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Programme Coordinator - DRC (Kalemie)

Kalemie (Congo Democratic)

  • Organization: Concern Worldwide
  • Location: Kalemie (Congo Democratic)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-12

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Concern Worldwide started working in DRC in 1994. Since that time we have grown into one of the leading humanitarian organisations operating in DRC with national rapid response programmes, resilience programmes, cash, WASH and nutrition programmes. This is an exciting opportunity to support the development of existing and new programmes for DRC and ensure that they are implemented to the highest quality. Today, 1 in 10 people in humanitarian need live in DRC- come and help us do our part.

About the role

This is a 12-month new role with unaccompanied terms based in Kalemie, Tanganyika Province (with 40% travel), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a salary of Grade 4 (€41,603 to €46,226).

You will report to the Tanganyika Area Coordinator, and will line manage the Project Manager and Project Officer in Tanganyika Province, as well as liaise regularly with the project team of the consortium partner. You will also work closely with the Programme Director, Programme Development and Quality Coordinator, the M&E Manager, Gender and Protection Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Base Manager, Country Financial Manager, HR Manager.

We would like you to start ASAP.

Your purpose: The purpose of the FFP Programme Coordinator – Tanganyika is to directly implement the FFP programme in Tanganyika, ensuring high quality and timely implementation of the food security activities in line with the proposal, budget and project plan. The FFP Programme Coordinator will also maintain an overview of the FFP programme as a whole including activities implemented by our consortium partners and managing relations with them. The Programme Coordinator will provide oversight and lead on technical design of food security activities as well as providing support to area level coordination of the relevant sectors.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Management

  • Provide effective and efficient management of the project implementation in line with the project proposals and donors requirements and ensure timely production and submission of project reports and budget revisions

  • Promote and ensure appropriate participation and equitable access of beneficiaries and communities through appropriate mechanisms

  • Participate in conducting joint assessments and planning responses together with other teams and follow up on the recommendations.

Coordination and Leadership:

  • Share information on Concern’s activities and intervention and promote good relations and collaboration with other actors

  • Actively participate in interagency coordination with relevant actors and participate to the provincial/national cluster meetings for food security when appropriate.

  • Develop strategies and plans that contribute to raising the profile of Concern as an expert organization in Tanganyika province

  • Manage relationship with the consortium partner at the technical level and ensure alignment and coordination of activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation/Accountability:

  • Work closely with field teams on objectives, indicators and activities and develop clear monitoring frameworks for each project in collaboration with the M & E Manager and Programme Director.

  • Maintain an effective monitoring and planning system, which informs reporting and project design.

  • Work with the team to identify and document project learning and success cases and disseminate learning

  • Ensure effective implementation of the M&E plan, ensuring accurate information is collected and analysed for all programme components.

  • Ensure that impacts or problems are identified clearly discussed in the team and community and fed back into the programming.

  • Concern is committed to increasing its accountability to different stakeholders, and particularly to beneficiaries. Working with the support of the Programme Director, ensure the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) of accountability benchmarks are understood by team members and appropriately incorporated into programme activities.

  • As part of the accountability initiative, participate in the implementation of the Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM) and ensure that programme information is clearly communicated to communities.

Financial Management:

  • Produce timely and accurate budgets, forecasts and budget revisions for the programme.

  • Manage the programme budget and ensure expenditure is in line within agreed programme plans and budgets.

  • Ensure that programme expenditure is undertaken in line with finance policies and procedures, and that resources are optimally utilised.

  • Take overall budget responsibility for FFP Food Security Programme in Tanganyika

Staff Management and Development:

  • Management of the FFP Tanganyika team, including livelihoods staff.

  • Participate in the recruitment of Tanganyika FFP staff. This includes preparation of job requisitions and job descriptions.

  • Establish clear performance objectives for each of the reporting staff and conduct formal Performance and Development Reviews (PDRs).

  • Support the FFP Tanganyika team in identifying training needs and help the team design and facilitate appropriate training and follow up models.

  • Build the capacity of the current team members on project management and relevant technical skills.


  • Ensure team members are aware of core Concern policies and procedures relevant to their work, and with the support of others, carry out regular briefings on these policies, including the P4, security management, accountability etc. Contribute to the implementation of these policies.

  • Together with other project teams members, ensure HIV & AIDS, inequality and risk and vulnerability are analysed, mitigated against and responded to during the overall planning, implementation and management of the WASH project

    Your skills and experience will include:

    Education, Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • Qualifications in project or programme management, food security or other relevant discipline.

  • At least 4 years of experience in similar programmes in a complex emergency context, with proven experience in all cycles of the project cycle

  • Fluent French and good working knowledge of English

  • A proven record of effective team and people management.

  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.

  • Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to build good relations both internally and externally.

  • Experience of building capacity of internal and partner staff

  • Experience in report writing

  • Proven financial management skills.

  • Commitment to Concern’s ethos and values.

  • Sound IT skills, including Word and Excel.

    We would also like:

  • Knowledge and experience of cash programming

  • Experience of managing consortiums

  • Familiarity with logistics, HR, Finance, and administrative processes of Concern.

  • Understanding and experience of mainstreaming issues of gender equity, ethnicity, HIV, and AIDS into project planning and implementation.

  • Proven influencing and negotiating skills with internal and external audiences,

  • Experience of working in Africa (or elsewhere under similar conditions)

  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload, using initiative when appropriate.

  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working with a multinational country team,
    politically and culturally sensitive.

  • Ability to cope with stress; work under pressure often to strict deadlines.

  • Facilitation and interpersonal skills.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills.

Les candidatures en français sont les bienvenues

All applications should be submitted through our website at by the closing date and CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short-listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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