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  • Posted: May 9, 2023
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    Terre des hommes is the leading Swiss child relief agency. We are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Children are the first to suffer in times of war, natural disasters and as a result of poverty. At Terre des hommes, our goal is to steadily improve the conditions of the most vulnerable children worldwide...
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    Head of Delegation

    Responsibilities :

    • Under the supervision of the Deputy Operations Manager, he/she ensures the proper functioning of operations at the national level; as such he/she represents the Foundation in Kenya.
    • He/She directs and supervises all activities connected to the Tdh projects in his/her assignment country in line with the SP (Strategic Plan) and strategic orientations.
    • He/She represents Tdh (including legally) and promotes the entirety of its remit in the assignment country.
    • He/She demonstrates ethical and exemplary leadership to maintain the Foundation’s good reputation and leads all the delegation’s collaborators in a shared vision in compliance with the Foundation’s strategic orientations. In collaboration with the programs and expertise, he/she develops the Strategic Plan of the Delegation’s operations in compliance with the general reference framework.
    • He/She develops and guarantees the implementation of the Delegation’s Annual Operational Plans (AOPs) in compliance with the Strategic Plan and internal processes (budgetary management, HR and logistics management, quality and accountability).
    • He/She guarantees the implementation of an operational risk-management system for the Delegation.
    • He/She supervises and supports all staff attached to the Delegation.
    • He/She ensures the Delegation’s internal and external communications.
    • He/She feels accountable to the beneficiaries, collaborators, and donors.
    • He/She makes sure that his/her teams and partners have learned the security policies and the general code of conduct and comply with them at all times.
    • He/She is responsible for the security of the Tdh teams under his/her responsibility and is in charge of the security rules and the contingency plans of the country or countries under his/her responsibility.
    • Manages and assumes ultimate responsibility for the risks and access aspects of the mission.

    Profile :

    Education :

    • University degree in related field or equivalent program management and development experience at senior level;

    Experience :

    • 10 years’ experience in managing humanitarian (conflict environment) and development programmes and teams;
    • Familiarity with UN, US and European donors and their rules, requirements and guidelines;
    • Experience of working with local stakeholders – demonstrated ability to collaborate with peer agencies, local government and community leaders to work effectively towards a common and agreed upon results;
    • Demonstrable experience in capacity building of partners (civil society, public and/or private sectors);
    • Africa experience is desirable

    Skills & Competencies :

    • Proven abilities in all aspects of project design and implementation;
    • Excellent communication, negotiation and conflict resolution skills;
    • Strong team leadership qualities and high level of integrity;

    Languages :

    • Fluency in English, French an asset

    IT Knowledge :

    • Full proficiency with Microsoft Office Environment

    Method of Application

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