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Iraq: Grants Manager
Closing date: 2017-03-10Application : Apply for the job
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 10 Mar 2017
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933, IRC offers life-saving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from conflict or disaster. At work today in more than 40 countries and in 22 U.S. cities, IRC restores safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted by conflict or disaster. IRC leads the way from harm to home.
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee is a prominent international organization working in relief, rehabilitation, protection, post-conflict development, resettlement services and advocacy for those uprooted or affected by violent conflict and oppression.
Working in coordination with the humanitarian community, the IRC currently addresses the needs of war-affected Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs), Iraqi refugee returnees and Syrian refugees from several operational bases in the country with activities in the fields of education, cash assistance, protection and rule of law, women's protection and empowerment, child protection, and livelihoods.
The Grants Manager ensures effective grants management within the Grants Unit, reporting directly to the Grants Coordinator. S/he line manages the Grants Officer, ensures IRC program/support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and IRC procedures, manages external reporting, and coordinates grant revisions. S/he also supports donor communication by ensuring that effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected. Finally, s/he supports business development proposal writing and opportunity identification as required.
- Ensure that grants or contracts are well administered and program/support teams are fully informed of relevant donor compliance regulations and IRC procedures.
- Manage all external reporting to ensure timely delivery of high-quality reports which meet donor and IRC requirements, with support program managers/ coordinators.
- Ensure draft reports are disseminated for review/feedback by SMT, and HQ staff prior to submission.
- Support program staff in grant revisions, cost extensions, no-cost extensions, budget realignments, and other as required.
- Update the Grants Management Metrics each month for review by Grants Coordinator, program teams and SMT.
- Ensure quality information management related to grants by overseeing the regular maintenance of grant files, reporting calendars, and updating of internal IRC documentation and Grant Unit tools.
- Maintain a comprehensive information management and filing system that ensures all donor contractual documents, reports, key correspondences, etc. are appropriately filed in up-to-date and consistent soft and hard libraries available as needed.
- Assist capacity building of IRC program and support teams by facilitating trainings and providing support in report writing, budget management, indicator tracking, IRC-specific tools, and other topics as/if needed.
- Ensure that sub-grant administrative processes and procedures are consistently implemented (including pre-award compliance checks, agreements, disbursements, and partner capacity-building).
- Maintain a broad and deep understanding of relevant donor policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Maintain the compliance cheat sheet, as relevant to donors within portfolio.
- Proactively identify compliance risks throughout the portfolio and advise programs, support teams and senior management on necessary actions.
- In collaboration with the finance team, assist program technical leads and operations staff with understanding the reporting and other compliance requirements on their grants.
- Liaise with IRC HQ in NY and London about specific compliance issues and clearly communicate these issues through to relevant colleagues in the field.
- Support the Grants Coordinator to develop, roll out and maintain program tracking tools to ensure all sector indicators report monthly progress, and identify and share gaps with project coordinators.
- Coordinate and support regular monitoring of grants, using appropriate grant management tools and through facilitation and support of regular and timely Grant Review, Opening, and Closing Meetings.
- Support the Grants Coordinator, DDP, and Country Director to maintain positive and constructive relationships with donors, in-country and abroad.
- Provide liaison or representation to donors and track donor correspondence.
- Ensure that effective channels of internal and external communications relating to grants are established and respected.
- Ensure that senior management and technical leads understand donor communication protocols and provide copies of correspondence for files.
- Maintain a database of key donor contacts.
Staff Management & Development
- Coach, train, and mentor direct report with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, exchanging knowledge within the team and providing professional development guidance
- Supervise and mentor direct report, including communicating clear expectations, setting performance objectives, providing regular and timely performance feedback, and providing documented semi-annual performance reviews.
- As part of succession plan and nationalization goals, identify, train and develop capability and capacity of a national staff to successfully transition role and responsibilities, by end of assignment
- Provide constructive feedback and counsel on appropriate career paths and professional development.
- Promote and monitor staff care and well-being; approve and manage all leave requests to ensure adequate coverage.
- Offer leadership support for successful adherence by staff to IRC's Global HR Operating Policies and Procedures.
- Support proposal and project/program revisions, as required.
- Support opportunity identification by performing monitoring, research and analysis into donor strategies and share with program staff, as required.
- IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way - Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Grants Coordinator
Position directly supervises: Grant Officer
Other Internal: Program Coordinators and Managers throughout the country program as well as Finance and other support staff inside of Iraq, relevant HQ-based staff such as Program Officers, Regional Business Development Unit staff, and M&E staff
Other External: Donors and Partners
- Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline.
