Global Humanitarian Manager and Roving Country Director

Organization: HA

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About Human Appeal

Here at Human Appeal we have (HA) an exciting opportunity for a Global Humanitarian Manager (HM) and Roving Country Director (CD). This is a 12 month fixed term contract, with potential for permanent role depending on availability of funding. The salary is dependent on your experience and expertise. You will be reporting to Director of Programmes.

Human Appeal is a faith-based charity that aims to abolish poverty by providing humanitarian aid, sustainable development programs and championing advocacy for our beneficiaries worldwide. Human Appeal has 7 International Field Offices across Africa, Asia and the Middle East (Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Turkey, and Yemen).

Main Job Purpose

To lead and manage the global humanitarian programme that responds to the context in the region and country level. This includes the design and implementation of humanitarian responses and preparedness programmes contributing to the global strategy of HA. The post holder provides vision and strategic direction and effective management of the humanitarian and country programming ensuring development, continued improvement in the quality of programmes, effective management of financial and human resources, security and legality. All of these will need to be combined and supported with influencing, networking, business development and resource mobilisation (fundraising) efforts.
There may also be some situations where the position holder temporarily takes up management positions as an interim measure. During these missions, the postholder will model new ways of working and drive the teams toward transformation, holistic planning and programming and help to build effective teams, coalitions and networks.

Essential Job Responsibilities

• Responsible for reviewing the Strategy and Humanitarian Response Plan is fit for purpose and ensuring effective implementation at global and country-level;
• Provide strategic leadership and management to country programmes that include humanitarian programming and influencing to maximise our influence and impact;
• Provides strategic guidance to the country offices to develop and deliver quality programmes, knowledge-based, innovative in terms of new approaches and engagement with diversified stakeholders to achieve impact at scale
• Lead country program collaboration with colleagues in the Human Appeal’s Regional Response to deliver regional programming and advocacy.
• Work in close liaison and synergy with partners and focus geographic and thematic sectors;

• Promote the relationships between Country Directors, Regional and Headquarters management teams. increase following & compliance and build genuine unity aligned with values of the organisation.
• Ensure that Human Appeal remains relevant for local civil society organisations, host government, private sector and policymakers of a country. It may include (but not limited to) revision and realignment of country strategy and other actions.
• Build capacity of national teams in initiating and sustaining healthy, mutually beneficial and authentic partnerships with local civil society organisations.
• Help our country humanitarian lead people to play a leadership role in efforts to improve humanitarian response coordination and play an active role in the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT).
• When temporarily assigned to the management positions, lead the teams and implement strategic steer of the senior leadership of Human Appeal. She/he can also take unpopular decisions and implement them.

Stewardship and Operational Management
• Guide and give pragmatic and actionable advice on operational excellence to achieve optimal efficiency and cost-effectiveness in all functions and operations of the country programme.
• When temporarily assigned in a management position, oversee the deployment and utilisation of financial and operational policies, procedures, and systems to deliver compliance with Human Appeal and donor requirements.
• Ensure responsiveness and appropriate levels of in-person and remote support to all offices, especially in the areas of HR, finance and supply chain.

Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
• Provide technical support to country teams in preparation of M&E Framework (especially for the donor-funded projects).
• Help country teams in developing and using knowledge products for reducing costs, raising funds and increasing impact.
• When temporarily assigned to a management position, ensure the M&E system is working as per Human Appeal procedures. In the case of donor-funded projects, ensure compliance with donor M&E requirements.

Local Fundraising & Liaison with Funders/Donors
• Help the country programme to build a system of the regular flowing information, that is available to the funding departments and to donors / official funders as required by the various funding mechanisms.
• Establish and develop working relationships with key donors and actively develop local funding sources appropriate to the approved country strategy.
• When temporarily assigned to a management position, ensure compliance and meeting all deadlines of the donors on existing restricted income contracts. Raise further funds and explore possibilities of linking up with strategic non-funding partnerships, etc.
• Build capacity of national teams in promoting relationship with major international donors in line with the country and global programme strategies of Human Appeal.

Financial Management & Control
• Contribute to fostering collaboration between programme and support teams (especially financial management and controls). Technically help the country teams to put in place the control of expenditure and the disbursement of resources following the established procedures.
• Update Head quarter’s Risk Register about country-specific risks and advise on mitigation measures to the senior leadership of Human Appeal.
• Help the country team in identifying keep risks in maintaining the financial and legal integrity of the organisation at the country level.
• Help country teams to put in place a budget monitoring system to maintain adequate and coordinated budget monitoring processes for grant funds and discretionary funds.
• Improve the quality of progress and financial reports through technical feedback and capacity building as required by the government and accountability procedures and as required by other organisations.
• Help headquarters in ensuring oversight of the original programme’s financial position.
• Build capacity of country teams and promote an organisational culture of compliance within Human Appeal to Anti-Money Laundering instructions/laws of the UK, EU, and USA Governments and the Government of the host country.
• When temporarily assigned to a management position, the position holder ensures that all the relevant financial procedures of Human Appeal, donors, UK Government and Host Government are in place. There is no ineligible expense for the duration of the deployment.

Human Resource Development & Management
• Contribute to institutionalising Human Resource Development and management systems at the country level.
• Help CD in maintaining effective and appropriate staff recruitment, induction, appraisal, remuneration and development practice at all levels to ensure the optimum utilisation and development of human resources.
• Assist and guide CD in appointment, development and management of senior management staff. Ensure that Human Appeal recruits high calibre of staff while promoting affirmative action within the organisation.
• Encourage a corporate perspective amongst staff and actively promote staff exchange, and development schemes, where these contribute to the meeting of HA programme objectives and priorities.
• Participate in the appraisal process and ensure that agreed objectives are achieved, taking responsibility for directing own learning and development activities (e.g. private study, e-learning).
• Build the capacity of the country office to put in place a practical and functional performance management system.
• When temporarily assigned to a management position, undertake change management and other measures as per steer of the senior leadership.

Seek opportunity Security and Health Safety

• Advise CD in maintaining an overview of political and security context through developing and updating security and evacuation procedures and plan to ensure all staff adhere to health and safety guidelines, i.e. to introduce efficiencies and eliminate redundancies in the existing business process.
• Help CD to put in place an operational security management plan with incident reporting and analysis.
• When temporarily assigned to a management position, the position holder will be responsible for the security and safety of country teams, assets and operations.

Experience and Technical Competencies
• A post-graduate degree in development, international relations or related field.
• Minimum of 10 years of senior leadership and management experience in the development and delivery of high-quality programmes and humanitarian strategy, with and through partners or directly in one or more challenging locations.
• Proven track record of leading and motivating multi-disciplinary teams and operations across many locations, with a demonstrated ability to work in complex contexts.
• Experience with financial management, donor compliance and reporting
• Experience of managing security, risk and legal compliance within an INGO context
• Strong political, cultural awareness
• Necessary computer skills (like MS Office)
• We require fluency in English, Arabic language or the ability to read Arabic script is a strong advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Country Director and Global Humanitarian Manager to take the step in their career by joining our rapidly expanding Global organisation.

We are looking for immediate hires so for the best chance of success please apply today as we will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis.

How to apply

We are looking for immediate hires so for the best chance of success please apply today as we will be reviewing candidates on a rolling basis.

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