German Red Cross Job Vacancy: Head of Office – Port au Prince, Haiti

Posting Job


July 27, 2016

Expired Job


June 19, 2019



German Red Cross (GRC) is part of a worldwide community assisting
victims of conflicts and disasters and people affected by social or
health related crises. The Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement provides
vulnerable people with assistance without discrimination as to
nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions and
adheres to the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement: Humanity,
Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and
Universality. GRC assists in disaster response, rehabilitation and
capacity building projects internationally on appeals of their sister
organisations within the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement.

has been present in Haiti with a permanent office in Port au Prince
since 2008 and has ever since supported the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) with
activities in its efforts to linking relief, rehabilitation and
development. In 2015 GRC has further consolidated its developmental
perspective, through the full implementation of the integrated approach
for resilience. GRC is working through community-based activities in the
context of food security, securing livelihoods, disaster risk
reduction, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion as well as health and
currently having projects in the department Nippes and Arcahaie.

GRC is currently seeking a Head of Office for Haiti

Place of assignment: Port au Prince, Haiti

Duration: 15th November 2016 until 31st December 2017

Key tasks and responsibilities:

Strategic Direction: 

  • Further develop the GRC Country Strategy and further enhance GRCs profile in Haiti
  • In
    line with the overall strategy, meet GRCs requirements regarding
    possible and relevant donor calls and grant applications and monitor
    developments and opportunities of those donors, who have funding
    programmes in Haiti. Identify and define further possible fields of
    intervention of GRC and contribute to the securing of funding thereof

Management and implementation: 

  • Ensure
    the implementation of GRC supported activities according to approved
    plans and budgets and take responsibility for adequate preparatory
    assessments, planning, implementation and monitoring and timely
    reporting to GRC HQ and the respective back-donors
  • Maintain
    and/or further develop existing structures of the GRC country office
    efficiently, including HR, security, inventories, fixed and financial
    assets and other resources in accordance with approved budgets and
    following GRC guidelines and procedures
  • Ensure
    efficient and effective management of GRC resources and ensure
    transparent financial management including allocation and verification
    of expenditures, budget monitoring, budget revisions according to GRC’s
    and donor standard and requirements
  • Ensure
    consistent communication and coordination between GRC country office
    and GRC NHQ as well as with the GRC Regional Office in Latin America

Cooperation and Funding: 

  • Represent
    the GRC at country level and maintain close cooperation with the Red
    Cross / Red Crescent Movement (RC/RC) partners, the Government of Haiti
    at the appropriate levels, the German Embassy, other relevant
    international and national external aid agencies as well as external
  • Explore
    possibilities for cooperation, funding, resource sharing and exchange
    of technical advice within the RC/RC Movement and with external partners
  • Continue and strengthen the relationship with the HRC 

Capacity Building: 

  • Support the capacity building of the HRC in the field of project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation 

Required Skills & Experiences: 

  • University Degreee in a relevant field
  • More
    than 5 years of experience working in the field of climate change
    adaptation, disaster management / disaster risk reduction, food
    security, wash, health and / or other development projects
  • At least 3 years of experience in a senior management position with confirmed experience in leading and managing staff
  • Proven experience in representation and networking
  • A Minimum of 5 years of experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) of relief, rehabilitation and /or development projects
  • Profound experience with donor funded projects (e.g. BMZ, AA, ECHO)
  • Profound Experience in proposal writing for different donors
  • Proven experience in working in a difficult and volatile security situation
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Readiness to go on assignment without partner
  • Knowledge of Red Cross / Red Crescent principles with willingness to adhere to them,
  • experience in working for the Red Cross / Red Crescent Movement is a strong asset
  • Oral and written fluency in French and English, German and Spanish is of advantage
  • Excellent physical and mental health with the ability to complete a thorough medical screening process 

What we Offer:

offers you a compensation package according to the collective
employment agreement of the GRC as well as an expatriation allowance
during your mission. Accommodation or a personal allowance to cover your
accommodation will be provided. In addition to a full insurance package
(health insurance for residence abroad, private accident insurance,
private liability insurance, luggage insurance) GRC is as well covering a
home flight withing a 12-month period of assignment and medical check
ups before and after your mission. Before your assignment you will
benefit from a comprehensive training package and receive briefings
prior as well as during and after your mission.

Kindly apply by submitting your application by using the GRC online application system DRK HR net (CLICK HERE) until 21st August 2016.

Please indicate Ref. No. 2016-128 with your application.

Further information on our recruiting procedure can be found on our homepage HERE

Deutsches Rotes Kreuz


Team Personalmanagement

Carstennstr. 58

12205 Berlin

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