Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit non-governmental organization with field activities implemented worldwide (Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa) and an extensive social services programme in the Czech Republic assisting more than 100,000 clients. CCR is a member of the international network of the Caritas Internationalis and cooperates with a number of international and local partners.

In addition to emergency response in case of natural and man-made disasters, the organization focuses mainly on four key thematic areas: 1) health care and social services; 2) sustainable livelihoods and small-scale entrepreneurship; 3) vocational education (youth and adults); 4) assistance to refugees and internally displaced people.

CCR builds on its 20 year-long expertise in managing social welfare programmes, including support to people with disabilities. The organization adheres to core humanitarian principles, including gender equality.

Regional Manager (Africa, Middle East and South-East Asia)

I. Information about the position

Name of position: Regional Manager (Africa, Middle East and South- East Asia)

Expected length of employment: 12 months with possibility of extension

Type of position: Full-time

Place of employment: Prague, Czech Republic (it is not Expatś position)

Start date: asap

II. Organizational context

Caritas Czech Republic (CCR) is a non-profit organization that operates abroad, in the context of humanitarian aid and development cooperation. It is a respected member of Caritas Internationalis and Caritas Europe network.

Regional Manager is in charge of supervision and development of respective CCR country programmes in line with organization´s strategic priorities, guiding principles and local needs.

III. Essential job functions

General management and coordination

  • Overall supervision of the implementation of country programs/ operational plans in line with CCR regulations and manuals
  • Supervision and output quality control of CCR projects
  • Regular reporting to Head of Department (HoD)

Project implementation support and monitoring

  • Supervision of Heads of Mission and Desk Officers in their assigned tasks related to Project implementation support and monitoring
  • Regular checking of results and objectives´ achievement

Human resources management

  • Overall management of the team of Heads of Mission and Desk Officers responsible for each country programme
  • Regular performance evaluation
  • Contribution to selection of new HoMs/ CRs/ PMs (to be approved by HoD)
  • Approving selection / dismissal of local office staff

External relations

  • Monitor grant opportunities on local level and coordinate this activity with Development Manager
  • Pro-actively search for new funding and other opportunities and suggest/ execute steps toward development of CCR missions (i.e. "selling" finalized proposals instead of mere responsive approach (just waiting for donor´s calls for proposals))
  • Initiate and significantly contribute to formulating project proposals in line with the country context and the respective Country Strategy; provide leadership in proposals´ development
  • Contribution to development and maintenance of productive relationships with donors, governments, partner organizations, diplomatic missions, potential donors, especially on high level
  • Contribution to successful negotiation of partnerships and strategic cooperation

CCR country programs development

  • Country strategies´ development (supervision of elaboration and update of respective country strategies)
  • Collecting updated information about respective regions (social, political situation in the countries, existing and emerging needs, donor´s policies) from HQ desks and missions
  • Proactive searching for new opportunities and suggesting steps toward development of CCR country programs and respective missions

IV. Minimum requirements

  • Experience in programme or project management for at least 4 years (ideally in humanitarian and/or development context)
  • Proven experience in managing teams of at least 5 people
  • Experience in project proposal writing and reporting to institutional donors (preferably EuropeAid, ECHO, CZDA, etc.)
  • Mature, reliable personality with ability to make decisions and work independently; if coming from another background readiness to learn and orientate quickly and demonstrate strong motivation to change a career direction
  • Excellent communication skills in written and verbal English, Czech is a bonus
  • Strong leadership, ownership, problem-solving and analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Straightforward communication
  • Ability to work in a diverse team, managing stressful situations and results orientation
  • Work experience in a developing country
  • University graduate, ideally in the field of international relations, development cooperation, etc.
  • Valid EU residence permit

V. What we offer

  • The position is not an international one: Monthly salary according to the organization policy and at the level common for Czech non-profit sector
  • Gross yearly remmuneration based on experience and competencies
  • Includes two bonuses (bi-annual and annual). Bonuses paid in case of positive outcomes of regular bi-annual appraisal and if there is no significant underperforming.The position is based in Prague. The package does not include compensation of costs related to the stay in Prague.
  • Creative work with significant space for one´s initiative
  • Opportunity to boost CCR development and humanitarian programmes in several countries
  • Opportunity for professional growth
  • Project approval bonus
  • 25 days of paid leave in addition to official public holidays in the Czech Republic
  • Background of one of biggest players in the sphere of development cooperation in the Czech Republic
  • Stable, well-established organization with a long experience in the field of development cooperation
  • Good team spirit
  • Mealtickets CZK 100/day
  • Multisport card
  • 2 days of sick day/ year
  • 2 days of home office/month
  • Business trips
  • Access to training opportunities
  • Career development in a value-driven professional organization, suitable especially for dynamic professionals
  • Open-minded senior management team welcoming pro-active and innovative approach
  • VI. How to apply

The application must include a 1-page motivation letter and a maximum 4-page CV. As the subject of e-mail please insert “Regional Manager"

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOTICE: Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. The selection procedure may be changed or cancelled anytime.

Informace o pozici

Charita Česká republika
Vladislavova 1460/12, Praha – Nové Město
Požadované vzdělání: Vysokoškolské / univerzitní
Požadované jazyky: Angličtina (Pokročilá)
Benefity: Bonusy/prémie, Mobilní telefon, Notebook, Flexibilní začátek/konec pracovní doby, Stravenky/příspěvek na stravování, Dovolená 5 týdnů, Vzdělávací kurzy, školení, Příspěvek na sport/kulturu/volný čas, Zdravotní volno/sickdays, Možnost občasné práce z domova, Dog-friendly office
Zařazeno: Ekonomika a podnikové finance, Project Manager
Typ pracovního poměru
Typ pracovního poměru: Práce na plný úvazek
Délka pracovního poměru
Délka pracovního poměru: Na dobu určitou
Typ smluvního vztahu
Typ smluvního vztahu: pracovní smlouva, práce na živnostenský list/IČO
Zadavatel: Nezisková organizace

Charita Česká republika, Barbora