Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries globally to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.
RI combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach – which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.
RI is active in 16 countries around the world, including some of the most fragile: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.
Often, RI is the only organization providing assistance to highly vulnerable communities.
RI invests in four broad program sectors: Economic Opportunity, Education, Health, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. We design our programs to incorporate The RI Way: local participation, integrated programming, the development of civic skills, and complementary partnerships including with local NGOs, governments, and the private sector. RI supports solutions that reinforce and improve upon existing in-country systems. Where such systems do not exist or are chronically underperforming, RI’s crisis response lays the foundation for long-term, sustainable change.
About the Africa/ Asia Region
RI operates in nine countries in the Africa/Asia region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan, and Sudan, with a focus on the four RI sector pillars: Health, WASH, Education and Economic Opportunity.
RI currently employs more than 3,000 staff (direct and indirect) in the Africa/Asia region and implements a range of emergency response and development programs valued at approximately $50 million USD on an annual basis.
Leading the Regional Senior Management Team (RSMT) and all Country Directors in the Africa/ Asia region.
The Regional Director is responsible for the overall regional and country strategic planning, successful program delivery, adherence to and compliance with internal and external policies and requirements. Leading on troubleshooting for major issues that arise through a solution-oriented approach and building team dynamic within the region that ensures holistic support to country offices with an aim to constant improvement across all key functions.
As relevant and feasible, the Regional Director should work closely with the RSMT to standardize ways of working across the nine country offices, in addition to harmonizing approaches with RI’s other region, the Middle East.
As a member of the Global Senior Management Team (GSMT), the Regional Director must advocate internally for support to address emerging challenges in Africa/Asia, champion new initiatives within the organization to be rolled out within the Africa/Asia region and contribute positively to making systems improvements for the entire organization.
Key Responsibilities and Duties.
Enterprise Risk Management
Ethics and Compliance
Incident Reporting and Management
Quality Program Delivery
Human Resources and Team Management
Culture and leadership
Experience and qualifications required for the role.
Guided by the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and independence, as well as “Do No Harm,” Relief International Values:
Location: Nairobi, Kenya or to be negotiated within the time zone range of CAT to PKT; frequent travel in the region at minimum of 30% of time (dependent on developments with COVID-19)
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Direct Reports: Regional Senior Management Team (5) and all Country Directors in Africa/Asia Region (currently 9)
Regional Team includes Regional Program Director, Regional Security and Access Manager, Regional HR Manager, Regional Supply Chain and Operations Manager, and Regional Finance Manager
Budget responsibility: Oversee regional budget
How to apply
Closing date: 5th November 2021 @ 23:59 GMT
Please click on the ‘apply for job’ button to submit your application. For this role, kindly submit a MS Word version of your CV and a cover letter detailing your motivation and how you are suited to this role.
We invite you to download full details about the required qualifications, skills, and experience for the role from the link below
Please name your submitted files with the following reference: RI_RDAA
Please note that the interview dates for this role will be confirmed with you should your application be successful.
Relief International is committed to protecting our staff and the communities we work with from abuse and harm including sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment.
All staff are expected to abide by Relief International’s Code of Conduct.
Recruitment to all roles in Relief International include a criminal records self-declaration, references, and other pre-employment checks, which may include police and qualifications checks.
Red Sea is committed to meeting the standards set out in their Equality and Diversity recruitment policy; this includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.