Regional Operations Manager – Asia

Join the Norwegian Red Cross in Strengthening Humanitarian Operations Across Asia!

Are you passionate about driving impactful humanitarian interventions and supporting vulnerable communities in times of crisis? The Norwegian Red Cross is seeking a dedicated Regional Operations Manager to join our team and make a difference in priority countries across Asia.

About Us:

The Norwegian Red Cross is committed to providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable populations worldwide. With a focus on health, we work tirelessly to ensure that communities affected by crises receive the support they need to rebuild and thrive.

Job Overview:

As a Regional Operations Manager, your mission is clear: to strengthen operational management through mobile support, operational escalation, and gap-filling in our priority countries. Your expertise will be instrumental in enabling our teams to respond effectively to evolving humanitarian needs and crises across the region.

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that our regional teams can adapt operations based on changing contexts, optimizing our response strategies.
  • Provide stability to priority country operations over time and contribute to strengthening emergency preparedness and response operations in the region.
  • Work closely with country managers and regional team members to foster collaboration and synergy, enhancing our overall humanitarian impact.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational and management support to priority countries and regions, ensuring timely and quality responses to emergencies.
  • Support capacity-building initiatives for our staff and partners, empowering them to deliver high-quality assistance.
  • Offer technical support in thematic areas such as health, WASH, cash, and protection, enhancing the quality of our program delivery.
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to priority countries, providing recommendations for improvement and ensuring the effectiveness of our projects.
  • Work closely with country managers and regional team members to foster collaboration and synergy, maximizing the impact of our humanitarian efforts.

Mission-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide operational and management support in priority countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, contributing to stability and timely responses to emergencies.
  • Co-lead the establishment of our operations in Bangladesh, working closely with the Deputy Regional Representative to ensure successful implementation.
  • Support capacity-building initiatives for National Societies in the region, strengthening movement emergency preparedness and response capabilities.
  • Participate in movement regional and country coordination forums on disaster preparedness and response, fostering collaboration and coordination across stakeholders.


  • A Higher University Degree, with specialization applicable in health, WASH, or cash-based programs, is an asset.
  • Significant humanitarian operational experience, with a proven track record in disaster preparedness and response.
  • In-depth understanding of operational standards and systems, coupled with the ability to build capacities and foster collaboration.
  • English proficiency is required, with regional languages considered a significant asset.
  • Ready to be deployed on short notice, with the ability to travel extensively within the region.

Reporting to:

  • Deputy Regional Representative, Asia

Position is based in:

  • Pakistan or Bangladesh. Extensive travel and frequent relocation within Asia region (outside of mission base), including outside of Asia region, for a minimum of 6 months within a 12 month’s period is required.

Contract length:

  • 24 Months

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: You`ll be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.
  • Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.
  • Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world
  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated, and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.

Norwegian Red Cross striving to build a working culture based on respect, honesty, and generosity. We do a thorough background check on relevant candidate.

How to apply

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