CESVI's strategy in Iran aims at providing support to Afghan refugees and vulnerable host communities, with a specific focus on the livelihood sector.
In this context, CESVI is recruiting a Head of Mission/Project Coordinator to coordinate the CESVI mission in Iran and activities in the livelihood sector.
The collaboration is expected to start in June / July 2023.
The main duty station will be the Country Office in Teheran (Iran), with the possibility of field visits country-wide.
The Head of Mission/Project Coordinator will report to the Area Manager at HQ.
The main tasks are:
Management of the project
o In coordination with the local authorities and consortium partners, ensure appropriate and timely implementation of activities under the assigned outcome
o Ensure that all project activities are in line with the international standards and the requirements of the local authorities
o Define and implement the strategy and implementation modalities of the project’s expected outcome under CESVI responsibility
o Participate to regular coordination meetings with consortium’ partners
o Ensure the proper application of Donor and CESVI’s procedures;
o Develop and maintain track records of project's outputs, supervise the activities, prepare reports to the Donor and CESVI HQ;
o Ensure the proper administrative-financial management of the activities
o S/He will work in close coordination with other NGOs member of the consortium.
Coordination and representation with stakeholders
o Represent CESVI in front of the national authorities, ensuring coordination and compliance of all CESVI activities with local legislation
o Management and coordination of relations with local and international partners
o Participating in networking meetings on behalf of CESVI
o Promoting and organizing meeting with donors, institutions, NGOs, local government and international agencies
Consolidation of CESVI presence in the Country
o Coordination and capacity building of local staff, ensuring compliance with national legislation and CESVI HR Policy
o Consolidation of CESVI presence in the Country, ensuring respect of the local legislation
o Represent CESVI in front of the relevant local authorities
Lead in the definition and development of programme Country strategy and Donors acquisition
o Contributing to the definition of a Country Strategy Paper in collaboration with the Area Manager
o Identifying the main intervention sectors, needs and opportunities in the Country
o Develop, in coordination with the Area Manager, new programme initiatives (Donors’ relations, liaising with potential donors, writing and submitting new proposals)
Act in accordance with national legislations
o Check and monitor the respect of national legislation regarding registration of CESVI in Iran and any other legal provisions affecting NGOs’ work
o Ensure compliance to local regulations and local labour law.
Implementation of Safeguarding policies –Adult at risk/Child Safeguarding/PSEA:
o Ensuring Safeguarding measures are implemented within his area of responsibility;
o Ensuring safeguarding measures are in place and staff, associates and other key stakeholders are made aware of and supported in implementing these measures;
o Ensuring Safeguarding measures are integrated with existing processes and systems (strategic planning, budgeting, recruitment, programme cycle management, performance management, procurement, partner agreements etc.);
o Follow up and address Safeguarding issues appropriately.
o Develop, in close collaboration with the Security Advisor, CESVI Security Plan and other rules and regulations on security
o Participating actively in security coordination mechanisms present in the Country
o Setting, in coordination with HQ and the Security Advisor, potential rules and regulations to strengthen security for CESVI staff, means and goods
o Keep communication with key informants, in coordination with Security Advisor
– University degree or postgraduate degree, preferably in International Development/Humanitarian sector, Economics, or another related field
– Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in the NGO environment in senior roles in management, administration, and implementation of programs as international staff
– Extensive experience working in a senior management role within a complex country program in fragile states or protracted crises
– Knowledge of main Donors (in particular, INTPA)
– Experience of managing multi-donor and multi-site programmes
– Familiarity with the development interventions in the livelihoods sector, including agriculture value chains
– Knowledge of effective financial and budgetary planning and control, review, and evaluation
– Experience in building personal networks at a senior level, resulting in securing new opportunities for the organization
– Ability to produce timely project proposals and high-quality narrative reports
– Excellent project writing skills and capacity to develop policies, plans, and strategies for implementation, if needed
– Security management expertise
– Computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office Programs (Outlook, Excel, TEAMS, etc.) as well as accounting packages & other database competencies
– Fluency in English (written and spoken)-
- Previous working experience in Iran or Middle East Region
- Previous experience in the start-up of INGOs in new Countries
- Previous experience in the implementation of humanitarian projects in partnership with local and international NGOs.
CESVI has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm to, or exploitation of, a child or a vulnerable adult by any of our staff, related persons or partners.
CESVI commitment to being a safe organization begins with the staff recruitment process which includes meticulous checks, such as criminal records checks or check disclosure of previous convictions, to ensure children and vulnerable people are safeguarded and abuse is prevented. Safeguarding checks are part of the selection process performance.
CESVI pays particular attention to safeguarding the health of all the human resources of the Organisation. Therefore, in order to protect its staff, an assessment of their suitability for the position in each mission is carried out before departure.