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Regional Programme Manager, Eastern Mediterranean


Location: Bensheim, Germany
Contract Duration: 2 years
Contract Start: As soon as possible
The Regional Programme Manager (RPM), reporting to the Regional Director of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, is responsible for the quality and relevance of CBM’s regional programme development work in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). S/he ensures that the regional partner portfolio, programme/ project plans and implementation are in line with CBM’s Federation Strategy 2021 and with country plans, and that they meet CBM’s quality and accountability standards.
Main tasks
Programme Development and Management
  • Facilitates and/or supports Country Planning incl. Country Situation Analysis
  • Facilitates and/or supports thematic situation/needs analysis as basis for programme-/project planning, in close cooperation with relevant advisors and resource persons
  • Ensures quality of proposals and multi-year (MYP)/annual plans
  • Supervises monitoring of project/programme plans, provides backstopping support to the PD team and ensures effective alignment/interface with F&O team
  • Monitors and ensures contribution of (MYP, annual) plans to country plans and global initiative plans
  • Analyses success of programmes (outcome, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness) and facilitates learning 
  • Represents CBM interests and perspectives with Partner Organisations
  • Assesses existing and potential partner organizations and identifies capacity development needs
  • Prioritizes internal and external (partner) capacity development needs and investments
  • Liaises on the emergency related programme work with the Emergency Response Unit and other relevant CBM stakeholders as required
  • Promotes and supports resource mobilization
  • Assures quality standards of partner- and project portfolio in terms of Inclusive PCM, Disability Inclusive Development, Financial Accountability, Child Safeguarding, CBM-internal documentation and information management and Risk management

Managing Budgets
  • Manages and ensures timeliness and quality of annual budget process in close cooperation with Regional Director, Country Office Teams and EMR Finance and Operation Manager
  • Manages RO programmatic budget implementation
Organisation & team coordination
  • Line manages the Regional Office Programme Development Team
  • Builds the capacity of the Regional Office Programme Development Team and supervises respective plans and activities in EMR Country Offices
  • Ensures effective coordination and cooperation between the Programme Development Team and the Regional Director as well as other EMR units and team members
  • Facilitates and ensures intraregional dialogue, exchange and learning
Professional Profile and Requirements
  • Master´s Degree in Disability Studies, Public Health, Education, Social Science, Political Science, Economics, or other relevant subject
  • Solid experience in development and NGO-related programme development and project management, including management of projects with designated funding and resource mobilisation
  • Knowledge of concepts, approaches and standards regarding Disability Inclusive Development 
  • Experience of working in developing countries, preferably the Middle East/ West Asia 
  • Proven knowledge and experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Knowledge of concepts, approaches and standards in Gender and Child Safeguarding an advantage
  • Sound understanding of risk environment in target countries and compliance requirements
  • Preferably expertise in the field of emergency response/ disaster risk reduction
  • Preferably knowledge about Safety and Security Management and experience working in/ traveling in occasionally insecure areas
Personal Profile & Competencies
  • Establishing focus
  • Managing change
  • Developing others
  • Fostering diversity
  • Attention to communication
  • Building collaborative relationships
  • Customer orientation
  • Results orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Decisiveness
  • Full proficiency in English (oral and written), knowledge of Arabic (strong asset), knowledge of German (asset) 
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office package). Knowledge of MS SharePoint and Project Management (PMO) software would be advantageous 
  • Lived experience of a disability would be an advantage
  • Valid work permit for EU/Schengen countries
The future job holder adheres to CBM’s values and commits to CBM’s Child Safeguarding Policy.
CBM encourages persons with disabilities to apply for this position.
Candidates with the required profile and proven experience, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit in English via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why s/he wishes to work for CBM, CV, names of three professional referees and salary expectations to:
All applicants must be authorised to work in EU/Schengen countries at the time of application

Application deadline: 9 April 2017

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.

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  • Organization: CBM - Christian Blind Mission
  • Location: Bensheim
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2017-04-09

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