented from 2012 till 2016 in 5 countries and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). NLRC intended to renew this commitment to strengthening disaster response preparedness and started preparations for a proposal in 2014, which was formally accepted for funding by July 2016. The programme (May 1st 2016 – April 30th 2020) fills a critical gap between current community based resilience and risk reduction programmes and international disaster response by focusing on strengthening national response capacity and linking it to regional and global capacity. It aims at enabling a better prepared response mechanism of the RCRC Movement partners and surrounding stakeholders in case disasters strike and therefore complements community-based resilience and DRR activities. For the Netherlands Red Cross the response preparedness programme contributes to an important part of the organization’s strategic focus on disaster management[2] as laid down in the paper ‘Towards 2020’. In the second phase of the Response Preparedness Programme (RP2), NLRC will contribute to improved Disaster Response Preparedness in four disaster and conflict prone countries, working closely with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in those countries-namely Central African Republic, Lebanon (including Palestinian Red Crescent branch in Lebanon), Mali and Zambia-, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretariat, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC) and the 510 data team of NLRC. RP2 covers core activities that lie at the heart of disaster preparedness of National Societies, but also aims to address capacities that strengthen and facilitate these. This means that RP2 not only focuses on the capacity of the involved National Societies (NS), but also on its specific position within the country’s broader disaster response preparedness mechanism. In addition RP2 will be contributing to global Red Cross and Red Crescent tools and guidelines on response preparedness through the IFRC Secretariat and the RCCC.

Position in the organization

The Country Representative is leading the country team in CAR, consisting of two delegates and local staff. The country representative is the direct line manager of the in-country expatriate staff and local staff in Bangui.

The Country Representative reports to the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator (PPC), who is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Country Representative will ensure quality and adherence to established guidelines, policies and strategies of the CAR RC, as well as in accordance with NLRC principles, guidelines and evidence-based best practices. The Country Representative will work closely with staff based at NLRC HQ, including the Portfolio Officer, technical advisors, PMER and quality officers.

Key Responsibilities

Vision and Strategy development
- Take the lead in further developing NLRC’s long term vision and strategy for Central African Republic.
- Maintain and develop NLRC’s portfolio for CAR.
- In the processes described above ensure inclusion of CAR RC society, the NLRC field team and NLRC HQ (desk, advisors, unit lead).
- Act as the primary resource person within NLRC Country Office, for sharing and providing information on NLRC’s vision and strategy and projects in CAR.

Partnership Fostering and Development
- Represent NLRC and maintain strong relations with the CAR RC, the other RC National Societies, The International Federation IFRC, the ICRC, the national authorities, UN Organizations, international and national organizations and donors.
- Maintain relations with Netherlands Embassy in Khartoum/Consulate in Bangui and pro-actively inform the Embassy/ Consul about NLRC supported projects.
- Engage and actively participate in relevant networks, coalitions, alliances, meetings, forums or any other event related to the activities implemented in CAR.
- Represent the NLRC in coordination meetings with other Red Cross partners.
- Take the lead in identifying funding and or partnership opportunities in CAR which are in line with strategies and priorities of CAR RC and NLRC.

Project Development and Delivery
- Analyze and maintain an in-depth understanding of the development context and key stakeholders in country.
- Ensure coherence of NLRC program in CAR in collaboration with support from the Portfolio Officer, technical advisors, PMER and quality officers at the Hague and the technical support departments in National Office.
- Work in collaboration and consultation with CAR RC, identify relevant interventions in line with CAR RC and NLRC International Assistance Department Strategy.
- Work in close collaboration with Project Delegates in development of new proposals, monitoring and revising budgets and activities.
- Coordinate the Response Preparedness project in CAR
- Ensure project planning, budgeting, and reporting is carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with NLRC and donor requirements, formats and standards.
- End responsible for ensuring quality project management and financial control of the portfolio of NLRC projects in-country as the line manager of project delegates.
- Safeguard and implement NLRC’s Standard Project Approach (SPA), Financial Management guide and NLRC’s Procedures for International Procurement
- Ensure effective risk management including, but not limited to monitoring of risks associated with program implementation and legal contracts.

