International Committee of the Red Cross Vacancy: Water And Habitat Head Of Program - Makati, Philippines

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is a Geneva-based humanitarian organization that protects and assists victims of armed conflicts and other situations of violence without discrimination. It has been providing humanitarian aid in the Philippines for more than 70 years, with a permanent presence since 1982. The ICRC works closely with the Philippine Red Cross, its primary partner in the country.
Join the Water and Habitat team of an international humanitarian organization. The ICRC delegation in the Philippines is looking for:
Based in Makati
Reporting to the Water and Habitat Coordinator as Head of Program, you will develop, coordinate and implement strategies and projects that help ensure access to potable water, sanitation and shelter facilities in affected communities, as well as those aiming to improve the living conditions in jails and prisons. You will engage towards a wide range of multiple stakeholders and lead, guide and supervise team members.
Problem analysis update and program strategy revision
  • Oversees the process for data collection and analysis, and works with the team to draw out insights and recommendations
  • Maintains an up-to-date analysis of the humanitarian problems and proposes strategy adjustments when necessary
  • Drafts comprehensive problem analysis and operational strategy documents contributing to the institutional processes
Management of water and habitat programs
  • Ensures the integration of water and habitat programs within the delegation’s operations by maintaining communication and collaboration amongst relevant departments and services
  • Plans activities, supervises and validates technical inputs of project managers including field assessments, project proposals, progress reports, reporting documents and procurement processes
  • Deploys to conflict- or disaster-affected areas in the Philippines when necessary and manages emergency response interventions

Program financial management and follow-up
  • Maintains an up-to-date overview of the water and habitat program financial plan
  • Compiles and submits monthly financial plans and cash requests
  • Validates financial plans and follow-up prepared by project managers

Selection requirements
  • A licensed engineer with a Bachelor’s/College Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or equivalent
  • Completed an MBA program or a Master’s degree in a management discipline
  • At least eight years work experience with minimum five-year demonstrated experience in program management
  • Willingness to relocate and be based within any of the delegation’s operational areas in the Philippines
Your profile
  • Excellent ability to empower and lead teams and works effectively with multiple, multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Capable to engage and connect with broad range of people, work as part of a multi-dimensional team that cuts across the ICRC delegation setup in the Philippines
  • Willingness to travel frequently
  • Fluent in both English and Filipino
  • Opportunities for advanced learning and development
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Meaningful career within an international humanitarian setup
Closing date of application: 30 November 2016
Contract starts: 01 January 2017
Contract duration: Permanent

Qualified applicants are requested to send their comprehensive resume and cover letter to, with subject line: SURNAME First name – Water and Habitat Head of Program.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. A valid NBI clearance must be submitted once shortlisted.

Office Address: 5th Floor, Erechem Building, Corner Rufino and Salcedo Streets, Makati City, Philippines