Country Manager

Genève, Suisse

CDI - Temps plein

Salaire (brut annuel) : 109 000 - 109 000 CHF

Poste

Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, Business or related topic
8 years of relevant experience in P/CVE development, peacebuilding or security, working with NGOs/IGOs, foundations or similar
4 years of experience working directly with donors and government officials in a management capacity
Fluency in English and working knowledge of French (B2-level). Portuguese (B2-level) and Russian (B2-level) are assets.
Responsible for ‘end-to-end’ grant-making and grant-management activities and managing in-country donor and government relationships in designated countries.

Principal accountabilities and ownership:

1. Operational grant making and management: Responsible for collaborating with other Country Managers and relevant colleagues in other units to ensure efficient, effective, and compliant grant making and management of GCERF portfolio.

2. Relationship management: Responsible for strengthening in-country relations with incountry government-led coordination mechanism, donor representatives, and other key stakeholders such as the UN through regular, strategic, and systematic engagement in designated countries.

3. Thematic focal point: Responsible for developing and promoting GCERF’s expertise on specific themes (PVE, displacement, rehabilitation and integration, gender, etc.) in collaboration with other Country Managers.

4. Fundraising: Responsible for proactively supporting in-country and thematic resource mobilisation efforts including reporting

Required travel: Up to 40% (Position is based in Geneva, CH)

Profil

• Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Social Sciences, Business or related topic

• At least 8 years of relevant experience in P/CVE development, peacebuilding or security, working with NGOs/IGOs, foundations or similar

• At least 6 years of field experience, preferably in more than one country and preferably in GCERF partner countries.

• At least 4 years of experience working directly with donors and government officials in a management capacity



Technical skills


• Holistic understanding of global issues concerning PVE

• Strong knowledge of the socio-political environment and civil society organisations of countries affected by violent extremism and terrorism

• Extensive knowledge and understanding of programme design and development, project cycle management, and financial budgeting and reporting.

• Experience of working alongside a wide range of grantees with skill and sensitivity, including community-based and grassroots organisations.

• In-depth understanding of the work, challenges of community-based, and grassroots organisations.

• Experience of working with Consortium funding models.

• Strong Project Management skills

• Strategic thinking and writing skills

• Fluency in English and working knowledge of French (B2-level). Portuguese (B2-level) and Russian (B2-level) are assets.


Personal skills and attributes


• Proactivity and innovation

• Diplomacy

• Drive for results

• Solution oriented

• Teamwork and flexibility

• Effective communications

• Excellent presentation

• Good judgement, informed and fair decision making

• Entrepreneurial spirit

• Empathy and mentoring

• Openness to new ideas, methods and approaches