Publié le 07/08/2019
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Program / Department Summary **Mercy Corps has been operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since August 2007, with a staff of around 300 people working in North Kivu, South Kivu, Ituri, and Kinshasa. Mercy Corps' national office is in Goma with five sub-field offices. Mercy Corps activities focus on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) services in settlements of internally displaced people, and large-scale infrastructure and service delivery development in peri-urban centers. Mercy Corps also has Food Security, Economic Recovery/Development and Governance programs. The DRC team has a strong commitment to providing entrepreneurial and innovative solutions to development challenges, and is actively seeking and facilitating market-based solutions.
In 2008, Mercy Corps and USAID launched a project to rehabilitate and extend the municipal water system of Goma and it was extended through other various donors. In 2013, Mercy Corps signed a new 38M GBP grant agreement with DFID-DRC to replicate and scale-up the Goma water project in two cities in Eastern Congo. The programme involves designing, rehabilitating, extending and constructing city water and sanitation infrastructure as well as working to reform management structures to ensure that the systems are managed profitably and sustainably.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Programme Director (PD) will provide overall leadership, technical oversight, management and strategic vision for the programme, while managing staff and resources to ensure that the programme meets its targets and deliverables on-time, on scope, and within budget. The PD will supervise key programme staff and ensure high programme quality. The PD will be responsible for ensuring strict adherence to internal Mercy Corps policies and procedures as well as donor rules and regulations. The PD will also have representation duties to donors, relevant government entities, partners, other implementers and external stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Accountability / Reporting:
Coordination and Representation:
As part of our commitment to organizational learning and in support of our understanding that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities they serve - we expect all team members to commit 5% of their time to learning activities that benefit Mercy Corps as well as themselves.
Accountability to Beneficiaries:
Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to international standards guiding international relief and development work, while actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Deputy Programme Directors (Infrastructure and Change), M&E Manager and Officer, Grants Manager, Consultants
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Country Director
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: DRC Senior Directors (e.g. Finance, Operations, and the General Management Team), Programme specific staff, HQ Programme Operations team members and Technical Support Unit (TSU) team members.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
The successful Programme Director will combine exceptional management skills and experience in maintaining donor and partner relationships. S/he will have an outstanding ability to develop, implement and manage innovative programmes within the current and future programme structure of Mercy Corps in the region. S/he will also have proven experience with cross-cultural team and capacity building, individual staff development and strong mentoring skills. The PD must have demonstrated experience managing large infrastructure construction programmes. S/he will have demonstrated skills in managing programmes in challenging, insecure environments. Multi-tasking, prioritizing, problem solving and simultaneous attention to detail and strategic vision are essential. The most successful Mercy Corps staff members have a strong commitment to teamwork and accountability, thrive in evolving and changing environments and make effective written and verbal communication a priority in all situations.
LIVING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
This position is an accompanied post based in Goma (DRC)/Gisenyi (Rwanda). The position is entitled to individual housing and is suitable for an accompanied spouse and children (up to the age of 10 years due to limited education institutions). While conditions in the country are improving, and security is quite stable in Goma, there are still pockets of violence and insecurity. Mercy Corps' sub-offices experience variable levels of insecurity, with the situation closely monitored by UN peacekeepers. Air travel is necessary to get from one end of the country to the other. Mobile phones and cellular service are widely available. Internet is available in all Mercy Corps offices. Travel to field sites will be required where living conditions are clean and secure, but basic. There are a number of health services available with evacuation options for serious illnesses. There's reasonable access to most consumer goods, although they can be expensive.
Mercy Corps team members represent the agency both during and outside of work hours when deployed in a field posting or on a visit/TDY to a field posting. Team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and Mercy Corps' policies, procedures and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
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