Country Representative - Nepal

from Terre des hommes Foundation Child Relief
Closing date: 03 Nov 2019

Position Start Date : 01.12.2019

Duration : 12 months

Location : Kathmandu - Nepal

Terre des hommes does not set closing dates for this position; recruitment is on-going until the position is filled

Tdh :

Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief organization, based in Lausanne (Switzerland). Every year our projects support more than 2 million children (3 million in 2016) and their families in over 35 countries. We are part of the Terre des hommes International Federation (TDHIF), with 9 other sister organizations in Switzerland, Europe and Canada.

Tdh has been present and active in Nepal since 1985 and focuses its work on child labor, health, child protection and humanitarian aid.

Context :

The country Representative is the lead of Tdh response in Nepal. S/He supervises all operations, programmes and support. S/He represents Tdh in front of local authorities and donors

Responsibilities :

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Asia zone based in Lausanne (Switzerland) the Country Representative main tasks are:

Supervising the projects:

  • Supervise and launch projects implementation
  • Help the various teams in negotiations with provincial/local authorities and partners
  • Ensure global coordination and complementarity amongst projects and areas of intervention;
  • Assess activities and ensure efficient use of resources;
  • Ensure a proper financial monitoring system of the current projects
  • Coordinate the proposal writing, budgeting and reporting tasks of the current projects
  • Ensure Tdh visibility regarding these projects

Staff management and security

  • Ensure that work environment is adequate
  • Provide support to coordinators and staff directly under his/her responsibility in terms of HR management and follow up
  • Ensure coordination in between teams (intra programme, intra support and between support and programme) is maximal, including through regular meetings and relevant information sharing
  • Ensure staff care for all staff
  • Anaylse security situation and take appropriate measures to ensure the safety and security of all staffers

Representing Tdh:

  • Participate in official meetings to ensure maximum visibility vis-à-vis national authorities;
  • Establish and update contact details of Donors in country;
  • Participate in Donor meetings and communicate relevant information to HQ;
  • Participate in inter-NGO Coordination meetings and those of UN Agencies and any other relevant inter-governmental institution;
  • Ensure maximum visibility of Tdh amongst the NGO community;
  • Lead the production of reports and ensure the timeliness and accuracy of information provided, as well ensuring confidentiality of sensitive information.

Analysing and developing a global intervention strategy and support its implementation:

  • To analyse the national and regional context and draw up strategic guidelines for the Tdh response in Nepal
  • Ensure that Tdh is aware of funding opportunities and strategies of major stakeholders and well positioned to acquire funding
  • Lead fund-raising and negotiations with donors and develop an external donors relation strategy
  • Coordinate needs assessments and reports and draft proposals to donors, including budget;
  • Lead the implementation of Tdh response in the country

Child protection policy:

  • Commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Protection Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy
  • Commit to ensure the best implementation possible of the Tdh Risk Management Policies in Nepal
  • Commit to inform supervisors and to deal with any cases, allegations, or possibility of transgression, even potential, of the Tdh Risk Management Policies

Profile :

  • University degree in relevant field
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English. Other languages including Nepali or French a plus
  • At least 5 years previous experience of seniority in an NGO at a management position in the field (expatriation) and in a similar context
  • Successful track record of developing humanitarian strategies and securing high levels of funding from institutional donors (OFDA, DFID, ECHO, EU, UN, etc.)
  • Extensive project management experience (management, budgeting, grants management, planning, staff development and training skills) in emergency and or development context
  • Management experience (including management of large expatriate teams) and strong team leadership qualities
  • Knowledge on Child protection and/or health a plus.
  • Ability to work well and punctually under pressure
  • A commitment to excellence, attention to detail
  • Excellent English writing skills (French not required)

Salary :

Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 3’800 CHF (~3’300 €) < > 5’200 CHF (~4’500 €) net /month according to experience x 13, Holidays: 25 days per year. Local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.

Duration 12 months, more if funding available.

Tdh Global Code of Conduct and Risk Management Policies :

  • Fully complies with Tdh’s Global Code of Conduct and systematically reports any breach to the Code through the whistleblowing procedure: raises awareness within the Foundation on abuse and violence and the rights deriving therefrom, respecting the rights and dignity of children, members of the communities and our own Staff
  • Commits to respecting Risk Management Policies including: Safeguarding Policies (Child Safeguarding Policy, Policy on the Protection against Sexual Exploitation and the Directive on Staff Misconduct at the Workplace), Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption and Prevention of the Financing of Criminal Activities Policies
  • Commits to reducing the risk of abuse and harm by developing a culture of open and informed leadership within the organization and in our work with children and the communities in which we intervene in.

We offer an exciting and varied work, useful and meaningful, in a team that wants to make a difference for vulnerable children.

Are you interested? Do you want to face this challenge?

Procedure :

Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.

We will be in touch with the shortlisted candidates only in the selection process – with the large number of applications received, we unfortunately cannot provide personal follow-up to the larger candidate pool. Thanks for your understanding.

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How to apply:

Please applying directly online:

Application files sent through our official website will be processed only if complete (CV + cover letter). Additional documents (diplomas, work certificates, etc.) will be requested at a later stage.