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WEWORLD – Country Representative (Roving) – Paesi vari

WEWORLD sta selezionando un/a Country Representative (Roving) da inserire nella sua operatività in Paesi vari. Durata 12 mesi. Tipo contratto: Scadenza candidature 19/06/2024

Position: Country Representative – Roving Various Countries

Location: to be defined according to needs

Reporting Relationship: Head of Regional Unit

Starting date: according to programme needs

Engagement: minimum of about 6 months over a period of 12 months of contract


WeWorld is searching for Country Representative Roving profiles with strong experience in the field.

Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. The selected candidates will receive an induction and training on WeWorld manuals, tools and procedures.

The selected candidates will be required to be available for short-term or mid-term field missions and occasionally remote support. The selected candidate will be required to cover roles as Country Representative, Head of Programmes, or similar roles.

Job description

This strategic role aims at ensuring continuity in the management of organizational programmes at country level, to ensure quality of the activities in the country/ies of deployment, including budget and human resources management (international and National Staff) and security. The Roving Country Representative identifies programming opportunities, develops relations with different stakeholders and represents the organization towards donors, ministries and local government authorities, local partners.

The Roving Country Representative will work under the direct responsibility of the Head of Regional Unit, the specific responsibilities for each deployment will be defined according to each context.


Representation, External Relations and Accountability

  • Legally represents WeWorld in the relevant country vis-à-vis the country government and authorities
  • Represents WeWorld and is responsible for relations with donors, local and international partners, and all relevant stakeholders
  • Participates in events including public events and speaks on behalf of WeWorld
  • Is responsible in-country for the dissemination, implementation, compliance and monitoring of the application of WeWorld Policies
  • Is the safeguarding focal point in-country for relevant stakeholders both internal and external
  • Is responsible for and promoter of on-site dissemination and training, compliance with and monitoring the application of WeWorld Code of Ethics and Conduct and all internal policies
  • Is responsible for the analysis and assessment of risks present in the country
  • Is responsible for the security of the organization’s people and assets in the country whose management he/she monitors in line with WeWorld policy and reports periodically to Headquarters
  • Is responsible for establishing and adhering to WeWorld Security and Evacuation Plan and updating it periodically in consultation with the Security Advisor
  • Is responsible for disseminating the Security and Evacuation Plan and providing security training
  • Is responsible for adopting, updating and monitoring the Local Operations Manual implementation

Strategy, partnerships and resource mobilization

  • Is responsible for the formulation and periodic review of WeWorld in-country strategy and ensures its consistency with the organization’s regional and global strategy
  • Builds and strengthens strategic partnerships in the country through active participation in networks and coordination mechanisms, promotion of new networks and partnerships
  • Develops and enhances in-country strategic programmatic partnerships
  • Examines the risks and opportunities presented by WeWorld strategic positioning in the country and prepares appropriate responses
  • Contributes to the drafting of project proposals of its area of reference where required
  • Strengthens relationships with institutional donors
  • Responsible for the organization donors’ engagement and resource mobilization
  • Identifies and develops funding opportunities with new donors present locally

Local Office(s) Management, Human Resources and Volunteers/Trainees

  • Is responsible for all human resources, expatriate and local, employed in the country
  • Proposes and updates the most effective organizational chart, roles, and functions
  • Is responsible for the volunteers and interns in the country and defines the needs
  • Ensures that the selection of staff at the local headquarters is done in a transparent and non-discriminatory manner
  • Analyzes and evaluates the competencies of staff at the local headquarters and prepares training and improvement plans
  • Reports training needs and capacity building needs of local office staff and supports in finding and/or processing training opportunities

Program Management

  • Ensures that projects implemented in-country are in line and consistent with the organization’s country and regional strategy, have high quality standards, and achieve their objectives
  • Is ultimately responsible for the local office’s program monitoring system, and ultimately responsible for the quality of project reporting and its compliance
  • Reports periodically to the Head of Humanitarian Aid Unit on the progress of the organization’s programs in the country and the operation of the local office

Administration and Controlling

  • Develops the country’s annual budget proposal and submits it to the Regional Manager
  • Plans and monitors the approved annual budget
  • Is ultimately responsible for the proper use of WeWorld funds in the country and promotes a culture of proper and efficient financial management, quality, transparency, and credibility
  • Ensures compliance in the management of the local office and projects implemented

Communication, policy and advocacy

  • Is responsible for WeWorld external communication in the country and its adherence to the organization’s relevant regulations and guidelines
  • Ensures proper visibility of donors in line with donor regulations and rules on the subject
  • Disseminates the guidelines for external communication and the use of WeWorld logo to staff
  • Proposes external communication and advocacy activities in the country
  • Coordinates and supervises the production of content for external communication affecting the country on its own initiative and/or at the request of WeWorld Communication Department
  • Contributes to sector policy development where required and ensures the implementation of global and/or regional policies and approaches developed by WeWorld

The duties and responsibilities set forth above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to perform additional duties.

Essential Requirements

  • An advanced university degree or equivalent in the field of Social or Political Science, Development Studies, Economics, International relations, Project Management, Human Rights
  • Knowledge of main donors’ policies and procedures (EU, ECHO, UN Agencies, Italian Cooperation, ECHO)
  • Proven knowledge and experience in WASH, and/or Education in Emergency, and/or Food Security, and/or Protection/Child Protection
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal

Professional experience

  • Minimum 7 years’ relevant working experience in related fields
  • Working experience with international NGOs in management of international cooperation projects funded by institutional and private donors
  • Proven experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Sound project development and proposal writing experience
  • Experience in Security Management

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong flexibility and capacity to adapt behavior to the needs of the situation
  • Capacity to work autonomously and in problems prevention/resolution
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to effectively manage multiple tasks while fostering quality, team spirit and positive working relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to identify, initiate and maintain good relationships with partner organizations, donors and national authorities including building professional relationships with senior decision-makers and influencers/leaders
  • Good communication, negotiation skills and sensitivity in dealing with local institutions on critical issues
  • Cultural, gender, religion, and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Strong commitment to the Mission of WeWorld, genuine interest for international cooperation development topics

Desirable requirements

  • Fluent in Italian / French / Portuguese / Spanish
  • Previous work experience in similar positions


Please, send your CV and Cover Letter.

The recruitment process may be closed early if a suitable candidate is found.

Due to the large number of applications, we apologise in advance and will only respond to those profiles deemed suitable for the role.


Type of contract: short-term or medium-term assignments are possible, according to programme needs

Economic conditions: to be defined according to the candidate’s profile and WeWorld Compensation Policy:

Base Salary: minimum 3.190€ gross/month, according to candidate’s experience and profile + Contributions (role complex and hardship)

Other conditions: Travels, accommodation and health insurance covere


We support people in overcoming emergencies and we strive to guarantee that everyone can have a decent and dignified life as well as opportunities and a better future. We work in 26 countries around the world, including in Italy, with more than 179 emergency, humanitarian aid and development projects. Our activities mainly involve women, girls and young people, actors of change in every community for a fairer and more inclusive world.

We operate in several natural and man-made crisis in various regions of the world. The emergency response, coordinated by the Humanitarian Aid Unit, is composed by multi-sectorial interventions comprising of WASH, EiE, CVA, Food Security, Protection, and others. We operate also in protracted crisis with provision of humanitarian aid through a prevention, emergency relief and rehabilitation approach.

In the last 4 years we have strengthened the regions and the countries where we have been working, we have created new programs, developed new quality and compliance systems and now we need new people who want to join us to build the world we want in the coming years.

We believe in a world where everyone has equal opportunities and rights and we work everyday to make it happens. Join us.


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