Head of Programme Kenya and Tanzania


         Head of Programme 

The purpose of the Head of Programme position is to assume overall responsibility for programme development and strategic vision in the country promoting learning and a cost conscious culture as well as ensure effective and constructive communication between related functions and Area offices.

Generic responsibilities
These responsibilities are the same for all Head of Programme positions and cannot be modified:
• Line management for Core Competence Specialists
• Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
• Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, guidance and procedures
• Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action
• Development of Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and global priorities and strategies
• Quality control, M&E and organizational learning
• Capacity building of all technical staff
• In-country representation
• Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and marked based programmes

Specific responsibilities
• Ensure strategic programme development in the country in line with the region and global programme initiatives.
• Overseeing specific advances in NRC’s Innovation, Protection, Markets and Digital programming, through an increasingly localised and networked approach
• Contribute to expanding the use of Cash Based Programmes and increase use of technology as a way of increasing efficiency of the programmes
• Contribute to strengthening accountability to beneficiaries through improving M&E systems, the establishment of beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms and improved needs assessments for evidence-based programming.
• Facilitate initiatives for integrated programme analysis and response analysis, including the integration of relevant cross-cutting issues such as protection, safe programming and access

Generic professional competencies for this position:
• Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position in a humanitarian/ recovery context
• Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
• Core competency expertise
• Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
• Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
• Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
• Fluency in English, both written and verbal

Context/Specific skills, knowledge and experience:
• Knowledge of the context in Kenya and Tanzania-Advantageous
• Culturally sensitive, with the ability to work within different cultural contexts
• Experience in resource mobilisation and in particular working with private foundations, social enterprise, Embassies, EU, US donors and UN agencies
• Proven experience of working in partnership with local and national actors from civil society and private sector
• Empowering and building trust and community mobilization

Additional Information:
Grade: 11
Reports to: Country Director
Supervision of: CC Specialists, Grants, M&E and Emergency
Duty station: Nairobi, Kenya
Travel: 40%

What We Offer
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility: At NRC, we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative
• 24 months fixed term contract
• An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
• A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

Internal candidates are encouraged to apply but we are also open to external applicants who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site

Applications sent via email will not be accepted. Please check your application status on your NRC application profile.
This position is open to Kenya and Tanzania Nationals
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