الوصف الوظيفي
Head of Programs-Extended
 
Organization: War Child Holland (WCH)
Department: Program Department 
Job title: Head of Programs 
Location : oPt
Start Date : May, 2022
 
War Child is an independent and impartial international non-governmental child rights organization investing in a peaceful future for children and young people affected by armed conflict. With a focus on child protection, mental health and psychosocial support, we strive to empower children and young people, while enabling adults to bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of conflict affected children and young people. War Child has been working in the oPt since 2004, and has offices in Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley, and in Gaza. 
 
War Child is now looking for a Head of Programs (HoP) to lead the overall coordination of its program activities in oPt, with a focus on quality, accountability, and growth. 
 
General objective of the role
The HoP will ensure that the program/projects are consistent with the country strategy as well as War Child global strategy and that War Child program activities in oPt are effectively developed, and implemented according to international standards and respective policies and procedures. The role includes managing, capacity building and supporting the programs team, as well as developing and maintaining strategic and effective relationships with relevant actors, line ministries, and local organizations. The HoP will ensure coordination and complementarity between the WCH programs activities and national policies and plans, and with other stakeholders including line ministries, INGOs, NNGOs, and UN agencies.
The HoP will also contribute to creating and driving strategic and proactive resource mobilization approaches, including improved donor relationship, engagement and visibility. The HoP will play a key role in linking CO existing and future programs with relevant donors/partners. 
Position in the organisation
 
The Head of Programs (HoP) reports to the Country Director (CD) and is part of the Country Management Team (CMT). 
Direct Reports: HoP manages the programs team, with direct reports from the Program Coordinators/Project Managers. 
Essential functional relations: In-country Technical Advisor, MEAL Specialist; Operations and Finance Manager; regional and global technical advisors. 
 
Result Areas

Program Development & Resource Mobilization 

Program Development

  • Leads the strategic development of oPt’s programmes with the support of the CD through a participatory approach that involves children, communities, partners, and the country office team
  • Supports the CD in the preparation of the Country Strategy, annual plans, and internal reporting requirements. Proactively advises CD on context, programme/project content, direction and implementation
  • Ensures that program design and implementation support community and local ownership, and identifies partnerships/synergies for co-creation when possible. 

Fund-raising/resource-mobilisation

  • Leads the development of concept notes and project proposals, with the support of the CD, with particular responsibility for proposing optimal partnerships, staffing levels and positions needed, project implementation processes, systems, procedures and tools.
  • Supports the CD in developing and maintaining donor relations
  • Stay abreast of and scope out potentially relevant funding opportunities and strategic partnerships. 
 
Result 1: War Child oPt has funding and other resources needed to implement its projects and that War Child OPt has a reputation with donors for high quality project management.

Program Implementation and Quality

  • Oversees the effective implementation of all projects in oPt.
  • Ensures that projects implementation complies with donor requirements.
  • Ensures that projects implementation complies with international standards in coordination with local, regional and global technical advisors. 
  • Overall responsibility for program and projects budget with support from the Operations Department in accordance with internal policies and procedures.
  • Final review of the donor reports received from the program coordinators/project managers according to the required schedule and responds to any additional information needs of the donors. 
  • Responsible for internal communication, information exchange, experience sharing, and lessons learned within programs teams and also with the Operations teams, CMT, regional and global advisors.
  • Monitors programme implementation and measures programme effectiveness & efficiency, with support from MEAL Specialist and the technical advisor. 
  • Coordinates closely with the country MEAL Specialist and makes sure that when the need for adjustments is identified that these are incorporated into the implementation of the project with a minimum of disruption.
Result 2: Projects are successfully implemented as per their  designs and KPIs including any adjustments that required as a result of project monitoring. 

Networking & Representation 

Maintain a productive and healthy relationships with relevant ministries, the UN, institutional and private donors and local partners. 

Represent War Child in relevant meetings / coordination platforms as assigned by the CD.

Manage the media relations (when needed).

 
Result 3: War Child is a well-connected, well-positioned and well-respected organisation amongst the members of the humanitarian community in oPt and by the Government of oPt.

Staff Management

  • Provides leadership, supports and ensures development of competencies and capacity of program staff in collaboration with the in country technical lead and the regional technical advisors.
  • Effectively manages the performance of program staff, including appraisals and feedback.
  • Ensures that staff of all projects work together with a sense of common purpose, well-being and good team spirit; that they identify and take up opportunities for synergy and for supporting each other.
  • Plays a key role in writing job descriptions, sourcing, interviewing and selecting staff, orientating new program, staff.
Result 4: Project implementation staff are highly motivated and thereby effective in facilitating project implementation. They frequently demonstrate creativity and initiative.

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متطلبات الوظيفة
Requirements
  • A minimum of 4 years of senior management experience in an international/ humanitarian context.
  • Master's degree in a relevant field is a must e.g. Social Sciences, Community Development, Social Work, Management, etc.
  • Proven Experience in program design and development, and strategic planning using participatory approaches.
  • Proven Experience in building partnerships, managing donor projects and working with institutional donors, such as the European Union, ECHO, Dutch MFA, UNICEF, OCHA, etc, and demonstrated understanding of donor regulations.
  • Experience in leading and managing people, including in capacity development of teams and partners.
  • Experience in developing concept notes and proposals for institutional donors.
  • Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison).
  • Commitment to the vision and goals of War Child Holland in oPt, including adherence to the Child Safeguarding Policy, is essential.
Skills 
  • Decision-making ability.
  • Skills in leading and managing people.
  • Skills in budget management.
  • Skills in facilitating learning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate on sensitive issues.
  • Flexible worker, accustomed to working in dynamic environments requiring initiative and teamwork.
  • English and Arabic fluency mandatory.
تفاصيل الوظيفة
المسمى الوظيفي Head of Programs
آخر موعد للتقديم 05 - Apr - 2022
المكان القدس
نوع الوظيفة دوام كامل
المستوى المهني إدارة
الراتب N/A
الدرجة العلمية الماجستير
الخبرة 4 Years
آلية التقديم
To apply please send your one-page letter of motivation and CV to [email protected] by Tuesday April 5th , 2022, citing “Head of Programs” in the subject line. 
 
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