Program Director

Program Director Job Summary Responsible for leadership for the effective planning, implementation, monitoring, sharing lessons learned, tracking and reporting on all program activities including the development of plans and proposals, networks and partnerships based on organization’s program approach. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES · Ensures that organization develops strong partnerships necessary to deliver sustainable, responsive and legitimate programs; that program interventions contribute to strengthening an enabling environment that reduces risks of vulnerability and provides children with opportunities to develop and thrive. · Responsible for developing the Country Strategic Plan and ensure that Area Strategic Plans supplement and complement the CSP. · Leadership for establishing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems to help measure organization’s progress towards its core outcomes, monitors programs for compliance through participation in auditing, regular reporting, frequent communications and routine on-site visits, providing guidance and implementing corrective action as necessary. · Responsible for management and technical leadership for maintaining and improving program quality. · Responsible for oversight for administrative, financial, and human resources for national office programs; responsible for resource mobilization planning. · Facilitation and coordination of partnerships with government institutions, NGOs and community groups. · Leads the development and implementation of national office’s grants acquisition by building key relationships with potential donors/partners leading to successful revenue generation and organizational growth. · Ensures that national office and its local partners complies with the terms and conditions of all awards, grants and NSPs; ensures that organization’s values, core intent, global strategy and CSP and priority concerns are understood by all staff and partners, and reflected in program design and management. · Provides timely documentation and situation analysis reports of active programs for review by the National Director and other key personnel; ensuring that our core outcomes and area of excellence are clearly outlined. · Oversee and coordinate the technical review of reports (quarterly, annual) donor reports and technical papers to ensure the highest quality possible in conformity to organizational and donor requirements. · Ensures that national office commitment developed in the AOPB is aligned with the organizational funding model and all local partners receive and account for required funds for the implementation of planned activities; ensures that the affiliates develop annual budget and AOP consistent with organization’s policies and/or donor requirements. · Oversee linkages between national office program team and technical support at the regional and headquarters level; ensure integration and collaboration with others in the community, local government and non government organizations in the district/project community. · Document & disseminate best program practices in order to promote program quality and learning; identifies needs and organizes relevant training in collaboration with HR Officer for staff capacity building. · Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE · 10 years’ experience. · Demonstrated relevant work experience in managing development programs, preferably in a technical area, community development and/or child-focused programming. · Outstanding written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in a local language (i.e. French, Spanish or Portuguese) required. · Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and cross-cultural skills including the ability to build collaborative relationships internally and externally with sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, social and political issues. · Conflict management and ability to pragmatically solve problems, plan a course of action using analytical, conceptual, strategic and forward thinking abilities to achieve an effective resolution · Demonstrated technical expertise in such areas as: project, budget and resource management. · Demonstration of knowledge of program design; grant acquisition and management; resource stewardship, and cross functional coordination. · Highly developed analytical skills and the ability to assimilate and process information on a wide range of issues. · Experience in resource mobilization, coordination and negotiation and social policy. · Computer proficiency in general office software (i.e. Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook). EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor’s or higher-level degree required. Equivalent relevant work experience maybe acceptable in lieu of degree. How to apply: For full job description details and submission of applications, please use the following link: http://bit.ly/2B6p3Lh

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