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Location: Democratic Republic of Congo, Bukavu/South Kivu with frequent field trips and regular trips to other locations & provinces of PIN implementation

Starting date: September/October 2023, ASAP

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Languages: Excellent English & French

People in Need (PIN) has been working in DR Congo since 2008 and every year helps hundreds of thousands of people. With a team of around 60 staff members (both nationals and internationals), it is aiming hard-to-reach and violent-hit ares of Eastern Congo, mainly South and Nort Kivu province focusing mainly on emergency programming helping malnurished children, pregnant and lacktating mothers, disseminating emergency supplies and cash distributions for IDPs & host communities etc. We are looking more into development areas (nexus context), and based on recently released PIN Relief and Development Department’s Strategic Planning, more focus also concerning impacts of climate change and related adaptation & mitigation measures.

At the moment PIN is seeking for a colleague, who would supervise and develop our programmes. The successful candidate should be experienced in programme development & management areas, be a strategic thinker and problem solver, have strong leadership and communication skills. As a member of the Country Management Team, the Head of Programmes (HoP) will contribute to the overall management and development of the country programme. HoP supervises all programmes, with the specific responsibility for their timely and efficient implementation, and most importantly, the quality assurance of projects. By supervising the implementation of results-based M&E systems, HoP also guides the programme strategy and development of future programmes. Together with the Country Director, the Head of Programs represents PIN to donors and partners as well as engages in medium to long-term program and strategy planning, ensures continuous quality program improvement and contributes towards a positive working environment for the continuous development of the programme staff.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall supervision and support of currently implemented programmes in all the (critical) phases of project cycle mng.
  • Strategic planning, programme development and proposal writing including incorporating innovations, research and good practices
  • Participate in Country Management Team meetings and decision making, in line with PIN strategies and policies
  • Direct supervision of Program Managers (and/or Project Managers), who are further managing respective project / programme teams
  • Building of synergy among the programmes, ensure cooperation with Country Program’s supporting departments and PIN Knowledge & Learning department
  • Striving for quality of programmes including mainstreaming accountability systems and cross-cutting issues like gender, social inclusion, climate change and good governance
  • Ensuring financial side of programming is understood and followed by the project teams together with financial department
  • Ensure timely and high-quality reporting is done by all programmes towards its donor
  • Develop external contacts (in coordination with Country Director) and relations with partners (organizations, authorities) in DRC

Requirements:

  • Excellent experience with people’s/team management, including development of national team capacities
  • Proven excellent experience with programme/project management of EC/ECHO, BHA/USAID or other major donors funded projects including supervision of procedures and compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (incl. crisis management, negotiations, coaching/mentoring exp. etc.)
  • Successful proposal writing track record including major institutional donors (and knowledge of main emergency donors’ environment)
  • Technical knowledge in one of the sectors: emergency response, nutrition, cash distribution, climate, livelihoods, food security, public health, WASH, MEAL is an advantage
  • University degree in management/public admin, development studies or one of the sectors is an advantage
  • Excellent English and French, both written and spoken
  • Ability to organize, plan effectively, prioritize & time-management, delegation of duties
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions (tightened security & safety measures, deteriorated security situation following wide-spread tensions & hostilities in Eastern Congo area), ability of higher stress management & acceptance levels

PIN Offers:

  • Working environment in a well-established middle-sized and continuously growing humanitarian organization in a challenging context;
  • Salary and benefits according to PIN’s salary scale. Expected salary 4600 – 4850 EUR super gross (monthly subsistence allowance of 1,800 EUR are already included) based on experience
  • Accommodation and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to the home country covered per year
  • 25 days of holiday per year + R&R policy
  • Travel insurance (covers health care incl. the repatriation);
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once every 6 months of work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with the visa application procedure
  • Reimbursement of the medical check-up before and after the deployment
  • Free 24/7 medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
  • Free access to e-learning sites, global PIN’s Induction Training, Knowledge and Learning department onboarding, and individually tailored capacity-building opportunities; incl. HEAT training

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp).. People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and a short cover letter in English via the link Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies

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Location: Democratic Republic of Congo, Bukavu/South Kivu with frequent field trips and regular trips to other locations & provinces of PIN implementation

Starting date: September/October 2023, ASAP

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Languages: Excellent English & French

People in Need (PIN) has been working in DR Congo since 2008 and every year helps hundreds of thousands of people. With a team of around 60 staff members (both nationals and internationals), it is aiming hard-to-reach and violent-hit ares of Eastern Congo, mainly South and Nort Kivu province focusing mainly on emergency programming helping malnurished children, pregnant and lacktating mothers, disseminating emergency supplies and cash distributions for IDPs & host communities etc. We are looking more into development areas (nexus context), and based on recently released PIN Relief and Development Department’s Strategic Planning, more focus also concerning impacts of climate change and related adaptation & mitigation measures.

