Country Director

Apply by 17 July 2018
Senior-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 17 June 2018

Job Description

Since December 2017, PIN has been providing assistance in Rohyinga refugee camps arriving to Bangladesh from Myanmar. Focusing on protection, coordination and shelter upgrades, PIN has trained a cohort of local volunteers who further support refugee households in upgrading their shelters in preparation for the monsoon season. To improve safety of vulnerable groups in the camps, PIN employs unique participatory approaches titled Her Safety and His Safety, which engage women and men to identify their security concerns and empower them to apply measures addressing these risks.

The small country program, currently staffed by two international and three local colleagues, is poised for rapid growth. Intensive networking activities have brought opportunities for massive upscale, and the new Country Director will have to manage a dynamic growth in the range and scale of implemented activities, team, funding and related management and financial processes. The Country Director will have to demonstrate a good balance between independent management and consultation with HQ and team work to ensure compliance with PIN processes and allow for supervision in relation to organizational and donor rules.

Location: Cox´s Bazar and surrounding refugee camps

Starting date: July 2018

Duration: 18 months with the possibility of extension

The main tasks and responsibilities are:
  • Overall management of both international and national employees.
  • Strategic planning and country programme‘s development in accordance with PIN‘s strategy and needs of the particular region, and in consideration of PIN’s capacity.
  • Fundraising and liaising with donors, networking, understanding donors’ priorities and actively seeking new funding opportunities, including leading or significantly contributing to developing new proposals.
  • Supervision of development of new program including proposal development in cooperation with program team.
  • Ensuring that all PIN’s internal procedures and partner/donors’ requirements are met
  • Supervision of the financial management. Together with Finance Desk Officer supervises country program budget and overall economic situation.
  • Planning HR needs of the country programme and taking part in the process of selection of new staff (expatriate and senior national), supervision of capacity building and ensuring sufficient human resources for the projects to meet its objectives together with HR department
  • Supervision 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 international Security Manager
  • Ensuring clear and regular internal communication within PIN country program and with PIN HQ.
  • Representation PIN towards media, public, partners, donors and local authorities.
  • Representation PIN at Alliance2015 ( and any other INGO platform (e.g. NCCI), and coordination mechanisms (e.g. clusters, working groups), in cooperation with senior colleagues.
Suitable candidates for this position should possess:
  • Proven working experience in humanitarian context, especially with program and/or country program management and staff management;
  • Strong leadership and staff management skills, with a record of managing large, diverse teams and contributing to the capacity building of national and international staff;
  • Experience with projects designing and strategic planning, PCM, fundraising, knowledge of the institutional donors environment;
  • Sound understanding of principles of humanitarian and development work;
  • Experience with managing growth;
  • Excellent working knowledge of English;
  • Excellent communication skills and cultural sensitivity;
  • Knowledge/experience of the region and understanding of local dynamics is a significant advantage;
  • Mature, well-balanced personality able to work independently in challenging environment.
PIN offers:
  • Start –up salary 3200-3400 USD (before taxation, including per diem), based on experience and seniority;
  • Possibility to gain interesting working experience within a professional, internationally recognized NGO;
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations;
  • Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses to the country of residence once per every 6 months;
  • Accommodation in PIN guesthouse or housing allowance;
  • 25 days of paid leave per year;

Kindly send us your CV (no more than 4 pages) and short cover letter via this link. Please click on button “Apply” and fill the application form. If you have a problem to submit the application, please contact us at .

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Thank you.

About the Organization

The People in Need organization was established in 1992 by a group of Czech war correspondents who were no longer satisfied with merely relaying information about ongoing conflicts and began sending out aid. It gradually became established as a professional humanitarian organization striving to provide aid in troubled regions and support adherence to human rights around the world.

Throughout the 25 years of its existence, People in Need has become one of the biggest non-profit organizations in Central Europe. In addition to humanitarian aid and human rights, it now also targets education and helps people living in social exclusion.

We are part of Alliance2015, a strategic network of seven European non-governmental organizations engaged in humanitarian aid and development projects. This collaboration increases effectivity both in working in the target countries and in campaigns aimed at influencing the attitudes of politicians and the general public in Europe.

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