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Job Number:  36999
Country Representative, Lebanon
Job Posted: Wednesday, 2 August 2017
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2017
(69 days ago)
Canadian Red Cross
Region: Ottawa area Type: Full time
Location: ottawa Salary: (not entered)

Do you want to make a difference? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking a Country Representative, Lebanon.


Reporting to the Head of Region, MENA, Global Programs the Country Representative (CR) will be responsible to ensure the efficient and effective implementation and management of Canadian Red Cross supported programming in Lebanon, framed by IO Strategy 2020 (S2020) to deliver in the Last Mile.


The CR contributes towards the mandate of the Global Programs: The implementation and delivery of CRC programmes in your region/country. The CR works as a collaborative member of the IO Field Representations working group and actively participates in sharing lessons learnt, consolidating ways of working and approach to building partnerships. Ensuring alignment with strategies and consistency in representation and program delivery. The CR will contribute to the success of the matrix model, agility of the organization, delivering against the One Red Cross vision and interoperability, implement innovations/learning within programs, and ensure robust risk management and personnel wellbeing.




Quality Program Management

• Ensure successful implementation of all program activities as per proposed objectives/goals, identified operating principles and within established budgets, timeframes and compliance requirements. Working closely with technical advisors, ensure quality program management, evaluation and record keeping in accordance with IO procedures.

• Ensure sound financial management of programming in Lebanon, including but not limited to effective budget planning, forecasting, analysis and financial reporting. Regularly update Head of Region on financial progress of projects, raising challenges or delays in a timely fashion and trouble-shooting solutions. Ensure financially efficient operations and cost-effective interventions, identifying opportunities to ensure maximal cost recovery within projects.

• Maintain effective project management and tracking tools, ensuring real-time access to information on CRC programming. Ensure development and implementation of project workplans and timelines, with continually assessed contingency plans and alternative activity/budget options identified. Identify opportunities to strengthen and improve project effectiveness and efficiency.


CRC Representation and Coordination

• In close coordination with the Head of Region, MENA represent CRC in movement coordination platforms (country level and regional forums). Foster effective, positive and productive relations with Movement partners in Lebanon.

• Maintain positive communications and partner relations in the best interests of CRCS’s presence in Lebanon, in line with CRC regional strategic directions and priorities.

• Support Head of Region, MENA in strategic relations, networking and communications in Lebanon (and regionally as may be requested). Strengthen and grow a CRC network of stakeholders in Lebanon, including with the Canadian Embassy in Beirut and other humanitarian agencies. Implement regular strategic mapping, analysis and engagement plans for stakeholders in Lebanon, maintaining continuous lines of communication with HQ on stakeholder engagements.

• Ensure a continuous monitoring and analysis of evolving political, economic, social and security trends in Lebanon (and regionally as may be requested). Provide regular real-time, cross-referenced information and analysis on humanitarian needs, operational updates and evolving contexts. Monitor new/evolving emergencies as requested.


Robust Risk Management

• Ensure constant attention to incidents and events that may bring harm and/or disrupt programming, with early warning/early action to Head of Region being a top priority.

• Maintain on-going risk mapping, analysis scenario planning and contingency planning for CRC’s presence, partnerships and programs in Lebanon. This includes continuous assessment, analysis, contingency planning as to safety, well-being, risk of corruption, reputation and unwarranted delays. Ensure close communications with Head of Region, MENA and regular reporting on risk mapping, proposing strategies and recommendations for mitigating identified risks.

• Within existing RC/RC security frameworks, ensure the dissemination and enforcement of country delegation specific security rules and regulations in Lebanon, and their understanding and respect by all CRC staff in country.


Supports an effective team

• Develops and maintains membership in the functional department, Global Programs, and designated project teams. Collaborates to fulfill the agreed objectives, needs and expectations. Fosters team work through a professional exchange of experiences and expertise that can be transferred to other areas of work. Ensures sharing and dissemination of services related materials to all concerned actors.



Education, Experience and Knowledge

• A university degree in Disaster Management, Public Health or relevant field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. • A minimum of 5 years senior management experience in a conflict setting, in a similar role.

• A minimum of 3 years experience working in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement (RC/RC) is preferred.

• Demonstrated success in project coordination, including planning, design, management and reporting.


Skills and Attributes

• Strong program management skills, including a demonstrated understanding of program management in complex environments.

• Proven skills and experience in strategy development/implementation, finance and risk management, people and performance management. • Strong analytical, diplomatic and negotiation skills.

• Demonstrated skills in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships.

• Strong communication skills in English are mandatory; additional language skills in Arabic are a strong asset. • Ability to work in a multicultural environment; strong sensitivity to intercultural effectiveness and relations.

• Resilience and adaptability to changing circumstances and an evolving environment.

• Commitment to the Principles of the Red Cross Movement.



This is a field based position. Working in countries of operation is very demanding, both physically and psychologically. Difficult working conditions are expected, including the following:

• Issues of access and mobility due to the dynamic nature of an emergency situation and proximity to disaster-affected area.

• Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources.

• The ability to work in a high risk, fluid and evolving situation may be required, as is the ability to work in stressful and often ambiguous conditions. • Basic living conditions that may include intermittent electricity, Internet and other basic services.

• CRCS supports a safe working environment and comfortable accommodation however, as in all contexts, delegates must be aware and responsible for their personal safety and that of employees under their supervision. • In some contexts legal frameworks and institutions to enforce the rule of law are largely undeveloped.

• In some remote areas access to healthcare could be limited or non-existent.

• All CRCS delegates must be cleared by the Travel Health Team with full medical and vaccination clearance.


This position requires a successful Canadian criminal record, reference check, valid driver’s license, valid passport and First Aid certification.


The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Interested parties may submit their application by applying on the Canadian Red Cross Online Career Website by midnight EST on August 16, 2017.
Contact Details:
ERU International
Canadian Red Cross
170 Metcalfe
ottawa , ON, K2P 2P2

Tel: (613)740-1900
www:   trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=1&rid=2656

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