Country Director - Angola

Location: Bié, Huambo and Huíla Provinces

Starting date: According to availability

Duration: 24 months with possibility of extension

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

People in Need (PIN) has been present in the Angola since 2006. With main office in Kuito (Bié Province) we have been implementing projects focusing on Agriculture and Livelihood, Public Health and Nutrition, Education, WASH, Gender and Civil Society.

Job overview:

Country Director (CD) is a main representative of PIN at provincial as well as country level and is responsible for strategic leadership of the country programme. CD supervises the country programs, finances, human resources, logistics and security. Considerable part of CD's responsibilities consists of medium-term and long-term activities, strategic planning, establishment and maintenance of managerial procedures, recording and putting in use of lessons learned and capacity building. The key responsibility is also representing of organization, networking and fundraising. Another important role is supporting, motivating and consulting the country programme’s staff (currently 8 expatriates and 78 nationals).

Reporting relations and Interdependencies with other functions

The CD’s line manager is Regional Director; CD directly supervises Head of Programmes and heads of support departments. The closest partner to CD on the HQ level is Desk Officer for the given country (DO). CD consults all the main decisions with DO and decisions of strategic importance are consulted with RC. CD, DO and RC are jointly responsible for the country programme.

Main responsibilities: 

Senior Management and Strategic Planning

  • Plan development of the country programme in accordance with the local needs and priorities of PIN
  • Lead the whole country programme team and overall coordination of all its operations
  • Supervise the country programs, finance, compliance and administration as well as human resources, logistics and security
  • Medium-term and long-term strategic planning, establishment and maintenance of managerial procedures, recording and putting in use of lessons learned and capacity building

Finance & Administration

  • CD supervises the finance and administration unit of the mission. Together with Finance Manager and Compliance officer prepare and follow up mission budget and overall economic situation

Project Management

  • CD, in cooperation with HoP (Head of Programs), supports and supervises senior programme staff, follows all phases of the Project cycle management (PCM), and actively participates and leads the design of new programmes
  • Actively contribute to development of new proposals, and in line with PIN country strategy and PIN Relief and Development Department strategy
  • Ensure timely and high quality reporting to donors and HQ

Representation and Fundraising

  • Network among donors and key stakeholders to actively seek funding opportunities, help increase the quality of proposals, understand donor priorities and ensure coordination
  • Represent PIN at meetings with government partners, regional and local authorities, donors, local agencies, coordination bodies and other relevant stakeholders, at all levels of project implementation as required
  • Responsible for fundraising from institutional donors and financial stability of the mission including preparation of project proposals in cooperation with the programme staff.

Human Resource Management

  • CD, in cooperation with DCD (Deputy Country Director, national) plans HR needs of the mission and takes part in the process of selection of new expatriate staff.
  • CD is also responsible for capacity building and ensures sufficient human resources for the projects to meet its objectives
  • Ensures coherent policy towards recruitment, remuneration and bonuses across the country programme

Security

  • Supervising that all security and safety rules (SOPs) are set-up and followed, keeping security policy up to date and enforcing its implementation in cooperation with national Security Officer. S/he is also working towards maximum possible safety of the working conditions to minimize health risks and secure PIN’s assets.
  • In cooperation with PIN security department ensures that security measures are adequate to a given situation 

We require

Main requirements:

  • Solid leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building to national and international staff
  • Experience within the region and understanding of local dynamics
  • Proven experience in management, fundraising, project development, donor liaison
  • Knowledge of institutional donor environment, proven experience with donor relations, proposal development and external communications
  • Familiarity with the conflicts settings
  • At least five years of relevant experience with excelent spoken and written English and Portuguese
  • Proven experience in team management, security management, fundraising, project development and donor liaison
  • Knowledge of institutional donor environment, proven experience with donor relations, proposal development and external communications
  • Experience with strategic program planning, project cycle management, knowledge of the institutional donor environment, including the EC, UNICEF, etc.
  • Previous experience from the region preferred
  • Reliable and self-reliant personality
  • Dynamic and result-oriented profile
  • Ability to organize and plan effectively
  • Critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure
  • Responsible and systematic
  • Cultural sensitivity, experience with development projects/international work experience is strongly welcome
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge
  • University degree in relevant field

We offer

PIN offers:

  • Work experience with professional and flexible NGO, the largest in Central-Eastern Europe
  • Performance related bonuses paid half yearly based on standard evaluation process
  • Work in dynamic and motivated team
  • Accommodation and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to home country covered per year
  • Costs of visas and vaccination covered
  • 25 days of holiday per year
  • Medical helpdesk (in the Czech Republic, provided in English)
  • Travel insurance (covers the health care incl. the repatriation)
  • Introduction and training in Prague
  • Participation in enriching annual meetings of all senior field staff in Prague