Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. Its mission is not only to provide emergency relief, but also to implement rehabilitation measures and to facilitate the link between emergency relief and development.
Malteser International started its relief activities in Haiti directly after the earthquake in January 2010, being active in Port-au-Prince, Darbonne (Léogâne Region) and Belle Anse. Its program in Port-au-Prince mainly started with a Cholera response project and is now planned to focus on improving access to safe water and sanitation (WASH), creating livelihood opportunities as well as establishing mechanisms for disaster risk reduction (including cholera prevention).
In order to support and further develop our programme in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Malteser International is looking for an experienced
Programme Coordinator with DRR expertise
As programme coordinator in Port-au-Prince you will develop and coordinate Malteser International’s project activities in Port-au-Prince. You will be responsible for the sound implementation of the programme according to set targets and identified needs together with a local team and in line with Malteser International’s policies, procedures and guidelines. Furthermore you will represent Malteser International in relevant meetings and towards national and international stakeholders and donors and head the Port-au-Prince Office.
Main Responsibilities: I. Program Development and Coordination Strategic development and realization of funding opportunities for the continuation of the program in Port-au-Prince (proposal writing, follow-up with potential donors, strategic representation in clusters) Overall coordination and supervision of the projects in Port-au-Prince including personnel, fixed assets, financial assets and other resources in accordance with Malteser procedures and regulations Ensure timely planning and implementation of programme/project activities according to approved plans and budgets (monitoring of objectives as well as performance and output related indicators) Ensure proper and regular programme/project reporting according to Donor and Malteser standards (interim, final reports, monthly reports) Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation and consider strategic and immediate responses to the same in cooperation with the Senior Desk Officer, HQ Ensure correct utilisation of Malteser and Donor procurement guidelines and supply chain management forms (PRF, RFQ, CBA, PO etc.) as well as Malteser internal guidelines on HR procedures, finance (budget control, review and compliance) and administration Represent the Malteser programme/projects and build and maintain good relations with local communities, coordination mechanisms, national authorities, international and national organisations and donors represented in the target area Support other regional Malteser International and partner locations with DRR expertise for the definition of sector strategies and the set-up and implementation of DRR components and as cross-cutting issue
II. Management of the Programme Office Head the Programme Office in Port-au-Prince and ensure that all coordinating and supporting functions are maintained at all times. Manage the office including personnel, fixed assets, financial assets and other resources in accordance with Malteser procedures and regulations. Maintain and adapt if necessary security and safety guidelines and ensure that all staff are informed regularly
III. Staff Management Supervise staff and evaluate their performance on a regular basis. Recruit staff and develop job descriptions / terms of reference for local and possibly expatriate management staff.
Qualifications: • Several years working experience in humanitarian aid or development projects, minimum 3 years working experience in coordinating positions and within difficult operating environment • Strong international project management skills and experience including project proposal development, logical framework, monitoring, report writing and donor liaison • Previous experience in coordinating comprehensive, community based WASH / Livelihood/ DRR projects • Proven expertise in Disaster Risk Reduction & technical expertise in WASH or Livelihood • Proven expertise in acquisition of donor funding • A good understanding of logistics and good experience in budget management • Proven problem solving and organisational skills • Proven communication skills including the ability to effectively motivate people and to diplomatically manage the relationship with local communities and partners, different authorities and donors. • Good training/capacity building and management skills • Physical and mental strength, readiness to live in a complex and demanding environment • Focused individual with capacity to plan and manage in a multiple deadline-working environment • Fluency in English and French (written and spoken); Knowledge of German or Spanish is an asset. • Proficiency in using standard software packages
Conditions: • Start Date: January or February 2012 • Duty Station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, with frequent travels to project sites • Duration of contract: 6 months (extendable, depending on acquired funding) • Responsible to: Senior Desk Officer • Salary according to qualification and experience. We provide health and accident insurance, flight at the beginning and end of your contract, luggage allowance, accommodation in team house, annual return flight and between 26 and 30 paid annual leave days. Costs for medical check-up prior and after mission will be reimbursed according to German G35-standards. • Currently there is a R&R regulation in place that is offering 1 week off once per 6 months.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Applicants who were not contacted will not get a letter of refusal.
Please send your application (CV, letter of motivation, references) preferably as an email until 30.11.2011 to:
Malteser International Esther Berrens Kalker Hauptstr. 22-24 D - 51103 Köln Germany Tel.: ++49 (0)221 – 98 22 265 Email: Bewerbung.Malteser@malteser.org