Head of Programmes in Armenia
Job Title: Head of Programmes for Armenia country program
Starting date: January 2019
Contract Length: 12 months with the possibility of extension
Exact Job Location: Yerevan with frequent travel to the field
Reports to: Country Director
People in Need (PIN) is an international, non-profit organization established in early 1990s in the Czech Republic. Since then, PIN has grown to be the biggest organization of its kind in post-communist Europe and currently provides humanitarian and development assistance in over 20 countries worldwide.
People in Need established a country programme in Armenia in 2003. PIN’s goal in Armenia is a strong civil society that takes an active part in poverty reduction and sustainable development. We work in four interlinked sectoral directions: sustainable livelihoods and environment; education and skills; good governance at the local level; and human rights promotion through independent media and media literacy.
PIN’s team of 17 staff currently has offices in Yerevan, Gyumri and Goris and PIN’s current projects are funded by the EU and the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Head of Programmes supervises all programmes, with the specific responsibility for timely and efficient programme implementation, and the quality of projects. By supervising the implementation of results-based Monitoring and Evaluation systems, the Head of Programmes also guides the programme strategy and development of future programmes. Together with the Country Director, the Head of Programmes represents PIN to donors and partners, ensuring that PIN is recognised for its field experience. Furthermore, the Head of Programmes engages in medium and long-term planning and strategy activities, ensures continuous quality improvement of programmes and contributes to a positive working environment for programme staff.
Specific duties and responsibilities are:
- Lead the programme side of the implementation of the Country Strategic Plan
- Ensure that the overall programme is designed, managed and implemented in conformity to PIN policies, strategy and guidelines.
- Ensure effective leadership and management of PIN Armenia programme through line management of Project Managers
- Lead proposal writing processes from a programme perspective and coordinates with other departments and headquarters
- Ensure timely and high quality reporting is done by all programmes to donors
- Prepare programme budgets collaboratively with programme and finance staff
- Track programme expenditure through monthly programme review meetings using financial expenditure reports prepared by the finance department.
- Ensure compliance to donor policies, procedures and procurement
Human Resource Management
- In consultation with the Country Director, plan HR needs, capacity building needs for senior program staff and ensure sufficient human resources for the programme to meet its objectives
Representation, Communications & Networking
- Ensure that PIN is well represented and visible in the donor community, among key partners, and within coordination fora, delegating as appropriate to programme staff.
- Ensure PIN maintains its position within existing sectors and with its existing strengths especially with regards to field presence, and regional expertise
- Share responsibilities with Country Director for donor representation and discussions about funding opportunities
Documentation and Learning
- Ensure that all programmes properly retain programme learning for future projects, and that all information is properly documented.
Suitable candidates for this position should possess:
- Strong leader and team player with proven people and partnership management skills;
- Excellent communication skills and strong ability and willingness to transfer knowledge;
- Strong critical analysis and problem solving skills;
- Ability to organize and plan effectively;
- Dynamic and result-oriented profile;
- Proven experience in proposal development;
- Understanding of and experience working with MEAL systems;
- Fluent English both spoken and written.
- Knowledge of livelihoods and/or good governance programming preferred;
- Experience within the region and understanding of local dynamics preferred.
- Possibility to gain interesting working experience within a professional, internationally recognized NGO;
- Thorough 2 weeks induction training in Prague HQ; coaching for senior managers;
- Salary as per PIN salary scale
- Reimbursement of costs of visas and vaccinations;
- Medical helpdesk and psychological consultation available online;
- Travel medical insurance;
- Reimbursement of travel expenses to the country of residence once per every 6 months;
- Accommodation allowance in Yerevan, housing covered on work related travels;
- 25 days of paid leave per year
How to Apply:
Are you interested in this position? Send us your CV (no longer than 4 pages) and short cover letter via this link till 15th December, 2019. 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 (available at: www.peopleinneed.cz/policies).