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Program Director in CAR , Central African Republic

For the Cordaid Country office in Central African Republic, Bangui, Cordaid is looking for a Program Director

Introduction

Cordaid has 30 years of experience in the Central African Republic, working with civil society partners and the Catholic Church on both emergency relief and long term development programs. In 2008 Cordaid decided to become operational itself in CAR, and opened offices in the provinces (Nana Mamberé) as well as in Bangui to carry out health programs through the performance based financing approach. The health program gradually expanded and was fledged out by activities in the field of Education, Security and Justice, Relief, Resilience and Food Security. The office was temporarily suspended in the fall of 2015 due to a periodically worsening security situation. In northern parts of the country relief operations are still necessary, whereas in other parts a shift can be made to longer term development. Donors (EU, Dutch Government, DFID, World Bank, UN agencies) now make larger funds available to enable flexible operations. Cordaid is known as a reputable partner and stands to attract significant donor funding.

The program, therefore, is expanding with investments in 2015 to the tune of € 5 mio expected to grow towards € 8 mio in 2018, staffing now at 6 expats (1 vacancy) and 100+ national staff over 4 offices, including the central office in Bangui.

Position and responsibility

The Program Director will be supervised by the Country Director in CAR and reports directly to him. He/she supervises the Program Managers and the Project Management Unit managers.

Specific objectives

Strategy, Program Development & Management

- Translate global strategic goals of Cordaid to goals and targets for developing products, services and for the development of the role as national and local expert;
- Formulate strategy proposals to strengthen Cordaid’s position for delivering high level technical assistance and to strengthen Cordaid’s reputation for research and innovation;
- Formulate strategy and program developments and continuously work on improving quality of products and services;
- Explore opportunities and facilitate Resource Development business planning;
- Develop and implement an effective National Resource Development strategy and implementation plan to generate funds locally;
- Implement long-term and short-term programs that create new opportunities for acquisition, retention and transformation of a diverse set of private and governmental donors;
- Ensure strong grants management to create trust and engagement with the donor for accessing future resources and increased credibility.
- Ensure porgram quality through continuous Monitoring and Evaluation on results.

Leadership & Management
- Promote Cordaid’s vision, mission, core Values and key standards and practices among the staff and partners and ensure these are the core foundation of Cordaid CAR strategies and work;
- Co/Lead (with the Country Director) SMT and ensure diverse representation on the leadership team;
- In coordination with HR: implement intentional capacity building of national staff with an eye to increasing Central African staff in positions of leadership;
- Strong focus on leadership and people management, ensuring the most capable and qualified staff members are in place to implement office strategy and operational plans;
- Review and approve Cordaid’s succession plan; ensure that proper capacity is in place and succession plans are updated and executed;
- Promote and participate in talent and leadership development initiatives, including those for staff at management levels in the field and at the Country office level;
- Lead and manage Cordaid’s team in a way that facilitates a high-performance culture, open trustworthy relationships and integrity;
- Promote a culture of learning and development, employee engagement and good stewardship of human capital in the office;
- Develop and ensure the implementation and compliance to Performance Management Standards and Principles, while seeking to implement Performance Management guidelines on reasonable level; Champion Cordaid’s leadership team in the proper implementation of Performance Evaluations on a mid –term and annual basis for the whole organization;
- Support initiatives for staff care and well-being, both for international and local employees;
- Ensure excellent standards in the management of the human, financial, capital and technical resources of the organization, which includes inspiring and maintaining high standards of work and clear accountability to stakeholders;
- Visit field projects frequently to encourage, build relationships and support CORDAID programs;
- Ensure that initiatives directed to build capacity required to implement local fundraising are included in the office capacity-building plan.

Communication, Representation & Advocacy
- Represent Cordaid CAR and engage and build strategic alliances with the government of the country, major donor agencies, Cordaid HQ, non-governmental agencies, churches, media and other external stakeholders;
- Lead and facilitate strategies for the promotion of justice that look for the change of unfair structures that oppress those in need;
- Strengthen awareness of Cordaid’s (CAR) program both within and outside of Cordaid;
- Provide leadership, strategic direction and support to the team for developing and implementing a strong donor experience and acquisition of funds;
- Identify new opportunities and forge alliances that lead to optimization of all resources.

Financial Management, Financial and Operational Audit Compliance
- Ensure efficient and effective organizational practices that result in successful financial and operational audit scores;
- Ensure action planning and execution to resolve audit findings in an agreed and timely manner; undertake appropriate reporting of audit results and actions;
- Ensure strong financial compliance through timeliness and completeness of financial reports;
- Manage overall financial integrity of the program to Cordaid funds, the government and other stakeholders;
- Provide overall strategic leadership and initiative for identifying and securing financial resources to support the program.

Security and Safety Awareness
- Develop and maintain capacity to respond to natural and man-made emergencies (at least within Cordaid operational area);
- Review security and safety plans and protocols (security manual, evacuation plan,) and ensure understanding and compliance by all staff and visitors;
- Develop with the team a disaster preparedness plan, contingency and risk assessments at all levels and ensure that the team is familiar with and abide by it;
- Liaise with other international organizations to collect information about the security environment and, where appropriate, discuss joint responses to security threats.

