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Intersos recruits 01 Regional Director for East and Central Africa

Intersos recruits 01 Regional Director for East and Central Africa


Terms of reference

Job Title: Regional Director for East and Central Africa

Code: SR-00-1126

Duty station: Nairobi with frequent field missions

Starting date: 01/11/2019

Contract duration: 1 year

Reporting to: Director of Programmes

Supervision of: Deputy Regional Director and Heads of Mission

Dependents: n/a



General context of the project

INTERSOS is an International Humanitarian Organisation with its HQ in Rome, branch offices in Nairobi and Amman and representation offices in Geneva and Dakar. The organisational structure is comprised of the Secretary General office, the Departments of Programmes, Finance, Logistics/ICT, Fundraising/Communication, Human Resources and the Internal Audit office. INTERSOS is operational in 17 countries with over 3,000 among national and international staff worldwide.

INTERSOS assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts, exclusion and extreme vulnerability. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

The Department of Programmes is led by the Director of Programmes and includes five Regional Desks, the Protection Unit, the Medical Unit, and the Emergency Unit.


General purpose of the position

The Regional Director represents INTERSOS in the geographic area of her/his competence and, in collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director, has the responsibility of management, strategic planning, implementation of the strategies and achievement of mission objectives.

The Regional Director represents the Organisation in relation to third parties in the region of assignment on the basis of directives conferred by the Director of Programmes.


Main responsibilities and tasks

Under the supervision of the Director of Programmes and referring to the region of assignment:

  • Design strategies, define territorial areas and sectors to be privileged, programming and planning of activities together with the Deputy Regional Director
  • In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director guarantee the implementation of the regional strategies and analyse the critical factors of contexts
  • Is responsible of the overall security in the geographic area of his competence and of the implementation of security protocols and policies
  • Is responsible of relations with donors, stakeholders, authorities and representatives of beneficiaries and collaborate with Head of Missions and project leaders in the management of these relations
  • Is responsible for the identification and elaboration of new project interventions:
    • direct and support Head of Missions and project leaders in designing, setting up and implementing new projects
    • in agreement with the Director of Programmes approves project proposals before the submission to donors
  • Follow up, in coordination with Regional Finance Coordinator, the approval process at HQ level of project proposals before submission to the donors. Link 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
  • Supervise implementation of projects (constraints and rules of the donors, consistency and technical-methodological congruity, quality of resources, effectiveness of results efficiency)
  • In collaboration with the Heads of Mission guarantee the application of INTERSOS and donors administrative procedures for the efficient and transparent management of projects, offices and countries of its competence
  • In collaboration with Human Resources department supervise management of Human Resources and atmosphere in the missions:
    • collaborate to the recruitment of international Human Resources of the geographical area
    • motivate, direct and support managers and teams encouraging cohesion and motivation
    • promote orientation and training sessions for the operators of the region
    • appraise the performance of Head of Missions and is responsible to discuss the evaluation (IRP) and the achievement of objectives. Support the Head of Missions in the evaluation process of the project leaders
  • Ensure the constant and timely sharing of information and regular communication inside the Program Department to facilitate the adjustment of actions referring to coordination, monitoring and control of the project activities
Ville Nairobi with frequent missions
Expériences / Formation du candidat Education

  • Advanced university degree in human sciences or international relations

Professional Experience

  • Field working experience of at least five (5) years in managing humanitarian programmes with increasing responsibilities

Professional Requirements

  • Good knowledge of humanitarian architecture;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian project cycle management;
  • Knowledge of the main humanitarian donors;
  • Strong computer literacy with a full knowledge of MSOffice
  • Knowledge of the main humanitarian donors, with particular reference to DG ECHO and UN ways of working


  • English& French; Italian a strong plus

Personal Requirements

  • Strategic vision, leadership, people management;
  • Culturally sensitive and able to understand and work in a very complex
  • contexts;
  • Creative competency to set up new strategies, new projects, new tools;
  • Problem solving attitude;
  • Good team player with strong initiative;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to adapt and work in difficult situations
Experience 5 à 10 ans
Fonctions Autre
Secteurs d’activité Droits humains
Pays Afrique, Kenya
Comment postuler For further information and to apply, follow the link below:https://www.intersos.org/posizioni-aperte/#intersosorg-vacancies/vacancy-details/5d388584e6e1070012e41806/

In case you encounter difficulties applying through INTERSOS platform, you can also apply by sending your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to [email protected], with subject line: “SR-00-1126 – Regional Director for East and Central Africa – Kenya”.

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

Date de fin de validité 20/08/2019


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