Programme Coordinator

Job
from Concern Worldwide
Closing date: 25 Oct 2019

About the role: This is a replacement role with unaccompanied terms based in Buchanan, Grand Bassa; with a salary of Grade 4 position, from €40, 003 - €44, 449 .

You will report to the Programme Director and will line manage PARTNERS Programme Managers and EU Volunteer, and work closely with the ANSARM Programme Coordinator, Public Health Coordinator, M&E Manager, Systems Coordinator and the Country SMT as well as with County & District level officials, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders.

Your purpose: To ensure the effective implementation of the PARTNERS programme (Prosperous Agriculture Roadmap To Nutrition & Entrepreneurship, Reinforcing Sustainability) in Grand Bassa and Rivercess Counties. It’s a consortium programme led by Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (WHH) a high quality multi-sector Food Security, Nutrition and Value Chain/ Market development programme delivered through the effective leadership and management of programme staff to ensure delivery of the outcome level results. To provide technical support to the ANSARM programme and other integrated programmes in the fields of Agriculture and Livelihoods. To develop and maintain good relationships with peer NGOs, local authorities and communities in which we work. The PARTNERS PC is a member of the Country Management Team. The expected level of effort foresees approximately 80% of time for coordination of PARTNERS and 20% for provision of technical support.

Some of your responsibilities will be to:

PARTNERS (EULAP EU – Liberia Agriculture Programme) Programme Implementation

  • Prepare and implement programme activity plans
  • Prepare and share procurement plans with Logistics colleagues
  • Prepare regular narrative reports on programme activities for internal management purposes and for donors, Dublin etc.
  • Monitor monthly management accounts to ensure that expenditure is being accurately recorded.
  • Support the local partners in ensuring timely and quality implementation of the activities under their responsibility
  • Ensure regular coordination, communication and collaboration with ANSARM and WASH Coordinators, Gender & Equality Officer

Technical support to ANSARM and other integrated programmes

  • Provide technical support to ANSARM for the planning and implementation of all agricultural and livelihoods activities,

Programme Design

  • Participate in the development of new proposals and concept notes
  • Conduct technical assessments; document and share lessons learnt.
  • Develop sector strategies

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure that the programme activities are accurately reflected in the integrated M&E system,
  • Collaborate with M&E for adaptation and/or development, documentation and regular update of indicators for the programme.
  • Participate in designing and planning of programme surveys, contextual analysis, and research activities to inform programme development.

Capacity Building

  • Design, plan and implement a capacity building plan for all PARTNERS programme staff, and Livelihood staff in other programmes
  • Contribute to the daily capacity building and strengthening of decision-making capacities of Liberia national staff.
  • Liaise with PARTNERS consortium members to identify capacity building activities that can be delivered for Concern staff by their technical staff, and vice versa
  • Identify areas of capacity building for local partners, develop a plan for the capacity building and support its implementation

People Management

  • Manage Programme Managers and EU Livelihoods Volunteer
  • Assist Program Managers in developing performance objectives for their teams, and implement the Performance Development and Review cycle
  • Identify and take appropriate action to fill HR resource gaps (create new roles or recruit to replace a leaver).
  • Ensure that all department staff are aware of and comply with all of Concern’s policies and procedures

Representation

  • Participate regularly in relevant cluster meetings and other relevant coordination meetings at local and national level.
  • Share information on specific programme activities with consortium members and other actors (other NGOs, UN agencies).
  • Ensure regular coordination with relevant authorities and other relevant actors operating in the same sector.

For the complete list of responsibilities, please click on the link below.

Your skills and experience will include:

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, or other relevant qualifications
  • At least 4 years of experience working with an international NGO in progressive management positions
  • Demonstrated experience of managing a team to deliver results
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines.
  • Familiar with project cycle management
  • Effective oral and written English language skills as demonstrated by proven ability to compile donor reports.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Ability to utilise IT software packages including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Desirable:

  • Masters’ degree in development or relevant Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse root causes of extreme poverty and design effective programmes to address them
  • Experience working in West Africa in the field of humanitarian aid / development.
  • Previous experience of working with Concern Worldwide and knowledge of their policies and procedures.

We would also like:

  • Strong interpersonal, motivational, communication and coordination skills.
  • Good team player, flexible and capable of working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Excellent coaching, facilitation and capacity-building skills.
  • Empathy with Concern’s goals and a commitment to capacity building, accountability, participation and gender equality.
How to apply:

All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be shortlisted on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.