For our office in Goma, DRC, the Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. International Assistance, is looking for a


Senior Programme Manager


1 Year Contract (with possible extension)


Organisation Description: Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (www.thejohanniter.org) is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany. Johanniter International Assistance is the operational unit for humanitarian aid, development co-operation and emergency relief, implementing and supporting projects in Health, Nutrition, WASH as well as Food Security & Income Generation worldwide.


Background
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. International Assistance has been active in DRC since 1995, with a focus on North Kivu since 2008. Its overall objective is to reduce mortality and morbidity by improving the health conditions and reducing vulnerability of IDPs and host population. In close cooperation with the Ministry of Health, interventions aim to improve the access to quality primary health care, to support the nutrition status of children under five, pregnant and lactating women and other vulnerable people (e.g. elderly people, people with disability, people living with HIV/AIDS, and survivors of SGBV) as well as improved access to water, sanitation.


In a Nutshell

You will:

  • be responsible for the Johanniter programme in DRC
  • lead our programme team
  • technically supervise project staff in implementing our programme in DRC
  • be responsible for assessment and evaluation of activities as well as writing proposals for different donors  
  • support of the Head of Mission in fundraising activities
  • be required to have a good understanding of the overall regional programme  


What you will do:

Strategy and Programme Development

  • Contribute to the development of the country strategy based on the global Johanniter strategy  
  • Identify new programmes through assessments that support Johanniter’s strategic objectives in the country (including rapid humanitarian assistance in case of disasters in coordination with the Head of Mission and HQ).
  • Lead project development processes and ensure production of high quality concept notes and proposals for submission to various donors.  
  • Assist the Head of Mission in identifying new funding opportunities.
  • Assess and build partnerships with new national, international/local partner organisations.
  • Develop exit strategies and handover – if applicable.


Programme Management

  • With the Head of Mission design, plan and coordinate all projects in course of humanitarian aid and development cooperation in line with beneficiary, national policies, international standards.
  • Supervise and ensure the implementation of programme activities, review management systems and make appropriate improvements at field level.
  • Support and supervise national partners to manage projects effectively and efficiently in line with the project management cycle, program objectives, log frames, activities and indicators.
  • Ensure cost effective planning, monitoring/supervision and evaluation of the activities.
  • Coordinate activities between the field sites, project partners and the country office.
  • Recognize further needs and conduct assessments where needed for project proposals including partnership assessments.
  • Support programme teams in contract management systems, grant inception workshops, timely submission of quality donor reports and donor compliances (in close coordination with Administrator).
  • Identification of new and/or capacity building of current local partner organisations and project related staff.

 

Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure project monitoring systems are in place and that reviews are undertaken periodically in conjunction with the team, the Head of Mission, project partners and relevant local stakeholders.
  • Ensure accountability and transparency towards beneficiaries, communities, donors, and partners.
  • Monitor and maintain compliance with standard Johanniter procedures and guidelines.
  • Initiate regular project meetings at all field sites to ensure successful project implementation.
  • Monitor the evolving humanitarian situation in the project regions and consider strategic and immediate responses.
  • Regular travel to all field sites depending on project needs and upon clearance for security
  • Work closely with the PM&E Officer regarding evaluations of project activities.


Human Resource and Team Management

  • Create and maintain a culture of team spirit and ensure all staff is committed to strive for high performance contributing to the achievement of the strategic ambitions of JUH.
  • Recruit and hire national staff according to HR plans agreed by the Head of Mission.
  • Promote accountability, communicate expectations and provide constructive feedback through regular bilaterals and performance reviews.
  • Ensure both individual and team development as well as capacity building.


Safety and Security 

  • Prioritise safety and integrity of all staff at all times and monitor the security situation. Establish a good understanding of the context and risks associated with a changing environment.
  • Constantly monitor the security situation and establish a good understanding of the context and risks associated with a changing environment.
  • Participate in reviews and updates of the security and contingency plan and ensure that all guidelines are understood and respected.
  • Maintain regular contact with relevant networks and security stakeholders (UNDSS, INSO etc.).


Representation and Communication

  • Build and strengthen external relationships and represent Johanniter with donors, the host government, international and national organisations, and coordination fora.
  • Support Media and Press work in conjunction with the Head of Mission and HQ Communication Desk; contribute to preparation of regular reports, updates and articles for Johanniter Communication and Fundraising Department.


What you bring:

  • BSc or MSc degree in a relevant field (preferably in Public Health or alike).
  • More than 5 years of experience in a humanitarian context, preferably in an international NGO.
  • Experience in capacity building.
  • Experience  in working with international and national partners, donors, health and other authorities
  • Experience in writing proposals and reports.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of projects in line with donor regulations.
  • Experience in conducting assessments.
  • Experience working in an insecure context.
  • Previous working experience in DRC is an asset.
  • Strong management, team building, project planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical, written/oral communication and reporting skills.
  • Negotiation and diplomatic skills.
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural dynamics and ability to work in an international team.
  • Fully computer literate.
  • Fluency in French and English required, German an asset.


What we offer:

Remuneration: 48,332 - 50,876€/annum gross (Johanniter AVR DWBO Annex Johanniter internal tariff and relevant previous experience).
Benefits: Social security (lump sum 375€/month for expats not under German social security); rental contribution 300 €/month; international insurance package; 29 days annual leave; yearly home flight (for contracts > 1 year); Cost of Living Allowance (1440€ - 1680€/month).


Please note that this position is unaccompanied.

If this is what you are looking for, please submit your application via staff@johanniter.de (cover letter, CV, reference contacts of 3 former supervisors, job certificates if available), stating your earliest start date. Please indicate “Senior Programme Manager DRC” in the subject line of your e-mail.

Suitable candidates with disabilities will be given preference.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note Johanniter requires background checks (incl. criminal record and reference checks) to protect the vulnerable and prevent abuse.

Deadline for applications: 01.11.2020
Interviews are planned for:  11.-13.11.2020

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

We may start shortlisting before the closing date.

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