Head of Mission (HoM, generic vacancy)

Working place: one of CCR´s missions
Workload : Plný úvazek
Start date: by appointment
Selection process: Ano
Contact person: Barbora Pakostová

I. Information about the position

Name of position: Head of Mission (HoM, generic vacancy)
Expected length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension (long-term contract strongly preferred)

Type of position: Full-time

Place of employment: one of CCR´s missions

Start date: ASAP

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with field activities in 27 countries (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services programme in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a number of international and local partners.

In addition to emergency response, the organization focuses on 4 key areas: 1) health care and social services; 2) sustainable livelihoods in agriculture and small-scale entrepreneurship; 3) vocational education (youth and adults); 4) assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

CRR has 20-year experience in managing social welfare programmes, including support to people with disabilities. The organization adheres to core humanitarian principles, including gender equality.


Dear candidate,

I have decided to write this personal letter as Caritas Czech Republic has an intention to build a pool of flexible professionals motivated to work with our organization, able to respond quickly to an offer and be ready to be deployed to one of our missions abroad.

Some of our missions are relatively large, some of them small. Each of them has its own specifics, but the spirit is comparable. What those mission have in common is strong and dedicated team and good reputation among donors and partners.

In order to ensure continuation in success of our missions, we need your experience, skills and creativity. We are looking for a colleague who can think strategically, proactively search for functional solutions and at the same time be a good boss to smart people who are in charge of specific programmes, projects or have other agenda. A responsible, open-minded person able to cooperate efficiently with our local colleagues, easygoing and enthusiastic personality capable to ensure continuous growth of a mission and motivation of the team.  

If you have experience on a comparable position in an organization, are a good manager able to motivate staff, are strong in project proposal writing and developing relationships with donors, you are the right person for us.

We can offer you respect for your work, a very open and fair approach, dynamic environment with space for creative approach, trust and joy that things are moving forward. The financial reward will not be as high as in large organizations, but perhaps it will be ok for you.

I believe you will become a great member of our international team and we will be able to work together to make things move forward.

So, what do you think? Will you join us? Please send us your CV and your letter of motivation in return. I will personally read each of them.

Jiri Skvor
Head of Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Department

III. Responsibilities

Head of Mission (HoM) is responsible for the strategic development of the country programme, overall administration of the mission and quality control in the implementation and monitoring of the country programme. More specifically, the HoM will be tasked with the following:

Strategic development of country programme

  • Formulate and update the CCR country strategy;
  • Develop the CCR country portfolio, including but not limited to securing new funding;
  • Build conditions for expansion of CCR country program to new sectors;
  • Monitor the socio-economic, political and security situation in the country leading to the identification of existing and emerging needs;
  • Keep abreast with donors’ strategies, develop strategic partnerships with donors and present CCR’s country strategies and achievements;
  • Provide leadership in formulating project proposals in line with the country context and the CCR organizational mission.

General management and coordination

  • Provide overall management of the mission in line with the CCR internal regulations;
  • Ensure quality controls are in place in all CCR country projects;
  • Coordinate with the country and Head Office teams to ensure the country mission fulfills all in-country legal requirements;
  • Participate in regular visits of field-based activities;
  • Provide support to and oversight of local partnerships in line with technical and ethical regulations of CCR (including but not limited to regular meetings with partners);
  • Provide regular updates on the progress of the mission to both the mission team and the CCR Head Office;
  • Ensure all staff members and visitors follow security rules and adhere to the organizational Code of Conduct.

Human resources management

  • Provide administrative oversight of human resource management within the country team;
  • Support professional development of the CRR country team;
  • Ensure performance reviews are carried out by line-managers in the country team;
  • Adopt and encourage a pro-active approach to addressing and resolving any HR-related issues in a transparent and positive approach;
  • Plan and provide oversight of the recruitment of new mission level personnel, including permanent staff, volunteers and technical consultants.

Financial supervision

  • Regularly review the country mission cash flow and develop expenditure forecasts;
  • Ensure regular monthly follow-ups are duly prepared at the project level and analyzed at the mission level leading to prompt resolution of identified challenges and problems;
  • Ensure procurement policies are followed at all times as per the CCR Procurement Manual.

External relations

  • Outline and implement a strategic partnership development plan;
  • Participate in relevant coordination meetings and update all relevant stakeholders on the CRR mission and country programme;
  • Update the Embassy of the Czech Republic about current and planned activities;
  • Ensure the country mission has updated communication materials;
  • Lead any donor meetings in the country and provide support during external visits.


  • Track record of managing relations with a variety of donors;
  • Knowledge of Caritas network;
  1. IV. What we offer

  • Gross monthly remuneration commensurate with experience and competencies (the monthly remuneration includes base gross salary and per-diem)
  • 25 days of paid leave, in addition to official public holidays
  • Travel health insurance
  • 2 return flights per year to home country
  • Contribution towards accommodation
  • Pre-deployment and on-site health, psychological and security support
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Career development in a value-driven professional organization, suitable especially for dynamic professionals
  • Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates with disability are also encouraged to apply.
  1. V. How to apply

Qualified candidates may send their applications to 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"

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOTICE: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The selection procedure may be changed or cancelled anytime.


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