Country Director

Norwegian People's Aid

Norwegian People's Aid is recruiting a Country Director, to be based in Malanje, Angola.
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the programme, including capacity building of national mine action authorities when relevant
  • Developing and maintaining a proper document hierarchy
  • Coordinate closely with all relevant stakeholders, local and national authorities
  • Responsible for the development, monitoring and management of the programme, annual plans and budgets in accordance with overall NPA guidelines and with emphasis on relevance, quality, cost efficiency and impact
  • Responsible for resource mobilisation for the NPA Mine Action Programme in Angola, including donor strategies and fundraising
  • Motivate synergy and further cross-utilization of resource between the NPA projects within the region and globally
  • Stay updated on key trends in Mine Action and Humanitarian Disarmament
  • Put in place and maintain calibrated quality management of all aspects of the programme
  • Responsible for management, tasking and supervision of expatriate and locally employed staff
  • Responsible for the security of programme staff and programme assets, including ensuring that evacuation plans and the External Office Crisis Management Plans are updated and relevant for the programme activity
  • Responsible for transition into capacity development activities as well as arms management and destruction activities
  • Responsible for closing the program if decided by Department for Humanitarian Disarmament management
  • The position requires management experience as well as good operational understanding; Good communications and diplomacy skills are required as is a proven track record of constructive stakeholder dialog and fundraising; Relevant experience would encompass the following:
  • Relevant higher education or equivalent qualifications (result-focused mine action NGO or commercial EOD work, overseas relief and development programmes or military qualifications with international deployments)
  • Experience from managing operations
  • Education and/or experience from logistics, finance and human resources are assets
  • Experience and knowledge from policy work in development countries and/or humanitarian aid is an asset
  • Previous working relations or experience of liaison and networking with UN, national authorities, military forces, partner organisations and donors
  • Good knowledge of computer handling and data acquisition
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English
  • Proven ability to develop, manage, motivate and lead a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work calmly under pressure and limited supervision
  • Ability to work in and adapt to difficult and complex contexts and conditions
  • Salary: In addition to base salary, our salary package for this position includes post allowance and hardship allowance
  • Accommodation: NPA will provide free accommodation
  • Leave: We offer five weeks annual holiday as well as an extra expat week off
  • Flights: NPA provides three international flights home per year in addition to contract start and end flights
  • Insurance: You will be covered by NPA's comprehensive insurance package which includes travel insurance, group life insurance, accident insurance and worker's compensation insruance
  • Health checks: Will be provided in connection with assumption of duty, and on a yearly basis
  • Contract: A one year contract with possibility for renewal
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
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  • Publicado 13.11.2017
  • Expira 30.11.2017
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