[Closed] Regional Lead (Americas and Caribbean)

[This position is now closed.] GNDR is seeking a Regional Lead to oversee our work in the Americas and Caribbean.

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong background in and passion for risk informed development to lead the work of the GNDR network in the Americas and Carribean. This is also an exciting time to join GNDR as we embark on our new 5 year strategy.

The Regional Lead is a member of the GNDR Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is responsible for all activities in the designated region, including: oversight of membership support; supporting the election and strengthening of the Board and Regional Advisory Groups; design of donor proposals; implementation and monitoring of projects and activities with members and project; advocacy and influencing initiatives; and ensuring operational capacity of GNDR in the region and compliance to GNDRs policies and procedures. The Regional Lead is also responsible for championing and knowledge management for one of our 6 “Risk-Drivers” (Climate Change, Conflict, Gender Inequality, Food and Water Security, Urbanisation, Migration).

Candidates will be educated to degree level in a relevant international development subject and have a strong understanding and experience of working on disaster risk reduction, resilience, sustainable development activities. Candidates must also have experience in programme management and implementation of large scale institutional donor fund programmes; experience of working with governments, institutional donors and inter-governmental bodies; experience of working in networks, umbrella organisations or coalitions; and experience in implementing capacity strengthening programmes. All candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish.

The role can be based in either Panama City, Mexico City or Bogota, and candidates must have the right to live and work in one of these locations. Other locations may be considered close to these locations.

GNDR offers a competitive salary and pension based on the location. Please note expat benefits are not being offered.

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification for details.

How to apply

Send a covering letter in English setting out your suitability, motivation for the role, and preferred work location, together with your 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 Lead".


The closing date is 19 July 2020. As an urgent vacancy, candidates will be shortlisted and interviewed on a rolling basis, so early application is advisable.


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