|Description||The Deputy Regional Director(DRD), West Africa will have significant management and international experience, a passion for humanitarian relief and development work, relevant language skills, and be capable of thoroughly understanding and successfully overseeing program design and delivery in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African Republic. The DRD will ensure the quality of IRC’s programs, develop new program opportunities, and drive performance and results in the region. S/he is expected to be an outstanding communicator and team leader, and a committed humanitarian.
SCOPE OF WORK
The Deputy Regional Director will support the Regional Director in overseeing IRC’s engagement and programming in response to the humanitarian crises impacting West and Central Africa. In addition, the DRD will engage with regional INGO, UN, and donor representatives, to position IRC on regional initiatives and to further IRC’s strategic goals. The DRD will also be actively engaged in business development opportunities, especially around multi-year, high value projects. The DRD will be based in Senegal and report to the Regional Director. This is an accompanied post.
The Deputy Regional Director will oversee program design and implementation in IRC’s country programs in the West Africa region. S/he will be an ambassador for organizational priorities and goals to these country programs and supporting country programs to implement IRC’s Strategy 2020.
Exercising the delegated authority of the Regional Director, the DRD provides a range of strategic, programmatic and operational management support to country programs and regional colleagues. A key function of the role is to navigate the organization on behalf of the country programs. The DRD will travel regularly to country offices to provide management support, including exceptional management of specific issues as required, and to monitor program quality. A significant portion of the DRD’s time will be spent on business development activities, regional representational activities, Strategic Plan monitoring, and staff mentoring.
* Work closely with the Regional Director to ensure that the IRC’s global strategy is understood and guides decision-making throughout the region.
Leadership & Coordination
* Supervise and mentor direct-report staff, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and leading documented semi-annual performance reviews.
Innovation & Program Quality
* Manage the region’s relationships with the Technical Units (TUs), and support TU-country program collaboration to optimize impact on program quality within and across country programs.
Business Development & Partnerships
* In coordination with the IRC’s Awards Management Unit, provide focused business development support to country programs, building country capacity to win multi-year and high value projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Regional Management Action Coordinator; Co-supervise the Regional Grants Director, the Regional Gender Advisor, the Regional Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and the Regional Cash Technical Advisor.
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
Internal: Regional Director; WA Country Directors and staff; other WA regional staff; HQ and UK colleagues in various departments
External: Donors; NGO representatives; UN officials; and Media
IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way – Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
* 7-10 years in senior program management roles, with several of these being in an international NGO.
Other Information: This position is based in Dakar, Senegal and will require up to 40% of time spent traveling within the region.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
|Fonctions||Autre, Coordination, Gestion de projet, Organisation, Administration|
|Activités||Appui institutionnel, Décentralisation, Autre, Economie, Finance, Administration|
|Salaire / Indemnité||Negotiable|
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|Date de fin de validité||22/10/2017|