Country Director, Haiti

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TITLE: Country Director, Haiti
DEPARTMENT: Global Operations

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that saves lives and improves health for people affected by poverty or disaster. Each year, Americares reaches 85 countries on average, including the United States, with life-changing health programs, medicine, medical supplies and emergency aid. Americares is one of the world’s leading nonprofit providers of donated medicine and medical supplies. For more information, visit

The Country Director will work with Americares headquarters to determine and drive the strategic vision for Americares Haiti. S/he/they will represent Americares in Haiti with external constituents and develop and maintain positive relationships with government, multilateral, and NGO partners. The Country Director will manage the finances, operations, and staff, and will also provide oversight for all Americares programs in Haiti. The Country Director will oversee the effective implementation of programs as designed in conjunction with the Sr. Director for LAC Programs. The Country Director will be based in Port-au-Prince (PAP) with travel to program sites and other locations throughout Haiti, as necessary/based on operational needs.


Program implementation
-Directly manage administrative and operational lines of business to ensure proper program implementation in a manner consistent with Haitian law, Americares policies and procedures, and compliant with donor rules and regulations as may apply.
-Anticipate administrative and operational gaps in program implementation, issues, risks and – based on evolving needs/priorities, opportunities – conduct needs analyses and make recommendations.

Financial Management and Compliance
-Overall responsibility for fiscal soundness of country operation and maintenance of effective internal controls, including but not limited to effective cash management and oversight of financial reporting and budgeting;
-Ensure Haiti office compliance with HQ and local guidelines and requirements, including timely financial reporting to HQ as required;
-Ensure compliance with policies and statutory regulations including procurement, branding and marking, and operations

Field Office Operations/Human Resource Management
-Manage full Haiti team and directly supervise direct reports
-Provide leadership, promote professionalism and teamwork, build working relationships, and mentor all Americares Haiti staff members to work effectively and as representatives of Americares
-Partner with HQ Human Resources team to adapt and implement global policies for field office operations, ensuring that policies are in line with local regulations and link to organizational policies and procedures;
-Ensure compliance with all labor laws and laws governing operation as a registered NGO in Haiti
-In coordination with Americares HQ, identify human resource needs and recruit and retain staff to meet those needs
-Oversee employee and overall team performance and annual performance review process.
-Lead diversity, equity, and inclusion practices with employees
-Collaborate with HQ and other stakeholders to oversee the well-being and mental health of staff in the workplace

-Report to HQ in a timely, clear and professional manner
-Secure submission of regular reports to HQ of country and program activities
-Coordinate with Americares HQ, including Global Programs, Finance, Development, and Communications as appropriate.
-Lead external communications in country in coordination with HQ Marketing and Communications-Represent the organization at national, regional, and global conferences, coordination meetings, working groups, public events and with the press, as requested and /or authorized by HQ.

Representation and Coordination
-Serve as legal representative for Americares Haiti – executing all corresponding communications and functions in an effective, professional, and timely manner
-Serve as official representative of Americares in all government and community affairs;
-Actively engage local stakeholders and pursue collaboration and partnerships with other NGOs, INGOs, relevant Ministries, and private sector.

New Business Development
-In coordination with Americares HQ, identify sources of funding for Americares programs
-Lead Americares resource acquisition efforts in Haiti.

Security, Health and Safety
-Update, adapt, implement and secure full adherence of all Haiti staff to global safety and security policies;
-Coordinate security planning, monitoring, and systems with peer organizations, the UN system, and local authorities; and
-Conduct discussions to identify and determine approaches to address staff’s stress levels and sense of security.

-Foster Americares values of responsiveness, results orientation, collaboration, efficiency and integrity;
-Coach, support and develop staff to increase individual and team effectiveness; and
-Develop and manage implementation of plans to increase team operating performance, including SOPs and other efficiency initiatives.


-University Degree in Global Health, International Development, Business Administration, International Relations/Affairs, Public Administration or related field; Master’s Degree preferred
-10 years’ work experience and significant experience in a Country Director or similar senior role with an INGO
-Experience overseeing implementation of large-scale health programs
-Proven track record of developing budgets, supervising financial reporting, and ensuring compliance with donor rules and regulations
-Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interface with high level government, NGO, and INGO officials and authorities
-Proven experience mentoring and overseeing staff professional development
-Strong organizational skills, capacity to think strategically, and attention to detail
-Excellent written and verbal communication (Haitian Creole and French; English)
-Proficiency in Office 365 including Word, Excel, Teams, PowerPoint and SharePoint
-Willingness and ability to travel as needed
-Unrestricted authorization to work in Haiti

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