Country Cluster Manager: Middle East and North Africa At British Red Cross

Job Description:

Country Cluster Manager: Middle East and North Africa Region
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £52,489 – £57,952 per annum DOE + monthly subsistence allowance

Could you develop and deliver the British Red Cross’ programmes in the Middle East & North Africa region?

The British Red Cross (BRC) are looking for an experienced programme and people manager who will be responsible for the development and delivery of the strategy and programme outcomes in Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories in support of and aligned to both BRC and National Society strategic priorities. Activities will include capacity development, design, delivery, and monitoring of disaster response and development programmes. The Country Cluster Manager (CCM) will also ensure the effective use of BRC resources.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead strategy development within the geographical area in support of BRC’s International Directorate Strategy.
  • Responsible for resource mobilisation in support of respective country strategy including liaising and relationship building with fundraising colleagues and both traditional and institutional donors.
  • Work with Red Cross Red Crescent Movement partners within the assigned countries to understand organisational needs and contribute to the development of the capacity of the National Society to act.
  • Strategically plan for and oversee the work of technical advisors and other specialist colleagues to ensure the technical quality of all programme delivery and support to partners.
  • Build and maintain relationships with within the RCRC Movement and other organisations in support of the country strategy.
  • Responsible for security management of staff travelling to and/or deployed to the assigned country and other high/extreme risk contexts. This includes leading country security plans and monitoring security changes in-country, with the support of the Security Unit in HQ.
  • Ensure due diligence and compliance requirements are in place and adhered to for all countries.
  • Within Syria: Leadership for relationship building and programme development including budgetary decision making and management rests with the in-country representative in Syria. The Country Cluster Manager is responsible for regional strategic oversight, security, due diligence and compliance requirements.

What will you need to be a successful Country Cluster Manager?

  • Robust working knowledge of the international humanitarian system, including the RCRC Movement.
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills.
  • Proven skills in project/programme management techniques, processes, and controls.
  • Strong experience in working with national organisations and support capacity building of local partners.
  • Proven experience in developing and leading people and management of multi-cultural teams.
  • Proven experience in managing large-scale budgets and programme portfolios.

You can find a comprehensive overview of the Role and Requirements in the downloadable document titled ‘Role Profile/Job Description’.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on the 12th November 2023.

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting the job title.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • Accommodation while on deployment
  • Subsistence allowances while overseas
  • Travel to and from the country of posting, plus long service flights
  • Comprehensive insurance, including medical, personal effects and life insurance
  • Pre and post assignment medicals and access to excellent health and wellbeing benefits
  • Access to a pension, which you can join at any time during your contract
  • Generous leave entitlement (36 days incl. public holidays)

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The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.
Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.

At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partn ership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.

In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

If y ou are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.

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