Head of Program - East Africa

Head of Program - East Africa

Solidarites International

Multiple Locations

ABOUT THE JOB

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

The Head of Programs supports the Country Director (CD) in developing, setting up, implementing and monitoring activities in the country. He/she is responsible for supervising and coordinating Solidarités programs in the country of assignment.

ISSUES AND SPECIFIC CHALLENGES

  • Strategic orientation;
  • Coordination and operational monitoring;
  • Program team management and coordination;
  • Reporting/communication/representation;
  • Capitalization.

PRIORITIES ON THE 2-3 FIRST MONTHS

  • Supports the coordination team and base teams in launching activities;
  • Ensures Recruitment, induction and training of the program team at Coo level, support the FCs in this process at base level;
  • Follows up of Current activities in the country with the FC and ensure monitoring tools are followed up and activities implemented according to the planning and technical requirements;
  • Coordinate design and writing of new proposals and contribute to the development of an intervention strategy for the country.

YOUR PROFILE

DIPLOMAS

  • Master Degree in humanitarian/development studies, social sciences, management or other related discipline.

EXPERIMENT IN THE HUMANITARIAN SECTOR

  • 5+ years.

EXPERIMENT ON SIMILAR POSITIONS

  • 3-4 years.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Strong knowledge of donors’ policies and guidelines. Experience with ECHO, BHA or CDCS;
  • Experience working in countries with strong administrative regulations and in coordination with local authorities;
  • Strong knowledge of principled-based and experience of diplomatic approaches;
  • Good reporting and writing skills;
  • Previous experience and achievements in working in consortium and strong partnerships with NGOs locals and internationals (MoUs, negotiations, governance…);
  • Proven ability to deal with donors and operational partners;
  • Strong Knowledge and experience in SI sectors of expertise (WASH, FSL, Shelter);
  • Experience of mission opening phase.

TRANSVERSAL SKILLS

  • Proven management ability, including ability to motivate and develop skills of team’s members;
  • Excellent communication, networking skills, organizational and prioritization skills, ability to multi-task;
  • Capacity to adapt and show organizational flexibility;
  • Cross cultural sensitivity and great team player;
  • Proven ability to develop adapted humanitarian vision and strategy;
  • Capacity to engage and manage technical staff and curiosity towards their expertise;
  • Experience working with SI (or a similar organization) is an asset;
  • Prior experience in East Africa would be considered as an asset.

LANGUAGES

  • English compulsory, knowledge of a local language would be an asset.

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