- 5 years of professional experience with at least one year international work experience in relief or development programs, preferably in a post-conflict setting.
- Demonstrable experience in grants management, including: report writing, no/cost extensions, grant monitoring, and budget realignments.
- Demonstrated experience supporting effective monitoring and evaluation.
- Demonstrable understanding of project planning and management cycles.
- Knowledge of EU (ECHO/ EC/DFID) and other donor regulations, procedures and requirements.
- Proven expertise in writing and editing proposals and concept notes.
- Demonstrable high-level performance management and team working skills, with experience in managing a portfolio of multiple donors.
- Experience of staff management preferable.
- High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required.
- Ability to work well under unstable security, administrative, and programmatic pressures.
- Professional fluency in spoken and written English; able to communicate concisely and with impact.
- Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
- Iraq or regional experience a plus.
Working Environment: This position is based in Erbil, Iraq and is unaccompanied with Shared housing in a guest house. Regular travel to all IRC Iraq field offices in Kurdistan as well as Southern and Central Iraq, including Baghdad, is required, security permitting.
Returning National Candidates : We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are an Iraqi national, are currently located outside of your home country and possess at least three years of international work experience, the Syria Response Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.
How to apply:
Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=R2FicmllbGxlLkdvbnphbGV6LjUzODMzLjM4MzBAaXJjLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Iraq: PROJECT MANAGER
Closing date: 2017-03-12Application : Apply for the job
Organization: SOS Children's Villages International
Closing date: 12 Mar 2017
SOS Children's Villages www.sos-childrensvillages.orgis an international non-governmental social development organisation that has been active in the field of children's rights and committed to children's needs and concerns since 1949. In 133 countries and territories our activities focus on children without parental care and children of families in difficult circumstances.
We work on family-based, long-term care of children who can no longer grow up with their biological families. At our SOS Children's Villages children experience reliable relationships and loving care once again. They grow up in a stable family environment and are supported individually until they become independent young adults.
We also support disadvantaged families to prevent crisis that can in the worst case scenario lead to children being placed in out-of-home care. Our family strengthening programmes build on families' and communities' resources, on their ability to organize themselves and on their responsibility for the well-being of the children.
The Project Manager is responsible for SOS Children Village operations in Duhok, Iraq. The project manager will be expected to lead on program implementation and management. S/he will supervise and work directly with his/her team in Duhok. PM is responsible for the management and coordination of project activities, overseeing efficient implementation of the program, financial management of the program, advocacy, M&E and respecting accountability and compliance requirements of SOS children s village and its donors, beneficiaries and the local government authorities. S/he is further responsible for development of new initiatives, safety and security of the team, representation and coordination with the UN clusters, local authorities and other agencies, and conduct performance management of the team members reporting to the position. The post holder is not expected to travel frequently. The PM will ensure compliance with SOS policies and procedures, including the clear and consistent application of child safeguarding and code of conduct policies.
Strategy and policy development
PM will contribute to strategic and policy debate and drafts shared for input/ feedback as well as take lead in developing some of these
S/he will assist the ERP IOR in developing a country strategy for Iraq and actively participate in the process and writing up sections of the strategy document
Program implementation and management
The PM ensures that program delivery is on track, and that organizational policies and procedures are consistently applied in all operations and programming. The post is responsible for ensuring that projects are reported on in line with agreed project objectives and deadlines, and that agreed approaches to program implementation and program cycle management are applied. Further, the PM is responsible to:
Prepare, update and implement project work plans and review progress on a monthly basis with input from partner and all members of team.
Promote of participatory approaches in the program, particular community and children s participation
Prepare regular reports on budgets and expenditures in collaboration with Finance/Operations Manager to track spending and take corrective action if necessary.
Prepare timely narrative donor and internal reports.
Work with ERP IOR advisor to oversee management of the grant including the timely implementation of planned activities and appropriate spending of funds.
Ensure timely grant reporting that clearly relates to the stated goals and objectives of relevant grant and relates expenditures to activities.
Identify funding gaps for program activities and assist ERP IOR and PSA s in program development to ensure that funds are raised to address those gaps in annual planning..
Provide youth and women associations with technical assistance in writing new project initiatives and proposals
Collaborate with Finance and activity manager on finances and budget tracking
Conduct and or participate in assessments and donor liaison as appropriate
Mobilise support of government, NGO, and community stakeholders for garnering support for SOS Children village activities and programs at field level.
