Croix Rouge Française recruits 01 Head of Delegation/Head of mission – Damascus – Syria – H/F
Context of the position
The French Red Cross (FRC) was active in Syria from 2009 to 2012 and supported the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in medical centers.
The FRC has recently been granted funds to support the SARC in WASH activities, more precisely Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) promotion activities for 25 000 women and girls.
FRC will therefore open a delegation in Damascus.
This project carried out by the FRC and the SARC will be implemented in 3 governorates.
The activities held will be:
To lead and facilitate discussion groups on MHM
To share information concerning menstruation and puberty according to the interest shown by the women and girls
To distribute menstrual hygiene kits adapted to the needs and cultural environment
Under the responsibility of the Desk Manager in Paris, the head of delegation will be in charge of the:
Set up of a desk in SARC’s offices
Coordination of the strategic position
Implementation and monitoring of the activities
Supervision of financial and logistic resource management
Supervision of human resources
Communication management and reporting
Under the authority of the Deputy desk officer based in Paris, the head of delegation tasks are divided into 6 categories
Establishment, coordination and strategic positioning
Implementation and follow up of the activities
Supervision of the financial and logistic means management
Human resources management
Communication and reporting
Expériences / Formation du candidat
The profile of the candidate
Master’s degree in humanitarian project management or in a similar field;
You already worked in a similar position for at least 3 years;
Experience in team management;
Experience or knowledge of FRC and RC & RC Movement would be an asset;
Experience in the Middle-East would be an asset;
English mandatory (oral and written);
Arabic would be an asset.
Linked to the Head of Delegation position:
Autonomous, multi-skilled, adaptable
Good relationship, diplomat
Good skills in project management
Computer tools literacy (complete autonomy on Word and Excel)
Writing skills and experience in project proposal and report writing
Good capacity to analyze and synthesize
Linked to the specific environment of the mission :
Discipline, patience, flexible et adaptation skills
You know how to be patient
Experience in staff from different cultures management. Good team work capacity
Comfortable and adaptable in institutional relations
Good knowledge or experience in the RC/RC Movement (operation, mandate…)
Discipline, flexibility and adaptation skills
Adaptation and negotiation skills
Location : Damascus, Syria
Duration: 09 months
To be filled: October 2019
Status: expatriate position
The French Red Cross reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date for applications
Passport valid for more than 6 months at the moment of departure
Up-to-date vaccination card / fitness for travel
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