Head of Programme (Kabul, Afghanistan)

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 22 December 2020
  • Deadline Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to develop and ensure implementation of holistic high quality programmes, with a focus on their quality, capacity building of staff, fundraising and team management.

The following is a brief description of the role.

Generic responsibilities

  1. Line management for Core Competence Specialists and the Head of Programme Support Unit

  2. Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)

  3. Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures

  4. Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action

  5. Development of Core Competency strategies

  6. Development of holistic and needs based programmes

  7. Identify funding opportunities, develop funding strategies and forecasts

  8. Grants management, BPO allocations and reporting to donors, including compliance with donor standards

  9. Quality control, M&E and organizational learning

  10. Capacity building of all technical staff 11. In-country representation

  11. Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

ยท Responsible for the CC programmatic input to the contingency plan 2

ยท In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, lead our short term efforts to adapt existing programmes to respond to humanitarian needs and prevent spread and impact of COVID-19

Generic professional competencies:

ยท Extensive experience (min. 4-5 years) from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context, ideally within Afghanistan. Previous NRC experience is desirable

ยท Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts

ยท Core competency expertise, in one of NRCโ€™s programmes

ยท Documented results related to the positionโ€™s responsibilities

ยท Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile

ยท Fluency in English, both written and verbal Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

ยท Knowledge of the context in Afghanistan

ยท Experience from advocacy work

ยท Experience with start-up, exit or similar

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What we offer:

ยท Type of contract:** 24 monthsโ€™ employment contract

ยท Salary/benefits: According to NRC salary scale, terms and conditions

ยท Accommodation: NRC provides a secure, independent, accommodation to the successful candidate

ยท Duty station:** Kabul, Afghanistan. This is not a family duty station

ยท Travel:** 40% across Area Offices

NRC might review applications before advert deadline, therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply early.

This vacancy is archived.

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