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Regional Director for East and Central Africa

Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

  • Advanced university degree in Social Sciences,International Relations, NGO management, orequivalent work experience

Professional experience
  • Field working experience of at least seven (7)years in managing humanitarian programmes with increasing responsibilities


Under the supervision of the Director of Programmes and referring to the region of assignment:
  • Designs strategies, defines territorial areas and sectors to be privileged, programmes and plans activities together with Deputy Regional Director;
  • Develop Nairobi and INTERSOS into a fully functional Regional Hub, capable of high-level engagement within all relevant fora, in order to position INTERSOS to expand and consolidate relevant presence
  • Ensure full legal compliance in all countries of operation with particular attention to tax and residency requirements;
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director guarantees the implementation of the regional strategies;
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director supervises the implementation of INTERSOS programmes in the missions under his/her responsibility;
  • Is responsible of the overall security in the geographic area of his/her competence and of the implementation of security protocols and policies;
  • Is responsible of relations with donors, stakeholders, authorities and representatives of beneficiaries and collaborates with Heads of Mission and project leaders in the management of these relations;
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director supervises the implementation of the programmes in the missions under his responsibility; projects (constraints and rules of the donors, consistency and technical-methodological congruity, quality of resources, effectiveness of results efficiency);
  • Supervise constraints and rules of donors ensuring consistency and technical-methodological congruity, quality of resources and effectiveness of results;
  • With Deputy Regional Director and Heads of Missions, ensure application of relevant INTERSOS and donor administrative procedures for efficient and transparent management of projects, offices and countries within the Region;
  • In coordination with Regional Finance Coordinator, follows up on the approval process at HQ level of project proposals before submission to the donors;
  • Links with Director of Programmes and Secretary General for the approval of projects that involve a high risk in accordance with the provisions of the risk analysis;
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Mission, guarantees the application of INTERSOS and donors administrative procedures for the efficient and transparent management of projects, offices and countries of his/her competence;
  • In collaboration with the Human Resources Department, supervises the management of Human Resources and in particular:
  • Collaborates to the recruitment of international Human Resources of the geographical area;
  • Motivates, directs and supports managers and teams encouraging cohesion and motivation;
  • Promotes orientation and training sessions for the operators of the region;
  • Evaluates the performance of Heads of Mission and is responsible to discuss the evaluation (IRP) and the achievement of objectives;
  • Supports the Heads of Mission in the evaluation process of the project leaders;
  • Ensures the constant and timely sharing of information and regular communication inside the Programmes Department to facilitate the adjustment of actions referring to coordination, monitoring and control of the project activities.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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