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Regional Roving Head of Programme Senegal, Dakar/based anywhere when not deployed


The NRC Central and West Africa region is composed of country offices in Burkina Faso/Niger, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, and Nigeria, with an overall budget of approximately 100 million USD and 1,500 dedicated colleagues.

The Central and West Africa Regional Office (CWARO) located in Dakar oversees the country programmes in the region, and provides strategic guidance and oversight across core programme, advocacy and support functions.

The Regional Programme department, led by the Regional Programme Director (RPD), supports with development of capacity in core competencies and cross-cutting themes across the region, which include Education, Livelihoods and Food Security, Legal Assistance (ICLA), Protection, Shelter and Settlements, and WASH.

1. Role and responsibilities

The *CWA Regional Roving Head of Programme (HOP)*** will undertake short-term assignments, up to 6 months, to different NRC country operations. Assignments are based on requests from NRC’s Country Offices. The purpose of the CWA regional Roving HoP position is to develop and ensure implementation of holistic high quality programmes.

The CWA Regional Roving HoP willfunction as interim Head of Programme in an existing Central and West Africa NRC country programme. The post holder may also be requested to take on other short-term assignments in alignment with programme support. These assignments will be discussed between the employee, the Country Director and the line manager.

Some of the responsibilities include:-

  • Line management for Core Competence Specialists
  • Member of the Country Management Group (CMG)
  • Provide programme input to Country Strategy and Plan of Action
  • Development of Core Competency strategies that are aligned to regional and Regional priorities and strategies
  • Development of holistic and needs based programmes, including cash-based interventions and market-based programmes
  • Identify funding opportunities, develop funding strategies and forecasts
  • Grants management, budget allocations and reporting to donors, including compliance with donor standards
  • Quality control, M&E and organizational learning
  • Capacity building of all technical staff
  • In-country representation as delegated by Country Director
  • Promote the rights of IDPs, refugees, and returnees in line with the advocacy strategy

Specific responsibilities

  • For each new country assignment, a specific work plan with responsibilities will be amended

Critical interfaces

  • Relevant interfaces for this position will be outlined in the Terms of Reference (TOR) for each assignment.

2. Competencies

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience from a senior management position (including Head of Programme position) in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Allocation of resources and costs expertise
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Previous country director experience will be an asset
  • Core competency expertise
  • Knowledge of cash-based interventions and market based programmes
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Be an active listener; open-minded; excel in analysing information and giving feedback and have a positive attitude toward people
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and verbal
  • Behavioural competencies-Strategic thinking; Managing performance and development; Empowering and building trust; Managing resources to optimize results

Find full detail here: Job Description – Regional Roving Head of Programme.docx

Publication closing on 15th August 2022

What We Offer

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to join our work culture that empowers every employee to share ideas and take responsibility. At NRC we think outside the box. We encourage ideas and give responsibility to all employees at all levels, to help solve the complex issues that we face. You will have many opportunities to be heard and take the initiative

  • 24months fixed term contract
  • Grade 11 in NRC scale
  • Duty Station: Senegal, Dakar/can be based anywhere when not deployed ( with frequent travels up to 70%)
  • An opportunity to match your career to a compelling cause
  • A chance to meet and work with people who are the best in their fields

The role is open to candidates who can show a commitment to NRC and being part of a challenging, but important mission to make a difference.

To apply as an internal candidate, click on the suitcase icon “I am an employee” on the top right of the page to be redirected to NRC’s internal career site.

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