Regional Manager for Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia

Místo výkonu: Praha
Typ vztahu: Plný úvazek
Nástup: ihned
Výběrové řízení: Ano

Information about the position

  • Name of position: Regional Manager for Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia
  • Expected length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Type of position: Full-time
  • Place of employment: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Start date: November / December 2017

Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit organization that operates abroad, in the context of humanitarian aid and development cooperation. It is a respected member of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Europe networks.

Regional Manager is in charge of supervision and development of respective CCR country programmes in line with organization´s strategic priorities, guiding principles and local needs.

Essential job functions

General management and coordination

  • Overall supervision of the implementation of country programs/ operational plans  in line with CCR regulations and manuals
  • Supervision and output quality control of CCR projects
  • Regular reporting to Head of Department

Project implementation support and monitoring

  • Supervision of Heads of Missions (HoMs), Country Representatives (CRs) and Programme Managers (PMs)/ Desk Officers (DOs) in their assigned tasks related to Project implementation support and monitoring
  • Regular checking of results and objectives´ achievement

Human resources management

  • Overall management of the team of HoMss/ CRs and PMs/ DOs responsible for each country programme
  • Regular performance evaluation
  • Contribution to selection of new HoMs/ CRs/ PMs (to be approved by HoD)
  • Approving selection of local office staff

External relations

  • Contribution to development and maintenance of productive relationships with donors, governments, partner organizations, diplomatic missions, potential donors, especially on high-level
  • Contribution to successful negotiation partnerships and cooperation

CCR country programs development

  • Country strategies´ development (supervision of elaboration and update of respective country strategies)
  • collecting updated information about respective regions (social, political situation in the countries, existing and emerging needs, donor´s policies) from HQ desks and missions
  • proactive searching for new opportunities and suggesting steps toward development of CCR missions
  • Active engagement in development of new project proposals together with HoMs and PMs

Minimum requirements

  • Experience in project management for at least 4 years
  • Proven experience in managing teams of at least 5 people
  • Experience in project proposal writing and reporting to institutional donors (preferably EuropeAid, ECHO, CZDA, etc.)
  • University graduate, ideally in the field of international relations, development cooperation, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal Czech and English
  • Strong leadership, ownership, problem-solving and analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Straightforward communication
  • Motivation, creativity and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a diverse team, managing stressful situations and results orientation
  • Work experience in a developing country 

What we offer

  • Length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension
  • Creative work with significant space for one´s initiative
  • Opportunity to boost CCR development and humanitarian programmes in several countries
  • Opportunity for professional growth 
  • Monthly salary according to the organization policy and at the level common for Czech non-profit sector
  • 25 days of paid vacation in addition to official public holidays
  • Background of a second biggest player in the sphere of development cooperation in the Czech Republic
  • Stable, well-established organization with a long experience in the field of development cooperation
  • Good team spirit

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications to the e-mail address jobs@caritas.cz. The application must include a 1-page motivation letter and a maximum 4-page CV. As the subject of e-mail please insert “Regional Manager".

NOTICE: Only shortlisted candidates will receive response from CCR. The selection procedure may be changed or cancelled anytime.