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Regional Assistant Latin America & Caribbean [CLOSED]

[This position closed on October 19th, 2017] GNDR is currently seeking an energetic, proactive and resourceful professional for the role of Regional Assistant Latin America & Caribbean. The candidate will be based in Chile region and assist or lead in a variety of tasks designed to
support the Regional Development Coordinator, who is responsible for the coordination and implementation of GNDR’s work plans within Latin America & the Caribbean. This is a full-time position
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Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR)

Our Purpose

GNDR was established in 2007 as a voluntary network of civil society organisations, associations and individuals who are committed to working together, and engaging with partners and other stakeholders, to increase community resilience and reduce disaster risk around the world. The network is vibrant and fast growing, presently consisting of 850 member organisations in over 140 countries across virtually every geographical region of the world.

The network is supported by a small but effective secretariat team comprising of UK and regionally-based staff. The GNDR Secretariat serves as a “support entity” to the membership operating through a global hub in London and regional hubs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Secretariat is legally constituted as a UK charity with the main responsibilities of facilitating the development, coordination and implementation of strategy, work plans and budgets, including supporting the mobilisation of adequate resources.

As GNDR works grows in scale and impact, we are looking for a person with a natural ability to think, plan, prioritise and organise in a clear and structured way, flexibility and problem solving skills, capable of working in a flexible and dynamic environment, comfortable in cross-cultural communications, and strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills, with a willingness to learn and open to new ways of working. There is a unique opportunity to make a valued contribution to an innovative and rapidly growing civil society network. The selected candidate must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in the development and coordination of civil society networks and implementing capacity strengthening programmes.

GNDR's Strategic Objectives

GNDR's “Stronger Together” strategy 2016-2020 has three mutually reinforcing objectives:

  1. Increase the impact of civil society in influencing policies and practices at local, national, and international levels
  2. Enhance the collaboration capabilities of civil society and cooperation with other stakeholders
  3. Strengthen the creation, analysis and sharing of knowledge, information and practices

Main purpose of the role:

The Regional Assistants form part of the GNDR Secretariat which serves the membership through hub offices in London UK, Dakar Senegal, Bangkok Thailand and Santiago Chile. The Regional Assistant role encompasses a variety of tasks designed to support the Regional Development Coordinator, who is responsible for the coordination and implementation of GNDR’s work plans within Latin America & the Caribbean.

Position in Organisation:

  • Part of the GNDR Secretariat team
  • The position will be line managed by the LAC Regional Development Coordinator
  • Works in close collaboration with Secretariat staff, Regional Advisory Groups and
    wider GNDR membership
  • Posts are based in the host country, with strong communication links across the region

Overall scope of the role:

  1. Development regional operational capacities
  2. Regional governance
  3. Strategy coordination and implementation
  4. Communications and Membership management
  5. Administration / Office Facilities
  6. Logistics and Events

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

A detailed list of sepcific duties and responsibilities pdfcan be downloaded here.

Person specification

A complete person specification including attributes and skills considered essential and/or desirable, with regard to qualifications, experience, skills, abilities and personal qualities, pdfcan be downloaded here, including terms of employment.

To apply

To apply send a covering letter setting out the candidate’s suitability and motivation for the position, together with an updated resume / CV (no more than 4 pages) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject “Regional Assistant – Latin America”.

All applicants must have valid work permits and the right to reside in Chile and able to travel internationally - GNDR will not facilitate obtaining visa / work permits.


Face-to-Face and/or on-line interviews will be arranged for short-listed candidates on a rolling basis. Only candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. The recruitment process will be held open until a suitable candidate is appointed.

Downloads

Please download the following for a list of specific duties and responsibilities, a detailed person specification of essential and desirable attributes/skills, as well as terms of employment:

 

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