Job Description

Responsibilities:

The Director’s duties include directing and coordinating regional programs activities and staff to ensure excellence, predictability and consistency in oversees programs and new business development; ensures compliance with internal polices, donor agreements and applicable rules and regulations; builds partnerships and strengthens relationships with other International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement partners, government agencies, and private sector organizations; and representing the American Red Cross goals and interests to all key regional stakeholders. The Director will be expected to use a high degree of initiative to achieve portfolios objectives under a matrix management structure.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with IRP leadership and other Regional Directors, leads and ensures consistency in the development, management and implementation of a portfolio covering disaster response, disaster recovery, disaster risk reduction, community based programs, and support to partner Red Cross societies.
  • Leads in developing and executing annual and multi-year business development strategies for the region’s fundraising. Develops and grows financial resources within the region, ensuring adequate and diversified financial resources.
  • Represents ARC and builds good relations with Movement partners, national authorities, international and national organizations, donors and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.
  • Directly supervises a regional staff, and manages multiple offices throughout the region. 
  • Facilitates and supervises strategic and project planning and ensures implementation in Asia and the Pacific per identified best practice, approved plans, budgets, regulations, policies, and in coordination with RC/RC and non-RC/RC partners.
  • Assist in the development, and implementation of the IRP strategic plan and Multi-year Operation Plan and ensures its regional implementation.
  • Works closely with the Preparedness, Response, and Recovery units in the development and monitoring of program strategic and results frameworks, program standardization, coordination of technical assistance, and dissemination of best practices in technical areas.
  • Facilitates sector and country specific program integration and ensures coherence with ISD doctrines and programmatic frameworks. 
  • Works closely with NHQ (including International Services Finance; Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning, Business Operation, and Partnership and Policy) and field staff to provide and coordinate guidance in the design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting AMEE responses and programs.
  • Hires, manages, coaches and motivates regional staff, including program offices’ personnel; monitors staff performance continuously, provides timely and targeted feedback to staff, and conducts performance evaluations; identifies and monitors staff development requirements and facilitates staff development opportunities.
  • Ensure that AMEE projects planning, budgeting and reporting is carried out in a timely and appropriate fashion in accordance with ARC requirements, formats and standards; facilitates support to the National Society, other RC/RC entities or non-RC/RC partners in these areas when relevant.
  • Together with Response, Preparedness, and Recovery units, participate in program management reviews, identifies program management deficiencies and defines systems solutions.
  • Ensures compliance to ISD and ARC corporate business policies and processes across the AMEE portfolios at all levels, including but not limited to financial, operational and compliance with ARC/ISD/ISF policies and procedures. Identifies and provides for needed training in areas of project management, finance, compliance, grants management, contracting and procurement and other relevant corporate policies.
  • Oversees and ensures all security protocols are updated, known and followed region-wide.
  • Represents ARC and build good relations with national authorities, Movement partners, international and national organizations, donor Governments and other organizations represented in the country/region, as well as national and international media.
  • Ensures efficient and effective management of ARC resources in all areas.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or MA in international studies, business management, public administration or relevant field required. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of international relief and development experience is required, including significant experience in operations management and implementation especially within the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.
  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience is required.
  • Prior overseas/field experience with international NGO, and /or RC/RC is required. Knowledge of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, international relief and development principles and operations management is essential.
  • Proven track record in successful program design, proposal development, and grant management is required.
  • Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as effective interpersonal skills are required. 
  • Must display flexibility, adaptability, initiative, result oriented, and a high degree of competence in planning, project management, team building, teamwork, and commitment to the American Red Cross principles. 
  • Must possess strong personal integrity and ability to adapt to changing situations.
  • Should be computer proficient, especially in MS Office. Regional language strongly preferred.
  • This position is based in Bangkok, Thailand and will require up to 40% international travel.

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