DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS

DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR - OPERATIONS
CARE has been working in Somalia since 1981 and currently has foot print in all major parts of the country. It currently has over 300 staff and funding portfolio above US$40M and works closely with partners and local NGOs. CARE has been actively responding to the humanitarian needs in Somalia and also implementing long term development programs focused to the urban youth and rural women as key priority.  CARE is seeking a Deputy Country Director Operations (DCD - OPS) based in Somalia/Somaliland (Garowe is the primary location but other locations within the country may be considered). S\he will be responsible for ensuring that CARE Somalia’s programs contribute to 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 DCD-OPS will provide leadership and direction for CARE Somalia’s operations functions in line with the strategy and vision; work closely with the Country Director to develop effective, efficient and results driven Operations team and is responsible for operational oversight of CARE Somalia including smooth functioning of Finance, Human Resources, Administration, IT, Procurement and Logistics and also provide oversight for field/sub office operations functions. S/he will provide strategic oversight of operations processes and the development of its functions in line with the changing demands and priorities of the Country Office. CARE Somalia views Operations as an integral foundation of its programming. Reporting to the Country Director, the DCD -OPS is expected to contribute to strengthening the integration of all Operations with Programs by working closely with the program team. This will be done through structured and systematic capacity building of Operations staff to address operational challenges; using existing resources and tailored to the specific staffing needs. The DCD - OPS fosters a values-based organizational culture, ensuring good internal controls and conscientious stewardship of organizational resources. S/he will promote a performance-based culture ensuring performance management systems are in place, functional and effective. The position requires advanced business management skills, excellent team building and people coaching skills, extensive experience and in-depth understanding of financial management, administrative support processes and compliance requirements. Responsibilities: • Develop and organize activities of Operations Department to provide timely and effective support to Country Office (CO) program to ensure objectives are met • Fosters links between Programs and Operations ensuring seamless coordination and support for program management • Lead business process improvements for the CO operations to bring about efficiency and effectiveness to the CO • Initiate new, revise existing operations policies, systems and procedures in line with the legal and donor requirements in Somalia • Ensure sound internal control systems are in place and functioning to ensure adherence to policies and procedures • Coordination of functional units operations budgets in line with agreed plans • Approve and ensure spending of Operations budget is in line with donor requirements • Ensure effective internal control systems and that assets and resources of CARE are appropriately safeguarded • Provide proper supervision and management for all direct reports and lead the establishment and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated team • Ensure across the board compliance with organizational, donor and (host) government rules and regulations • Work closely with and supervise head of field offices to ensure that support systems and structures are in place to meet program needs • Provide operational support during emergency scale-up to ensure field office set up is done in an efficient and effective manner and satellite offices are running smoothly Required: • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business Administration or related field • Fully certified professional accounting qualification such as CA, ACCA and CPA • A minimum twelve (12) years’ experience in finance and operations in large international NGO with a minimum of 5 years at the senior leadership position • Good knowledge and experience in institutionalizing compliance and accountability system and procedures • Sound knowledge and hands on experience of internal and external audit requirements • Demonstrated skills and motivation towards gender and cultural sensitivities, valuing diversity and championing organizational and staff diversity, strong ability and commitment to upholding organizational core values • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills and proven experience in managing individuals and teams for success • Experience in Somalia desired • Fluent English (written and verbal)  

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