Country Director

Country Director

Solidarites International

Erbil, Iraq

ABOUT THE JOB

General objective:

  • Represent the organization in country toward partners, donors and local authorities;
  • Ensure the smooth running of the mission;
  • Ensure development and implementation of the mission strategy, according to the regional Solidarites International strategy and positioning in Iraq based on geopolitical and humanitarian context;
  • Mobilizes the material and financial resources necessary for the programs to run effectively and supervises the administration of these resources;
  • Monitors projects, ensuring that they are progressing in accordance with the Solidarités International charter and complying with internal and contractual procedures;
  • Coordinates the teams in place and ensures their security on the mission.
  • Direct liaison for Solidarités International HQ.

Specific challenges:

  • Contextual and security analysis in country;
  • Actively seek for funding and cooperation opportunities in Iraq competitive environment; ensure low financial risk of operations, continuation of program and possible expansion in terms of geographical areas and sectors;
  • Develop stakeholder analysis, develop and maintain strong relation with donors;
  • Ensure access to intervention areas;
  • Readjust the operational strategy according to contextual evolutions, and maintain a strong internal coordination with SI mission in Syria, with the aim to jointly develop a regional humanitarian strategy.

Priorities for the 2/3 first months

  • Ensure continuation of program and funding;
  • Develop strategic partnerships priorities in shifting operational environment in Iraq, ensure SI positioning within early recovery actors;
  • Ensure the conformity of SI reporting to Baghdad Department of NGOs;
  • understand the articulation of Iraq mission with Syria mission, Erbil being a hub for all expats going to North Est Syria.

Responsibilities and main activities:

  • Reporting to the Country director, the setup will be evolving: one Admin/Logistic coordinator; one Mosul Field coordinator; Consortium director; Reporting and Monitoring Officer; Liaison officer (national staff);
  • Without hierarchic relation with Iraq mission, the Syria mission has two permanents positions based in Erbil.

YOUR PROFILE

Experience:

  • More than 3 years of professional humanitarian experience at senior management level;
  • Demonstrated experience in conflict contexts and insecure environments, with consequent experience in supporting emergency response programming, access negociation and security analysis and management;
  • Previous experience in the Middle East would be a strong asset;
  • Extensive program development and fund raising experience, including in working with major institutional donors.

Soft skills:

  • Problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions;
  • Outstanding communication skills, including excellent diplomacy skills with the ability to influence and negotiate;
  • Analytical skills and proven organization and methodical skills;
  • Strong interest in the context and strong commitment to humanitarian work and principles;
  • Ability to withstand pressure;
  • Good sense of humor and great team member.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal. Arabic is an advantage.

Others:

  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of SI’s charter and ethos.

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