• Country Consultant, Honduras

    Locations HN
    Posted Date 6 days ago(2/13/2020 9:01 AM)
    Job ID
    2020-1351
    # of Openings
    1
    End Date
    3/18/2020
    Category
    International
    Canadian Starting Rate
    CAD $50,549.00/Yr.
    US Starting Rate
    USD $50,939.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    This position will provide leadership in the development of World Renew’s strategy in-country, to the overall strategy and policies of the Ministry Team, all partner organizations and directly implemented projects and will be the lead consultant with one to five partner organizations or projects. At least one partner organization will be organizationally complex.

    This position will be based in Honduras.
    Some of the additional benefits for this position include: housing and utility coverage, a vehicle, generous health insurance, paid vacation and sick time etc. 

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following

    Program Consultation
    1. Work with one to five partner organizations or projects, providing consultation, training and evaluation to improve policies, programs and systems and ensure that the same is happening with partners that receive consultation from other field staff.
    2. Implement and improve a community transformation strategy
    3. Strengthen partner organizations
    4. When necessary, implement disaster response programs in coordination with World Renew’s international Disaster Response Team
    5. Investigate and follow-up, as appropriate, regarding new partner options

    Field Activities
    1. Coordinate the in-country strategy and ensure alignment with World Renew’s Strategic Plan
    2. Responsible for all World Renew activity in-country -- budgeting, planning, quarterly reporting and coordinating with other agencies for joint activities
    3. Recruit, contract, and provide leadership to other staff in the country
    4. Encourage World Renew partner organizations to participate in existing networks in the country or build a consortium of local-level organizations with which World Renew has worked
    5. Represent World Renew in networks of other international and/or local development, educational and/or mission organizations in country
    6. Network with government officials and fulfill the requirements to maintain World Renew’s legal status in the country

    Organizational Activities
    1. Translate the plans, budgets, and reports of partner organizations into formats needed within World Renew
    2. Produce plans, reports, narratives, and photographs as required
    3. Liaise with a functional team or provide leadership on a working group; act as a resource/trainer, fulfill reporting requirements or improve reporting systems; coordinate with donors; identify Best Practices
    4. Facilitate visits with regional mentor, team leader or other ministry team or home office staff when necessary

    LAMT Activities
    1. Fill a leadership role in the LAMT, developing other staff in the region and acting as a mentor to another country/team member (currently Haiti)
    2. Help evaluate programs in other LAMT country, especially the mentor country
    3. Provide leadership in programming, strategies and policies (i.e. coach others in areas of technical expertise; develop ability of other staff to consult more effectively with partner organizations)

    Constituent Relations and Resource Development
    1. In collaboration with CORE team staff, a contribution will be made to the constituency development priority of World Renew which includes both education and fundraising. This contribution may include but is not limited to travel (within Canada and USA), video conferencing, and producing multimedia content.
    2. Write and manage field grants
    3. Collaborate closely with members of the Grants Sub Team and International Disaster Response Team, along with local partners, to develop proposals to external donors and manage the implementation of projects funded through institutional grants

    Other Activities
    Perform other duties as assigned

    Supervisor Responsibilities

    This position will be responsible for implementing and improving development programs. Its influence will depend upon the ability to form trust cross-culturally and across other organizations. This position is responsible for the supervision of World Renew in-country staff.

    Qualifications

    1. Membership in a Christian church and agreement with the doctrine of the CRC signified by signing a covenant statement. Mature and responsible Christian committed to serving God and their neighbor.
    2. Demonstrated commitment to contribute to and promote a work environment that values diversity, inclusion and equity
    3. Committed to working towards gender equality, equity and justice in all aspects of our programming, plans, policies and organizational structure
    4. Committed to core development and relief concepts, models, and values
    5. Pro-active and capable to work with minimal supervision
    6. Demonstrated ability to implement, improve, and integrate the community development programs through consultation
    7. Demonstrated ability to help organizations improve relationships with multiple stakeholders
    8. Able and willing to work in a team setting; able to develop team skills in others
    9. Basic competence in Microsoft Google applications and Microsoft Word and Excel required
    10. Experience managing projects funded with grants from institutional donors, including experience doing planning, budgeting, project management, performance monitoring, reporting and evaluations of grant-funded projects
    11. Skills in budgeting, financial reporting and providing financial oversight

    Education and/or Experience

    1. Bachelor's degree is required; studies in community development, public health, or agriculture is preferred
    2. Minimum of five years of work experience in community development or organizational consultation is required and five years of cross cultural experience is a definite asset
    3. Grant writing and project management work experience is a definite advantage

    Language Skills

    Must be proficient in both English and Spanish.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Living conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity, increased exposure to illness and insecurity, as well as occasional political instability
    2. Stress of travel in a developing country

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    1. Living conditions with unreliable access to water and electricity, increased exposure to illness and insecurity, as well as occasional political instability
    2. Stress of travel in a developing country

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