Pakistan: Deputy Regional Representative ASIA

By Norwegian Red Cross Organization: Norwegian Red Cross
Country: Pakistan
Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

The Norwegian Red Cross is part of the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, the world’s largest humanitarian network with millions of volunteers operating in 190 countries. The RCRC Movement’s mission is to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies. The international engagement of NorCross is based on and guided by humanitarian needs and the humanitarian imperative aiming at achieving humanitarian objectives. Internationally, NorCross operates exclusively inside the framework of the RCRC Movement, and has established regional and country offices to ensure decentralized decision-making and proximity to partners and projects.

In Asia, NorCross aims to relieve the suffering and save the lives of people affected by armed conflict, protracted crisis and acute disasters. We work through a combination of channels, considering collaboration with Red Cross Movement actors to respond, both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness, to any given crisis.

NorCross targets the most vulnerable in each context, based on holistic humanitarian needs analysis, whilst assuming an auxiliary role supporting National Red Cross/Crescent Societies in the region.

In Asia NorCross focuses on improved access to community health, providing basic health service to the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict and protracted crisis in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar.

NorCross furthermore aims to strengthen the regional disaster response systems and improve the preparedness capacity of partner National Societies.

The purpose of the Deputy Regional Representative is to oversee results-based management of programmes in the region, manage NorCross contribution to Red Cross Movement’s regional preparedness and response systems, and deputize for the Regional Representative.

We seek a person who;

  • is a self-starter, makes things happen and is result oriented

  • communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively

  • co-operates well with others; shares knowledge, experience and information and supports others in the pursuit of team goals

  • builds a useful network of contacts and relationship and utilizes it to achieve objectives

  • provides team with a clear sense of direction, inspires and co-ordinates others and keeps them focused on objectives

  • develops people through delegation, empowerment and coaching; promotes career and self-development


  • Higher education at master level within relevant field

Experience with:

  • Experience from implementing humanitarian projects at field level.

  • Track record of emergency response deployments an asset

  • Advanced knowledge of disaster preparedness and response mechanisms.

  • Technical expertise in Health or WASH an asset.

Other skills:

  • Fluency in English. Working proficiency of regional languages is an asset

Reporting to:

Regional Representative ASIA, based in Islamabad, Pakistan

Position is based in:

Islamabad, Pakistan – family post


24 months’ contract, possible with extension

Why should you apply?

  • Meaningful: Youll be a part of the world’s largest humanitarian organization, reaching the most vulnerable people in their local community.

  • Impact: You will help National Societies in the region to become strong, self-sustained and accountable humanitarian actors.

  • Career: You will be connected to an international organization with staff based all over the world

  • A great place to work: You will work in a multicultural environment with hard-working, dedicated and fun colleagues with a strong culture of collaboration, continual improvement, and celebration of wins.

Norwegian Red Cross strive to build a working culture based on respect, honesty and generosity. We follow the seven fundamental principles; Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary service, Unity and Universality

How to apply:

Apply for the position with motivation letter and CV on this link:

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