Country Director – Central African Republic
Founded in 2011, the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO) is an international non-governmental organisation that supports humanitarian aid workers by establishing safety coordination platforms in insecure contexts. INSO provides registered NGOs with a range of free services, including real-time incident tracking, analytical reports, safety-related data and mapping, crisis management support, staff orientations and training.
INSO provides daily support to more than 1000 NGOs operating in 16 of the world’s most insecure countries.
INSO is headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands- the international city of peace and justice.
INSO Central African Republic
The Central African Republic (CAR) historically records one of the highest NGO incident rates of any country INSO monitors. It is also an environment where NGOs generate a lot of practice and learning in humanitarian access negotiations with a wide range of conflict actors and stakeholders. INSO CAR launched in 2014 and currently supports 97 partners from a country office in Bangui and field offices in Bossangoa and Bambari. Roles at INSO CAR are challenging and rewarding; you will be a crucial partner to humanitarians who rely on INSO’s analysis, advice and daily support.
We are currently seeking an experienced humanitarian professional to lead our team as Country Director.
As INSO CAR Country Director you will provide direct leadership, coordination, representation, supervision, and management in relation to all staff and services of the Country Office and set the overall strategic framework within which all other program elements of the Country Office occur.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Program strategy and management
- Manage the Country Office team including direct supervision of senior management and general oversight of the program, operations, and finance teams.
- Provide dedicated, effective leadership across the program and ensure cohesion across all functions.
- Develop overall strategy and deliver annual program planning.
- Steward INSO resources effectively and transparently in compliance with internal and donor policies.
- Liaise with Regional Director and HQ technical referents of each department.
- Responsible for the safety and security of the staff, program and assets.
Representation and synergies
- Maintain and build the reputation of the organisation.
- Effectively represent and protect INSO’s principles of independence, impartiality and neutrality.
- Maintain donor engagement and actively track country-specific funding opportunities.
- Ensure compliance with donor regulations and requirements and produce high-quality, compelling donor proposals and reports that underscore INSO’s impact.
- Engage with third parties to introduce INSO practically to stakeholders.
- Participate in external coordination activities related to safety and security coordination and access.
Program support and monitoring
- Oversee the overall initiation and delivery of INSO services, ensure that program targets and objectives are met and quality is maintained.
- Deliver strategic analysis to senior humanitarian leadership.
- Lead crisis management support to NGO partners during critical incidents.
- Master’s Degree-level of education or equivalent work experience in a relevant field
- Fluency in French. Excellent working knowledge of English required.
- 3-5 years of relevant work experience as an NGO Country Director or equivalent senior management experience in conflict/post-conflict contexts.
- Experience with management of multi-donor projects. Knowledge of donor policies and procedures (DG ECHO, SDC, USAID-BHA).
- Experience with budget management and monitoring, donor liaison and reporting.
- Proven analytical skills.
- Solid understanding of principles and practices in broad humanitarian action, NGO safety and risk management, humanitarian access, and civil-military coordination.
- Excellent networking, diplomatic, and representative communication skills.
INSO’s Safeguarding Policy
INSO is fully committed to safe recruitment, selection and vetting of all potential new staff, trustees and volunteers and we will ensure rigorous compliance with our Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policy throughout the recruitment process.
Terms & Conditions:
12-month contract, 4 calendar days annual leave per month and 7 calendar days of R&R every 2 months with a €1,250 allowance per R&R cycle, global medical coverage (excluding USA) and AD&D coverage.
How to apply:
Please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference “CD CAR” in the subject line of the email. Applications may be in English or French and must include:
- An updated CV.
- A one-page cover letter detailing why you are interested in working for INSO and how your qualifications align specifically with the competencies required for the role.
Please do not send any additional information. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
This position will remain open until filled.
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