Country Cluster Manager - Burundi and Mali
Norwegian Red Cross is a member of the world wide Red Cross Movement working in the fields of relief and assistance and the development of sister Red Cross societies. Norwegian Red Cross has established regional- and country representations, to ensure proximity to key partner Red Cross / Red Crescent societies as well as donors and international partners.
We are now seeking a Country Cluster Manager for Burundi and Mali, to be based in Bujumbura.
The Country Cluster Manager is the overall responsible for Norwegian Red Cross supported programmes in the countries. He/she represents the organization vis-à-vis the Red Cross National Society, The ICRC, The IFRC, other Partner Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies working in the countries, the Norwegian Embassy and international donors and organizations present in the countries.
The portfolio includes Health, Disaster Risk Reduction and Organisational Development.
The position reports to the Africa Regional Representative based at the NorCross regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.
Cooperate closely with the Burundi Red Cross and the Mali Red Cross, ensuring common understanding of goals, priorities and programs. Provide guidance and support on needs analysis, programme development, quality assurance and management.
Overall management of humanitarian programmes in the country, ensuring that project planning, budgeting, monitoring and reporting is carried out in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance with Norwegian Red Cross and our donor’s requirements, formats and standards
Monitor and provide analysis of political, socio-economic and humanitarian trends in both countries
Maintain communication with the Norwegian Embassies and other relevant international and national actors in Burundi and Mali
Basic selection criteria
Proven experience in designing and management of programmes
Proven experience in financial management
Advanced knowledge of program cycle management
Advanced communication skills
Strong diplomatic & representation skills
Fluent in French and English
Field experience in the region or similar contexts
Experience in supporting Organisational Development processes is highly desirable
Experience in working for the Red Cross /Red Crescent Movement is an advantage
Knowledge of regional languages would be an advantage as would be knowledge of Norwegian
A meaningful job in the world's largest humanitarian organization
Salary/benefits according to the Norwegian Red Cross’ salary system and relevant qualifications
12 months contract (with possible extension)
Family posting: No
If you have any questions, please contact Regional Representative, Marcos Diaz: Marcos.email@example.com
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