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Country Representative (Team Leader)

Swiss Red Cross
Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Last Date: May 23, 2010
Email: (Reference:

The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) is involved in the planning and implementation of reconstruction and rehabilitation programmes in several disaster affected areas abroad. For our programme in Haiti we are looking for a

Team Leader

To be based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Following emergency relief work in close cooperation with the Haitian Red Crescent Society (HRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), SRC has carried out rehabilitation assessments and prepared a framework for projects. Your work will build on these preliminary assessments.

To start up an SRC office in cooperation with the IFRC and HRC
To carry out necessary surveys of reconstruction needs in the designated area
To design in coordination with SRC HQ a comprehensive rehabilitation project including the three elements
To contribute to comprehensive project documents including implementation plan, log frame and detail budget
To appoint the necessary staff including local or regional project engineer(s)
To start up the project and to manage its implementation

Project Management experience in humanitarian aid and post-disaster reconstruction with focus on reconstruction of housing, health and public infrastructure
Post disaster health experience
Expertise in participatory planning, monitoring and community work
Analytical and strategic planning skills (Project Cycle Management -PCM)
Strong people management and leadership skills
Experience in financial management and administration of post emergency operations
Diplomacy, tact, team spirit and negotiation skills
Sensitivity to cultural differences and ability to adapt
Fluency in French (working language)

Familiarity with Red Cross Movement is an advantage.

Duration of contract: 12 months with the option of extension, starting as soon as possible or according to agreement.

Adequate salary, social insurances, travel and accommodation expenses provided.

Due to the urgent nature of this recruitment, candidate reviews will commence immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement and will continue until a suitable candidate has been identified. Candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their application without delay.
While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested, please address your application with CV and names of two referees (will be contacted only if candidate is shortlisted) to:

Swiss Red Cross, attn. Andrea Zurbuchen, Rainmattstrasse 10, 3001 Bern, Switzerland, or



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