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Country Coordinator Malawi

  • published till: 2020-11-10
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Help us create a world of greater humanity!

The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is the largest humanitarian organization in Switzerland. We provide a broad range of services for the benefit of particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Switzerland and in more than 20 countries around the world. Our national headquarters in Bern and Wabern also support the SRC's member organizations and institutions and provide the foundations for effective, efficient and sustainable services.

Our Division Africa/Americas is looking to recruit a Country Coordinator, based in Lilongwe, Malawi, with regular travel to rural project areas.

Your duties

  • Monitor and support the implementation of the SRC country programme
  • Planning and monitoring of MRCS project implementation in the areas of community based health (including WASH), blood donor recruitment, and logistics support
  • Represent SRC, actively support MRCS in its organizational development, fostering RC/RC Movement alignment in-country as well as resource optimization
  • Maintain coordination and networking with all relevant stakeholders in country
  • Manage and supervise a local finance officer, technical support and monitoring of MRCS project staff
  • Provide documentation of projects as well as regular narrative and financial reporting to SRC HQ and partners, monitor the progress and quality of MRCS project implementation
  • Monitor and control budgets, support a transparent and accountable finance management
  • Assess the security situation in Lilongwe and the project areas
  • Give support to MRCS and SRC in emergency assessment and/or response if required.

Your competence

  • University degree (master) or relevant work experience in a related area, e.g. health, management, organizational development. An asset is knowledge in public health
  • Minimum of 5 years international working experience as manager or supervisor
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, proposal writing, and finance management
  • Proven strategic and partner orientated thinking
  • Diplomacy, tact, team spirit, cultural sensitivity, leadership, and negotiation skills are essential
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential
  • Familiarity with Red Cross Movement and regional experience is an asset.

What you can expect

  • 24-months contract, starting 1st February 2021 or by arrangement, possibly with option of extension
  • Interesting work with opportunity for creative freedom
  • Work with a sense of purpose
  • Team spirit and respectful atmosphere, in which diversity and equal opportunity are not just words
  • Opportunities for training
  • Family posting
  • Adequate salary, social insurances
  • Travel expenses provided
  •  Partly paid accommodation.

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your complete application, for the attention of Mrs Isabel Bangerter.

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