Funding: SIDA, EUROPAID, French Government
Job title: Head of mission
Duration: 1 year, departure January 2011 if possible
Status: Employed (please visit the 'job announcement' page on our website for more information www.trianglegh.org)
Conditions: Gross salary: €2,221 per month, monthly local allowance of €500, full insurance package, including medical and repatriation All expenses paid in the field: transportation for work purposes, room and board, living expenses. Break and R&R policy
Triangle Génération Humanitaire (Triangle GH) started operating in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 2000.
Since 2005, all NGOs in the country are gathered under the EUPS (European Union Programme Support) and designated by unity. Triangle GH is EUPS Unity 5.
After running a project for agriculture support project, Triangle GH intervened in other areas such as rehabilitation of polders, water and sanitation, reforestation and support to elderly people.
These projects were performed thanks to funding from the European Union (Food Safety, Europaid, ECHO), SIDA, OCHA, the German Embassy and Swiss Cooperation agency, and the French Government’s Aide Alimentaire Programmée.
Since January 2010, TGH has been working on a project to re-launch 2 fish farms; produce from the farms contribute to the meals of children from Sinhung and Hamhung institutions. A second project is also underway: improvement of the sanitary environment in Munchon via rehabilitation of the water network and sanitation structures.
A new project will be launched in January 2011. This project is aimed to support 2 bovine livestock farms in order to increase the dairy product distribution to the children institutions of Sariwon and Daeane.
Perspectives of new activities in 2011 also include Watsan projects.
Living and working conditions:
Based in Pyongyang, the Head of Mission will regularly visit the on-going projects sites and the potential project areas. The mission in Pyongyang has one office and two apartments where the expatriates are accommodated. The office and the main guesthouse are equipped with efficient communication systems: 100Mb/s internet, sat phone.
The status of permanent NGO allows expatriates to move around freely in Pyongyang and its neighbourhoods. The capital city provides several sites of cultural and artistic interest for extra-professional activities. Expatriates can also access sportive infrastructures (tennis, golf, fitness, swimming pool, taek won do…).
Pyongyang is connected to Pekin by daily flights (except on Sunday), and to Shenyang, Vladivostok and Shanghai by weekly flights. Expatriates go out of the country every 3 months for annual leaves or R&R.
- Monitoring and analysis of the geopolitical and humanitarian context
- Represent Triangle G H in the country: key contact with local partners and international organisations, UN, UE, ECHO, Embassies, etc.
- Supervision of projects
- Responsible for all expatriate and national staff.
- Responsible for operational management of the mission and projects (administrative, logistics and financial aspects)
- In charge of coordination and communication with the head office in Lyon
- In collaboration with the experts, identify and evaluate new projects and needs in the field
2. Daily activities:
- Give the Coordinator the Schedule of activities for the next week (schedule drawn up by each expatriate every Tuesday)
- Participate in weekly and sector (watsan, nutrition, agriculture) inter-agency meetings. Liaise regularly with other NGO/ EUPS representatives;
- Regularly meet representatives of donors to report on project activities (progress, achievements, results, issues, relations with local authorities);
- In collaboration with head office and project managers, write project proposals and reports to donors;
- Be the key contact person in the field regarding procedures and strategic choices at project execution level;
- Draw up accounting statements & budget follow-ups of the mission and projects for reporting to head office;
- Drive weekly team meetings
- Send the Internal Coordination Report to programme managers and mission directors at head office;
- Visit the field according to needs, meet local representatives and beneficiaries;
- Supervise logistical follow-up of the mission (vehicles, office equipment and apartments);
- Represent Triangle G H in general;
- Settle any disagreements that arise and make sure work and living conditions are at their best.
- KECCA representative in Pyongyang for the EU and partners (EUPS);
- Food Security Office (FSO) representative of EU in Pyongyang;
- Representative of the districts and institutions where Triangle GH works;
- NGOs: there are currently 8 NGOs in North Korea (German Agro Action, Concern WW, Première Urgence, Handicap International, KMED, PMU Interlife, Save the Children and Triangle GH);
- United Nations representatives (UNDP (RC), WFP, UNICEF, WHO, FAO, UNFPA);
- Foreign cooperation agencies (SIDA, Cooperation Suisse (SDC));
3. Indispensable qualifications and experience:
- Good understanding of the humanitarian world (NGO, ISO, AIDCO);
- At least 3 years relevant work experience (operational coordination responsibilities in an NGO);
- Accounting/financial management abilities;
- Human resources abilities;
- Good working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets software;
- Working knowledge of English and ability to write reports in both English and French;
4. Personal qualities:
- Ability to live in a difficult socio-political context;
- Excellent interpersonal skills: good at communicating, facilitating and negotiating.
- Calm, diplomatic, self-controlled, respects different values and cultural diversity
- Sense of discipline and team work;
- Good organisation skills;
- Ability to handle frustration at work;
1 Coordinator, 1 administrator, 2 interpreters, 2 drivers, 1 logistician/driver, 1 engineer, 2 cleaners.
1 head of mission, 3 project managers.
The Head of Mission reports to the Asia Programme Manager and Missions Manager at Head Office, in Lyon.
The profile of this position can be revised with the Head of Programmes (in HQ) according to changes of activities in the field.
How to applyPlease send your resume + a cover letter to Alexandra Bourdekas, Human Resources Officer to email@example.com