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Field Delegate Laos (Head of Sub Delegation)

  • Work experience
  • Fulltime
  • Published: 2020-07-31

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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 Asia/Europe division is looking to recruit a

Field Delegate (Head of Sub-Delegation)

to be based in Luang Prabang, Laos. Together with its national partners, the Swiss Red Cross has been implementing health projects in Laos for more than thirty years, with a focus on primary health care, system management and health financing. To manage our Sub-Delegation, we are looking for a Public Health expert with strong leadership and organisational development skills as well as international working experience as a manager/coordinator in a conducive environment.

Your duties

  • Management of the SRC Sub-Delegation in Luang Prabang, supervision and technical support of local technical and administrative staff in a culturally sensitive environment
  • Professional planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluating SRC’s Integrated Primary Health Care and Health Promotion Program in Luang Prabang, making programmatic adjustments in line with review recommendations
  • Strategic, management and technical support to Lao Red Cross (LRC), Luang Prabang Branch, for the implementation of the SRC-LRC Institutional Preparedness & Disaster Risk Management project
  • Monitoring progress, overseeing and controlling budgets, regular narrative and financial reporting to SRC Delegation in Vientiane, SRC Headquarters and partners
  • Representing and advocating for the program’s aims in governmental and non-governmental meetings at all levels, ensuring program visibility
  • Advising program partners on key thematic and strategic issues
  • Designing and conducting various types of research (KAP, MTR, etc.).

Your competence

  • University and/or post-graduate degree, preferably in Public Health or other health related qualification
  • Proven experience in the management of project teams and offices (incl. familiarity with PCM and demonstrated financial management skills) and conversant with primary health care/health promotion interventions
  • Experience with Capacity Development of local partners and staff
  • Proven managerial experience and skills
  • Analytical and strategic planning skills, monitoring and reporting skills, ideally with research experience (quantitative and qualitative methods)
  • Strong negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Networking and Coordination skills with authorities, partners and other NGOs
  • English: fluent, speaking and writing, Lao is an asset
  • Familiarity with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is an advantage.

What you can expect

  • 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
  • Competitive salary, social insurances, travel expenses and contribution to accommodation provided
  • Family posting
  • 2 years contract (with possible extension), starting January 1, 2021 or by arrangement.

Apply now

We look forward to receiving your complete application, for the attention of Mrs Isabel Bangerter. Incoming applications are evaluated immediately.
  • Ms. Isabel Bangerter-Mamerow
  • +41 58 400 42 90

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