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Burkina Faso: Head of Programme Implementation and Quality

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Plan
Country: Burkina Faso
Closing date: 28 Jul 2017

Established in Burkina Faso since 1976, Plan International works to advance children's rights and equality for girls, especially those who are excluded or marginalized through the implementation of development programs and projects that offer lasting benefits in collaboration with the communities in which these children live.

The latest Country Strategy (CS) for Burkina for the period 2016 – 2020 is under revision to align with the global strategy. The new country strategy aims at reaching out 6 000 000 children through advocacy and influencing actions with authorities and strategic partners. It has a country annual budget of over 13 million Euros, a team of 100 full time staff, a caseload of about 41,300 enrolled children and a large grants portfolio from bilateral and multilateral donors.

The Head of Program Quality Implementation oversees the management and monitoring of Plan International programs and projects within the framework of the Country Strategy. The position holder also develops capabilities in program implementation and evaluation among partners. He/she supports the Country Management Team to strengthen programme quality, to build and maintain partnerships. He/she also has the overall responsibility of the Sponsorship operations in the Country.

The Head of Programme quality implementation is managed directly by the Country Director and may at times be required to take on the responsibilities of the Country Director (CD) position in his/her absence.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Support the Programme Influence & Impact areas in program planning and implementation.
  • Ensure quality programme planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • Support the implementation of Sponsorship commitments
  • Coordinate the implementation of Plan International Child Centered Community Development (CCCD) approach in the Country
  • Ensure effective team management

Candidate’s profile:

  • Master (level II) in Development Studies, Management, Social Sciences or any other relevant field of studies
  • At least 5 years’ experience in related managerial position with solid supervisory and support skills
  • Understanding of country’s development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
  • Demonstrated experience as a development professional in planning, monitoring, evaluating programs and managing pool of technical support
  • Networking experience with development organizations in the country and at the international level
  • Proven experience in a similar managerial position level in a reputable international organization
  • Understands Plan’s work, and implements processes and practices that support achievement of organizational objectives
  • Good understanding of field realities
  • Speaks, reads and writes English fluently

How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their application at (Specify the job applied for in the subject of your email)

Send an application letter and a comprehensive CV (in English)