We are looking for a Regional Director (m/f/d) for Finance and Administration for our regional program in the Western Balkans starting from 1st May 2020.
Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (forumZFD, Forum Civil Peace Service) supports people involved in violent conflicts on the path to peace and strives to help overcome war and violence.
forumZFD is currently working with peace consultants in Germany as well as ten other countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Its Academy for Conflict Transformation offers learning space for professional, international peace work. Through dialogue events, educational work and campaigns, forumZFD also actively advocates civil peace policies.
forumZFD is recognised by the German federal government as a member of the Civil Peace Service (CPS) consortium. It finances its work through public and private grants, donations and membership fees.
Your tasks and responsibilities
Currently the programme is being implemented by a team of approx. 30 staff members working in a regional office in Belgrade and four country offices in Belgrade, Prishtina, Skopje, and Sarajevo.
As a member of the Regional Management Team (including four Country Directors in the region and the Desk Officer in Cologne) for the entire Western Balkans programme you are responsible for the financial and administrative coordination and management of the programme at the regional level. Within this team you also contribute to overseeing the implementation and further strategic development of the programme.
As Regional Director you are also in charge of the Regional Office team working to ensure meeting financial and human resource requirements of the program at a regional level and to support and coordinate cross-cutting program issues (such as fundraising, PM&E, and communications). Tasks of yourself and your team also require close cooperation with various departments in the Head Office of forumZFD in Cologne, Germany. Therefore, for this position extensive travel throughout the region and worldwide is necessary.
Specific tasks and responsibilities of this position include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
Human Resources and Administration
Planning, Monitoring & and Evaluation (PM&E)
Communication / Public Relations
As a Regional Director working for forumZFD, you will have the opportunity to apply your financial, administrative, and technical skills which enable the professional work of our teams within this innovative, dynamic, and inspiring field of conflict transformation and peacebuilding in the Western Balkans.
We offer an attractive position with responsibilities for a minimum of two years in a growing organization. Ideally, you are available to start working on 1st of May 2020 (preparation courses, followed by at least two years’ work within the project with the option of extension).
As the position is based on the German Development Aid Workers Act (EhfG), it is restricted to citizens of the EU. The position is renumerated according to the provisions of this law, including comprehensive social security benefits and financial reintegration assistance upon return. We also offer participation in qualification and professional development courses (among others, at forumZFD’s Academy for Conflict Transformation), a project-based preparation, regular coaching and, where appropriate, participation in a language course.
Please apply online at www.forumzfd.de/jobs/ (letter of motivation and CV) latest by March 15th.
An assessment centre as part of the selection process is planned to take place from 15th to 17th of April, 2020 in Cologne (Germany). Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for assessment centre. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Lara Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find further information about our organization and our assignments online at www.forumZFD.de
This job advertisement as well as further employment postings can be viewed at www.forumZFD.de/jobs
We are looking forward to your application!