Tuesday, February 2, 2010

country director needed

I need your help. I write knowing that many of you are recovering from your our loses -  for which I am profoundly sad.

On February 13, Pure Water for the World  was set to distribute a request for applications for the position of County Director for Haiti.  I held off distributing the job description until now.

Since Charles Adams returned to his home in Dominican Republic to
spend with his young family, David Putt has stepped in to serve as our very
capable interim director. David's commitment to PWW was 3 months which
ends the March 15, 2010.  PWW is committed to our national program of
providing a clean water program to schools in Haiti and will do our part in the relief and recovery effort.  And in order to accomplish our goals, we need to have a new country director with the necessary talents and
skills. That is why I am appealing to you.

Please distribute this job description to any potential applicant, any Haitian network, and any other channels you have at hand.

Thank you for your help in this matter.


Carolyn Crowley Meub
Executive Director
Pure Water for the World
PO Box 55
Rutland, Vermont 05702
Tel. 802-747-0778

Job Description
Country Director
Pure Water for the World, Inc

Purpose of the Position:
    The Country Director is responsible for delivery of Pure Water for the World’s (PWW) program in Haiti based on an agreed plan and budget.  Country Director works in consultation with and reports directly to the executive director.

Country Director: To provide leadership for all phases of PWW’s operations in Haiti with special emphasis on implementation of projects, development of partnerships, and fund development, including emergency response.


•    Manage the implementation of  PWW’s overall goals to develop sustainable projects
•    Work with consultants and Executive Director of PWW, Operations Manager, and Program Manager, in order to develop and review a plan for the next six months for the immediate relief effort as well as develop longer term plans through recovery and reconstruction phases.
•    Build strategic partnerships with Government, national, and international organizations that would strengthen and support the work of PWW.

•    Supervise the Operations Manager and Program co-ordinator as well as all aspects of the operations within Haiti.

•    Manage and supervise staff in Haiti
•    Evaluate the staff at least annually
•    Insure PWW is operating in accordance with all legal and labor laws
•    Supervise the maintainance of all proper financial procedures, records, and reports
•    Negotiate funding and implementing partnerships
•    Write contracts for services with supporting and partnership agencies
•    Insure that PWW contracts are properly executed, administered, and reported
•    Develop a security plan, which will include management of movement of all people – staff and visitors – in and out of the country any time there is an emergency
•    Manage the movement of materials and other assets
•    Ensure that program deliverables are completed on time, within budget and according to agreed upon donor requirements

Employee Management
•    Recruit, interview, and hire senior personnel while overseeing all other employment hiring
•    Supervise senior staff and build effective teams within the organization
•    Develop staff training methods and a staff development program to encourage succession to ensure some internal development of management
•    Set salary scales in consultation with the Operations Manager

Fund Development
•    In cooperation with the  Executive Director conceive and write funding proposals
•    Research funding sources
•    Meet and work with potential donors who travel to Haiti
•    Represent PWW at conferences, business organizations, etc
•    Responsible for representing PWW to the media and handling PR within Country

Partnership Development
•    Maintain communication with current partners
•    Develop partnerships with governmental entities, non governmental agencies and businesses

Candidate Profile

•    Education: Bachelors or Masters degree with experience in development work and preferably experience in management of emergency relief work in a complex and potentially volatile setting
•    Understanding of financial and human resource management in a complex, fast moving context.
•    Ability to plan ahead and identify both risks and opportunities.
•    Ability to multi-task – a high energy person able to live and operate effectively under difficult circumstances and with limited resources.
•    A person of initiative who has demonstrated problem solving skills but who is also able and willing to work within agreed strategies.
•    Some technical knowledge of the water and sanitation issue would be advantageous
•    Knowledge of Haiti and the Haitian context would be an asset
•    Patience, calm under stress and a sense of humor.
•    Demonstrated capacity in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Good language facility in English and in French, facility in Creole desirable
•    Good communication skills, oral and written
•    Capacity to work under pressure and deal with multiple tasks
•    Ability to supervise and lead a work team and motivate personnel
•    Experience in a similar capacity and with a demonstrated record of increasing leadership and management responsibility
•    Some experience in an emergency setting would be an asset
•    Willingness to travel throughout Haiti as required
•    Current driver’s license
•    Ability, with necessary paperwork required, to travel to United States and Canada

Deadline:  February 20, 2010

Please email letter and curriculum vitae to info@purewaterfortheworld.org

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