Country Representative, Overseas Operations
The Country Representative (CR) is the highest-ranking Carter Center person and representative in Niger and oversees the technical, programmatic, administration, financial, and operations of its Niger-based program, the Trachoma Control Program. This position is based in Niamey, Niger with travel to other parts of Niger. As the senior representative of The Carter Center in Niger, (s)he maintains collaborative relationships with government officials, representatives of international organizations, donors, and partner organizations. The CR leads and supervises technical and programmatic outputs, impacts and goals; all personnel; and manages financial, administrative, logistical, and operations of the country office, while simultaneously working with Atlanta staff, country office staff, consultants, and external experts to achieve the programs’ goals. (S)he is accountable for ensuring the effective administration, operations, and program performance of Carter Center activities in Niger. The Country Representative in Niger reports to the Vice President, Overseas Operations. Due to travel requirements, Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) may be required.
FORMAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
- Serves as a representative in the country of assignment.
- Directs and manages the implementation of program initiatives in the designated country, including development of program policies and procedures.
- Works closely with the host country's governmental agencies, as applicable, as well as other non-governmental organizations.
- Responsible for managing the program objectives in the assigned country, and may supervise local staff.
- Collaborates and develops relationships with representatives of other organizations to achieve program goals.
- Directs contract negotiations with vendors/consultants in the country of assignment.
- Researches, writes and presents program-related speeches.
- Oversees required record-keeping and the preparation of operational, statistical and briefing reports.
- Provides leadership and overall management to locally recruited personnel in the country of assignment.
- Performs other related duties as required.
- A bachelor's degree in a field related to the program area. Five years of related experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and French are required.
- Master’s degree in a field relevant to operations, health, or other development-related field and seven to ten years of progressively responsible experience, including five years’ experience managing country office programs, administration, operations, and personnel (or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training).
- Experience with programs related to public health, development, local capacity building, and knowledge of Niger or the west Africa region is an advantage.
- Demonstrated experience managing security issues.
- Advanced financial and human resource management skills.
- Strong analysis, including monitoring and evaluation, problem solving, prioritization, and risk-management skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills, cross-cultural understanding, and the ability to lead and motivate diverse, multi-disciplinary, geographically remote teams.
- Demonstrated experience in team building, conflict resolution, ensuring participation, promoting mutual respect and active listening.
- Experience working with donors, government officials, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 and other technology.
- Strong organizational skills along with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.
NOTE: The Carter Center requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.