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Programme Director

Concern Worldwide

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, ...), Projet/programme de développement
Programme Director (1176)

About the role : This is a 24 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Ouagadougou with a salary of Grade 5 €45,859 - €50,954

This is a new country programme in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso and you will ensure the design, delivery, management and oversight of emergency programming.  You will report to the CD and will line manage all programme staff and work closely with systems staff.

We would like you to start asap.

Your purpose: You are a member of the Senior Management Team and will provide leadership in programme design and implementation, the management of programme teams, and in the preparation of funding applications and donor reports.

You will be responsible for :

Programme Development & Implementation :
Identifying emergency interventions and opportunities in accordance with humanitarian need and gap analysis, based on thorough assessments and coordination with other actors
Ensuring programmes are designed and implemented in line with Concern Worldwide policies using a results-based management approach
Ensuring programmes meet Core Humanitarian Standards of accountability and quality
Frequently visiting programme areas and providing feedback to managers and staff
Developing effective linkages with Government, donors, clusters and partners
Assisting Programme Managers to produce reports in line with donor, government and Concern Requirements

Security Management :  
Monitoring and reporting on security issues to the Security Focal Person when necessary
Ensuring programme staff awareness and adherence to Country Security Management Plan and identifying security training needs where appropriate

Budget Management
Identifying potential sources of donor funding
Monitoring under and over spending in each budget and advising solutions
Coaching, mentoring and assisting budget holders to develop accurate budgets
Ensuring budgets and revisions are prepared and submitted on time
Reporting any suspected or actual financial irregularities to the Country Director

People Management
Ensuring sufficient human resources for programmes to meet their objectives
Ensuring staff are adequately trained and understand the objectives for their role
Coaching, mentoring and assisting budget holders to develop accurate budgets

Networking & Representation :
Representing Concern at relevant cluster, UN, Government and coordination meetings when requested by the Country Director

Monitoring & Evaluation :
Ensuring Monitoring & Evaluation plans and mechanisms are developed and rolled out
Ensuring Programme Managers coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of all programmes (including partner programmes) within the agreed plans, budgets, time frames and donor guidelines

Your skills and experience will include :
Relevant post graduate qualification
Five years’ experience in a programming position with an international NGO, with two years at a senior level
Emergency assessment and response experience.
Management of diverse and multi-sectoral programmes
Previous work in a similar context
Management of a diverse team of senior staff
Working with major international donors and securing external donor funding.
Knowledge and experience of incorporating key approaches across programmes
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate others
Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills
Computer literate and good knowledge of Word and Excel.
Excellent English and French
Empathy with Concern’s mission, vision and goals, and our target group

We would also like :
You to be flexible and reliable
You to be culturally sensitive and empathic to others
You to be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;
You to have some sense of humour
You to travel frequently to rural field locations and spend periods of time away from the capital in fairly basic conditions


Salary : €45,859 - €50,954
Based in Country : Burkina Faso
Job Title : Programme Director
Contract Type : Unaccompanied Fixed Term International Contract
Closing Date : 3 March 2021

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