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Role: The Programme Manager, will manage/supervise the implementation of Save the Children’s programmes in Zataari, King Abdullah Park, and Azraq refugee camps. S/he will play a key role in building capacity at field level, and ensure the effective scale up in for UNICEF FUNDED projects in in Zataari, King Abdullah Park and Azraq refugee camps.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Save the Children works in the Governorates in Jordan with a current staff complement of over 500 staff and current expenditure of over $40 million each year. There are now more than 600,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan. Save the Children implements child protection, informal education and ECCD programmes in refugee camps. Key areas of accountability of the Programme Manager – Camps, under the management of the Implementation Manager are:
- Line Management of Programme Field Officers
- Responsible for the planning of activities and overall implementation of Save the Children’s activities in Zataari, King Abdullah Park, and Azraq refugee camps.
- Ensure all project implementation sites meet Save the Children safety, safeguarding standards, are appropriately staffed and have regularly updated activity schedules.
- Review project progress against indicators and activities set out in project proposals on a monthly basis, and take appropriate action as required.
- Ensure timely collection of MEAL data and review MEAL reports on a monthly basis, taking appropriate action. Ensure beneficiary feedback is integrated into project activities.
- Coordinate with Technical Advisors (TA) to: o Take appropriate action on technical feedback provided by TAs. o Ensure timely Staff training on technical approaches and methodologies. o Address project implementation challenges raised by Field staff and/or TAs
- Manage and motivate programme staff to perform highly in their respective roles and responsibilities ensuring staff welfare of themselves and the team.
- Monthly reporting of programme updates/needs sent to the Implementation Manager
- Contribute to project development.
- Any other related duites assigned by Implemenation Manager
Representation & Advocacy & Organisational Learning
- Ensure that Save the Children’s work is coordinated with efforts of other agencies and Government, and take a leadership role within Interagency Coordination forums, ensuring the specific needs of children are being addressed.
- Comply with Save the Children policies and practice with respect to child safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies and procedures.
- Ensure the security, health and well-being of staff and that staff management and other processes and policies and systems reflect SC’s principles of equity and fairness.
Qualifications and Experience:
- BA Degree in Social Science or any related field
- 3-5 years programme management experience
- Previous experience of managing a team
- Previous experience of project management, including multi sector programmes
- Budget management experience including institutional donors
- Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
- Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability
- Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong influencing skills and experience in advocacy
- Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
- A high level of written and spoken English
- Fluent in Arabic
- The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
- Commitment to the aims and principles of SC. In particular, a good understanding of the SC mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support
- Multi-site management experience
- UN agency, ECHO, and/or DFID programme management experience
- National level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN
- Media trained