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Country Representative - Operations & Support (HAITI)

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Hunger Relief International
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Port-au-Prince, Ouest Department, Haiti
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Published 25 days ago

Hunger Relief International (HRI) seeks a Country Representative (CR) in Haiti. HRI Haiti is currently working with 15+ orphanages in Haiti to improve the standard of childcare through improved nutrition, medical care, clean water, sanitation, hygiene, education, and more. HRI Haiti is also working to prevent the abandonment and trafficking of children through our Children First program. This program is designed to work with up to 50 extremely vulnerable female heads-of-household and their children each year. The program includes entrepreneurship, parenting and life skills trainings; psychosocial support; school scholarships; and summer camp for 100+ children.

The CR provides vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of HRI’s programs and all administrative and fundraising functions in Haiti. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation for country programs and achieving the planned results – including laying groundwork for multi-year strategic plans for HRI Haiti. The CR also ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and project deliverables for the HRI Headquarters Office (HQ). The CR will be responsible for the day-to-day management of HRI projects, will ensure the projects are progressing appropriately, and will serve as the principal liaison to HRI HQ. S/he will play a key role in ensuring HRI meets its objectives on time and on budget. This will be accomplished through use of adaptive management across the organization, at all levels. The CR will be an effective manager and will lead her/his team through changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. A high degree of demonstrated technical expertise combined with excellent communication and management skills are essential for this position.

The CR must pursue potential funding opportunities on a national level, identify new partners, develop new collaborative efforts and generally expand the nature and visibility of HRI programs in Haiti. The CR works closely with HRI HQ to streamline efforts and ensure complementarities of projects, serves as the primary point of contact for local donors, stakeholders and partners, and is responsible for managing relationships and collaboration with international and local partners as directed by HRI HQ. CR also ensures timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities, and project deliverables.

Responsibilities

• Serve as CR for all HRI Haiti programs and provide consistent professional leadership and management for all HRI Haiti programs;

• Identify opportunities for new program development and lead efforts to respond to solicitations;

• Ensure visibility of HRI’s technical expertise and program capabilities with key stakeholders, including partners and donors; 

• Lead annual work planning process in close collaboration with HRI HQ and projects team;

• Ensure high quality delivery, working closely with the team to ensure projects are technically sound, evidence-based, deliver on targets, on time and on budget, and are responsive to the needs of the country and donors;

• Ensure that projects are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Haiti, its people and donors;

• Develop and maintain strong working relationships with international and local donors, the appropriate authorities and departments within the Government of Haiti, as well as strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders in Haiti;

• Financial Management: 

o Maintain an accurate and complete annual operating budget for the country.

o Work closely with and supervise the accounting/financial reporting staff. 

o Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets, expenditure analysis, and budget reallocations;

o If required, facilitate all audits and follow up on all audit comments and recommendations.

o Ensure that all programs comply with contract and/or donor guidelines.

o Provide necessary support and input to the financial team for the management and follow up of grants and donor funds.

o Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the projects and to achieve rapid and sustained goals, objectives and targets;

• Represent HRI and the projects’ progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors, other key stakeholders, and through meetings, conferences, and presentations;

• Provide technical leadership and ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions;

• Oversee the quality, preparation, and timely submission of project reports to HRI HQ and local donors;

• Take concrete steps to create or promote a safe, respectful and harassment-free work environment;

• Responsible for the staff hires, job descriptions, termination, annual performance appraisals, salaries and any disciplinary action of all staff in coordination with HRI HQ;

• Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results;

• Identify and resolve staff conflicts and concerns; 

• Ensure that annual staff evaluations are conducted timely and support professional development for staff;

• Write and/or review project materials and publications;

• Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to effectively track data/results, and ensure timely donor reporting;

• Work closely with HRI HQ staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation;

• Ensure compliance with operational policies and regulations;

• Ensure that HRI Haiti Country Office:

o Is compliant with all local laws;

o Registration is current;

o Annual statutory audits and financial reports have been completed and filed with the appropriate agencies;

o Met all legal requirements for filing reports, withholding and remitting income taxes for all staff;

o Maintains leases, agreements and other administrative processes; 

o All findings from prior audits/reviews have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected according to the timeline in the action plans;

o Has complied with HRI’s policies, procedures and practices related to the financial reporting and internal controls;

o All deficiencies in the design or operation of, or any weaknesses or non-compliance in internal controls in the Field Office have been corrected or are in the process of being corrected;

o Has complied with donor policies and procedures applicable to management, technical, programmatic, financial and human resources. 

• Ensure each orphanage is fully licensed and registered with the Government of Haiti and helps each to maintain minimum standards of care and support for orphans based on the GoH rules and regulations and worldwide standards; 

• Report to HQ any communications regarding:

o Violations or possible violations of laws or regulations by the Field Office;

o Legal actions against the Field Office or HRI.

• Promote a culture of meritocracy and high performance amongst staff;

• Promote cost efficiency and cost effectiveness across programmatic and operations areas;

Required Qualifications

• Advanced degree - Masters International Relations, International Management, Public Health, Social Work or other relevant field;

• Previous experience serving as CR, Country Director, Project Director or Senior Level Management - preferably in the areas of child protection, women’s education and empowerment, education and school-based activities, psycho-social support, government relations and advocacy, relief and development.

• 5+ years' experience successfully managing international development projects that have implemented successful activities;

• At least five years’ experience in program management, program development, capacity building and training, donor relations and proposal writing;

• Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing project systems and overseeing project start-up and close-out;

• Experience working on and in-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance and reporting requirements; 

• Experience in working and coordinating with the UN, EU, US, international and national NGOs, and government agencies;

• Demonstrated experience in institutional capacity development/systems strengthening and in working effectively with a broad range of counterparts, including high level government officials and organizations;

• Experience managing similar projects in challenging development and high-risk corruption environments;

• Strong communication skills, including interpersonal, presentation, written and oral English, to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the activity and to coordinate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders;

• Previous experience working in Haiti, with intimate understanding of local systems, strengthening gaps and opportunities, and solid relationships at government agencies;

• Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving project needs;

• Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector;

• Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills;

• Expertise in research to practice - identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts;

• Excellent skills in facilitation, team building, and coordination;

• Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English;

• Must be fluent in French, English and Haitian Creole;

• Strong computer skills: must be competent in the use of Windows XP, MS programs (Word, Excel), e-mail programs, etc.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, CV and three professional references by September 30, 2021 to HRI International Headquarters at info@hungerreliefintl.org.

HRI is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We encourage qualified female professionals to apply.

Hunger Relief International (HRI) seeks a Country Representative (CR) in Haiti. HRI Haiti is currently working with 15+ orphanages in Haiti to improve the standard of childcare through improved nutrition, medical care, clean water, sanitation…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    September 30, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Executive

Salary

At least 3,000

Level of Language Proficiency

English, Creole and French proficiency required.

English, Creole and French proficiency required.

Location

On-site
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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