Facilitate visits to the project sites by donor representatives, auditors, PSA and IOR
Represent SOS CV at all relevant forums, cluster meetings and with local authorities.
Identify advocacy and human and children rights issues in the program and advocate with the concerned authorities, humanitarian actors, donors, UN and other actors
Capacity Building and Training
Identify needs and design capacity building program for the youth and women associations, partners, representatives of relevant government line departments in key areas including financial management, donor compliance, child protection and monitoring and evaluation.
Deliver training and where appropriate enlist external expertise.
Provide ongoing training and support to partner organizations and staff members.
Comply fully and ensure partner compliance with SOS CV s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Develop M&E plans for all projects
Perform project monitoring and evaluation in line with donor reporting requirements and log frame
Maintain database with beneficiary numbers
Facilitate internal and external evaluations of the project, using these as opportunities to document achievements, challenges and learning.
Strengthen culture of accountability and learning within the team and in the course of project implementation
Ensure compliance with donor and SOS CV rules and regulations in all areas including financial management, record keeping and procurement
Comply fully with SOS CVs finance, security and child protection policies and procedures..
Ensure that receipts and supporting documents are provided to the based Finance and Operations Manager and Finance Officer in line with donor and SOS CV requirements.
Liaise with the IOR ERP and German based HGFD grants Coordinator to resolve any budgeting issues.
Ensure partner compliance with all of the above.
Assist ERP IOR in identifying and approaching in-country donors for matched funding for projects and fund raising.
Human Resource Management
Manage the team and ensure they have opportunities to build their experience and knowledge in the relevant sectors/ areas of focus for SOS CV.
Ensure all team members have a work plan, performance management plan is in place and regular performance reviews are conducted.
Encourage the team on self-development approach and in this regard provide the necessary guidance
B) Person specification Essential Criteria:
SOS CV s IOR ERP is a lively and fast-paced environment made up of a team of extremely dedicated staff & volunteers. We re looking for someone who can fit in well and bring their personality, creativity and professionalism to our communications and the wider charity. c
How to apply:
Please send you application (Resume & Cover letter) to HR.MENA@sos-kd.org
Iraq: Advocacy Advisor
Closing date: 2017-03-16Application : Apply for the job
Organization: International Rescue Committee
Closing date: 16 Mar 2017
The IRC restarted programs in Iraq in November 2007 to assist thousands of internally displaced civilians in northern, central and southern regions. The IRC had extensive operations in Iraq from 2003 through 2005, but deteriorating security forced IRC to leave. Since returning to Iraq, IRC has been providing support to refugees, internally displaced persons and conflict-affected communities in the sectors of protection/access to justice, education/child protection/youth livelihoods, water/sanitation/hygiene, gender based violence prevention. In many sectors IRC is the largest agency working, and IRC has a seat on the Humanitarian Country Team and is an active participant in the cluster meetings. IRC was key to setting up the NGO Advocacy Working Group towards the end of 2014.
In February 2015 IRC conducted an advocacy strategy planning workshop and drew up a 2015 advocacy strategy. IRC Iraq is currently looking for an advocacy advisor, responsible for implementation of this advocacy strategy and for further development of IRC's advocacy work. We need a person with advocacy experience and excellent coordination and networking skills - and who can work within the overall context of insecurity and access challenges in Iraq. We offer competitive salary and excellent opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Under the supervision of the Country Director, the Advocacy Advisor will be responsible for pushing forward implementation of the IRC-Iraq advocacy strategy and for further development of IRC-Iraq's advocacy work. The Advocacy Advisor will liaise with IRC's global advocacy team as well as being focal point for IRC's global communications team.