Qualifications
- Master’s Degree in a relevant field (Social Science, Project Management, Humanitarian Affairs, Development Studies, etc) or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant years of experience;
- Knowledge of the mission, vision, values, goals, structure, regions and the strategy of Cordaid;
- Social/Communication skills to advise, train and facilitate multi stakeholder processes;
- Social/Communication skills to acquire and to deal with multiple complex assignments;
- Experience managing large and complex operations and in complex emergency contexts;
- Excellent grant acquisition experience, including experience with a diverse set of donors, as well as a strong ability to partner and position for complex grants;
- Experience in leading local fundraising, including management responsibilities preferably over the areas of fundraising with major private donors and Governments;
- Significant management experience (general/operational) where there is evidence of both accountability and managerial know-how, and high-quality delivery of results;
- Strong ability to engage externally with government, donors, UN agency leads, partners and other stakeholders; evidence of building coalitions and engaging externally to influence policy and strategic directions;
- Strong written and spoken skills in French and English;
- Experience with Cordaid and understanding of the UN Cluster system would also be an asset;
- Able to interact with a variety of individuals and ethnic groups;
- Negotiation abilities with government representatives;
- Consultative approach and be a good and active listener;
- Have worked in conflict settings; Africa experience is an asset with a demonstrated understanding of the context and cultures of the continent.

Specifics of station
Office based in Bangui with frequent travel to the field. This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 1 year starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded on attn. of mr S. Hicuburundi before 22 october 2017.

An assessment might be part of the procedure.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Director in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Oct 22, 2017
Logistics Manager , Central African Republic

In the Central African Republic, Cordaid currently runs programmes in Bangui, Bozoum, Bangassou, Bossangoa and Bouar where Cordaid has offices. The Country office is based in Bangui. Cordaid CAR counts with about 60 staff in the Country.

Position and responsibility
The Logistics Manager is responsible for the mission’s security management. He/she is also responsible for the logistics of the Country Office, its sub Offices and its programs in a cost effective and accountable manner.
He/she will be supervised by the Director Country Office in CAR and reports directly to him/her. He/she supervises the local staff engaged in the field of his/her responsibilities.

Specific objectives
Operational Security Management
• As a member of the Security Management Team, regularly reviews the ongoing operation against safety standards and reports incidents. Takes the lead in preventing future incidents, reporting on incidents and lessons learned/detecting trends, and may have a supporting role in crisis management as part of the Local Response Team.
• He/she will analyse the external context in Cordaid operational areas, monitor the major risks (detect any changes to the risk matrix) and define preventive measures (Standard Operational Procedures).
• Responsible for yearly updating of the Country Security Plan.
• He/she will train and instruct Cordaid staff (including support staff such as drivers and guards) and third-party travellers and ensures compliance with procedures.
• Strives for a culture of security within Cordaid’s programmes in CAR which enables Cordaid to reach populations in need in tight security contexts.
• He/she is involved in program conceptualisation by providing clear recommendations for future orientation, scenario’s, and ensure budgeting for adequate security management in programs takes place. Maintains a relevant security network and attends INGO, UN security fora on behalf of the Country Director. Is able to apply coaching skills to support local partner organizations in their security management.

Supply Chain
Establishes contacts with suppliers, transporters, relevant government authorities and other Cordaid partners. Sets up and maintains a structured supply chain of high quality materials needed for the offices and the programs.

Transport and Warehousing
Arranges transport and warehousing of materials, guarding as well cost effective use as safety of the goods.

Contract Management/ Suppliers Agreements
Negotiates and maintains service level agreements with suppliers to ensure cost-effective deliverance of high quality goods or services in the right time and the right place. Anticipates deviations from standards and manages suppliers.

Logistics Administration and Reports
Makes sure all agreements and other relevant logistics administration are up-to-date, complete and reliable, as to easy provide accurate reporting information.
Collects logistics information and reports about the results, specifics and possible deviations following required reporting standards, providing solutions to minimize impact of deviations.

Personnel Management
Leads personnel in accordance with the management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction. Ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work.

Qualifications
• Experience, understanding and skills in security management in conflict areas;
• Knowledge of logistics, business or public administration or other relevant subject on an academic level;
• Knowledge of project management, international cooperation with local partners;
• At least 5 years working with INGO’s on level of coordination of security management and logistics in project countries;
• Strong analytical, writing, coaching, and problem-solving skills;
• Knowledge of the mission and goals of the Cordaid programs, security policy and regulations would be an asset;
• Social skills to foster a culture of security among staff and visitors, negotiate prices and realize cooperation benefits;
• Writing skills to unambiguously formulate updates to the Country Security Plan, Standard Operational Procedures and logistic contracts/agreements;
• Fluent in both languages French and English.

