Deputy Country Manager

at Handicap International
Published July 10, 2024
Location Jerusalem, Palestinian Territory
Category Administration  
Job Type Full Time  
Base Salary € 2800
Salary Units Month


We are looking for our second Deputy Country Manager based in Jerusalem to join our comitted team !

Reporting to the Regional Director, the Country Manager contributes to the implementation of the mandate and 10-year strategy of Humanity & Inclusion in Palestine. S/he ensures optimal quality and the impact of the projects implemented in the country by means of a delegation system with appropriate oversight mechanisms. With all the other HI managers, s/he shares responsibility for the sound management and effective functioning of the global organisation through paradigm changes. The country manager manages a team of project managers in his/her country.

In this framework, as Country Manager, your main duties are :

1/ Management, strategy and direction

– You contribute to the development of the operational strategy of the program, as well as its implementation and annual monitoring in the country.

– Serving as Role Model and coach for your team, you contribute to organizational transformation. You communicate the organization’s strategy, encourage innovation, and facilitate inter-departmental collaboration. You also play a crucial role in organizing operational management, ensuring performance, and fostering staff development while upholding the organization’s code of conduct and policies.

2/ Standards and expertise

– You ensure implementation and compliance with hi global frameworks, institutional policies and standards.

3/ Operational implementation

– You ensure good management and supervision of projects under your responsibility.

– Take into account both potential opportunities and risks, contribute to the monitoring and analysis carried out by the line manager and propose mitigation measures when relevant.

– Develop the external influence of HI (forums, operational and strategic alliances, etc.) and the external representation of the organization (events, media) in the country.

– Support the Program Director in monitoring security in the country and ensure adequate resources according to the context

4/ Emergency Preparedness and Response

– You lead emergency preparedness actions in your department and, in case of emergency, reorganize your team’s priorities according to humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a rapid and efficient response by HI.

Specificities: The position is based in Jerusalem,


You have at least 7 years of overall experience in the humanitarian sector and 5 years of experience in management positions, including management of programes and security. At least 2 years of experience in acute emergency reponses in conflict-affected countries is required.

Written and oral communication in English

You are capable to manage stress and are known for your proactivness and proactivity.

You are able to support and advise and have a helpful sense of humour.


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