Concern Worldwide recruits 01 Programme Director – Operations
Programme Director – Operations (1384)
About the role : This is a 24 month, new role with accompanied terms based in Khartoum with a salary of Band 5 (€47,694- €52,993). You will require to travel to field frequently and spend at least 50% of your time in the field offices.
You will report to the Country Director and will directly line manage two Area Co-coordinators, the Emergency Response Co-coordinator and the Partnership Co-coordinator.
Your purpose: You are a member of the Senior Management Team and will provide leadership and foster a culture of excellence in Concern Sudan programmes in accordance with organizational policies and the Country Strategic Plan. You will participate in decision-making on strategic issues including geographical priorities, programme quality, programme development, partnership strategy and other organizational priorities. You will be responsible for effective implementation of all Concern sector programmes including WASH, livelihoods, health and nutrition and emergency response. You will work closely with Programme Quality Director to ensure effective implementation of Concern’s policies and strategies and delivery of high quality programmes.
You will be responsible for:
Policies and strategies and government compliances:
Ensure Concern’s policies and strategies are implemented in all programmesEnsure all Concern’s programme are implemented following country strategy plan and sectoral strategiesOrient staff and field team on Concern strategies and policesEnsure legal and operational compliances are met at field offices to continue our operations including receiving timely approval of TAs and MOUs at state level.
Programme Implementation and monitoring:
Ensure all programmes deliver results as per donors contracts and organisational quality standardCoordinate the programme activities across programmes, sectors and approaches; supporting staff and partners and ensuring complementary approaches.Ensure Concern’s M&E system is implemented effectively to demonstrate progress and results.Undertake monitoring visits to programme areas and provide feedback to programme head and staff and partnersEnsure optimal use of financial, human and material resources within Concern’s work in a transparent and accountable manner consistent with Concern’s systems and procedures; delivering quality results and demonstrating value for money.Ensure the visibility and external communications of programme launch, successes and learning. Ensuring compliance with the Core Humanitarian Standards during programme delivery
Ensure emergency response preparedness plan developed in all offices and response readiness ensuredEnsure timely and effective response by Concern and partners team
Ensure effective financial management of all a programmes including management of donors grants.Preparation of programme budgets collaboratively with programme and finance staff. Track programme expenditure through monthly management and quarterly financial accounts prepared by the finance department.
Partners sub-grant management:
Ensure partnership strategy are implemented effectively in all programmesEnsure partners grants contracts are managed properly and partner deliver projects timely ensuring qualityEnsure partners capacity assessment and capacity building plans are implemented properly
Human Resources Management
Recruitment and building a team of programme staff who deliver excellence in programmingStructured capacity building and coaching of programme staff to address operational challenges; using existing resources, tailored to specific staffing needsLeading all programme implementation in SudanEnsure Liaise with SD and CFC to ensure systems and finance are working for programme delivery.Contributing to the strategic plan for Sudan and establishing additional operations in another state in Sudan as envisaged in the country strategic plan.
Representation and networking:
Representing Concern at relevant government, donor, UN or inter-agencies, keep abreast of the significant developments in the external context and help the Country Director to make appropriate and informed decisions
Ensure submission of draft reports from all programs to support grants management unit to prepare high quality donor reports.
Senior management role:
Contribute to organisational decision making as part of Senior Management teamSupport in change managementUndertake other related duties as may be assigned by the Country Director and deputise for the Country Director as necessary.
Your skills and experience will include:
Post graduate qualification in social sciences, management, Humanitarian action or relevant technical field (livelihoods and/or water & environmental health a distinct advantage)At least 8 years of relevant experience in developing/managing emergency and development programmes and/or post conflict context programmes (at least 3 years at a senior level)Proven track record in staff management and working with partners.Experience in using participatory approachesProven experience of managing emergencies and longer-term programmingEmpathy with Concern’s core values and policies.Flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines.Self-motivated, progressive and proactive.Proficient spoken and written English
Experience of work in Sudan / Horn of Africa regionPrevious Concern experienceWorking knowledge of ArabicExperience in management programmes in complex fields/countries.Experience in leading a multi-disciplinary teamAll applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.
Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Concern has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Programme Participant Protection Policy which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organization, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Staff Code of Conduct candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of both the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and the Programme Participant Protection Policy and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these two documents.
Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on Concern ensuring that the names of any new employee or volunteer do not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List). Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will not be made pending a clearance check being conducted on the applicant. For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office. Concern Worldwide is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Salary : €47,694 – €52,993Based in Country : SudanJob Title : Programme Director – OperationsContract Type : Accompanied (fully) Fixed Term International ContractAnnual Allowance : e4,000Benefits : Please see T&Cs attachedClosing Date : 19 January 2022