Job Title: Manager Liberia.
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About the Role
Plan Liberia has an approved Country Strategic Plan (CSP) since 2010 which represents the outcome of a participatory planning process, including a child rights situation analysis, specific thematic studies, and consultations with several partners and stakeholders. This CSP defines Plan’s program framework together with expected outcome for five years.
The Program Support Manager is in charge of providing leadership to the development of Plan’s programs in Liberia. S/he is overseeing the annual program planning and implementation process, monitor progress towards CSP goals and define measures to ensure highest quality of Plan Liberia’s programs and effectiveness of our aid and humanitarian efforts. S/he is providing leadership to the country program team and Program Units in view of ensuring high quality of program and partnership management. S/he ensures that Plan Liberia adheres to regional and global program standards and that Liberia’s CSP remains adaptive to a changing global and country environment.
Dimensions of Role:
Directly supervises six Technical Advisors, the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Coordinator, Media Coordinator and the Program Administrator.
Provide technical support to the Emergency Response Team
Has a delegated authority for expenditure up to €100K
Member of Country Management Team (CMT)
Manages and develops the Program Support Department
Works in partnership with the Program Unit Manager
Representation at national, county and district levels
Develops Program Strategy, Monitors Program Implementation and Program systems and processes for compliance and management information
The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that;
The Liberia Program is informed by a relevant and up to date Country Strategic Plan
Program Unit staffs receive the adequate technical support to ensure the implementation of quality programs and the establishment and implementation of standards of accountability, effectiveness and efficiency in the achievement of Plan Liberia’s program framework
All programmes and projects have effective M&E systems that generate information enabling learning and adjustment for increased impact
The Programme Support Department is operating as a high performance team respected by and adding tangible value to country programme
New programme bids for funding will be supported by a sound technical analysis to ensure success
Plan Liberia’s communication and PR work is effectively managed
Understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of child poverty
Knowledge of theories of child-rights programming and child protection (programmatic and safe-guarding)
Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development
Demonstrated experience as a development professional in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating programs and managing pool of technical support
Knowledge of effective participatory M&E systems
Knowledge of strategic planning processes
Knowledge of the context in West Africa an advantage
Demonstrated facilitation and active listening skills to review and develop new iterations of the CSP and argue for bids
Demonstrated experience as a development professional in planning, monitoring, evaluating programs
Skills in managing impact assessment with the participation of beneficiaries an advantage
Demonstrated management of effective teams especially in change management
Able to identify and manage risks to the organisation
Working experience in community participation in development/Programming
Demonstrated skills in writing successful project proposals based on excellent analysis and community involvement
Skills in using networking and advocacy at a local and international level for clear program outcomes
Experience of developing effective partnerships for program impact
Good presentation skills
Demonstrated writing skills (report writing, proposal and concept paper writing)
Fluency in English language command (written, spoken) is essential
Strong planning and organizational skills
Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children and women without discrimination
Strongly drives performance forward in area of the business for which they are responsible
Involves others in setting and achieving goals
Creates strong sense of purpose within own part of the business and with stakeholders
Demonstrates honesty and transparency in holding self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and Plan’s standards of behaviour
Makes a strong contribution to wider strategy
Sees contribution of own part of the organisation in wider Plan and external context
Balances future vision with practical delivery
Cross culturally adept
Acts as a team player, willing to get the best outcome overall, adjusting own priorities if necessary
Creates and delivers outcomes in complex partnerships, keeping key stakeholders on board
Sets a strong learning culture in their part of the organisation
Uses opportunities across Plan to develop others
Remains calm and positive under pressure and in difficult situations
Leads major change while keeping staff and stakeholders on board
Excellent written and spoken English required.
Location and Travel:
Typical office environment. Approximately 40% travel both internationally and to program areas.
Location: Liberia, West Africa
Type of Role: 5 year contract
Reports To: Country Director Liberia
Salary: US$40- $55, 000 plus full expat benefits
This is an accompanied position and a full relocation package will be available.
Closing Date: Friday 6th April 2012
HoW To Apply;
Thursday, 29 March 2012
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