About the Context
Years of conflict and insecurity in South Sudan have resulted in one of the world’s worst and most protracted humanitarian contexts. NRC’s programme has grown in recent years to combine both emergency response and recovery programming, with a budget of $22 million and a team of 350 staff (including 20 International) operating from three large area offices and managed from the country office in Juba.
As well as delivering humanitarian response and seeking new routes to greater, more sustainable impact, NRC’s South Sudan programme has built a strong reputation for humanitarian analysis and advocacy and seeks to build both arms of this programme over the coming years.
About the Role
The purpose of the Head of Programme position 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 positions also have line management responsibility as well responsibility to manage and ensure support and capacity building related to PCM, M&E framework, integrated programming and programme quality.
- Ensure strategic programme development in the country in line with the region and global programme initiatives.
- Overseeing specific advances in NRC’s Innovation, Protection, Markets and Digital programming, through an increasingly localised and networked approach
- Contribute to expanding the use of Cash Based Programmes and increase use of technology as a way of increasing efficiency of the programmes
- Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence based programming.
- Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming and access
- Oversee Project Cycle Management (PCM), including through field support missions
- Liaise with Area managers to explore and create synergies, and ensure effective and constructive communication between the CO and AOs.
To be successful in this role you must have:
- Minimum of 8 years of experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
- Experience of working in complex and volatile contexts. Knowledge of the context in South Sudan would be advantageous
- High level of communication, interpersonal, representation and negotiation skills
- Fluency in English, both written and verbal
- Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts
- Proven ability to live and work in hardship duty stations, sometimes under stressful environment
- Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with EU donors, American donors and UN agencies
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