Specifics of duty station
He/she will be based in Bangui, in the Cordaid CAR main office. He/she will travel as necessary to the sub offices in CAR for security & logistics management reinforcement, training and monitoring.
This is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 6 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before 13 November 2016.

Expiring: Dec 12, 2016
Director Country Office , Central African Republic

Cordaid has 30 years of experience in the Central African Republic. In 2008 Cordaid decided to become operational itself in CAR, and opened offices in the provinces (Nana Mamberé) as well as in Bangui to carry out health programs through the performance based financing approach. The health program gradually expanded and was fledged out by activities in the field of Education, Security and Justice, Relief and Food Security. The office was temporarily suspended in the fall of 2015 due to a periodically worsening security situation. In northern parts of the country relief operations are still necessary, whereas in other parts a shift can be made to longer term development. Donors now make larger funds available to enable flexible operations. The program, therefore, is expanding with investments in 2015 to the tune of € 5 mio expected to grow towards € 8 mio in 2018, staffing now at 6 expats (1 vacancy) and 62 national staff over 4 offices, including the central office in Bangui.

Position and responsibility
The Director Country Office will report to the Director International Offices. He or she is the line manager for all staff of the Cordaid CAR office.

General objective of the posting
• Is responsible for realization of Country Office targets;
• The Management of the Cordaid office in Bangui and its sub locations;
• Networking, representation and acquisition.

Specific objectives
- Country Strategy:
Monitors the progress and interdependencies of different projects from different business units, taking into account the developments in the country/regions, and proposes improvements in the chosen strategy.
- Cooperation benefits:
Creates partnerships between governmental institutions, donors, partner organisations and (inter)national non-governmental organisations, taking into account the agreed programme results.
- Funds:
Interacts with (potential) local/institutional donors, convincingly augmenting the added value of Cordaid as to acquire funds and ensure the future funding for the programme(s) in the designated country/region.
- Business/Action plan:
Translates the agreed Country Office targets into a Business/Action Plan for the Country Office, with specific results in designated project areas while securing the connection with the Cordaid strategy.
- Program Management:
Keeps track of developments within the projects, manages the activities within the team and makes the necessary adjustments, taking into account the business/action plan, governmental policies, donor policies and the allocation of resources and preventing mission creep.
- Risk Management:
Assesses security, political, administrative and financial risks in projects and realises the security of the Cordaid team, consultants and Cordaid visitors, according to the Cordaid Safety First Manual.
- Personnel Management:
Leads personnel in accordance with the management style and social policy of Cordaid, focused on productivity, employee development and satisfaction; ensures efficient use of resources and controls quality of work.

Qualifications
• Academic degree in International law, International Development, MBA health, economy, business/public administration, social sciences or other subject related to international cooperation;
• Excellent management skills including human resource and financial management, communication and intercultural cooperation skills;
• At least 10 years experience with managing and monitoring development programs, preferably with institutional donors e.g. WB, EU, USAID and Foundations;
• Experience in reporting requirements of institutional donors and in partnerships with local organizations;
• Experience in security management;
• Experience in implementing security policy in insecure areas;
• A human centred approach to management and ability to promote and structure teamwork;
• A networker;
• Ability to work under stressful and time bound project conditions;
• Good oral and written communication skills in French and English language;
• Diplomatic and goal driven;
• Analytical and problem solving mind;

Specifics of station
For the time being, this is a non-accompanied posting.

Contract information
The contract period is for 6 months starting as soon as possible, with the intention to extend for a longer period. We offer a Cordaid contract with a competitive salary and a benefit package which includes R&R, a comprehensive insurance cover, social security and pension contribution, a holiday allowance, 13th month, hardship allowance and cost of living allowance (if applicable).

Further information & how to apply
Applications including a motivation letter on attn. of mr Piet Spaarman, Director International Offices and extensive CV in English, including the contact details of at least three professional references, should be forwarded before July 1st, 2016, through our website only: https://www.cordaid.org/en/vacatures/150563-2/ and click on the apply button. An assessment might be part of the procedure.

Expiring: Jun 29, 2016
Country Representative in CAR , Central African Republic

We help to strengthen resilience of vulnerable people exposed to hazards and crisis situations and we respond to disasters and conflicts to save lives and alleviate suffering. In the Netherlands with more than thirty thousand volunteers and internationally through technical assistance, supplies and financial support. Together we act before, during and after disasters to meet the needs and improve the lives of vulnerable people. We do this without regards to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinion. Our seven principles guide our humanitarian work: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality. The International Assistance department is responsible for all Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) international support for victims of disasters and conflicts and for vulnerable people exposed to hazards. The Focus of the International Assistance department is on two main areas: Disaster Response and Community Resilience.

