Head of Mission – Various locations At INTERSOS


INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Head of Mission

Code: SR–1479

Duty station: Various locations

Starting date: 4/10/2021

Contract duration: 1 year (renewable)

Reporting to: Regional Director

Supervision of: Depends on the mission’s set-up

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Main responsibilities and tasks

The Head of Mission represents the Organization and is responsible for the planning, management and implementation of the country program on the basis of defined strategies and indications.

The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:

Communication and representation

  • Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders
  • Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities
  • Tmonitor donor’s priorities and intervention strategies in the country as well as to map and approach new donors

Planning and implementation

  • Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions
  • Assess, promote and submit new projects, following the procedures defined and promoting a spirit of participation among beneficiaries at all management stages, ensuring the transparency of the intervention
  • Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures

Information and Reporting

  • Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention

Finance

  • Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts

Human Resources

  • Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance
  • To ensure the respect for the values, Code of Ethics and Organization Management and Control Model of INTERSOS within the mission
  • Ensure personnel compliance with procedures foreseen by INTERSOS’ Organization Management and Control Model
  • Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings

Security

  • Validation of all the mission security plans (Capital and projects)
  • Interaction on the Country security issues with HQ (Security Referent) and relevant actors
  • To hold final responsibility for any decision concerning security

Required profile and experience

Education

· University Degree in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, International Relations, Humanitarian and International Cooperation or related field.

Professional Experience

· At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission or other management/ coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts.

· Proven experience in management of UN and ECHO funds.

· Proven experience in management of large staff teams and good leadership**

Professional Requirements

· Excellent communication skills (both verbal and in writing)

Languages

· Proficient knowledge of English is required. French and Spanish are an asset

Personal Requirements

· Proactive attitude

· Ability to work in insecure remote contexts and to adapt to basic living conditions in remote/isolated areas

How to apply

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5e96bc510b7e290016b3be49/

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick steps: register (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to recruitment@intersos.org, with subject line: “**Platform issue** SR—1479 Head of Mission”.**

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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