Head of Programme

Country: Ethiopia
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 8 Aug 2021

Ethiopia Country Office is looking to fill its vacancy of Head of Programme. The position holder is to assume overall responsibility for programme development and strategic vision in the country, promoting learning and a cost conscious culture as well as ensure effective and constructive communication between related functions and Area offices.

The Head of Programme has the overall responsibility to develop and ensure good partnership relations and ensure programme relevant advocacy priorities are identified and taken forward. The position also has line management responsibility to manage and ensure support and capacity building related to PCM, M&E framework, integrated programming and programme quality.

The Programme Development Unit, led by the Head of Programme, supports with development of capacity in core competencies and cross-cutting themes, working collaboratively and in a matrix structure with the Head of Support, Area Manager, and the regional Programme department. The Head of Programme takes lead on donor relations, monitoring and evaluation, and other specialist areas as assigned

Your focus will be on durable solutions, market based programming, building partnership with local organizations and donor management.

Does this challenge or interest you? Please visit the link below for more details on the role

Professional competencies:

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
  • High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of the context in Ethiopia is advantageous
  • Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts
  • Experience in resource mobilization and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies is advantageous
  • Empowering and building trust and community mobilization

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 24 months fixed term contract renewable subject to funding
  • Management Grade 11 in NRC's grade structure
  • Family duty station with accompanied benefits
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

How to apply:

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