HEAD OF MISSION – MIDDLE EAST
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested applicants can send only their CV including education, qualifications, contact number and relevant documents: by email, to address
The email subject line MUST include in the title of email the following to be considered: “HoM MIDLLE EAST”. E-mails without job title will not be reviewed. We thank all applicants for their interest but only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide appropriate contact information (e-mail, mobile, etc.) and 3 professional references.
In Middle East region, MAGNA has currentlly working in Lebanon (Baalbeck), Syria (Idlib, Aleppo) and Iraq (Mosul) providing access to medical care for population in crisis, through static healthcare centres, mobile health and outreach interventions.
Tasks and responsibilities
Safety & Security: S/he is responsible for the safety & security of the mission.
Programmes: S/he coordinates the teams and ensures that the programmes implemented on the mission are properly carried out. S/he also monitors needs and suggests new operations and development tracks for the mission.
Human Resources: S/he ensures that the mission is adequately staffed and supervises the teams (defining objectives, follow-up).
Logistical, administrative and financial monitoring: S/he ensures that logistical and administrative practices in place respect MAGNA procedures and formats and are in compliance with donors’ rules and regulations
Medical and technical monitoring: S/he ensures that medical and technical practices respect MAGNA procedures and formats and are in compliance with MAGNA operational framework and policy.
Representation: S/he represents the association in its relations with partners, donors the media and different authorities.
Relations with Headquarters: S/he ensures that information is properly circulated between Headquarters and the field and ensures that due dates are respected.
Initiating and leading the mission-wide operational strategy; including country policy, annual plan, budget and policy frameworks. Leading the management team translating the strategic objectives into operational activities. Monitoring developments in MAGNA general policies and strategies and adapting the annual plan of the mission accordingly.
Monitoring and analyzing the political, humanitarian and medical situation in the country and in the region. Identifying potential fields of intervention and determining response strategies.
Representing MAGNA towards external actors (national authorities, NGO’s, donors, media, etc.) to create commitment and negotiate terms and conditions for field operations.Leading the implementation of medical-humanitarian activities in the mission.
Being responsible for the planning and coordination of all human, material and financial resources to ensure the overall performance of the mission
Leading the mission and its staff, providing a clear vision for the direction of the mission and bringing staff together across functional and geographical lines to achieve the mission’s objectives
Defining and ensuring the implementation of the security framework in the country, in order to ensure safety of staff and visitors across the mission.
Required knowledge and skills
University degree. Particularly in medicine, public health or paramedical or the field of international relations is a plus.
At least two years in management positions in humanitarian aid
Essential experience with MAGNA or other NGOs
Essential working experience in developing countries.
Knowleges and skills
Essential computer literacy (word, excel and internet)
English compulsory and Mission language essential.
Knowledge of institutional donor procedures (ECHO, UN agencies...)
Required Personal Characteristics(fitting into team, suitability for the job and assignment/mission)
Good stress management
Resistance to pressure
Organized and methodical
Strong sense of responsibilities
Strong listening and empathy skills
Ability to adapt, manage priorities and be pragmatic
Diplomatic and with a sense of negotiation
Good communication skills
Honesty and rigor
Status EMPLOYED with a Fixed-Term Contract (in Czech Republic)
Compensation and Benefits
Your gross monthly salary will reflect your post’s seniority & your cumulative weighted work experience. It includes as well per diem for all days you are working in your country of assignment. Benefits will be provided as per MAGNA scale.