- Working with the guidance of the Regional Director of Public Affairs, push forward implementation of the IRC-Iraq advocacy strategy and further development of IRC-Iraq's advocacy work, and develop and drive policy and advocacy messages and products for in-country, regional and international stakeholders and policymakers, eg. joint report with NRC on access to safe territory in Iraq by IDPs
- Participate in and support the NGO Advocacy Working Group and take a lead on task-forces within the group as they relate to IRC advocacy priorities, including the Humanitarian Access Task Force
- Work with IRC's protection team on developing an advocacy strategy on access to documentation
- Participate in, and conduct research to prepare for, the Global Advocacy Team joint calls on Iraq and provide the Global Advocacy Team with information and advocacy messages relating to the Iraq humanitarian crisis
- Provide focal point contact for Syria Response Regional Media Officer for communications to supplement Iraq Advocacy and support Iraq component in communications and advocacy on regional issues
- In conjunction with country program staff and the global advocacy and communications teams, closely monitor humanitarian policy debates and media pertaining to the Iraq crisis, ensuring that relevant information is analyzed and disseminated in a timely and effective manner
- Alert the Regional Director of Public Affairs and Country Director to relevant policy developments
- Provide analysis for Country Director and input for Humanitarian Country Team meetings, as well as key cluster meetings
- Write policy and advocacy material including talking points, briefing notes, position papers and advocacy reports
- Provide policy screening for IRC materials related to key issues in Iraq
- In coordination with the Country Director and Regional Director of Public Affairs, represent IRC in advocacy, policy and coordination forums, as well as at key lobbying meetings
- Respond to external inquiries on policy issues, including briefing policymakers and media
The IRC and IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.
Key Working Relationships:
Position Reports to: Country Director
Indirect Reporting: to Regional Director of Public Affairs
- At least four years of professional experience crafting and delivering policy and advocacy work responding to complex humanitarian crises and/or post-conflict situations;
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to apply innovative thinking and problem-solving skills;
- Excellent analytical, presentation, communication and reporting skills;
- Fluency in English (written and spoken) is essential, with demonstrated exceptionally strong writing skills;
- Ability to navigate interpersonal and inter-departmental organizational dynamics to keep focus on goals and products;
- Ability to work well in unstable security environments, and under significant administrative and programmatic pressures;
- Flexible to adapt to changing requirements;
- Culturally sensitive, able and interested in working with a multi-ethnic team;
- Strong commitment to the IRC's mission, purpose and values
- Must be able to work independently while being a team player.
- Advanced degree in relevant field desired;
- First-hand experience working in insecure conflict settings preferred;
- Middle East regional experience preferred.
Returning National Candidates: We strongly encourage national or returning national candidates to apply for this position. If you are a national of the Country in which this position is based and are currently located outside of your home country and possess over two years of international work experience, the Syria Response Region has introduced an attractive remuneration package. The package includes competitive compensation, return flight to post, shipping allowance, temporary housing and a relocation allowance. Certain restrictions may apply. IRC strives to attract, motivate and retain qualified national staff in our programs.
The position will be based in Erbil, Iraq, and covers all operating areas in Irag and Northeast Syria. The security situation in Erbil remains broadly permissive with continued attention paid to the potential for growing instability due to the continual influx of displacement and proximity to insecure areas in other governorates within Iraq.
How to apply:
Please follow this link to apply: http://www.aplitrak.com/?adid=R2FicmllbGxlLkdvbnphbGV6LjY2NjMzLjM4MzBAaXJjLmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ
Iraq: Administration and financial coordinator (M/F) - Iraq
Closing date: 2017-03-20Application : Apply for the job
Organization: M decins du Monde
Closing date: 20 Mar 2017
For more than 30 years, M decins du Monde, a campaigning medical organisation committed to international solidarity, has been caring for the most vulnerable populations at home and abroad. It has continued to highlight obstacles that exist in accessing health care and has secured sustainable improvements in health-for-all policies. Those working for this independent organisation do not solely dispense care and treatment but condemn violations of human dignity and rights and fight to improve matters for populations living in precarious situations. MdM currently works in 44 countries across all continents where it focuses on 4 priority areas: caring for the health of migrants and displaced persons, promoting sexual and reproductive health, harm reduction associated with drug use, emergencies and crisis.In 2014, MdM decided to start a program targeted the IDPs in the KRI region through the support of Mobile clinics, fixed Health Units but also the support to local partners and the Ministry of Health.
Since November 2015 MDM supports through preventives and curatives Primary Health Care (PHC) and Mental health and Psychological Support (MHPSS) activities in 2 camps in Dohuk Governorate. Since March 2016, MdM is running mobile clinics for a PHC & MHPSS care in the newly liberated areas of Sinjar District particularly in Borek village. In August 2016 MDM made an assessment in Ninewah Governorate in order to support health services in two districts (TelAfar and TelKaif). In Tel Kaif district the MDM health unit is already active in Kalata Farhan and Bozan villages but due to the security situation in Tel Afar district (Al Amlah and Bezuna villages) the two mobile clinics are not yet regular. In Kirkuk governorate, two mobile clinics (Khalobaziani and Badawa) have been launched in July 2015; while a third one started in April 2016 (Al Abadi) and a fourth in July 2016 (Al Mansiya).