At the moment PIN is seeking for a colleague, who would supervise and develop our programmes. The successful candidate should be experienced in programme development & management areas, be a strategic thinker and problem solver, have strong leadership and communication skills. As a member of the Country Management Team, the Head of Programmes (HoP) will contribute to the overall management and development of the country programme. HoP supervises all programmes, with the specific responsibility for their timely and efficient implementation, and most importantly, the quality assurance of projects. By supervising the implementation of results-based M&E systems, HoP also guides the programme strategy and development of future programmes. Together with the Country Director, the Head of Programs represents PIN to donors and partners as well as engages in medium to long-term program and strategy planning, ensures continuous quality program improvement and contributes towards a positive working environment for the continuous development of the programme staff.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Overall supervision and support of currently implemented programmes in all the (critical) phases of project cycle mng.
  • Strategic planning, programme development and proposal writing including incorporating innovations, research and good practices
  • Participate in Country Management Team meetings and decision making, in line with PIN strategies and policies
  • Direct supervision of Program Managers (and/or Project Managers), who are further managing respective project / programme teams
  • Building of synergy among the programmes, ensure cooperation with Country Program’s supporting departments and PIN Knowledge & Learning department
  • Striving for quality of programmes including mainstreaming accountability systems and cross-cutting issues like gender, social inclusion, climate change and good governance
  • Ensuring financial side of programming is understood and followed by the project teams together with financial department
  • Ensure timely and high-quality reporting is done by all programmes towards its donor
  • Develop external contacts (in coordination with Country Director) and relations with partners (organizations, authorities) in DRC

Requirements:

  • Excellent experience with people’s/team management, including development of national team capacities
  • Proven excellent experience with programme/project management of EC/ECHO, BHA/USAID or other major donors funded projects including supervision of procedures and compliance with donors’ requirements
  • Excellent communication skills (incl. crisis management, negotiations, coaching/mentoring exp. etc.)
  • Successful proposal writing track record including major institutional donors (and knowledge of main emergency donors’ environment)
  • Technical knowledge in one of the sectors: emergency response, nutrition, cash distribution, climate, livelihoods, food security, public health, WASH, MEAL is an advantage
  • University degree in management/public admin, development studies or one of the sectors is an advantage
  • Excellent English and French, both written and spoken
  • Ability to organize, plan effectively, prioritize & time-management, delegation of duties
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions (tightened security & safety measures, deteriorated security situation following wide-spread tensions & hostilities in Eastern Congo area), ability of higher stress management & acceptance levels

PIN Offers:

  • Working environment in a well-established middle-sized and continuously growing humanitarian organization in a challenging context;
  • Salary and benefits according to PIN’s salary scale. Expected salary 4600 - 4850 EUR super gross (monthly subsistence allowance of 1,800 EUR are already included) based on experience
  • Accommodation and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to the home country covered per year
  • 25 days of holiday per year + R&R policy
  • Travel insurance (covers health care incl. the repatriation);
  • Reimbursement of travel expenses with travel to the country of residence once every 6 months of work
  • Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations; assistance with the visa application procedure
  • Reimbursement of the medical check-up before and after the deployment
  • Free 24/7 medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online
  • Free access to e-learning sites, global PIN’s Induction Training, Knowledge and Learning department onboarding, and individually tailored capacity-building opportunities; incl. HEAT training

People in Need is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct and committed to promoting the welfare of children and adults with whom People in Need involves. People in Need expects all staff to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need code of conduct and key policies (available at: https://www.peopleinneed.net/key-policies-4142gp).. People in Need Staff will undertake the appropriate level of training.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and a short cover letter in English via the link Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be conducted on rolling basis and the vacancy will be closed when filled.

People in Need staff are expected to perform job duties and responsibilities in accordance with People in Need Code of conduct and key policies

2023-11-01

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