South Program Manager

Duty Station [Karak, Ma’an-Jordan]
We are looking for a highly qualified South Program Manager to be responsible for all projects implemented in the South of Jordan.
Who are we? 
DRC has been active in Jordan since 2003 where it first responded to the Iraqi refugee crisis. Since mid-2012, DRC has been active in a multi-sector Syrian response with funding from ECHO, DFID, BPRM, Politiken, Sida, DANIDA, OCHA-ERF, and more recently CIC, DFATD and EuropeAid. 
DRC has focused its operations in Amman Governorate, which hosts more than a quarter of the Syrian refugees in country, as well as in the underserved southern governorates of Tafileh, Karak and Ma’an where DRC is well-known for being the only INGO with a continuous presence, serving Syrian refugees, new comers and vulnerable Jordanian households.
Duties and Responsibilities 
Project Implementation (55%) 
• Supervise overall achievement of all project targets implemented in the South 
• Manage project managers and support them in their roles and responsibilities through coordination meetings and day to day advice and mentoring 
• Ensure quality and relevance of all activities implemented in the South in coordination with PQM and HoP 
• Manage key support staff on his project (finance/admin/log) 
• Supervise all project budgets and ensure timely and efficient spending 
• Support the PQM to ensure regular monitoring of project activities and impact 
External Coordination (15%) 
• Create and Develop DRC network in the South and identify strategic partnerships where/when relevant 
• Maintain positive relations with local authorities in the South in coordination with Strategic Institutional Relations Coordinator 
• Ensure continuous positive relations with implementing partner(s) 
• Liaise with UNHCR to co-lead coordination efforts in the South 
• Participate in strategic Working Groups upon request
Program Design (10%) 
• Consolidate South programmatic and contextual data and information in view of future project development 
• Contribute to overall Country Program Strategy 
• Support HoP in proposal elaboration and design for all projects to be implemented in the South 
Internal Coordination (10%) 
• Provide monthly project reports to Program Development Officer 
• Participate in Monthly Programme meeting 
• Regularly update HoP on project advancement, challenges and achievements 
• Link with Technical Coordinators and request their support as needed
 Donor relations (10%) 
• In close coordination with HoM and HoP prepare and lead donor field visits in the South 
About you: 
• Tertiary qualifications in political/social sciences, international relations, public administration, development, or a relevant equivalent; 
• At least five years proven and successful track record of project management experience in the humanitarian/development sector; 
• Experience with budget management, navigating financial systems and payments, and contracts management; 
• Experience with project cycle management and project management tools such as logical frameworks, work plans, and monitoring and evaluation plans; 
• Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following arears; cash assistance programming, community centers and service provision, psychosocial activities, community-driven development, civil society support, protection and referral services, community development; 
• Familiarity with systems and concepts for monitoring and evaluating project performance; 
• Strong experience with/ ability for project oversight; 
• Ability and willingness to maintain regular presence at project sites and to work during irregular working hours; 
• Strong computer skills (Excel, Microsoft, PowerPoint and Outlook); 
• Fluency in English is required, and fluency Arabic is a significant advantage.
Personal skills: 
• Experience in the Middle East and understanding of the socio-economic conditions of Syrian refugee populations beneficial; 
• Ability to work effectively as an integral part of multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and to work with a wide range of government and community counterparts, and other actors; 
• Excellent human resource management, interpersonal, conflict management, and cross-cultural communication skills and ease in managing teams. 
We offer 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a twelve months contract. You must be available to start work from 1 June 2016 and be willing and able to work in Jordan. 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A13 
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Applications close 3 April 2016. The interviews are expected to take place 7 April 2016 
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location:
  • Grade: L-5, International Limited - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-04-03

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