Country Manager

at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe
Published November 3, 2022
Location Quito, Ecuador
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary Euros 61.563
Salary Units Year



The Johanniter (JUH) Strategy for Ecuador and Colombia is part of the global strategy of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. and seeks to strengthen the resilience, improve the living conditions of vulnerable groups and enhance local capacities. All projects are planned and implemented by national partners in line with existing development goals, current local needs and the socio-political context of Ecuador, and Colombia, including impacts of neighbouring countries.

You will:

Develop, implement, monitor and review the country strategy and operational plan ensuring relevance to the country context and alignment with the Johanniter Global Strategy.
Further develop the JIA Regional Strategy and contribute to regional and national fundraising initiatives.
Manage and oversee the implementation of Johanniter programmes in the country together with local partner organisations, working closely with staff and partners in the country, the regional hub and Head Quarter ensuring high quality regional and multi-country programmes.
Develop and maintain strong national, local and regional relationships with local partners, NGOs, local authorities and donors, ensuring accountability, resource mobilisation and networking.
Line manage the country office staff, and represent towards government agencies, financial institutions.
Assume all legal and registration responsibilities in the country.
Work closely with the GSU on the areas of support and capacity-building in finance, logistics and HR.
Need a good understanding of the region and the geographical, social, and political context of the country.

Country Programme Management

With the Regional Hub Lead design, plan, coordinate all projects in course of humanitarian aid and development cooperation in line with the needs of the people we work with, national policies as well as Johanniter and donor programme objectives, policies and international standards
Seek and nurture partnerships with local, national and international organisations
Monitor humanitarian developments, facilitate/manage emergency response in country
Recognise further needs and conduct assessments for project proposals including partnership assessments
Supervise and ensure the effective and efficient implementation of all programme activities, review management systems and make improvements
Initiate project team meetings at field sites to ensure successful project implementation
Support and supervise national partners

Safety and Security

Accountable and responsible for the Safety and Security of all staff in country
Accountable and responsible to implement, review and update the Country Security Plan and maximum preventive measures are taken
Maintain regular contact with relevant networks and security stakeholders (UNDSS, INSO etc.)
Accountability & Compliance

Ensure adherence to commitments of the CHS
Ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented, reviewed and understood by all
Responsible for all legal matters (taxation, labour law, registration, insurances etc.)ensuring that fiscal and policy controls are carried out


7 years’ experience in a humanitarian context, minimum 3 years in a leadership position

Experience in development and implementation of programme strategies

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