22 octobre 2007

Lubumbashi : une importante ONG recherche un Directeur de programme de reconstruction axé sur les communautés. Bilingue FR-EN. Date limite : 15 nov

Source : ReliefWeb
Date de survenance : 22 octobre 2007
Date de première publication sur Internet : 22 octobre 2007

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offre d'emploi - job de "Skills for Causes Ltd"

Community Driven Reconstruction Program Director

Location: Congo (Democratic Republic of the) (Lubumbashi)
Closing date: 15 Nov 2007

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest NGOs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They aim to save lives, to strengthen Congolese institutions and to reinforce social cohesion through carefully designed and professionally implemented programs.

The Community Driven Reconstruction Program Director (CDRPD) leads a Consortium including Care International and the International Foundation for Education and Self Help (IFESH) implementing a large scale CDR program in the DRC.

With a budget of 45 million USD, this 3-year program aims at supporting 280 communities representing 1.78 million inhabitants to reduce poverty, increase social cohesion, improve access to social services, increase understanding of good governance and improve linkage with authorities at local level.

The CDRPD directly supervises a Deputy Program Director and a Technical Advisor, and oversees 4 field-based Program Coordinators, each responsible for one geographical area.

The CDRPD provides vision, leadership and management oversight;
he/she provides technical support to the field-based CDR Program Coordinators and is accountable for the consistency of approach and implementation in accordance with the agreed model of programming throughout the country.
The CDRPD is a CDR expert.

- Ensure that overall Program implementation and monitoring systems support the strategic objectives in the DRC and are aligned with and embody the core principles of the Program Framework:
Protection and Promotion of Rights, Participation, Capacity Building, Partnership, and Holistic Programming;
- Actively participate in and contribute to senior management fora;
- Seek out opportunities for appropriate synergy and collaboration between the CDR Program and other projects implemented in the same areas, especially vertical service delivery projects, and especially those implemented by the consortium members, and by other DFID-supported NGOs, in particular in the sphere of peace-building.

Consortium Management
- Manage consortium partners (Care international and IFESH) and ensure partners implement the Program consistently, in a timely manner and with high quality standards;
- Provide overall vision, leadership and technical direction in accordance with the agreed program methodology and in alignment with national operational policies and practices;
- Prepare, in coordination with key project staff, strategic work-plans with clear objectives and achievement benchmarks, long-term and short-term priorities, implementation plans, financial projections and tools for evaluation;
- Manage the overall project by planning, monitoring and evaluating project activities in accordance with the DFID Grant agreement;
- Ensure that all tools and resources required for the Program are identified in a timely manner, that their development is allocated throughout the Consortium’s team, that their quality is of the highest standard possible and that their use is effective and appropriate;
- Oversee administrative and financial management of the Program;
- Ensure that Program adequately meets beneficiary needs and related targets;
- Ensure that Program is implemented in a timely and professional manner;
- Ensure that the Program always works towards greater community involvement and ownership;
- Organize regular Consortium management meetings (Country Directors level), coordination meeting (Field-based CDR Coordinators level), and other as appropriate.

Monitoring & Evaluation
- Ensure robust, country-wide consistent M&E systems are in place and used effectively throughout the lifetime of the Program;
- Ensure adequate documentation is made for all activities undertaken in the course of the Program;
- Lead a continuous quality improvement process to ensure the highest quality possible of the Program;
- Lead the interaction with a US-based academic partner that will be in charge of designing and implementing a baseline, mid-term and final impact evaluation, in conjunction with Research Evaluation and Learning Unit in NYC;
- Upon its development by a contractor, ensure the appropriate roll-out and use of a web-based platform for data entry, processing and analysis;
- Contribute to worldwide expertise development around CDR programming.

Grants and budget Management
- Responsible for the accurate, timely and high quality aspects of donor and internal reports, coming from each partner agency and compiled by the Consortium management team.
- Monitor partners spending versus budgets, provide support to CDR Coordinators and partners agencies on budget management;
- Directly manage Consortium-level section of the Program budget.
- Achieve extensive knowledge of donors’ culture, policies and procedures in relation the Program,
- Ensure partner agency compliance with sub-grant agreement provisions;
- Manage contractual aspects of the sub-grantee relation, especially as it relates to reporting, prior-approval, funding obligations, etc.

Human Resources
- Directly manage a CDR Deputy Program Director and a CDR Technical Advisor;
- Sign-off on behalf of key personnel recruitment by consortium partners;
- Technically manage, in close collaboration with the Country Director of each partner agency, and with the senior management team, 4 Field-based CDR Program Coordinators, and their teams (ca. 200 staff);
- Ensure the overall program has consistent HR systems – consistent job descriptions, recruitment tools, performance plans, training and staff development systems, etc. such as consistency in Program implementation can be supported by a consistent approach to HR;
- Promote professional working relationships within the consortium and, when required, contribute to resolving staff conflicts and concerns in a timely manner, in close relation with partner agencies Country Directors;
- Contribute to consortium-wide understanding of and agreement and compliance with Sexual Abuse and exploitation policy and mandatory reporting policies.

- Ensure representational link with DFID. Work closely with the DFID Kinshasa office to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and indicator success. Organize field visits for DFID staff upon request;
- Ensure the Program develops and maintains good relationship and communication with local, provincial and national level relevant authorities and other actors such as the UN, the World Bank, etc.;
- Positioning the Program as a leading expert and contributor to relevant public policy reform in the DRC, especially as regard with decentralization, governance, etc.


- Advanced degree in relevant field;
- At least 6 years of overseas experience, including at least 3 years of senior management experience in community recovery or CDR-type programming;
- Previous experience with consortium management, preferably in a Chief of Party-type position;
- Experience in Africa, with knowledge and experience of the DR Congo an advantage;
- Prior experience managing DFID funding preferable;
- Experience in managing multi-site, large scale programs;
- Experience managing programs of similar budget size – ca. 45 millions USD – and strong budget management skills;
- Fluency in both French and English;
- Proven ability to provide strategic leadership and manage large scale programs in a complex post-conflict environment;
- Superior analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills;
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem solving skills;
- Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook;
- Preferred experience in working with HF radios (CODAN), VHF radios, satellite telephone and fax and standard office equipment.
- Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under intense administrative and programmatic pressures. Must demonstrate flexibility to adapt to changing requirements;
- Must be willing to endure basic living conditions when traveling to field sites;
- Must be willing to travel frequently and for extended periods of time to remote sites;
- Culturally sensitive with the ability and interest to identify and work with a multi-ethnic team;
- Applicant should have a wide range of skills and interests;
- Must be able to work independently while being a team player.

Vacancies Contact
Please send in an updated CV and covering letter explaining how your background and experience what is being requested in the person specification and sent to: applications@skillsforcauses.com
Reference Code: RW_786DQU-60

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