Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Closing date: 06 Sep 2017
About the role: This is a 24 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Manono, Tanganyika Province with a salary of €34,106 to €37,895 and benefits
You will report to the Area Coordinator and will line manage the Graduation Project Manager and Roads & Bridges Supervisor and work closely with the WASH Programme Manager, M&E Manager and Base Manager.
We would like you to start in December 2017.
You will be responsible for the overall management and coordination of an integrated, five-year Irish Aid funded programme (2017-2021) which includes livelihoods (Graduation model), WASH and gender/equality components.
You will be responsible for:
Lead the implementation and monitoring of a five-year Irish Aid-funded integrated programme (IAPF), ensuring timeliness and delivery according to the activity plan and results framework, and in line with Concern’s approaches and policies, and international best practices;
Provide technical and strategic direction in relation to Graduation (on-farm and off-farm livelihoods development) and equality/gender activities;
Coordinate with the WASH Programme Manager to ensure the timely implementation of WASH activities as set out in the results framework;
Coordinate with the M&E Manager to ensure timely implementation of the mid-term review, end-line surveys and final evaluations in addition to regular programme monitoring;
Ensure participation of the community in the implementation of the programme through appropriate mechanisms;
Facilitate linkages where possible to local NGOs, district level extension services, microfinance institutions, community based organisations and private sector operating in Manono for effective coordination;
Liaise with logistics and administration functions to ensure the timely delivery of required inputs/materials for the programme;
Lead the implementation of Concern’s Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM) initiatives in the programme area;
Undertake regular monitoring and support visits to programme sites, providing feedback to staff, and closely monitor the follow-up of recommendations;
Support the development of mechanisms and tools that facilitate staff and partners to document and disseminate lessons learned and models of good practices from the programme;
Prepare submissions to donors as necessary including the design of narrative proposals and completion of supporting documents including budgets and budget narratives.
Ensure that donor proposals, budgets and reports are prepared to a high standard and delivered in a timely manner in accordance with Concern policies/procedures and donor requirements;
Ensure donor strategies, guidelines, formats and processes are understood and adhered to within programme implementation and procurement.
Representation & Coordination
- Manage the working relationship with, and strengthen the capacity of local implementing partners as necessary;
- Represent Concern at local and provincial coordination/cluster meetings (Food Security and NFI/shelter cluster) as appropriate;
- Ensure effective networking and coordination with local Government authorities, other NGOs, and UN at field level in coordination with WASH Programme Manager and Base Manager.
- Identify project staff needs, ensuring that Job descriptions are developed, appropriately qualified staff are recruited, inducted and trained as per the programme/organisational needs;
- Manage the Graduation programme team with a particular emphasis on capacity building of staff through mentoring and training and ensure timely performance development reviews are conducted.
- Ensure that internal (e.g. monthly, sitreps) and external (programme/donor) reports are produced to a high standard and in a timely manner;
- Develop Terms of Reference for external consultants/technical visits;
- Manage external (donor, UN, head office, consultants, etc.) visits to the field, as required.
Finance, Admin and Logistics
- Monitor and manage programme expenditure and budgets, ensuring resources are optimally utilised and spending is in line with Concern financial procedures and Donor requirements.
- Manage day-to-day cash management for the programme and ensure cash transactions are in line with Concern procedures.
- Liaise with the Base Manager through coordinated planning to ensure efficient use of support systems.
Security and Representation
- Ensure the programme teams carry out their work in accordance with Concern’s security Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
- Assist the Base Manager with security analysis through the sharing of important security information collected through field work.
- Participate in the revision of SOPs and other security related duties as necessary.
Participate in country-level strategic planning initiatives and other duties as determined by line management.
Contribute to organisational accountability initiatives, including overseeing the roll out of commitments of Concern under the HAP (Humanitarian Accountability Partnership);
Any other duties as requested by the Area Coordinator.
Your skills and experience will include:
A third level degree in agronomy, rural development, microfinance, or other related professional field;
Strong technical background and experience in agricultural production and marketing.
Technical background and experience in gender and women’s participation and inclusion. Knowledge of gender-based violence and the engaging men approach will be an asset.
At least two years overseas experience in managing development programmes including activities such as Income Generating activities, savings and credit associations, cash transfers.
Experience in working with an NGO at Programme Management/Coordination level overseeing systems such as HR, Logistics, Administration or Finance;
Demonstrated experience of representing an international NGO with local authorities, government, civil society, donors and other stakeholders;
Demonstrated experience of best practice in programme design, monitoring and evaluation;
Experience of working in remote locations;
Good negotiations and communication skills;
Experience of mentoring, supporting and training staff;
Proven experience in working in insecure environments;
Ability to work with distant supervision;
Excellent French and English, both written and verbal
- Masters in Programme Management, planning or related thematic subject (FIM)
- Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: community development, food security, working with partners, capacity building, gender equality programming.
Special skills, Aptitudes or Personality Requirements:
- Dynamic and willing to take initiative to complete assigned tasks
- Strong leadership skills and ability to manage change effectively;
- Excellent communication and presentation skills, including fluency in written and spoken French;
- Delegation, time management and prioritising skills and coping with a broad range of demands;
- Strong analytical and problem solving abilities;
- Empathy with Concern’s Vision and Mission.
How to apply:
All 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.