Honduras: Country Manager Honduras and El Salvador

Organization: Norwegian Red Cross
Country: Honduras
Closing date: 18 Jun 2017

The Red Cross and the Red Crescent Movement is composed of 190 national societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It is the largest network of humanitarian actors in the world, with 100 million members and volunteers. The Red Cross in Norway has 130000 members and close to 30000 volunteers carrying out activities in 400 local branches

Norwegian Red Cross (NorCross) is a member of the world wide Red Cross Movement working in the fields of relief and assistance and the development of sister Red Cross societies. Norwegian Red Cross has established regional- and country representations, to ensure proximity to key partner Red Cross / Red Crescent societies as well as donors and international partners.

We are now seeking a Country Manager for Honduras and el Salvador to be based in Tegucigalpa.

The Country Manager is the overall responsible for Norwegian Red Cross supported programmes in the countries. He/she represents the organization vis-à-vis the Honduras and El Salvador Red Cross Societies, The ICRC, The IFRC, other Partner Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies working in the country, the Norwegian Embassy and international donors and organizations present in the country.
The portfolio includes Urban Violence, Protection Health, and Organizational Development. The Country Manager reports to the America Regional Representative based at the NorCross regional office in Panama City, Panama.

Main responsibilities:

-Cooperate closely with the Honduras and El Salvador Red Cross, ensuring common understanding of goals, priorities and programs. Provide guidance and support on needs analysis, programme development, quality assurance and management.

-Manage the programme portfolio, ensure that project planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting is carried out in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance

-Ensure proper Implementation of the NORAD, Telethon, MFA and UE projects and develop new project proposals in accordance with strategic plans, reaching 100% execution rate.

-Contribute to efficient communication and coordination with the rest of the NorCross team in the region

-Liaise with the ICRC in the country (where relevant) and contribute to the compliance of the NorCross- Telethon/MFA-ICRC tripartite agreement.

-Monitor the mutual compliance of the Partnership Agreements between NorCross and HNS, including adequate reporting.

-Provide guidance and support to the HNS on programme development, quality assurance, management and admin/finance.

-Monitor and provide analysis of political, socio-economic and humanitarian trends

-Strategic responsibility in-country: Ensure that activities are based on country plans which are consistent with Americas Framework Document and that work plans comprising donor requirements are used monthly and revised mid-year.

-Cooperation design: Ensure that all NorCross cooperation is in line with HNS priorities and consistent with NorCross strategies and common results framework. Position NorCross to formulate and lead EU-funded projects responding to unmet needs in Honduras and El Salvador in accordance with the Americas team’s EU concept note.

-Program follow up: Ensure that all new MFA funded projects are approved; count on baseline surveys and that monitoring and reports are based on tracking progress towards humanitarian outcomes.

-Technical support: Provide risk management support to Red Cross activities in Honduras and in other regional risk management interventions developed in coordination with NorCross.

-HCiD: Ensure that SRC and HRC have designed plans and implemented measures articulating its auxiliary role in improving access to health services in insecure environments with their respective Ministry of Health during 2015-16.

-FD: Ensure that Financial Development initiatives in El Salvador and Honduras are developed in conjunction with the Regional Finance Advisor.

-NS Relations: Maintain a fluent, transparent and coherent dialogue with partner NS at all levels

Qualifications and Experiences we are looking for:

-Relevant post-secondary degree in health in emergencies, primary health care or protection. Extensive and relevant field experience can compensate for the lack of a relevant university degree

-Excellent level of Spanish and English, oral and writing

-Minimum 5 years' field experience from humanitarian work, in a relevant field

-Excellent understating of the socio-political situation in the Honduras and el Salvador and the region

-Proven experience in urban violence programs

-Proven experience in designing and management of programmes

-Proven experience in financial management of programmes

-Experience in supporting Organizational Development

-Strong analytical skills

-Experience managing EU/ECHO grants is an advantage

-Experience in working for the Red Cross /Red Crescent Movement is an advantage

Personal Competencies we are looking for:

-Self-driven, committed and determined, achieves high quality results

-Cooperates effectively and harmoniously with colleagues and/or partners from varied cultures and professional background

-Excellent communication skills

-Strong diplomatic & representation skills

S-ystematic and good planning skills

The successful candidate should be willing to travel in the region and to field sites as needed

We offer:

•A meaningful job in the world's largest humanitarian organization

•Salary/benefits according to the Norwegian Red Cross’ salary system and relevant qualifications

•24 months' contract (with possible extension)

•Family posting: Yes

Other :

• Driving License Class B1 is a requirement

• The position is considered an expat position

If you have any questions, please contact NorCross Regional Representative, Gonzalo Atxaerandio Gonzalo.Atxaerandio@redcross.no

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