Country Director, Niger

  • Contract
  • Niamey

RET Germany

Primary Location


Reporting Line

The Country Director (CD) directly reports to the Area Director (AD).

Primary Responsibilities

· To implement RET’s strategy and programme with the local implementing partner in a timely, effective and efficient manner;

· To monitor programme progress and quality, and ensure adherence to organisational and internationally recognised standards of humanitarian and development programme implementation.

· To ensure the monitoring and evaluation of the programme including the identification of challenges, needs and gaps; supervising the M&E manager and ensuring quality assurance of all programmatic data that is being reported to RET HQ and the donor;

· To ensure the coherence and effective coordination of the programme; coordinating, harmonising and linking the work of the implementing partner with other development actors in the area.

· To produce high-quality narrative and financial donor reports in coordination with the local partner organization, the local administration and program team, and the Area Director;

· To represent the RET to donors and development actors (UN, NGOs, government) in Niger; to liaise with these actors and align RET’s strategy in Niger with the national and international humanitarian and development strategies;

· To write project proposals (narrative and financial) to secure additional funding for programs based on needs and priorities identified in the field;

· To be responsible for recruitment, performance management and staff development. This will include ensuring that all staff members have performance objectives and are managed according to performance;

· To coordinate activities of the administration and finance staff with the activities of the program staff / field staff, to ensure program implementation and administrative procedures are harmonized;

· To ensure strict adherence to effective and transparent use of financial resources in line with internal RET and donor policies and procedures;

· To monitor budget expenditures and disbursements, and review financial data before submission to HQ in Berlin, as well as provide quarterly projected expenditures;

· To gather and disseminate security information and implement appropriate security responses to crises, in collaboration with the established security systems;

· To perform other duties as assigned by the AD.

Secondary responsibilities

· To prepare a monthly SitRep and ensure the effective flow of information between operations in Niger and RET headquarters’ offices in Berlin;

· To enhance the visibility of the organisation;

· To organise field visits of RET Senior Management, donor visits, and occasional other visitors.

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