Nov 14, 2017

Iraq: Programme Manager :Protection - Syria/Iraq

NGO/UN Job Vacancy



Organization: Concern Worldwide
Country: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic
Closing date: 05 Dec 2017

Programme Manager – Protection

Syria/Iraq

About the role: This is a 12 month, replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Duhok, Iraq with frequent travel into Syria on a salary of Grade 3 €34,106 - €37,895.

You will report to the Programmes Director for Syria/Iraq and will line manage (National) Protection Manager inside Syria. You will work closely with the Country Director, Area Coordinator, District Managers, Country Finance Controller, General Systems Coordinator, MEAL Manager, Programme Officer, Government counterparts, UN agencies, NGOs, Clusters and Sectoral Working Groups.

We would like you to start by 15 December as the current post holder leaves 22 December 2017.

Your purpose: The purpose of the Protection Programme Manager is to efficiently and effectively manage the implementation and expansion of the protection programmes in Syria and Iraq in line with Concern’s organizational strategies, policies and procedures.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Management

  • Support and the lead the delivery of technical planning and implementation of the protection programming in line with Concern Worldwide’s organisational strategy, government regulations, and donor requirements.
  • Lead development and implementation of protection programme proposals.
  • Recruit and train a national Protection Manager in Syria.
  • Directly work with local protection delivery partners in Iraq, including partner identification, proposal development, training and quality assurance
  • Support the direct delivery of protection projects inside Syria, through the management of the national Protection Manager.
  • Lead the development/revision of a country strategy for the protection sector along with a specific Child Safeguarding Plan in the context of Concern’s Child Safeguarding Policy (currently under development).
  • Manage relations with stakeholders, mainly the relevant government departments, donors and partner agencies, by representing the programme in relevant coordination mechanisms and ensuring the distribution of programme information and sharing of achievements and lesson learned as well as the engagement in policy discussions and advocacy activities.
  • Monthly analysis of data to anticipate potential challenge according to the indicators of different projects.
  • Lead and support protection mainstreaming efforts within other Concern programmes.

Coordination and Leadership

  • Participate proactively and contribute in the protection technical working group and cluster meetings.
  • Share information on Concern activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors working on the humanitarian response.
  • Identify funding opportunities and prepare high quality proposals.
  • Develop strategies and plans that contribute to raising the profile of Concern as an expert organization in protection sector.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Maintain an effective monitoring and planning system, which informs reporting and project design.
  • Work with the team to identify and document project learning and success cases and disseminate learning on the humanitarian response.
  • Ensure that the monitoring framework within the programme is implemented, including baseline data, secondary data, reviews, end line surveys, donor reporting and internal/external evaluations.
  • Prepare all the necessary reports such as progress reports, annual reports and final reports for donors. Organize donor visits, evaluations and programme reviews as necessary.

Financial Management

  • Ensure timely and accurate budgets and revisions for projects.
  • Ensure that project expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.
  • As the budget holder for protection grants, oversee budgets and financial management by ensuring that all implementation teams have updated spending plans and track spending closely.
  • Oversee grants compliance to ensure the best use of resources and work closely with finance teams to ensure timely submission of financial and narrative reports to donors.

Team Management

  • Work with the team to ensure all activities are planned, prioritized, carried out and monitored in efficient and effective ways, with due consideration to gender and advocacy issues
  • Ensure full compliance with security plans and protocols.
  • Lead and manage assigned staff, agreeing Objectives and doing Performance Development Reviews (PDR’s) and contributing to their capacity building and career development.
  • Coach all team members to ensure they fully understand outcomes which are expected of them, through Concern’s Performance Development Reviews system (PDR’s).
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to staff as appropriate, in (for example, but not limited to) assessment, monitoring, evaluation, reporting (internal and donor reports), financial management, proposal development, technical design.
  • Capacity building of national project staff and partners with updates on training materials and technical knowhow.
  • Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), security management, accountability. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.

Other Tasks

  • Support and when necessary lead emergency response programming for Concern as and when requested.

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Qualifications in a discipline related to Social Work, Psychology, Law or related fields
  • 2 years' overseas experience in protection programmes in emergency contexts
  • Experience in protection, including one or more of the sub-sectors of Child Protection, GBV, and/or MHPSS, in conflict settings and with IDPs and refugees
  • A proven record of effective project and people management
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts
  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally
  • Experience in report and proposal writing
  • Proven financial management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values
  • Flexible, adaptable and patient
  • Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel

Desirable:

  • Arabic language skill
  • Understanding and experience of the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
  • Experience of working in Consortia
  • Experience of working in Middle East (or elsewhere under similar conditions) would be an advantage
  • Ability to train local staff and to motivate and develop skills of others

We would also like:

  • Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team, politically and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Flexibility, adaptability, sense of humour, and patience
  • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills

How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at http://ift.tt/s8RNZd 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.