Beside MDM health units intervene in Nazrawa camp (Kirkouk district) since November 2015 and in Daquq camp (Daquq District) since October 2016.
The activities in both Dohuk and Kirkuk Governorates are based on Basic Package of Health Services including sexual and reproductive health within the primary health care, mental health and psychosocial support, health promotion.**
TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of the general coordinator, you will be responsible for the overall management of administrative, financial, accounting, and budgetary monitoring of the projects in order to guarantee rigorous and transparent procedures and to fulfil the objectives of the mission in the respect of MdM and donors guidelines.
You will directly supervise 1 administrator officer, and 1 administrator assistant in Erbil, and support FieldCo and their administrative officers such as 1 administrative officer in Dohuk, and 1 administrator officer in Kirkouk.
You will work closely with the human resources (HR) coordinator and HR officer.
You will support and ensure close relationship with the logistic coordinator and with the deputy general coordinator.
You will work very closely with the regional financial coordinator as well as the finances control officer at HQ level through regular communication, validation process and regular budget analysis.
More precisely, you will be in charge of:
- The administrative management and legal framework
You will develop and update the lawyer contract for any issues or in order to prevent issues or related to MDM formalities in the country and with approval of general coordinator
You will work with lawyer, HQ and general coordination on all issues linked to registrations in KRI & Iraq
You will make arrival and departure briefings about the administrative aspects
You will supervise the framework writings of the various contracts (rental contracts, service providers...)
- The financial management
You will implement the administrative and financial procedures and guidelines
You will provide financial support to field coordinators on the projects (budget forecast, etc.)
You will ensure compliance of all financial procedures with MdM and donors guidelines and provide support to the logistic and programme departments in terms of donor requirements
You will prepare, organise and supervises audits at field level, with the support of the regional financial coordinator
You will prepare annual and donor budgets in coordination with the teams (Logistic, HR and Programs)
You will ensure appropriate follow-up of the current funding plan, as well as MdM commitments to donors
You will monitor overall budget consumption with respect to donors constraints creates and updates regularly allocation board and alert the general coordinator as well the relevant coordinator
- The accountancy and accounting
You will be the person in charge for the respect of accountancy and accounting process
You will assess the needs for the projects for the coming month and submit fund requests to Regional Office / HQ
You will organise and supervises all aspects of cash flow including security of cash, ensures sufficient separation of responsibility and level of control over transactions
You will ensure preparation of external or internal audit.
- The team management
You will supervise the overall recruitment of the administrative and finance department staff
You will organize administrative & financial training adapted to staffs and their level of responsibility
You will propose disciplinary measures when appropriate
-The communication, reporting, capitalization
You will liaise with International NGO finance directors in-country
You will contribute actively to program meetings supervised by the deputy general coordinator
You will provide regular reporting on your activities to your line-manager upon his solicitation (coordination meeting, bilateral meeting, etc.);
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Status : Employee
Duration : 1 year
The position is to be filled as soon as possible.
Accompanied posting possible, without children
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE NEEDED:
Diploma in finance or accountancy management
Experience of 2 years minimum in a similar position with a NGO is required (with MDM is an asset)
Working experience with donors Budgets (International Cooperations, OCHA and/or ECHO)
Knowledge of SAGA
Excellent computer skills in Excel particularly
Working Experience in Middle East is an asset
Organisational skills, rigor, detail oriented
Reactivity, anticipation, adaptability, capacity to take initiatives
Ability to provide training
Supervision skills is required
Ability to work under stressful situation
Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills
Be a communication person
Capacity to work and to live in tense conditions
Languages: English fluent, Arabic / Turkish added value, french added value
You are committed to MdM s values as an organisation and motivated by its non-statutory, NFP model.
TELEPHONE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
M decins du Monde reserves the right to fill the vacancy before the closing date for applications.
MdM stands up for the integration of people living with disabilities and fights against discrimination.
How to apply:
Iraq: Iraq Country Director
Closing date: 2017-03-31Application : Apply for the job
Organization: Relief International
Closing date: 31 Mar 2017
Iraq Country Director
JOB from Relief International
ABOUT RI:Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
The Country Director, Iraq (CD) is responsible for the overall management and development of Relief International s (RI) country program in Iraq. This involves ensuring that the grants programming meets stated objectives, that all activities are in line with RI s philosophy and strategy, and the programming is meeting the needs of beneficiaries. The CD is also responsible for spotting and pursuing new program opportunities and identifying gaps in services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Program Planning and Development
- Develop, in cooperation with other staff, short, medium and long-range strategic plans maintaining program focus in areas congruent with RI's program objectives
- Ensure country registration is maintained at all necessary levels.