Country Representative, Central African Republic (CAR)

Position title: NLRC Country Representative - CAR
Duty station: Bangui
Time period: 1 year, with possible extension
Starting Date: As soon as possible
Status: Single posting/R&R

Purpose of the position

The Netherlands Red Cross (NLRC) is looking for a Country Representative who will:
- Safeguard, develop and implement the NLRC long term strategy and vision for CAR
- Maintain and further develop relationships with Red Cross Partners, Donors and other Stakeholders
- Lead the NLRC Country Team in CAR
- End responsible for all NLRC supported projects in CAR
- Be the project manager for the Response Preparedness Program (RPII)

The Netherlands Red Cross in Central African Republic

The NLRC supports the Central African Republic Red Cross (CAR RC) through a programmatic partnership, with longer term development assistance through two main projects: Response Preparedness funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Future Generation project funded by the Dutch radio 3FM. The first project focuses on enhancing preparedness of the National Society CAR RC to better respond to future disasters with an aim of having by the end of April 2020 the impact of disasters vulnerable people in CAR reduced. The second project addresses the social cohesion theme with specific attention to youth. The overall aim of the 3FM project is by the end of 2018, 5,000 youth are more resilient to the consequences of conflict and able to shape their personal and economic development.In addition, NLRC supports the CAR RC with strengthening its capacities to effectively provide services to the most vulnerable communities and assists the partner in the coordination within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and other stakeholders. The RP and Youth projects appear to run well, with tribute to NLRC international staff that operate in close tandem with their NS counterparts. A new project funded by The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has just started and focusing on livelihoods and basic needs for the youth with an overall objective that by 2020, 5000 vulnerable youth are economically and socially integrated through economic empowerment, first aid trainings promoting peace due to trainings in 7 principles, Conflict management, social cohesion and SRH (including SGBV awareness). The Country Representative is also the end responsible for this project.

Netherlands Red Cross Response Preparedness Programme

In 2011 the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent was held. During this Conference the Netherlands government and NLRC agreed to support a selection of National Societies to provide more effective emergency response.[1] This resulted in the so-called ‘RP’ programme, a first full-fledged response preparedness programme implemented from 2012 till 2016 in 5 countries and fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). NLRC intended to renew this commitment to strengthening disaster response preparedness and started preparations for a proposal in 2014, which was formally accepted for funding by July 2016. The programme (May 1st 2016 – April 30th 2020) fills a critical gap between current community based resilience and risk reduction programmes and international disaster response by focusing on strengthening national response capacity and linking it to regional and global capacity. It aims at enabling a better prepared response mechanism of the RCRC Movement partners and surrounding stakeholders in case disasters strike and therefore complements community-based resilience and DRR activities. For the Netherlands Red Cross the response preparedness programme contributes to an important part of the organization’s strategic focus on disaster management[2] as laid down in the paper ‘Towards 2020’. In the second phase of the Response Preparedness Programme (RP2), NLRC will contribute to improved Disaster Response Preparedness in four disaster and conflict prone countries, working closely with the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in those countries-namely Central African Republic, Lebanon (including Palestinian Red Crescent branch in Lebanon), Mali and Zambia-, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Secretariat, the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre (RCCC) and the 510 data team of NLRC. RP2 covers core activities that lie at the heart of disaster preparedness of National Societies, but also aims to address capacities that strengthen and facilitate these. This means that RP2 not only focuses on the capacity of the involved National Societies (NS), but also on its specific position within the country’s broader disaster response preparedness mechanism. In addition RP2 will be contributing to global Red Cross and Red Crescent tools and guidelines on response preparedness through the IFRC Secretariat and the RCCC.

Position in the organization

The Country Representative is leading the country team in CAR, consisting of two delegates and local staff. The country representative is the direct line manager of the in-country expatriate staff and local staff in Bangui.

The Country Representative reports to the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator (PPC), who is based in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Country Representative will ensure quality and adherence to established guidelines, policies and strategies of the CAR RC, as well as in accordance with NLRC principles, guidelines and evidence-based best practices. The Country Representative will work closely with staff based at NLRC HQ, including the Portfolio Officer, technical advisors, PMER and quality officers.

Key Responsibilities

Vision and Strategy development
- Take the lead in further developing NLRC’s long term vision and strategy for Central African Republic.
- Maintain and develop NLRC’s portfolio for CAR.
- In the processes described above ensure inclusion of CAR RC society, the NLRC field team and NLRC HQ (desk, advisors, unit lead).
- Act as the primary resource person within NLRC Country Office, for sharing and providing information on NLRC’s vision and strategy and projects in CAR.

Partnership Fostering and Development
- Represent NLRC and maintain strong relations with the CAR RC, the other RC National Societies, The International Federation IFRC, the ICRC, the national authorities, UN Organizations, international and national organizations and donors.
- Maintain relations with Netherlands Embassy in Khartoum/Consulate in Bangui and pro-actively inform the Embassy/ Consul about NLRC supported projects.
- Engage and actively participate in relevant networks, coalitions, alliances, meetings, forums or any other event related to the activities implemented in CAR.
- Represent the NLRC in coordination meetings with other Red Cross partners.
- Take the lead in identifying funding and or partnership opportunities in CAR which are in line with strategies and priorities of CAR RC and NLRC.

