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 money. 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 international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards.
The International Assistance Department of the Netherlands Red Cross is looking for a Project Management Delegate in Haiti.
In the first phase it concerns the project management of specific earthquake response projects in Les Cayes and Jérémie, and the base management of the Les Cayes sub-office**.** Depending portfolio development exact tasks and location might change beginning 2023. Travel to Port au Prince and project sites is required.
Position title: Project Management Delegate
Duty station: Les Cayes, South Department and Jérémie, Grand’Anse
Time period: 6 months, 40 hrs/ week, with possibility of extension
Starting Date: November 2022
Status: Single posting/ R&R
The Netherlands Red Cross and the Haitian Red Cross in Haiti
Over more than two decades, the Haitian Red Cross (HRC) and Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) Societies have collaborated in addressing acute needs of vulnerable people in Haiti through implementation of a wide range of programs 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 Red Crescent Movement Fundamental Principles and in line with their strategies and mandates, work hand-in-hand to alleviate suffering and to strengthen capacities of the most vulnerable groups of the population in Haiti.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 has occurred in the southern part of Haiti on 14 August 2021. A large number of people were affected, mainly in the departments of Sud, Nippes and Grand Anse. Together with the HRC, the NLRC has offered immediate response in supporting search and rescue and the direct distribution of available relief items. Currently, this support is continuing and the NLRC field team is working on repairing affected water supply systems in the South and Grand’Anse Departments.
The project management delegate will be responsible for the implementation of the ongoing recovery projects in the South-Grand’Anse region of Haiti, as well as the base management of the Les Cayes base.
Place in the organization
Purpose of the position
The purpose of the position is to ensure adequate operational capacity to provide quality project management support to the local project teams in Haiti and ensure overall management of the NLRC Base in Les Cayes, in close coordination with the local NLRC and HRC team and colleagues. The PM will be instrumental in supporting project implementation, as well as ensuring a well-functioning NLRC base, and enhancement of relationships with partners and donors.
Key competencies and skills
An initial assessment of candidates short-listed is part of the selection procedure.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, The Netherlands Red Cross reserves the right to fill the position before the closing date for applications.
For more information of the work of the Netherlands Red Cross, please visit www.rodekruis.nl. NLRC on Facebook: Facebook.com/rodekruis and Twitter: Twitter.com/rodekruis.
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