- Maintain effective communications with donors by tracking trends and anticipating the likelihood of funding opportunities
- Spot and aggressively pursue new opportunities for program growth and start-up which may include conducting full-scale assessments, in coordination with regional and global Programs and Program Development Team members.
- Assess other implementing organization's activities using all available means to identify gap areas and overlap
- Identify and participate in forums and meetings for the NGO sector where a strategic benefit for the organization exists
- Negotiate contracts and agreements with donors and partners, in coordination with regional and global programs, program development and Grants and Contracts teams
- Maintain effective communications with RI's regional and global support departments, regarding program development, funding agreements, security, staffing and other operational issues
- Identify, and where necessary, initiate and maintain program partnerships with external agencies.
- Oversee project implementation, including allocation of resources and ensuring that appropriate controls are maintained at all levels, by working with program managers
- Ensure that team members are effective and efficient and contribute the necessary work to ensure their programs are a success. Provide feedback to staff to ensure optimal performance.
- Ensure all programs are completed within time, on budget and achieve their objectives
- Provide adequate support to each program, including but not limited to strategic vision and technical input and advice
- Monitor project implementation, communication and report both internally and externally
- Serve as a link between RI and all project counterparts through sector coordination
- Ensure overall audit compliance, financial transparency though supervision and direction of financial and administrative staff.
Provide leadership and management of national and expatriate staff
Assess international personnel requirements for all projects and programs within Iraq and Yemen in conjunction with regional and global support, and program managers
Provide indoctrination briefings to all incoming expatriate staff covering RI goals and objectives, country and program background, vision and future plans, policies and procedures and security or delegate these topics
Supervise all expatriate personnel and provide annual or end of contract evaluations for each expatriate
Ensure that the hiring, promotion, firing and determination of compensation levels of national staff in accordance with local laws and practice
Ensure the continued safety of all personnel and establish and implement emergency security evacuation plans as appropriate
- Serve as country security focal point or designate someone for that position
- Make security policy and recommendations based on all available information
- Ensure security guidelines are up to date and fully implemented
- Regularly report to GSO regarding safety and security
Reporting and Control
- Provide program reports and regular situation reports that are timely, meet information requirements and professionally written as needed by RI and as required by donors
- Evaluate and monitor all country programs to determine the extent to which they are meeting goals and determine action needed to improve achievements
- Ensure all programs are completed within time, on budget and achieve its objectives
- Maintain a suitable image for RI in Iraq and protect RI's interest and assets
- Assign a deputy in each country who can represent in the CD s absence
- Effectively liaise with donor governments and other lead agency representatives, as well as national government officials and counterparts within partner organizations, legal counsel, audit firms, etc
- Represent RI at high level and routine meetings with the Humanitarian Information Center (HIC), IOs, and sector meetings
- Initiate RI's response to disasters and emergencies when appropriate
- Facilitate donor visits to project sites as appropriate
- Budget preparation and monitoring
- Ensure that the national office and sub-offices maintain complete, up to date and accurate financial records and that records are adequately reported and stored
- Ensure equitable allocation of shared national office operating costs to the various projects and donors as per an agreed formula
- Ensure the timely preparation and accuracy of financial reports by working with financial accounting staff as required by RI and donors
- Act as a signatory on bank accounts.
- Act as the communication link between the regional and global staff and the field. Direct all communications up or down, as appropriate.
- Maintain organizational consistency through maintenance of strong, positive relations with field teams, Regional Support Office and Global Support Office.
- Undertake additional activities as required by regional and/or global staff
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
- Master s degree in a relevant field or Bachelor s degree with commensurate work experience;
- Minimum of ten years professional experience in lead management implementing emergency response programs in a conflict setting;
- Ability and willingness to travel as needed;
- Solid background and knowledge of USAID Rules and Regulations;
- Solid background and contacts with U.N. Agencies and other international emergency response and development actors;
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, public speaking, and strategic planning skills required;
- English speaking skills are required, Arabic a plus;
- Strong English writing skills required;
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, deadlines, tasks efficiently;
- Excellent time management skills and resourcefulness with strong attention to detail;
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
Transparency and Accountability
Agility and Innovation
How to apply:
To apply, please go to: http://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=RI&cws=4&rid=895