Livelihoods Programme Manager (Deputy Chief of Party)
Concern Worldwide, Dohuk, Iraq
Closing Date for Applications:
About the role:
This is a 3 year, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Dohuk, Iraq and North East Syria (security situation permitting) with a salary of Grade 3 €34,106 - €37,895. You will report to the Livelihoods Coordinator/Chief of Party and will line manage all programme staff and work closely with Programme Directors, Country Finance Controller, General Systems Coordinator, Regional Desk and Advisors, Donors, UN agencies and NGOs. We would like you to start on 1st September 2017. Concern Worldwide seeks a Deputy Chief of Party for an anticipated project ‘Supporting Livelihoods in Syria’. The aim is to enhance resiliency at the household and community level in Syria through strengthened food security and livelihood opportunities. In pursuit of this aim, the program is designed to strengthen agricultural and livestock production; strengthen livelihood opportunities and value chains critical to food security; improve water management, irrigation and land use techniques; strengthen market access and functionality; and facilitate learning and data collection in Northern Syria. The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will work with the Chief of Party (COP) to manage the anticipated program’s implementation and oversee its performance, management and operations. This hire is contingent upon USAID awarding Concern a Cooperative Agreement under APS # SOL-276-17-000001 Supporting Livelihoods in Syria.
Project Management (80%)
- Support the COP in the overall management of the program.
- Facilitate the achievement of program objectives and targets with management and technical support.
- Review project deliverables for completeness, accuracy, and continuous quality improvement and meeting the targets.
- Participate in the development of the project strategic and operational plans, and oversee the development and successful implementation of the service delivery annual work plans.
- Visit field offices and project sites to oversee implementation and provide direction and training to program staff.
- Ensure staff comply with the Programme Participants Protection Policy (P4) and Code of Conduct (CoC) and Accountability Approaches.
Project Communication and Representation (20%)
- Together with the COP ensure timely, high-quality and complete submission of work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by the donor.
- Develop program and financial management systems, policies, procedures and tools to design, implement, monitor, and improve program operations, and document/disseminate best practices and lessons learnt.
- Work with the COP to develop and nurture positive coordination and collaboration with the partner organizations.
- Leverage support and synergy from other program sectors of Concern Worldwide’s work in Syria for the project’s work in collaboration with the COP.
- Meet regularly with the donor to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges in partnership with the COP. Liaise regularly with the donor on the current and future strategic direction, and act on behalf of COP when delegated this authority.
- Ensure financial and grants management compliance with Concern Worldwide and donor rules and regulations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
- This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
- A Bachelors or Master’s degree (equivalent) or higher in agriculture, international development, or another relevant field.
- Demonstrated technical leadership in multi-sectoral agriculture programming.
- At least 8 years similar experience managing conflict-sensitive projects of similar size and scope as Supporting Livelihoods in Syria activity in Syria, in developing countries and preferably in the Middle East.
- Substantial experience managing complex, multi-year donor-funded programs.
- Solid background and knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations.
- Availability for USAID vetting procedures immediately.
- Demonstrated experience in program administration, financial oversight, award contractual compliance, and sub-award management.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a diverse team on projects of similar scale (financially, culturally, staff size and activities).
- Knowledge of Core Humanitarian Standards, Sphere and HAP Standards and other international humanitarian guidelines and protocols.
- Able to work in insecure and diverse environments.
- Respectful of security rules.
- Dynamic and willing to take initiatives to complete assigned task, and work independently.
- Strong leadership skills and ability to manage change effectively.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills and coping with broad range of demands
- Ability to work with Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Strong organizational and communication skills.
- High level of critical thinking and proven high quality analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
- Empathy with Concern’s Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives.