Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen for a proven sector manager, providing strategic oversight and support to the Logistics, Finance, and Human Resource functions for our operational and partnership work in Central African Republic.
Tearfund launched a response to the CAR Crisis in March 2014. We are currently focusing our response on the immediate needs of IDPs (food security and WASH) as well as developing a portfolio of partner led projects. In the medium to long term we will look at including some trauma intervention and work to combat gender based violence in communities affected by the conflict. We currently work in Bangui and in two locations in the Lobaye prefecture, Boda and Mbaiki. We have secured institutional donor funding for some of our key WASH and Food security work and are developing other donor funding to meet the needs as the response progresses.
With the establishment of a team of key personnel we now need to recruit someone to oversee the management of the support function department leaders. This role will have specific responsibility for supporting the department leaders in achieving Tearfund's objectives in CAR with efficient and effective support systems. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring compliance on donor guidelines; designing and implementing systems, processes and policies and leading and facilitating change within the programme.
In addition they will have significant experience in the management and implementation of relief and rehabilitation projects with specific skills in people leadership and management. Candidates must also have significant knowledge and experience in supply chain management, human resources management as well as the implementation of financial management systems. They will also be able to provide clear evidence of the ability to deliver at pace, build capacity and realise the potential of staff, collaborate and partner with colleagues, see the big picture, and manage change.
The successful applicant will be educated to degree level in business administration or financial management, with a proven understanding of current humanitarian and development issues. Excellent written and spoken English and French, good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine heart for people living in poverty are essential for this role.
All posts involve potential contact with children and vulnerable adults and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund’s Christian beliefs. This is an unaccompanied role.
Please note that this role is a maternity cover with an expected end date of 30 April 2017.