We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial support. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people.
We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards. The Focus of the International Assistance department is on two main areas: Disaster Response and Community Resilience.
The International Assistance (IA) division has opened a vacancy for a:
Country Representative, Haiti
Position title: Country Representative
Duty station: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Position type: Single and R&R
Time period: 12 months, 40 hrs/week with possibility of extension
Desirable starting date : September 2022
Purpose of the position
The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is looking for a Country Representative in Haiti who will:
The Netherlands Red Cross and the Haitian Red Cross in Haiti.
The Netherlands Red Cross has a long history in providing humanitarian aid in Haiti and dates back to the late 1990s with an increased presence in the country since the earthquake in January 2010. The current NLRC delegation includes 2-4 delegates and around 50 local staff.
In 2015, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Haitian Red Cross started the implementation of the Resilience Framework through a series of disaster risk reduction interventions in the Sud-Est Department of Haiti.
In October 2016, the Netherlands Red Cross opened a sub-delegation in the Sud Department in Les Cayes few days after Hurricane Matthew to implement activities related to food security, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, early recovery, shelter and non-food items distribution. Current activities are a continuation of our previous interventions, with an emphasis on the sustainability of our actions.
Over more than two decades, the National Societies have collaborated in addressing acute needs of vulnerable people of Haiti through implementation of a wide-range programmes in the areas of primary health care, water and sanitation, food security and livelihoods support, climate change and community resilience, and local capacity building. The organizations, guided by the Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement Fundamental Principles and in line with their strategies and mandates, work hand-in-hand to alleviate sufferings and strengthen capacities of the most vulnerable groups of the population in Haiti.
The Haitian Red Cross was founded May 29, 1932 and currently has 50 staff with 5,000 volunteers throughout the country. The HRC is recognized as an auxiliary body, well linked, for coordinating and collaborating purposes, to the government. HRCS and NLRC are currently implementing a number of programmes in the Southern Department.
Position in the organization
The Country Representative is leading the country team in Haiti, consisting of 2-4 delegates and around 50 local staff. The Country representative is the direct line manager of the delegate staff and local staff based in Port-au-Prince.
The Country Representative reports to the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator (PPC) for Haiti, who is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
The Country Representative will work closely with staff based at NLRC HQ, including the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator (PPC), Portfolio Officer (PO) for Haiti, technical advisors, PMER and financial team etc.
Vision and Strategy development
Partnership Fostering and Development
Project Development and Delivery
Human Resources, Line management and Office
For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross please go to www.rodekruis.nl and NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis.
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