Job Description

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IsraAID is looking for a Country Director to lead the organization’s projects in Dominica. This position is an exciting opportunity to get hands-on experience in non-profit project management and lead innovative grass-roots activities in the field. The ideal candidate will combine experience in humanitarian aid and management/Administration and have a passion for working with the population in the country.

IsraAID is a non-profit, non-governmental and apolitical humanitarian aid agency dedicated to supporting populations in crisis around the world. Founded in 2001, as of 2020, the organization has responded to crises in 50 countries and has ongoing operations in 15 countries, spanning a wide range of different sectors of expertise from both the humanitarian aid and international development arenas. IsraAID has been working in Dominica since October 2017, after the island was severely affected by Hurricane Maria, supporting the recovery of communities across the island. Today IsraAID Dominica implements programs in the areas of education, Child Protection and livelihoods through local communities and in collaboration with the Government of Dominica, international organizations and CSOs.


Country vision and Strategy

  1. Identify, reach out and create collaborations with partners, in line with the country’s vision.
  2. Provide leadership in the development and implementation of IsraAID’s programming in line with the country’s strategic plan and develop sound methodological and technical
    support to ensure use of participatory methodologies, human rights, and social inclusion
  3. Oversee the dissemination of IsraAID’s mission and core values and principles at the country level and lead, coordinate and mentor the country programme and its staff in line with the country strategy and philosophy.
  4. Stay up-to-date on socio-economic and political changes in the country related to IsraAID Dominica’s mandate, undertaking a timely strategic review of IsraAID Dominica’s program strategy to respond to a rapidly changing environment.
  5. Provide ongoing support, monitoring and evaluation of IsraAID Dominica programs and existing projects, coordinate programme reviews, evaluations, and follow up on the implementation of evaluation findings.
  6. Coordinate the production of timely quality program reports in line with IsraAID’s established policy.

Human Resource Management and Staff Development

  1. Provide leadership support to country staff and promote best practices in human resources
  2. Maintain effective and appropriate staff recruitment, orientation, appraisal, remuneration, and development practice at all levels to ensure the optimum utilization and development of IsraAID’s human resources.
  3. Provide coaching and mentoring advice to staff when necessary and lead initiatives to develop staff capacity
    Funding and Grants Management
  4. Develop networks and partnerships with national/regional/international institutions in the country and promote collaboration and funding.
  5. Spearhead a funding strategy that maximizes and increases the external funding base, staying up to date on donor trends, and ensures adherence to funding and donor requirements.
  6. Oversee the production of quality proposals and respond to calls for proposals.
  7. Facilitate and coordinate donor visits, donor meetings, discussions, and evaluations, as necessary.

Financial and Administrative Management

  1. Ensure that all financial and administrative procedures are in accordance with IsraAID’s established policies and maintain the financial and legal integrity of the organization.
  2. Prepare, implement and review the annual country budget.
  3. Provide progress and financial reports as required by the government and IsraAID HQ, as well as accountability procedures as required by other organizations.
  4. Ensure the preparation, accuracy and timely submission of financial reports that comply with grant or contract agreements.
  5. Check and verify all inventories and promote efficient and effective management of organizational assets.
    Security and Risk Management
  6. Be fully accountable at country level for emergency and risk management, keeping abreast of all relevant developments in the country, and maintain regular communication with national and international security institutions.
  7. Develop and maintain appropriate contingency plans for all kinds of emergencies.

Corporate leadership

  1. Act as guardian of the IsraAID brand in the country of operation.
  2. Ensure staff is continuously engaged and aligned with IsraAID’s global vision, mission, values, strategic direction and business plan.
  3. Actively contribute to IsraAID’s reputation and role as a national, international and regional organization.
  4. Maintain regular communication with the IsraAID in-country board, IsraAID-Israel HQ, and other IsraAID branches, as appropriate.
  5. Provide inputs to IsraAID international activities as and when required, participate in task forces, Training Courses and conferences.
  6. Promote IsraAID’s organizational identity, culture, and capacity to all stakeholders and partners and ensure IsraAID remains relevant to the changing humanitarian and development needs in the country.


Education and Experience
• Higher education in international development, social sciences/economics, psychology, social work or other relevant fields. Master’s degree preferred.
• Minimum of 3 years of proven significant experience in an equivalent position in a development or humanitarian organisation.
• Practical experience in Design" id="link" class="link">Program Design, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation, in line with the needs and challenges of donor and Contract Management and the implications for programme management.
• Substantial experience in the financial management.
• Proven expertise in leading in fundraising, seeking and securing new donors, successful proposal writing, management of grants.
• Demonstrated leadership skills and experience managing complex teams.
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently following consultative processes.
• Experience managing projects funded by institutional donors, UN agencies highly desired.
• Professionally fluent or native speaker English.


  1. Based in Dominica
  2. Paid full-time position on a 2-year contract

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