Country Director Vietnam Vietnam
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The vision of Norwegian People’s Aid is Solidarity in Action. We are a politically independent membership-based organisation working in Norway and in more than 35 countries around the world.
Founded in 1939 as the labour movement’s humanitarian solidarity organisation, NPA aims to improve people’s living conditions and to create societies that are more just and more democratic.
NPA’s international work covers three core areas : Humanitarian Disarmament, Democratisation and Just distribution of power and resources and Humanitarian Action and Crises Response.
Norwegian People’s Aid is seeking a Country Director for Humanitarian Clearance Operations in Vietnam
Wars and armed conflicts come to an end; however, the remnants of war continue to terrorize millions of people for decades to follow.
Humanitarian Disarmament’s vision is a world where people and communities are safe, resilient and protected before, during and after armed conflict.
Together with national authorities and other stakeholders, we are working to resolve problems faced by local communities caused by landmines and other explosive remnants of war.
Currently NPA has more than 22 Humanitarian Disarmament Programmes ongoing in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Do you want to join our professional and committed global team in our mission to protect civilians from exposive weapons?
NPA started its work with mine action in Vietnam in 2009 and is currently involved in cluster munition remnants survey (CMRS) and clearance activities in Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue province as well as capacity building projects of national and regional mine action authorities.
The programme’s head quarter is located in Hanoi, and with regional offices in Dong Ha and Hue. The programme is currently employing 229 staff including 5 expats, and receives funds from several donors including NMFA, USDoS and DFID with an annual turnover of about 4.5 million USD.
In this position your main responsibilities will be :
To be succesfull in this role you must have :
We consider it an advantage if you also have :
Due to the complexity of a programme of this size, education and / or experience in logistics finance and human resources will be preferable.
The ideal candidate has good political intuition, an understanding of political processes and ability to process sensitive information with discretion.
It is also desirable with in-depth knowledge of Vietnam history and culture and / or experience from the SEA region.
In return we offer : An interesting, challenging work environment and a competitive salary package which includes country specific allowances.
You will be covered by our comprehensive insurance scheme.
We offer five weeks annual holiday* plus one additional week off for expatriate staff. NPA provides three international flights home per contract year .
We offer a one-year contract with the possibility of renewal.
In general we emphasize the importance of strong health. One of NPAs overall objectives is to promote gender equality in our organisation, and female candidates are encouraged to apply
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Please apply online as instructed on this website. Due to capacity reasons we are only able to process applications sent through our recruitment portal.
Sten Trygve Brand
Desk Officer Southeast Asia