Project Development and Delivery
- Analyze and maintain an in-depth understanding of the development context and key stakeholders in country.
- Ensure coherence of NLRC program in CAR in collaboration with support from the Portfolio Officer, technical advisors, PMER and quality officers at the Hague and the technical support departments in National Office.
- Work in collaboration and consultation with CAR RC, identify relevant interventions in line with CAR RC and NLRC International Assistance Department Strategy.
- Work in close collaboration with Project Delegates in development of new proposals, monitoring and revising budgets and activities.
- Coordinate the Response Preparedness project in CAR
- Ensure project planning, budgeting, and reporting is carried out in a timely manner and in accordance with NLRC and donor requirements, formats and standards.
- End responsible for ensuring quality project management and financial control of the portfolio of NLRC projects in-country as the line manager of project delegates.
- Safeguard and implement NLRC’s Standard Project Approach (SPA), Financial Management guide and NLRC’s Procedures for International Procurement
- Ensure effective risk management including, but not limited to monitoring of risks associated with program implementation and legal contracts.

Human Resources, Line management and Office
- Foster a positive, fair, participatory and ambitious professional work culture and constructive team approach among in-country staff.
- Ensure all Delegates are delivering on work plans and that all relevant external donor policies, procedures and deadlines are met.
- Oversee management of in-country project budgets for Delegates in agreement with the Portfolio Officer.
- Ensure all delegates adhere to NLRC’s Standard Project Approach, use the right (budget) formats, follow all NLRC procedures (e.g. Logistics, Security Guidelines) and use the right administrative systems (SPACE 2.0, Winpaccs, etc).
- Undertake regular strategic and operational meetings with CAR RC Senior Management Team to ensure work priorities and address any challenges the in country NLRC team is facing.
- Responsible for managing employee performance, including providing employees with regular feedback, (conducting a Mid Term review and a yearly performance appraisal).
- Maintain accurate written records of work plans, Management Team meetings and performance appraisals.
- In conjunction with each employee, identify learning and professional development needs and support the employee in getting these needs met e.g. approving their participation in courses, coaching them, providing them with “on-the-job” experience that will enhance their knowledge, etc.
- Develop Job Descriptions for new staff of the Country office, process recruitment and hiring in close consultation with the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator.
- Ensure that staff compensation and benefits are fair and understood by all employees.
- Ensure that Delegates comply with staff regulations and that breaches are documented and the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator notified.
- Develop the NLRC office budget, taking into account existing program budgets and request for approval by NLRC HQ.
- Organize missions for the NLRC, other Red Cross National Societies and external consultants upon request alongside the relevant project delegate. Develop terms of references for these missions.
- Be responsible for the efficient use of the funds and assets allocated to the projects.
- Conduct continuous assessments to identify needs and possibilities for new interventions within the mandates of the CAR RC/NLRC

Security Management
- Ensure strict adherence of security policies and directions from NLRC and ICRC;
- Ensure that updated Security Regulations are in place and that all staff (local and International) are aware and follows the regulation.
- Develop on a yearly basis a country security document in close collaboration with the security advisor at HQ
- Disseminate information on security threats to staff in a timely manner.
- Regularly analyze context, identify risks and validate security rules.
- Maintain proper documentation of security incidents.
- Conduct security briefing for NLRC visitors to CAR and arrange security briefing for these visitors with ICRC

Requirements
- Master degree in Social Science, International Development, Business Management or other relevant field
- At least 8 years’ experience in the development and/or humanitarian field
- Strategic thinker with a strong track record in programme design and grant writing
- Demonstrated ability for high level representation (e.g. donor liaison)
- Extensive experience working with donor agencies, notably The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs ( MOFA)
- Experience in the area of capacity building and development of non-governmental organisations, preferably of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
- Able to work in politically complex and challenging environment.
- Experience in working at managerial level in an international organisation.
- Experience in programme management , including programme identification, formulation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, preferably within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement
- Excellent narrative and financial reporting and proposal writing skills.
- Working experience in the region is preferred, as is knowledge on the political, economic and socio-cultural climate of Central African Republic
- Able to adhere to policy and procedures of the NLRC whilst effectively managing programmes and people
- Able to make sound judgements and decisions.
- Good social/diplomatic skills and culturally sensitive, flexible and creative.
- Able to work independently, as well in a team with the guidance of the Partnership and Portfolio Coordinator;
- Demonstrated accountability for staff security in a conflict/fragile environments.
- Fluent in spoken and written of French and English;
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Practical knowledge of computer Skills (Microsoft Office, Winpaccs, Document Management programmes).

We offer
- A full time appointment (based on 40-hour work week) for 1 year, with the possibility of extension
- A flexible and human centred working environment in an international environment with a variety of international organizations.
- Well balanced employment conditions with space for initiative and development.

Applications
The Interview process will start as soon as applications are received.
Please note that an assessment is part of the selection process.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Representative in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Sep 08, 2019
Head of Programme in CAR , Central African Republic

Le Conseil danois pour les réfugiés (Danish Refugee Council, DRC) une des principales ONG humanitaires mondiales recherche un/e Responsable de Programmes (Protection) pour son bureau de Bangui, Centrafrique.

