Head of Mission – INTERSOS

2. Tasks and responsibilities
The general purpose of the post is to represent INTERSOS in Iraq, and act in accordance with specific directions from and supervision of the Regional Director.

The HoM manages and coordinates the operations and human resources in the country and is responsible to:
• Establish and maintain collaborative relations with Local Authorities and Institutions, Donors, International Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders.
• Follow up, guarantee and monitor government recognition procedures for the organization in compliance with the host country formalities.
• Define country priorities based on context and needs analyses; monitor donor intervention strategies in the country; design, promote and elaborate new interventions.
• Supervise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the country operations – and all related administrative, financial, human resources, logistics and security aspects – ensuring timely and quality assistance delivery, as well as cost efficiency and accountability, in compliance with INTERSOS and donors guidelines, regulations and procedures.
• Continuously assess, analyze and evaluate the impact of the country operations, also through periodic visits to the areas of intervention.
• Define the mission financial plan, ensuring self-sufficiency and consistency of expenses, and assume responsibility for the mission funds management, including bank accounts.
• Coordinate, guide and supervise the mission staff, and evaluate their performance.
• Proactively participate in relevant coordination meetings.

3. Required profile/experience
• Advanced university degree. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least 5 years of professional work experience as Head of Mission or other management/ coordination positions in humanitarian/development contexts.
• Proven experience in management of UN and ECHO funds.
• Proven experience in management of large staff teams.
• Proficient knowledge of English is required. French is an asset.

Technical competencies:
• Ability to set high standards for quality of work
• Ability to analyze and integrate information from a wide range of sources
• Ability to administrate funds, logistics and human resources
• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
• Mastery of IT tools (MS Office package, internet, e-mail, etc.)

Behavioral competencies:
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with analytic approach
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations with staff, beneficiaries and other stakeholders
• Ability to take initiative and work autonomously
• Ability to achieve results effectively, considering the need for speed, scale and quality
• Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams
• Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships

Qualified applicants are requested to submit their curriculum vitae, motivation letter and 2 referencesto: recruitment@intersos.org, specifying in the subject ‘HoM Multiple Destinations”**
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview

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