Deputy Country Representative

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Philippines
Organization: American Red Cross
Closing date: 4 Mar 2021

The American Red Cross International Services Department (ISD) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. The American Red Cross continues to deepen and expand its international programming while also working to strengthen the global Red Cross Red Crescent Network, in order to deliver critical assistance to some of the most vulnerable communities in the world.

The American Red Cross (AmRC) is seeking an experienced Deputy Country Representative to work with our partner, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC), in the AmRC Delegation office, based in Manila. The AmCross Philippines Delegation aims to build community resiliency through an integrated disaster risk reduction approach through the strengthening of the Philippine Red Cross at NHQ and Chapter level. Deputy County Representative will oversee the program implementation with PRC, ensuring quality and sustainable outcomes while managing the different lines of service to work together to deliver the program on time.

The DCR will also help build the capacity of the PRC national staff in Program, Operation in accordance with the PRC strategic aim and the delegation strategic engagement plan.

The Delegate will report to the Country Representative and work collaboratively with other AmRC delegation staff who are supporting PRC project implementation. The delegate will work closely with NHQ and Regional teams to promote the capturing and use of best practices as well as continuing to improve program tools and procedures within AmRC as a whole.

This position will be based in Manila, Philippines with occasional travel to project site locations throughout the country.

In addition, the Head of Office will support the Country Representative in the management and oversight of the overall portfolio and at times, act in his stead.

This is a full time position for a 6 months duration with the possibility of extension. This is an unaccompanied post.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure sound program and fiscal management of all AmRC supported program according to international standards and ARC as well as PRC policies and procedures.

  • Develop and manage ARC exit strategy in the ongoing program areas.

  • Develop and manage a capacity-building strategy with the PRC implementing offices in accordance with ARC goals, Chapters interests and capacity and in-line with the overall PRC capacity enhancement plan.

  • Ensure impact-oriented, sustainable project results within project scope, budget, and timeframe by performing regular program reviews, organizing value-added trainings, monitoring budgets, and reporting.

  • Manage and mentor ARC national management team and provide opportunities for learning and growth in accordance with the office nationalization strategy.

  • Work in an interdisciplinary fashion with the finance, M&E and program staff to design, plan, implement, and monitor all projects within the delegation with relevant tools and templates.

  • Provide support to all project staff in ensuring that integration and cross-cutting themes are considered in interventions at all levels, especially in project design, budgets, work plans, and trainings

  • Proactively make follow up with PRC implementing offices and be able to write proposals and design projects.

  • Develop reports on the program for management

  • Ensure that the programs operate within the approved budget

  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenditures and ensure all financial records for the program are up to date

  • Ensure operational and financial compliance

  • Support M&E and Programs in the management of a learning agenda.

  • Provide additional program support and management duties as requested by the Country Representative.


  • Masters degree in social sciences or related field required.

  • Minimum of eight years related programmatic experience and five years of management experience required.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in international response, recovery and development work and familiarity with the Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.

  • Experience working in the Asia region

  • Experience in writing proposals and project design required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and achieve results through collaboration are preferred.

  • Fluency in English required with strong writing skills

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