ONG leader en République centrafricaine, DRC opère dans les deux régions d’Ouham et Ouham-Pendé. La stratégie de programme est axée sur les secteurs suivants :protection et cohésion sociale ; redressement économique et moyens de subsistance ; réponse d'urgence aux besoins immédiats des personnes déplacées.

Dans ce cadre nous recherchons un/e collaborateur/trice expérimente/e avec un profil protection, capable d’intervenir aux niveaux stratégique et opérationnel afin de définir et mettre en œuvre les programmes DRC en Centrafrique.

Roles et Responsabilites :
- Définir, diffuser et mettre en œuvre la stratégie d’intervention et de programme en Centrafrique au sein de l’équipe DRC. Elaborer une stratégie de programme protection et piloter proactivement sa mise en œuvre.
- Mettre en œuvre les projets y compris au niveau budgétaire : rédiger et encadrer la rédaction de propositions de projets et de budgets, coordonner les différents acteurs sur le terrain et au siège.
- Renforcer les équipes et les partenariats :
- manager les équipes (personnel expatrié national)
- développer les compétences dans les domaines programme / protection
- assurer le respect des valeurs et code de conduite DRC, notamment en donnant l’exemple
- établir des partenariats solides et efficaces
- Représenter DRC auprès des autorités gouvernementales, donateurs agences des Nations Unies, agences humanitaires et autres partenaires sur les aspects programme
- Concevoir et rédiger les projets et les rapports en français et en anglais
- En collaboration avec le responsable qualité, assurer la conformité des projets aux normes qualité, aux exigences des donateurs, et l’harmonisation des projets sur le terrain. S’assurer que les projets sont dotés de ressources suffisantes.
- Promouvoir et développer la démarche d’amélioration continue des programmes de la mission.

Qualifications et compétences requises :
Pour réussir dans ce rôle, vous êtes très engagé/e, avez démontré vos compétences en management d’équipe et garantissez l’excellence de la rédaction et de la mise en œuvre des programmes.

Expérience requise :
- 5 années d’expérience à l’étranger dans des situations d’urgence complexes, de préférence auprès de réfugiés et / ou de personnes déplacées
- 3 ans d’expérience en management d’équipe, démonstration des qualités de leadership et excellente communication interpersonnelle.
- Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures (maîtrise ou doctorat) en relations internationales et / ou développement, en sciences politiques ou dans une discipline similaire.
- Expertise confirmée en développement de programmes au sein d’une ONG (compréhension des problématiques de déplacements et des normes et cadres internationaux) et en gestion de projets d’ONG (conception de stratégies, dotation en personnel, gestion administrative et financière, contrats donateurs).
- Expérience reconnue en matière de négociation et de plaidoyer respectant à la fois les valeurs de caractère universellement reconnues et la culture et les traditions locales
- Capacité à gérer une charge de travail importante sous pression, dans un environnement en mutation rapide et parfois peu sûr

Expérience souhaitée :
Expérience professionnelle en République centrafricaine

À ce poste, vous devez démontrer les cinq compétences essentielles DRC :

Qualité: Vous vous concentrez sur l'atteinte de résultats tout en assurant un processus efficace.
Collaboration: Vous impliquez les parties concernées et encouragez les commentaires
Responsabilité: Vous prenez en charge et prenez des initiatives tout en visant l'innovation.
Communication: Vous écoutez et parlez efficacement et honnêtement.
Intégrité: Vous agissez conformément à la vision et aux valeurs de la RDC.

Notre offre

Durée du contrat: 12 mois
Poste régi par les conditions d’expatriation de DRC, niveau Management E.
Rémunération déterminée par la grille de salaire des Expatriés DRC
Hébergement en Guest house
Indemnité de réinstallation et de localisation
Assurance maladie
Conges payes et billet retour (1 fois par an)
Date d’entrée en vigueur: Septembre/Octobre

Le lieu d'affectation est non-familial et non accompagné

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Expiring: Jun 15, 2019
Head of Programme in CAR , Central African Republic

Danish Refugee Council, one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs, is currently looking for a highly qualified head of programme that is ready for a challenge. Are you ready to support the most vulnerable population by ensuring strategic programming and strengthening DRC’s programme quality, standards and learning in the Central African Republic?

