Locations: Indonesia, Cambodia & Viet Nam
In consultation with Country Representatives in South/East Asia, the Regional Coordinator guides the development of CWS programming in the region to meet the goals of the CWS Strategic Plan. The Regional Coordinator oversees and provides support to all CWS operations in South/East Asia including operational offices/programs (Indonesia, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, East Timor, Vietnam). As well the regional coordinator assists in nurturing existing CWS partner relationships and identifies opportunities for CWS program growth and expansion in the region.
Relationships/Representation • Develop or maintain appropriate relationships with churches, councils, ecumenical and interfaith organizations and networks, NGOs and other civil society groups, international organizations, USAID, ACT Alliance, UN, EU, embassies, and colleague agencies. • Seek ways to serve the regional and country-specific work of CWS member communions and ACT Alliance members. • Maintain positive relationships with governments of assigned countries and ensure that all laws and regulations pertaining to NGO work are followed by our operational offices in the region. • Maintain mutually supportive relationships with CWS colleagues in South/East Asia and at HQ. • Serve as the primary liaison between headquarters and CWS offices in the region. Ensure CWS offices and partners are kept informed of key agency directions, strategies and policies. Provide headquarters staff with input that informs agency decision-making, contributing to strategic direction and policy development. • Represent CWS at regional/international meetings. • Develop new donor contacts and undertake fund raising initiatives for the CWS programs in South/East Asia.
• Nurture partnerships in the region with Sphere, HAP, ICVA and other leading humanitarian networks on standards and accountability • Develop visibility and communication with media, aid community, donor and partner communications staff
Program Development and Management • Responsible for long-range strategic planning, overall programmatic direction and growth, and oversight of all programs and operations within the Region. Represent the region through contributing to shaping overall strategic directions of CWS. • Consult with CWS staff and partners in the Region to develop quadrennial Regional Objectives. • In consultation with CWS staff and partners in the region, develop programming to achieve Regional Objectives. Design and implement programming that will strengthen the capacity of local institutions. • Monitor and report progress on Regional Objectives. Ensure compliance by CWS staff and partners in the region with CWS monitoring and evaluation protocols. • Oversee and support the opening/closing of Country Offices in the region as required. • Facilitate linkages among Country Offices in the Region, with an emphasis on program learning and capturing best practices and lessons learnt. • Maintain knowledge of relevant external strategic planning reports and development goals and objectives published by national governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies. • Inform HQ counterparts on emerging issues and trends and make recommendations for CWS engagement/response. • Provide program/project information to CWS Program Offices based upon agreed upon specifications. • Ensure donor program objectives and reporting requirements are met in a timely manner. • Promote increased coordination and communication within each office in the Region
Human Resources • Maintain a clear organizational structure and ensure the Regional Office and Country Offices are adequately staffed to carry out planned activities. • Ensure Regional Office staff and Country Representatives are provided with up-to-date job descriptions, regular performance appraisals, and opportunities for skills development. • Take all reasonable and prudent steps to ensure the safety and security of CWS staff in the Region. • Provide programmatic and managerial supervision and support to Regional Office staff and Country Representatives. • Coach staff directly reporting to the RC.
Financial Management • Collaborate with CWS staff and partners in the Region to prepare annual budgets for approval by HQ. • Ensure that financial systems in offices in the region are maintained in compliance with Internationally Procedures & Standards, CWS HQ guidelines and donor requirements. • Provide financial reports and information to HQ as required.
Resource Development and Program Interpretation • Collaborate with the Country Directors and HQ staff to create and implement resource development strategies. • Identify and actively pursue funding opportunities that are consonant with the agency goals and identity. • As appropriate, form collaborative relationships with other NGOs, international organizations, and/or other CWS Regional Offices for funding. • Coordinate the drafting of proposals in keeping with the regional plan. • Host delegations, constituent trips, FDM Overseas Educational Experiences, and donor and denominational visits. • In consultation with the CWS Marketing and Communications Department, interpret the regional program to CWS and its constituencies.
Liaison with HQ • Serve as a focal point for CWS work in South/East Asia. • Provide information and recommendations to HQ on matters related to CWS operations and programming and contribute to effective two way communication. • Participate in meetings convened by HQ
Other • Know and follow all HQ guidelines, protocols, and procedures relevant to responsibilities. • Know and follow ACT Alliance code of conduct and humanitarian charters • Ensure that leased/owned property and equipment are properly utilized, maintained, and secured. • Translate documents addressed to and emanating from CWS as necessary to facilitate planning and communications. • Assist ACT Alliance and colleague agencies in programming in the region • Perform other duties and activities as deemed necessary.
Education • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, written and verbal communication skills, facilitation and organizational development skills, and computer skills required. • Minimum 5 years experience in a management role in an international development and humanitarian assistance organization required; experience in both development and humanitarian arenas. • Demonstrated commitment to ecumenical cooperation. • Strong knowledge of EU, USAID, foundations and other bilateral and multilateral donors • History of working with interfaith networks and organizations • Previous experience living and working in the Asia region. • English fluency, written and spoken, required. Fluency in at least one local language.
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Closing Date: 15 Jan 2014