Head of Programme

DRC, Tunisia

Skill Required:, Project ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th July, 2020

Job Description

About the job

This role has a country focus and ensures compliance to DRC procedures and guidelines within Libya. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. The role provides support and/or technical guidance to country operations while overseeing country activities from a strategic perspective.

Your main duties and responsibilities will be:

Overall purpose of the role

  • Responsible for the overall programmatic strategy across the entire country operation
  • Responsible for providing technical input to the implementing actors within the different sectors
  • Responsible for developing policies, processes, and standards within respective areas
  • Responsible for shaping and driving the Advocacy strategy for the country and feeding into regional initiatives
  • Enable and oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation activities across the entire country operation
  • Fundraising activities and external representation

People Management

  • Lead and manage the programme staff (including people planning, performance, well-being, and development)

Project management and development

  • Enabling and overseeing effective, efficient, and timely implementation of all projects according to agreed contracts, budgets, policies and in accordance with specific donor requirements
  • Ensure that relevant beneficiary data is collected, compiled, analyzed, and distributed and that relevant assessments are conducted in the project area
  • Provide regular internal and external reports, and other relevant information on programme activities, policy matters and external relations
  • Deliver inputs to programme strategy and identify opportunities for new projects
  • Lead assessments for emergency or longer-term programming in existing or new project locations in Libya
  • Lead the planning and development of concept papers, budgets, and project proposals with support from country team
  • Ensure effective coordination and visibility of the implementation of the projects with all humanitarian and development actors
  • Implement and oversee the DRC administrative guidelines and policies, safety and security procedures, logistics support and other tasks associated with efficient day-to-day running

External relations

  • Increase the visibility and credibility of DRC’s program in the area and maintain close relations with all relevant stakeholders including donors
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an evidence-based Advocacy strategy
  • Ensure correct and timely narrative and financial reporting to donor

About you

To be successful in this role we expect the following experience and technical competencies:

  • At least 7 years' experience in relevant field
  • At least 4 years' experience with people management
  • Experience in managing program operations, including at country senior management level
  • Proven leadership skills and a competence in people management
  • Experience with proposal development, budget development, program implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience with effectively coordinating with national partners, local/government authorities, NGO partners, UNHCR and other relevant stakeholders
  • Full professional proficiency in English; Arabic and advantage
  • A Master's degree in political science, international development, economics or another relevant field.


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