COUNTRY DIRECTOR - GUATEMALA

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 25 February 2020
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Closing on 26 March 2020
  • Current

Job Description

Esta es una posición local.

CARE está buscando un(a) líder muy dinámico(a) y solícito(a) para ocupar el puesto de Director(a) de País (CD) en Guatemala. El/la Directora(a) de País (CD) es el representante legal de CARE INTERNATIONAL (CI) en el país de su asignación. Está a cargo de dirigir la estrategia y las operaciones de CARE en ese país hacia la visión de CARE de “un mundo de esperanza, tolerancia y justicia social, donde la pobreza ha sido eliminada y las personas viven con dignidad y seguridad”. Garantiza que el papel de CARE en el país evoluciona continuamente para lograr el máximo impacto y relevancia, y posiciona a CARE como un socio de elección y una voz influyente en la reducción de la pobreza y la injusticia social. Proporciona liderazgo estratégico y orientación al equipo de la Oficina de País. Y es un miembro activo del Equipo de Liderazgo Regional de LAC (Latino América y el Caribe)

Para el puesto de CD en Guatemala, CARE está buscando una persona que modele asocios, nuevas formas de trabajo, y conduzca a los equipos hacia la visión de CARE fomentando la innovación, la planificación y la programación holísticas, así como ayudando a construir equipos, coaliciones y redes efectivas.

Responsabilidades:

  • Construir y mantener un equipo de liderazgo senior fuerte e innovador.
  • Liderar el diseño, implementación y evolución del plan estratégico de la Oficina de País.
  • Velar por que la programación de la Oficina de País avanza en pos de la visión y misión de CARE, alineada a la Estrategia de Programas y los estándares de calidad programática de CARE.
  • Dirigir la movilización, gestión y rendición de cuentas de todos los recursos en la Oficina de País.
  • Asegurar la gestión y desarrollo de los recursos humanos de la Oficina de País que garantice una fuerza laboral diversa, calificada y productiva.
  • Establecer y mantener relaciones productivas con funcionarios gubernamentales, donantes y socios estratégicos.
  • Garantizar el pleno cumplimiento de las normas y reglamentos de CARE y de los donantes.
  • Desarrollar y mejorar las relaciones, asocios y redes entre la Oficina de País, otras partes de CARE y otras organizaciones externas para maximizar el impacto de CARE en la pobreza y la justicia social.
  • Asegurar que la postura de CARE sobre Protección, Acoso, Explotación y Abuso Sexual [PSHEA] y que es monitoreada, respetada y cumplida por el personal y nuestros Socios y personas / organizaciones responsables de la violación.

Calificaciones:

  • Licenciatura en un campo relacionado
  • De 6 a 8 años en el puesto de alta dirección en el campo de desarrollo
  • Experiencia demostrada en liderar la planificación estratégica y operativa.
  • Amplias habilidades conceptuales que incluyen análisis estratégico
  • Habilidades de gestión demostradas en un entorno internacional complejo.
  • Autoconciencia, liderazgo y habilidades interpersonales demostradas.
  • Fuertes habilidades de gestión de recursos humanos, incluyendo desarrollo de capacidades, coaching y gestión de conflictos.
  • Experiencia supervisando y desarrollando un equipo multidisciplinario en un entorno intercultural;
  • Interés y capacidad demostradas para dar retroalimentación, desarrollar, motivar y liderar a un equipo diverso para lograr resultados.
  • Uso demostrado de estrategias positivas para hacerle frente en entornos estresantes.
  • Conocimiento y experiencia con la gestión financiera como lo demuestra la capacidad de:
    • Administra un presupuesto complejo
    • Seguimiento efectivo de las recomendaciones de auditoría interna y externa.
    • Garantizar el cumplimiento de los donantes y la presentación de informes.
  • Debe poseer la capacidad de establecer una cultura de aprendizaje e innovación dentro de la Oficina de País y facilitar el intercambio de conocimientos a través de CARE.
  • Experiencia en la gestión exitosa de diversas formas de asocio con ONGs nacionales e internacionales, etc.
  • Experiencia en establecer y mantener relaciones de colaboración con donantes y contrapartes gubernamentales.
  • Fuertes habilidades de representación, influencia y de negociación.

This is a local position.

CARE is seeking a very dynamic and thoughtful leader for its position of Country Director Guatemala. The Country Director (CD) is CARE INTERNATIONAL (CI)’s legal representative in the country of her/his assignment. S/he leads CARE’s strategy and operations in that country towards CARE’s vision of “a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eliminated and people live with dignity and security”. The CD ensures that CARE’s role in the country continuously evolves for maximum impact and relevance and position CARE as a partner of choice and an influential voice in reducing poverty and social injustice. The CD provides strategic leadership and guidance to the Country Office team. She/he is also an active member of the LAC Regional Leadership Team.

For the CD position in Guatemala, CARE is looking for an individual that models partnerships, new ways of working and drives the teams toward the CARE vision by fostering innovation, holistic planning and programming, as well as helping to build effective teams, coalitions and networks.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain a strong, innovative senior leadership team
  • Lead the design, implementation, and evolution of the Country Office strategic plan
  • Oversee Country Office programming to advance CARE’s vision and mission, in line with CARE’s Program Strategy and standards for program quality
  • Direct the mobilization, management, and accounting of all resources in the Country office
  • Oversee the management and development of the Country Office human resources to ensure a diverse, skilled, and productive workforce
  • Establish and sustain productive relationships with government officials, donors and strategic partners
  • Ensure full compliance with CARE’s and donors’ rules and regulations
  • Develop and enhance relationships, partnerships and networks between the Country Office, other parts of CARE and external organizations to maximize CARE’s impact on poverty and social justice
  • Ensure CARE’s stance on Protection, Sexual, Harassment Exploitation and Abuse [PSHEA] is monitored and adhered to by both staff and our Partners and individuals/organizations held accountable for violation

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 6-8 years in senior management position in development field
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic and operational planning
  • Extensive conceptual skills including strategic analysis
  • Demonstrated management skills in a complex international setting
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong human resource management skills including capacity building, coaching and conflict management
  • Experience supervising and developing a multi-disciplinary team in a cross-cultural setting;
  • Demonstrated interest and ability to give feedback, develop, motivate and lead a diverse team to achieve results
  • Demonstrated use of positive coping strategies in stressful environments
  • Knowledge and experience with financial management as demonstrated by ability to:
    • Manage a complex budget
    • Effectively follow-up on internal and external audit recommendations
    • Ensure donor compliance and reporting
  • Must possess the ability to establish a learning and innovation culture within the Country Office and to facilitate knowledge sharing across CARE
  • Experience in successfully managing various forms of partnerships with national and international NGOs, etc.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with donors and government counterparts
  • Strong representation, influencing and negotiation skills  

About the Organization

CARE is an international NGO with local staff and community partners in more than 90 countries. We create local solutions to poverty and inequality and we seek dignity for everyone every day and during times of crisis. These solutions have a broad range, from clean water to access to education; from microfinance to ensuring that everyone has nutritious food; from agriculture and climate change to disaster response. CARE puts women and girls at the center of everything we do because they have proven to be the best hope for creating lasting change in the world. Our staff live where they work, which makes us effective at understanding the challenges they face. We’ve been doing this for over 70 years, since World War II. It started with the world’s first CARE Package® of food for the post-war hungry in Europe. Our work today is as important as ever, we believe that poverty and inequality are historic injustices that we can end within a generation, for good. If you share our core beliefs: poverty is an injustice; poverty is solvable; and together, we have the power to end it, join us.

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