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Programme Director - Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)

  • Organization: Concern Worldwide
  • Location: Burkina Faso (Burkina Faso)
  • Grade: Senior Executive
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Nutrition
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-03

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About the role: This is a 24 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Ouagadougou with a salary of Grade 5 €45,859 - €50,954

This is a new country programme in response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso and you will ensure the design, delivery, management and oversight of emergency programming. You will report to the CD and will line manage all programme staff and work closely with systems staff.

We would like you to start asap.

Your purpose: You are a member of the Senior Management Team and will provide leadership in programme design and implementation, the management of programme teams, and in the preparation of funding applications and donor reports.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Development & Implementation:

  • Identifying emergency interventions and opportunities in accordance with humanitarian need and gap analysis, based on thorough assessments and coordination with other actors

  • Ensuring programmes are designed and implemented in line with Concern Worldwide policies using a results-based management approach

  • Ensuring programmes meet Core Humanitarian Standards of accountability and quality

  • Frequently visiting programme areas and providing feedback to managers and staff

    Developing effective linkages with Government, donors, clusters and partners

    Assisting Programme Managers to produce reports in line with donor, government and Concern Requirements

Security Management:

  • Monitoring and reporting on security issues to the Security Focal Person when necessary

  • Ensuring programme staff awareness and adherence to Country Security Management Plan and identifying security training needs where appropriate

Budget Management

  • Identifying potential sources of donor funding

  • Monitoring under and over spending in each budget and advising solutions

  • Coaching, mentoring and assisting budget holders to develop accurate budgets

  • Ensuring budgets and revisions are prepared and submitted on time

  • Reporting any suspected or actual financial irregularities to the Country Director

People Management

  • Ensuring sufficient human resources for programmes to meet their objectives

  • Ensuring staff are adequately trained and understand the objectives for their role

  • Coaching, mentoring and assisting budget holders to develop accurate budgets

Networking & Representation:

  • Representing Concern at relevant cluster, UN, Government and coordination meetings when requested by the Country Director

Monitoring & Evaluation:

  • Ensuring Monitoring & Evaluation plans and mechanisms are developed and rolled out

  • Ensuring Programme Managers coordinate the monitoring and evaluation of all programmes (including partner programmes) within the agreed plans, budgets, time frames and donor guidelines

Your skills and experience will include:

  • Relevant post graduate qualification

  • Five years’ experience in a programming position with an international NGO, with two years at a senior level

  • Emergency assessment and response experience.

  • Management of diverse and multi-sectoral programmes

  • Previous work in a similar context

  • Management of a diverse team of senior staff

  • Working with major international donors and securing external donor funding.

  • Knowledge and experience of incorporating key approaches across programmes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to motivate others

  • Delegation, time management and prioritizing skills

  • Computer literate and good knowledge of Word and Excel.

  • Excellent English and French

  • Empathy with Concern’s mission, vision and goals, and our target group

We would also like:

  • You to be flexible and reliable

  • You to be culturally sensitive and empathic to others

  • You to be able to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;

  • You to have some sense of humour

  • You to travel frequently to rural field locations and spend periods of time away from the capital in fairly basic conditions

To apply:

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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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