Human Resources, Line management and Office
- Foster a positive, fair, participatory and ambitious professional work culture and constructive team approach among in-country staff.
- Ensure all Delegates are delivering on work plans and that all relevant external donor policies, procedures and deadlines are met.
- Oversee management of in-country project budgets for Delegates in agreement with the Portfolio Officer.
- Ensure all delegates adhere to NLRC’s Standard Project Approach, use the right (budget) formats, follow all NLRC procedures (e.g. Logistics, Security Guidelines) and use the right administrative systems (SPACE 2.0, Winpaccs, etc).
- Undertake regular strategic and operational meetings with CAR RC Senior Management Team to ensure work priorities and address any challenges the in country NLRC team is facing.
- Responsible for managing employee performance, including providing employees with regular feedback, (conducting a Mid Term review and a yearly performance appraisal).
- Maintain accurate written records of work plans, Management Team meetings and performance appraisals.
- In conjunction with each employee, identify learning and professional development needs and support the employee in getting these needs met e.g. approving their participation in courses, coaching them, providing them with “on-the-job” experience that will enhance their knowledge, etc.
- Develop Job Descriptions for new staff of the Country office, process recruitment and hiring in close consultation with the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator.
- Ensure that staff compensation and benefits are fair and understood by all employees.
- Ensure that Delegates comply with staff regulations and that breaches are documented and the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator notified.
- Develop the NLRC office budget, taking into account existing program budgets and request for approval by NLRC HQ.
- Organize missions for the NLRC, other Red Cross National Societies and external consultants upon request alongside the relevant project delegate. Develop terms of references for these missions.
- Be responsible for the efficient use of the funds and assets allocated to the projects.
- Conduct continuous assessments to identify needs and possibilities for new interventions within the mandates of the CAR RC/NLRC

Security Management
- Ensure strict adherence of security policies and directions from NLRC and ICRC;
- Ensure that updated Security Regulations are in place and that all staff (local and International) are aware and follows the regulation.
- Develop on a yearly basis a country security document in close collaboration with the security advisor at HQ
- Disseminate information on security threats to staff in a timely manner.
- Regularly analyze context, identify risks and validate security rules.
- Maintain proper documentation of security incidents.
- Conduct security briefing for NLRC visitors to CAR and arrange security briefing for these visitors with ICRC

Requirements
- Master degree in Social Science, International Development, Business Management or other relevant field
- At least 8 years’ experience in the development and/or humanitarian field
- Strategic thinker with a strong track record in programme design and grant writing
- Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison)
- Extensive experience working with donor agencies, notably The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MOFA)
- Experience in the area of capacity building and development of non-governmental organisations, preferably of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
- Able to work in politically complex and challenging environment.
- Experience in working at managerial level in an international organisation.
- Experience in programme management , including programme identification, formulation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, preferably within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
- Excellent narrative and financial reporting and proposal writing skills.
- Working experience in the region is preferred, as is knowledge on the political, economic and socio-cultural climate of Central African Republic
- Able to adhere to policy and procedures of the NLRC whilst effectively managing programmes and people
- Able to make sound judgements and decisions.
- Good social/diplomatic skills and culturally sensitive, flexible and creative.
- Able to work independently, as well in a team with the guidance of the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator;
- Demonstrated accountability for staff security in a conflict/fragile environments.
- Fluent in spoken and written of French and English;
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Practical knowledge of computer Skills (Microsoft Office, Winpaccs, Document Management programmes).

We offer
- A full time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for 1 year, with the possibility of extension
- A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.
- Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.

Applications
The Interview process will start as soon as applications are received.
Please note that an assessment is part of the selection process.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Representative in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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