Health & Nutrition Program Manager

Starting date: mid-March 2019

Contract Length: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Job Location: Bukavu (50%) and project site (50%) in Maniema/South Kivu province

Reports To: Head of Programmes

Responsible For: 10-15 national staff, Consortium activities Coordination (3 INGOs)


Job overview:

The Programme Manager (PM) will ensure the timely and effective management and implementation of PIN’s country programme focusing on Nutrition and Health, ensuring efficiency, quality, M&E, impact and accountability, while upholding the core values of PIN. By supervising the implementation of results-based Monitoring and Evaluation systems, the PM actively contributes into the programme strategy and development of future programmes. Upon the agreement with HoP, represents PIN at relevant clusters and meetings. Furthermore, the PM ensures continuous quality improvement of projects and contributes to well-being of project staff.


Organisation context:

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

People in Need (PIN) has been present in the DRC since 2009. With its main office in Bukavu (South Kivu) and several field offices, we have been implementing projects focusing on nutrition, basic health care, food security, WASH, education and human rights in the provinces of South Kivu and Maniema.


Main Duties & Responsibilities:

Senior Management

  • Support the Head of Programmes in the strategic design of the PIN’s programming
  • Participate in the Management Team decision making as required

Project management

  • Full responsibility for the implementation of the project aiming at achieving the results and indicators and fulfilling the contractual obligations (planning, follow up)
  • Insurance of M&E and data collection, in line with PIN’s requirements
  • Responsibility for the projects’ progress, spending plans, budget monitoring and reporting
  • Compliance with sectorial guidelines and internal procedures
  • Coordinate actively with all relevant stakeholders at national and provincial level; represent PIN and the partners towards to donor, and undertake relevant PR and advocacy work towards the local authorities and the donor community
  • Manage the team, ensure the full implementation of PIN and the partners’ standards and the national staff policy
  • Ensure the overall capacity building of the team, organizing and designing trainings or arranging for the externally, in order to be able to continue to grow the responsibility of the national staff
  • Ensure proper archiving of all required documentation in the Data Management System (ELO)

Project Development and Coordination

  • Continuous assessments of needs on the ground
  • Contribution to development of new project proposals to expand the programme in-line with sector’s strategy and PIN’s and the Partners‘ Country Strategies to ensure the continuity of the programme
  • Representation of PIN at cluster level (Nutrition and Health) and in other relevant meetings
  • Collaboration with local authorities (e.g. Health and Nutrition State authorities, local leaders, local administration), other NGOs, UN agencies and any other relevant actor
  • Ensure that cross-cutting agendas and principles such as gender equality and non-discrimination are implemented across the programme


  • In close collaboration with Security Manager, reviews compliance with all security and safety rules and regulations set-up in the SOPs and ensure all employees of the programme fully adhere to it at all time
  • Application of the security rules in the field and ensuring humanitarian access through negotiations with all relevant stakeholders based on agreement with the Country Director
  • Gathering and reporting of security relevant information to the Head Office and to the HQ


  • MA/Diploma in development/humanitarian field or relevant educational background
  • A minimum of two years of overseas experience in relevant sectors (Nutrition, Health and/or Food security)
  • Experience with the donors such as ECHO, DFID, OFDA, USAID, etc. a strong advantage
  • Experience with working in insecure environments a significant advantage
  • Experience with designing and conducting trainings an advantage
  • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines
  • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity, tolerance and acceptance of diversity
  • Empathy with the organisations values and its approach
  • Ability to quickly grow into new challenges, working within a close and supportive team
  • Full Computer Literacy, advanced in MS Office tools
  • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others
  • Experience in humanitarian/development work required
  • Experience in PCM, people’s management and financial management required
  • Experience with coordination within consortia a strong advantage
  • Fluent knowledge of French and English required
  • Familiarity with the humanitarian context in DR Congo
  • Critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Sound judgment, coordination and management skills


PIN offers:
  • Work experience with professional and flexible INGO, the largest in Central-Eastern Europe
  • Salary based on the PIN salary scale, experience and seniority
  • Work in dynamic and motivated team
  • Accommodation in PIN’s premises and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to home country covered per year, twice a year contribution for R&R leave
  • 25 days of paid holiday per year + 4 days of paid R&R per year
  • Costs of visas and vaccination covered
  • Medical helpdesk (in the Czech Republic, provided in English)
  • Travel insurance (covers the health care incl. the repatriation)
  • Introduction training in Prague
How to Apply:

Kindly send us your CV (no more than 4 pages) and  a short cover letter in English via this link.

Please note only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.