About the job

DRC is one of the largest INGOs in the Central African Republic, working in three regions (Ouham et Ouham-Pendé). The programmatic strategy focuses on the following three sectors: protection and social cohesion; economic recovery and livelihoods; emergency response to the immediate needs of displacement. Your main duties and responsibilities will be:
- Represent DRC with government authorities, donors, UN agencies, humanitarian agencies and other partners in regards to programme.
- Manage, coordinate and coach members of the programme team, ensuring their professional development and capacity building as needed
- Ensure that DRC values and code of conduct are respected and upheld, including through setting a personal example
- Oversee and support capacity building for expatriate and national staff on technical issues and program cycle management, based on assessment of the critical program improvement needs of the CAR mission.
- Develop, disseminate and implement the DRC CAR programme strategy within DRC team.
- Ensure the development of sector programme strategy in line with the country programme strategy. Guide Programme Coordinator in the implementation of strategies through collaboration and proactive programme development and implementation.
- Work in close cooperation with programme and support staff in CAR, and actively seek support, knowledge and coaching as necessary from colleagues in other regions and HQ
Programme Quality and Development
- Ensure that the CAR mission designs and delivers high quality, donor compliant and adequately resourced projects
- Oversee and support continuous improvement of programme quality standards, including application and harmonisation across field bases.
- In collaboration with the Program Development and Quality Control Manager, develop a fundraising strategy in line with the Strategic Programme Document of the mission
- Establish strong and efficient partnerships with organisations, donors and authorities, in line with the DRC partnership management policy and CAR programme strategy.
- Assess and improve DRC CAR’s accountability measures in accordance with DRC’s global Core Humanitarian Standard commitments.
- In collaboration with the Program Development and Quality Control Manager, ensure that DRC CAR implements high-quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning across all projects, including that learning is captured and used in program design and implementation.
- Support the drafting of project proposals and budgets, ensuring strong cross-departmental coordination between programme and support teams, including field coordinators, as well as close liaison and timely consultation with HQ.
- Support the grants team in timely submission of high-quality donor reports.

About you

To be successful in this role we expect you to be highly commited and a strong manager that will ensure high programme quality. Moreover, we also expect the following:

Required
- Min. 5 years’ experience overseas in complex emergencies, preferably with refugees and/or IDPs
- Relevant university degree (Master or Post graduate), in international relations and/or development, political science or similar field.
- Min. 3 years’ experience in staff management and development.
- Good understanding of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks;
- Strong experience in programme development and proven program development abilities
- Substantial NGO project management experience, including responsibility for strategy design, staffing, admin/finance management, contract management and donor relations
- Experience of leading strategic programming and planning, implementation, monitoring and learning
- Proven track record of negotiating and advocating with government authorities and donors for solutions that serve the needs of beneficiaries, pursuing values of internationally recognized and universal character in a post-conflict context with a strong respect of local culture and tradition
- Ability to manage a large workload and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines
- Ability to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment
- Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills
- Excellent written and spoken French and good knowledge of English

Desirable

- Previous work experience from the Central African Republic

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:

Striving for excellence: You focus on reaching results while ensuring an efficient process.
Collaborating: You involve relevant parties and encourage feedback.
Taking the lead: You take ownership and initiative while aiming for innovation.
Communicating: You listen and speak effectively and honestly.
Demonstrating integrity: You act in line with DRC’s vision and values.

We offer

Contract length: 12 months
Level: A9
Designation of Duty Station: Bangui, Unaccompanied, Non-Family Duty Station
Start date: ASAP
Application deadline: January 15, 2019.

Kindly note that the screening will be done on a rolling basis and DRC reserve the right to close the advertisement before the ending date mentionned above.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.

Are you interested in becoming a Head of Programme in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jan 27, 2019
Project Manager in CAR , Central African Republic

The Working Group for Development Aid is the personnel service of the German Catholics for development cooperation. In the Civil Peace Service (CPS), we offer specialists the opportunity for a meaningful service in cooperation with local development actors. The ZFD is the program for violence prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and conflict regions. It advocates a world in which conflicts are settled without violence.CPS experts support local partner organizations in all phases of conflicts: in conflict prevention, violence reduction, and post-conflict rehabilitation. Together with church and civil society partners in the Central African Republic, the AGEH wants to make a contribution to civil conflict transformation through the CPS's peacebuilding measures.

In order to support the establishment of Justitia-et-Pax commissions at parish level and to accompany their peace work, we are looking for a:

Project Manager (m/f) for Conflict Transformation, Berbérati, Central African Republic

Your new field of activity
Since the end of 2014, the Berbérati region has been considered a safe zone within the Central African Republic. The return of mostly Muslim refugees from Cameroon, who sought refuge there during the riots between 2010 and 2014, holds potential for conflict. Conflicts arise from the general hatred towards members of the Muslim religion and from the ownership claims that the returnees make on their former businesses, farms or other possessions. The aim is to deepen the existing dialogue approaches and to strengthen cooperation between the cross-border dioceses of Bertoua (Cameroon) and Berbérati in resolving these conflicts.
The Commission Diocésaine Justice et Paix (CDJP) Berbérati needs support in strengthening cooperation with the national Commission Justice et Paix (CEJP) and the regional representation of the Central African Interreligious Understanding Forum. Cautiousness and prudence are necessary in order to accompany those responsible in building sustainable relationships and structures.

In detail, you will take on the following tasks:
• You will organise measures for the training and further education of employees in conflict-sensitive project management and in planning, monitoring and evaluation.
• Together with the diocesan Justitia-et-Pax Commission, You establish peace structures at parish level.
• You advise the diocesan Justitia-et-Pax Commission on the establishment of sustainable dialogue forums and on networking.
• You advise on the development of strategies for generating one's own income.
• You ensure the proper disbursement and administration of funds locally in accordance with the donor guidelines and the specifications of the AGEH. You work in partnership with the partner organisation.

