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Program Director - Chad
, , Turks and Caicos Islands
Date Posted: 01/28/2009
Job Type: Full-Time
Purpose: Be the in-country representative for World Concern and Global Relief Alliance in Chad, responsible for all strategy, implementation and policy. Serve as the point of contact for partner agencies, donors and headquarters. Supervise all staff. Ensure safe operations, following established best practices. Ensuring regular communication and reporting to donors and HQ. Reinforce World Concern values and ethos.
Responsibilities include providing overall in-country leadership for all relief and development program activities providing strategic vision and program design, liaise directly with donors, and supervising all staff in-country, including those from partner organizations. In addition, this person, with the Security Officer, will monitor the security situation, set security policy, and ensure its adherence. Other responsibilities include managing the country budget, ensuring spending is in line with the overall budget and allocated properly among the various grants, seeking new and continuing funding, including writing proposals, seeking new opportunities for intervention, coordinating with local and regional UN/NGO managers, for collaboration and partnership where appropriate, and monitoring grant and program indicators to ensure all targets are met.
Requirement: At least 5 years field experience working as an expatriate, managing relief programs, significant experience working in conflict areas, significant experience managing teams of international and national staff, experience in program design, proposal writing and report writing, French and English, written and spoken, ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel. Desired skill include: experience managing OFDA grants, experience with Cash-for-Work programming, Arabic preferred