Senior Field Representative
American Red Cross
Location: Indonesia (Banda Aceh)
Closing date: 09 Jul 2007
The American Red Cross (ARC) touches millions of lives each year. Our humanitarian mission connects us to people and communities across the nation and around the world. We are committed to ensuring that our people, programs and services reflect the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We encourage you to join us on this journey and experience the greatness of the human spirit at its best.
The American Red Cross (ARC) seeks an experienced Country Director to manage all aspects of ARC’s tsunami recovery operation in Indonesia. The Country Director is responsible for a large team of expatriate and national personnel who provide financial, technical, and material support to the hosting national society. ARC staff is responsible for programming in water/sanitation, psychosocial support, disaster management, maternal and child health, and monitoring programs funded by ARC but implemented by Red Cross and non-Red Cross partners. The Country Director represents ARC at senior levels with Red Cross Movement and non-Movement partners, international organizations, government entities, the media, and tsunami recovery consortiums and coordination bodies. It is the Country Director’s responsibility to ensure that managerial, administrative, and financial procedures comply with provisions of the ARC and Red Cross Movement policies.
Develop strategic plan with program staff and ensure that staff meet the goals, objectives, and benchmarks set out in the plan. Analyze social, political, and economic trends that may affect the delegation’s strategic plan and make changes as required. Provide strong leadership, vision, and overall management support to a large staff who are implementing a complex program portfolio. Ensure that staff has sufficient resources to implement high impact quality programming in a timely manner according to approved plans and budgets. Acts as the key representative and liaison to foster relationships and coordinate with Red Cross Movement partners such as the Indonesian Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies, national authorities, donor governments, international organizations, and other organizations represented in these countries Coordinates with other major donors to leverage ARC funding maximizing benefits to beneficiaries. Ensures compliance with all financial and programmatic requirements set out by ARC and Red Cross Movement policies. Works with ARC press officer to handle national and international media relations and messaging about ARC programming in tsunami affected countries, specifically in Indonesia. Collaborate and coordinate with International Committee of the Red Cross as appropriate, building on the existing good working relationship. Responsible for overall security of the delegation. Ensure good communication between American Red Cross national headquarters and the delegation
Advanced degree preferred. Ten to fifteen years experience in international development including at least three years overseas experience as a country director or chief of party for a large donor agency, international NGO, Red Cross entity. Proven track record with program and staff management experience in a post-disaster environment, including experience in project design and implementation, financial management, and reporting. Successful management and teambuilding skills required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and public relations experience required. Experience in Asia preferred. Red Cross experience a plus.
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Reference Code: RW_724N7C-50