Head of Programme JOB

Organization: DanChurchAid

Closing date: 09 Jul 2018

Head of Programme

(Both Myanmar Nationals & Expatriates can apply)

(Two-year contract, with possibility of extension) **

DCA-NCA is recruiting a new Head of Programme (Development) for our Myanmar Country office.

Who are we?

In Myanmar we work to save lives through humanitarian action, build strong and resilient communities, and fight injustice and inequality.

Through a joint office and country programme, DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), support local and national civil society in their work for human rights, development and resilient communities.

We work with local partners and have 30+ staffs in Myanmar. For further information, please refer to https://www.danchurchaid.org/where-we-work/myanmar

About the job

The Head of Programme manages the Programme Unit (Development) in Yangon and coordinates closely with the Deputy Head of Programme (Development), Head of Finance and Programme Manager (Humanitarian) to:

  • Ensure the Myanmar Country programme portfolio is executed on time, on budget and delivers the expected outputs, outcomes and impact
  • Ensure strategic coherence and vision of the whole country programme
  • Ensure a strong and consistent technical delivery of all projects including back donor projects
  • Ensure support to fund raising and proposal development for donors.
  • Ensure DCA-NCA maintains and builds strategic relations with our current and potential partners and other key stakeholders.

The Head of Programme (Development) role is based in Yangon, with regular travel and field visits as a key part of the role.

The position reports directly to the Country Director and has a key role on the Management team.

Specific duties and responsibilities

The duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Programme strategy and delivery

  • Ensure that our multi-year country program strategy remains relevant and appropriate.
  • Ensure that appropriate systems for strategy and project delivery are established and maintained, incl. accountability to various global and donor-specific commitments.
  • Support and guide staff in the implementation our thematic strategies (human rights, livelihoods/resilience, and gender).
  • Ensure quality and effective implementation of all development projects.
  • Provide overall support and guidance to our 18+ local partners with a strong focus on organizational development and accompaniment.

Lead, motivate and develop staff

  • Lead and manage the programme development team consisting of 11 staffs.
  • Manage our capacity-building initiatives with all staff and partners.

Build relations and mobilise resources

  • Proactively engage donors and partners to increase our influence and resource mobilisation.
  • Guide and support the development team (incl. the global funding officer) in proposal development and fundraising.

About you

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate has:

  • Min. 7 years’ experience, preferably working on community empowerment, human rights/protection, livelihoods and resilience. Experience working with local partners a significant advantage.
  • Min 5 years management experience, of which at least 3 should include management of a portfolio of programmes across multiple sectors and donors.
  • Experience from Myanmar and/or South East Asia a significant advantage.
  • Experience of managing a team of national staff.
  • Good understanding of key development methodologies, such as Participatory Rural Appraisal and rights-based approach.
  • Strong experience mobilising resources with key donors (EU, DANIDA, NORAD, USAID, UN).
  • A natural ability to think in terms of systems, compliance and structure.
  • Proven experience of representing externally to key stakeholders, including donors, embassies and clusters.
  • Experience of leading strategic programming and planning processes, incl. the use of Theory of Change.
  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills

We offer

DCA will offer the successful applicant a 24 months contract renewable dependent on both funding and performance. Start date is planned for 1st August 2018.

DCA-NCA welcome applications from any qualified candidates, international and national. Women and minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with DCA’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates, or national staff (if Burmese national). Non-family duty station, although family members can be assisted with visas. A competitive package for salary, housing, leave and other benefits is offered. For more information, please contact comyanmar@dca.dk

Starting date: 1st August or soon thereafter.

Working hours: 40 hours per week.

Closing Date: 9th July 2018

Apply Here: Please submit your CV, application letter and three current references using the DCA on-line application system.https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/international-vacancies/dca-nc…

DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply.

Please note that only candidates shortlisted for written tests and interviews will be contacted.

HOW TO APPLY:

Apply Here: Please submit your CV, application letter and three current references using the DCA on-line application system.https://www.danchurchaid.org/join-us/jobs/international-vacancies/dca-nc…

DCA promotes equal opportunity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity and belief and encourages all qualified and interested candidates to apply.

Please note that only candidates shortlisted for written tests and interviews will be contacted.

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