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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Syria Programme Coordinator

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: CARE International UK
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 21 Nov 2017

Why work for us?

CIUK is looking for an experienced humanitarian programme coordinator to lead its largest programme, the Syria Resilience Project. This flagship programme aims to support almost 300,000 people inside Syria with humanitarian and livelihoods assistance. This is an innovative programme implemented in partnership with the CARE Syria office, and funded by the UK's Department for International Development.

This is an exciting time to join CIUK's newly-established Middle East and North Africa Programme Team, as the MENA portfolio has expanded rapidly over the last two years. CIUK now holds approximately GBP 90m of active programming in the MENA region, with the Syria Resilience Project making up almost half of that (GBP 44m over 3.5 years). The programme launched in January 2017 and we are beginning to see good results, despite the strong challenges and risks to delivery in this context.

About you

We are looking for a motivated and committed individual to lead this programme from CIUK's headquarters in London. You will have at least five years of experience managing humanitarian programmes, with strong technical programme management capacity in areas such as value for money, monitoring and evaluation, risk management and donor compliance. You should have a strong understanding of Core Humanitarian Standards, and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with donors and implementing partners.

About the role

You will work closely with the Chief of Party and his team based in the region to ensure that the programme delivers to agreed timelines and budgets, and delivers quality services to affected populations to reduce vulnerability and build resilience. You will be the main relationship manager for the CIUK relationship with the DFID Syria programme team in London, and will be expected to quickly build trust with the donor. You will travel to the region at least once every quarter to lead review meetings with the donor, work closely with delivery teams, and support the office on technical aspects of programming. You will work closely with CIUK technical advisors to ensure technical excellence in cash, gender, MEAL, and advocacy, and draw on the capacities of the wider CARE confederation in other humanitarian technical areas. You will quality assure narrative and financial reporting, and manage programme risks, ensuring these are escalated appropriately within CIUK and the wider CARE confederation, and to the donor.

About CARE

CARE International is one of the world's leading humanitarian and development charities. We fight poverty and injustice in the world's most vulnerable places. We save lives in disasters and conflicts. We stand with women, girls and their communities to achieve lasting change for a better future.

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity. We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job (see person specification).

Closing date: Tuesday 21 November 2017

Interview date: 29 and 30 November 2017

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