Country Cluster Manager - Burundi and Mali

from Norwegian Red Cross
Closing date: 01 Apr 2018

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.

Main responsibilities

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


Relevant degree

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

We offer

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: