Job Vacancies American Red Cross
Position: Regional Manager
Location: Latin America and the Caribbean, United States
Closing Date: Friday, 23 December 2011
The Regional Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) works in conjunction with the Regional Director to provide management, supervisory, and technical support to staff and programs of the LAC Team to achieve regional objectives. Incumbent will serve as line manager for regional team Program Officers at NHQ. The Manager also liaises with other units to contribute to fundraising, cross-regional learning, program quality and compliance, and accountability to donors and beneficiaries. The position reports to the Regional Director (RD), and is designated to serve as Acting Director during his/her absence.
Provide management and supervisory support to Program Officers to ensure quality project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Collaborate with POs to ensure progress is being accomplished toward specific program objectives and indicators, and activities are carried out in a timely manner and conform to ARC sector strategies.
Supervise Program Officers.
During disaster response periods, support the Disaster Response lead in managing all aspects of disaster response, including planning for recovery. Should also be prepared to serve as Disaster Response lead, as needed.
Monitor new, ongoing, and potential disasters in region; work with International Disaster Response Unit’s reporting function and Development, Communications and Marketing Departments to ensure up-to-date information.
Contribute to development of regional strategies and annual operating plans, and monitor progress of plans.
Assure compliance with ARC policies, external requirements and industry standards.
Provide support and supervision to Program Officers in the development of program budgets in coordination with Finance Unit.
With Program Officers, monitor the implementation of budgets and cash flows for projects, restricted awards and field offices.
With the NHQ staff and field delegates, identify, document, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned to other International Response & Program units, and suggest program standardization or replication when appropriate.
Support program staff in identifying opportunities for professional development.
Serve as the acting Regional Director during his/her absence.
Represent ARC at industry and international conferences and meetings.
Perform other duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent experience is required. Graduate level degree in a related field is preferred. Minimum five years experience in international relief and development is required. Minimum one year supervisory experience is required. Experience in disaster risk reduction and response, health, organizational development , and/or water/sanitation desirable. Candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills and must demonstrate familiarity with evolving industry standards. Fluency in Spanish is strongly preferred. Candidate must have strong verbal and written communications skills and must demonstrate familiarity with evolving industry standards. Experience in proposal writing, project design, monitoring and evaluation and other fund raising methodologies is desirable.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
How to apply:
www.americanredcross.apply2jobs.com Req: NHQ16719
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