Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified Head of Programme (HoP) Tanzania and Burundi.
The overall objective of the post-holder is to ensure the accountability of DRC’s program towards the humanitarian and developmental needs in Tanzania and Burundi and the donors supporting the response. The HoP is expected to contribute to quality assurance across program implementation and ensure that DRC’s projects bring a significant contribution to meeting existing needs, transitioning from relief to longer-term rebuilding and recovery, and building secure productive and just communities including from an environmental perspective.
About the job
The HoP is a key senior position in the DRC country set up, responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, sound design of and overseeing assessments, monitoring and evaluation, and ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing projects, and is incorporated into consistently high-quality grant proposals and reports. As HoP you must ensure that policies, systems and people are continuously and accurately working in a coordinated manner in order to ensure that a coherent and comprehensive program is designed and implemented with a focus on program sector integration as well as cross-border interlinkages.
As HoP you lead the development of new programming strategies and program reporting. You have a close working relationship with the Area Managers in Tanzania & Burundi, the Head of support services Tanzania and Burundi (HoSS) and Grants and M&E staff in both countries. You will be part of the executive management team. The below list of responsibilities is not exhaustive and other tasks may be required to adapt to programmatic needs.
Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
Program strategy, Grants management and MEAL:
Team management & technical support:
Coordination, representation & advocacy:
To be successful in this role we expect you to have at least 7 years proven and successful track record in international humanitarian response or development programming. Moreover, we also expect the following:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: Upholding and promoting the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation to DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Contract length: 12 months, renewable subject to performance and funding
Level: Senior Management, E
Designation of Duty Station: Tanzania, Kibondo/Kasulu in the Kigoma Region (60%) and Burundi, Bujumbura and field locations (40%); Non-accompanied position
Start date: early December
Salary and conditions in accordance with the Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Global Expatriates. For qualified Burundian or Tanzanian nationals the terms of employment will be in accordance with DRC terms for National staff in Burundi and Tanzania respectively.
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact [email protected]
Commitments: DRC has a Humanitarian Accountability Framework, outlining its global accountability commitments. All staff are required to contribute to the achievement of this framework (http://www.drc.dk/HAF.4265.0.html). All DRC staff must be committed to the Red Cross Code of Conduct, as well as the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Gender Equality: DRC is committed to achieving gender parity in staffing at all levels. In light of this, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply to bridge the gender gap.
Equal Opportunities: DRC is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment based on mutual respect for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, disability status, religion, ethnic origin, colour, race, marital status or other protected characteristics.
Applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 5 November 2021
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.
DRC’s capacity to ensure the protection of and assistance to refugees, IDP’s and other persons of concern depends on the ability of our staff to uphold and promote the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct in relation DRC’s values and Code of Conduct, including safeguarding against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment. DRC conducts thorough and comprehensive background checks as part of the recruitment process.
Danish Refugee Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive and positive work environment based on mutual respect for all employees. All applicants are considered for employment without attention to race, age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other factor. At DRC we celebrate diversity and appreciate our employees for the people they are and their unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. We encourage all interested candidates to apply!