Ukhia, Cox's Bazar
Sr. Program Coordinator (Refugee Response)
Founded in 1933, International Rescue Committee (IRC) is one of the world’s leading agencies working in post-conflict and development contexts, supporting communities in over 40 fragile, failed and developing states. In this capacity, we work to restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted, struggling to endure and wishing to advance on a path of development.
IRC has been present in Bangladesh since 2017 and obtained registration with the NGOAB in March 2018. Since IRC obtained registration in March 2018, it has moved quickly to expand its integrated emergency health and protection response through both direct and partner-based programming focused on primary healthcare, women’s protection and empowerment, sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence and child protection. Through 2018, the IRC’s response strategy will primarily target Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, while meeting the significant needs in both refugee and host populations, as already existing vulnerabilities are compounded with cyclical monsoon and cyclone seasons that impose additional threats to the lives and protection of those refugees as well as vulnerable host populations. IRC is expanding its programming to cover education and livelihoods/DRR, as well as its geographic foot print in the host community and to other parts of the country.
Purpose of the Role
The position will work under the direct supervision of Sr. Program Coordinator and will be responsible for playing key role in leading on, delivering and timely implementation of works/actions,, key assignments and project related to ‘Protection’ (Women Protection and Empowerment, Child Protection and Protection & Rule of Law) ofRefugee Programming of IRC Bangladesh. The position will directly supervise a team of Sr. Program Managers/Managers (both national and expat staffs) and will lead the overall implementation team of IRC for different sub- sectors of ‘Protection’. The position will closely work with Technical Coordinators in ensuring quality of program while will be directly accountable for implementation and budget utilization. Close day to day interaction will also be required with Grants, M&E, HR, Finance and Operations team.
Highlights of Key Responsibilities
Program Leading, Management, Implementation and Coordination:
·Coordinate and provide managerial supports to the planning and timely implementation of activities according to the actions defined in the approved project proposals
·Ensure that project budgets and detail implementation plans are in place and provide the necessary guidance and support to the team to achieve timely and quality implementation of activities.
·Ensure that all program targets are reached in accordance with agreed program objectives, in line with the overall program approach and ensure integration with other program activities.
·Ensures that the projects are implemented in full compliance with IRC, Govt. and donor processes, policies, systems and procedures
·Carry out regular field/camp visits to monitor and inspect works and IRC visibility and organize regular project review sessions jointly with M&E, Grants team, Finance and Operations team
·To ensure proper entry and roll-out of new projects and extension phase of on-going projects and ensure that Sr. Managers receive quality supports to carry this out effectively and efficiently
·Adhering to Management in Partnership approach, foster an enabling environment where Sr. Managers and working closely with Technical Coordinators to ensure program quality.
·Ensure integration of Women Protection and empowerment, Child protection, and Protection & rule of law in the implementation of project;
·Ensure field concerns and challenges are brought to relevant stakeholders and they are well coordinated at camp level to keep the ‘protection” works unaffected.
·Ensure that sensitivity to protection issues and application of the principle of confidentiality are maintained and not compromised at any stage of implementation.
·Authorize expenses, monitor program expenditure and budgets, and work with Program, Grants, Finance, Operation and Supply Chain team to ensure resources are optimally utilized and spending is in line with IRC’s financial procedures and donor requirements.
·Ensure that project budgets and detail implementation plans are in place and their timely implementation in a cost-effective manner, that costs are kept within budgets
·Effectively manage talent and supervise teams, manage team dynamics and staff well-being, provide coaching and strategically tailor individual development plans.
·Lead, manage and motivate the team, ensuring that they have clear objectives, work-plans and receive meaningful and regular feedback on their performance
·Complete performance management for managing staff timely and monitor and assess performance to ensure adequate capacity.
·Provide recommendation to Sr. Program Coordinator and HR on issues related to managing staff performance and other related concerns
·Address and mitigate staff complains and conflicts in coordination with the Sr. HR Coordinator, Sr. Program Coordinator, Technical Coordinators and Deputy Director of Programs.
·Ensure that all responsibilities and duties are carried out in a way that promotes IRC’s values and culture
·Represent IRC to and proactively engage in relevant coordination fora and meetings at both at field and Cox’es Bazar level.
·Develop and maintain effective functional relationships and linkages with all relevant stakeholders, including government stakeholders, NGOs, UN agencies etc. to enhance cooperation and coordination.