Your profile
• You have a university degree relevant to development cooperation (political sciences, social sciences, social pedagogy, social work) and at least two years' professional experience, ideally gained outside Europe.
• In addition, you have further competences in the fields of human rights work, refugee work, civil conflict management, mediation and psychosocial work.
• You have sound knowledge of organisational development, quality management, project management and M&E.
• You have already successfully taken on training measures and advisory tasks.
• You have diplomatic skills, intercultural communication skills for working in partnership and can act appropriately in the church environment.
• You are prepared to travel under simple conditions.
• You speak French, English and German very well, are ideally an EU citizen or Swiss citizen and belong to a Christian church.

The offer of the AGEH
• individual and comprehensive preparation, including internal and external safety and security training
• Three-year contract, social security and remuneration under the Development Aid Act
• regional, linguistic or other professional further training as well as coaching and supervision offers, individual consultation
• Working with the AGEH active model

Are you interested in becoming a Project Manager in CAR? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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Expiring: Dec 13, 2018
Psychologue en République Centrafricaine , Central African Republic

L’Association pour l’assistance au développement (AGEH) est le service spécialisé des catholiques allemands dédié à la coopération pour le développement. Dans le cadre du service civil pour la paix (SCP), nous offrons à des professionnels la chance d’effectuer un service riche de sens en collaboration avec des acteurs locaux du développement. Le SCP est le programme de prévention de la violence et de promotion de la paix dans des régions en crise ou en conflit. Il se mobilise pour un monde où les conflits se règlent sans violence. Les professionnels du SCP assistent les organisations partenaires locales dans toutes les phases des conflits : la prévention des conflits, la réduction de la violence et le relèvement après un conflit. En coopération avec des partenaires ecclésiastiques et de la société civile en République centrafricaine, l’AGEH entend contribuer à une gestion civile des conflits grâce aux mesures de soutien de la paix du SCP.

Pour le développement d’un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial et de trai-tement d’adolescents traumatisés, nous recherchons, dès que possible, un/e Psychologue (h/f), République centrafricaine.

Votre nouveau domaine d’intervention
La Mission Don Bosco, une congrégation religieuse des salésiens, a de multiples expé-riences de travail avec les enfants et les adolescents. À Bangui, elle soutient par exemple des écoles et un centre de formation professionnelle. La congrégation religieuse des salé-siens dispose d’un réseau international et a une grande expérience de travail avec les ado-lescents dans des situations d’après-conflit, dans plusieurs pays.

Parmi les acteurs opérant à Bangui, le centre Don Bosco des salésiens à Damala-Bangui est une institution de formation professionnelle qui jouit d’une très grande estime. Des ac-teurs internationaux participent à son financement. La mise en place d’un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial d’adolescents traumatisés est une nouveauté en RCA et pourrait être repris par d’autres acteurs au titre de « bonne pratique ».

Dans le détail, vous serez chargé(e) des travaux suivants :
 Vous élaborerez, en collaboration avec des partenaires, un programme d’accompagnement psychosocial d’adolescents dans le cadre du programme de formation professionnelle et du travail en milieu ouvert avec les jeunes. Il comprendra aussi un programme de sensibilisation pour les personnes tou-chées et autres acteurs concernés.
 Vous formez les partenaires du projet à l’identification et au traitement des traumatismes et vous accompagnez le travail des formateurs, des enseignants, des collaborateurs de Don Bosco au projet et des comités de parents.
 Vous développez les possibilités de traitement d’adolescents traumatisés et soutenez l’établissement d’un réseau pour échanger des bonne pratiques éprouvées et nouvelles.

Votre profil:
 Vous êtes titulaire d’un diplôme d'études supérieures en psychologie (master ou équivalent).
 Vous avez plusieurs années d’expérience dans le traitement d’adolescents traumatisés, dans l’idéal à l’étranger.
 Vous avez déjà oeuvré avec succès dans le domaine de la formation des adultes ou du conseil.
 Vous avez une habileté diplomatique certaine, des aptitudes de communication interculturelle très différenciées pour côtoyer les acteurs dans un esprit de partenariat.
 Vous avez une très bonne maîtrise du français et au moins de bonnes connaissances de l’anglais.

L’offre de l’AGEH
 Une préparation individualisée et complète
 Un contrat de trois ans, une couverture sociale et une rémunération selon la loi allemande sur les coopérants au développement (sous une forme modifiée pour le non-citoyens de l’UE et de Suisse)
 Des sessions de formation continue en culture, langue ou autres domaines techniques, ainsi que des offres de coaching et de supervision et un conseil personnalisé
 Un travail dans le modèle d’impact de l’AGEH

Nous serons ravis de recevoir votre dossier de candidature d’ici au 19.11.2017.

Are you interested in becoming a Psychologue en République Centrafricaine? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Nov 19, 2017

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