Head of Programme - Tenders Global

Head of Programme

Danish Refugee Council

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The HoP leads the development of new programming strategies and program reporting. He/she has a close working relationship with the Area Managers in Burundi & Tanzania, the Head of Support Services Tanzania and Burundi (HoSS), Grants Coordinator and MEAL staff in both countries. The HoP will be part of the senior management team. The HoP will also have technical project management responsibilities for part of our programming in Burundi. The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and other tasks may be required to adapt to programmatic needs.
Responsibilities:
Program strategy and leadership:
  • Lead and coordinate the development, implementation and monitoring of DRC’s programmatic strategy in Tanzania and Burundi, and individual sector strategies in Economic Recovery, Protection amongst others.
  • Develop and implement a business development strategy across the core geographic and thematic areas of focus for DRC in Burundi-Tanzania, in line with regional and country strategic plans.
  • Conduct constant in-depth analysis of context, trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities, including through pro-active external engagement.
  • Foster synergies between program areas (integrated approach), support the strong integration of protection and economic recovery throughout all initiatives and ensure adherence to Sphere and Minimum standards.
  • Supervise overall achievement and quality of all project cycle management, and in coordination with HOSS and budget holders, supervise programme budget consumption.
  • Lead in the development of partnership strategies and the process of localisation in both countries
  • Support MEAL department in rolling out qualitative monitoring and evaluation approaches aiming to build contextually-grounded learning into program activities, and to set-up, develop and ensure complaints handling mechanisms are in place for all programs/offices;
  • Supervise and oversee grants management including reporting, project review meetings, project kick off and closure meetings, compliance etc.
  • Strengthens existing cross-border synergies between DRC’s program activities in the two countries.
Team management & technical support:
  • Provide technical mentorship to teams through regular one-to-one supervision and performance appraisals in coordination with Area Managers (specifically protection) in Burundi.
  • Establish capacity building plans to develop and enhance the skills and competencies of programme team members (specifically on Protection) in Burundi.
  • Visit field program activities on a regular basis and provide support and feedback to staff and implementing partners on program approaches, technical quality, project cycle management, and methodological issues.
  • Develop and roll-out necessary tools, SOPs, technical guidelines to support project implementation in key technical areas.
Coordination, representation & advocacy:
  • Represent DRC in all relevant high-level coordination forums as required.
  • Lead the development and roll-out of DRC Tanzania and Burundi advocacy strategies.
  • Produce and disseminate communications and advocacy materials (including learning briefs) within DRC, to donors and to other stakeholders to position DRC on key areas of thematic and geographic focus (in line with the strategies) in Tanzania and Burundi.
  • Maintain close working relationships with counterparts within Tanzania and Burundi and the EAGL region and HQ to ensure strategy and implementation coherence with overall objectives.
You should have:
  • At least 7 years proven and successful track record in international humanitarian response or development programming.
You should also have:
  • Proven work experience in displacement contexts combined with experience in protection and or Economic Recovery/livelihoods programming in a post emergency context, community development and/or legal or human rights programming.
  • A degree in relevant social disciplines such as international relations, humanitarian assistance, social sciences business administration, management, law/human rights.
  • Proven leadership skills and competence in people management, including with remote management of staff.
  • Proven technical experience in Protection or Economic Recovery at a programme and Project Management level is a requirement.
  • Proven track record in business development with key institutional donors such as EU, FCDO, US government, UN agencies. Experience with foundations and private fundraising an advantage.
  • Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, budget monitoring etc..
  • Experience with effectively coordinating with national partners, local/ government authorities, NGO partners, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Fluent and articulate in French and English (speaking, writing, reading) is essential.
  • Willingness to regularly travel between countries and field offices.

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