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The Country Director (CD) takes overall responsibility for the planning, management and appropriate development of GOAL’s work in Honduras. In this senior management role, you will be leading the programmatic, operational and fundraising functions of the country programme.

GOAL has been operational in Honduras since 1998 and enjoys strategic and productive relationships with government, civil society, INGO actors and the private sector. GOAL employs approx. 110 staff in Honduras and operates from a central office in Tegucigalpa and two regional offices in La Moskitia and La Ceiba.

Activities are focusing on development of small-scale fisheries market system, promoting sustainable urban development in high risk informal settlements, providing technical assistance for the development of improved public services and food security and the development of critical disaster early warning and response systems. Current donors are InterAmerican Development Bank, Swiss Development Cooperation, USAID, Development Alternatives International, European Union, GIZ, private foundations and the Honduran Government.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • 10 + years of previous overseas management experience with an INGO.
  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Experience of managing security in a fluid environment
  • Experience of liaising with donors and government officials, and of donor proposal writing and reporting

You will be responsible for ensuring that all programme activities are planned, resourced, implemented, monitored and evaluated in a timely manner, to ensure that they are appropriate, necessary, cost effective, targeted and sustainable. You will also be the principal point of contact with the in-country donors. Other key responsibilities will include the following

  • ultimate accountability for all financial matters in the field and must review and approve the monthly management accounts
  • accountability for the overall safety and security of staff and for ensuring there is a culture of security within the organisation
  • work closely with the Assistant Country Director Systems on all aspects related to Logistics and Personnel
  • represent GOAL with all relevant stakeholders

Established in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.

GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.

Our package includes a competitive salary, shared accommodation, health and travel insurance and 20 days annual leave. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated. Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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