Department :Program Operations Department
Job Title:Program Operations Director
Salary Range: Very competitive package Location: Ramallah
Reports To: Director General
Purpose of Position:
Oversee the effective & efficient implementation and administration of (WA) programs in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, and the 1948 Areas. Supervise the grant-making divisions and staff (around 30) working over Welfare’s various program tracks and within the mentioned geographical scope of operations; Oversee grants management and direct implementation of programs, including: planning, operations, program design, procedures, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and follow up on projects’ financial performance and; Lead coalition-building for WA at the level of communities, government, key partners, and other stakeholders, in order to further WA’s programs and projects.
Responsibilities & Duties:
In accordance with established WA policies & regulations:
1-Supervise area managers of the offices in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Lebanon, and the 1948 Areas, and the Senior Program Managers.
2-Develop workplans, ensure targets are met, address staff development needs, and ensure the personnel needs of each program office are met.
3-Oversee staff recruitment, the development of job descriptions, and evaluations of program staff.
4-Maintain fairness and open communication between all offices.
5-Fulfill other program management responsibilities as agreed with the Director General.
1-Bear overall responsibility for ensuring programs are implemented effectively and efficiently, with a focus on upholding WA’s program principles and meeting targets committed to donors.
2-Coordinate closely with area managers and senior program managers to achieve consistency in programmatic approaches.
3-Ensure that an appropriate program cycle management in the department is in place and covering programs’ inception, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
4-Encourage innovation and creative programming and maintain organizational high standards for achieving impact.
5-Develop and sustain effective working relationships between WA and governmental and non-governmental partners.
Representation and Reporting:
1-Contribute to ongoing effective liaison with community leaders, local partners, donors, local media, etc.
2-Represent WA at conferences and other fora as required by the DG.
3-Work closely with other departments and ensure timely submission of high quality reports to donors and WA Governing Bodies.
4-Interact regularly with the Programs and Projects Committee (PPC), coordinate meetings’ agenda, prepare background materials for its meetings and follow up on meetings’ required tasks.
Senior Management Team Member:
1-Contribute to senior management team (SMT), program development committee (PDC), and technical assessment committee (TAC) meetings and decision-making.
2-Assist in setting overall WA policies and ensure that they are complied with in a consistent manner by all program operations.
1-Support the Resource Development, Communications, and Media Department in identifying and exploring potential new program ideas and directions.
2-Keep abreast of fundraising possibilities, and assist in the development of proposals as required.
1-Contribute to ensuring that WA complies with relevant donor policies
2-Coordinate closely with the Finance Manager to ensure program expenditures are at pace and level projected to donors and to WA Governing Bodies and Committees and specifically the Programs and Projects Committee (PPC).
-With all other WA Directors.
Academic and Professional Qualifications and Experience:
1-Higher education (minimum of a Masters degree) in relevant field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2-Extensive (minimum of 10 years) experience in the development sector with focus on project management, and grant-making, with at least 5 years of supervisory management experience.
3-Demonstrated ability to work with coalitions.
4-Outstanding diplomatic, conflict resolution, and interpersonal (especially team building) skills.
5-Excellent understanding and knowledge of humanitarian and development assistance as well as of the Palestinian context.
6-Excellent computer skills (MS-Office, MS-Project, and Internet Applications).
7-Excellent communication and reporting skills (written and spoken) in English and Arabic.
8-Ability and willingness to travel within WA’s scope of operations and abroad.
To apply for this position:
Applicants should send their CV and a cover letter that includes expression of interest in this post to the following email address: DPO@jwelfare.org Subject BOD Director.
Final date for receiving application for this post: 25/5/2012