Country Director, Central African Republic (CAR)
War Child UK
|Location||Central African Republic, Central African Republic|
|Date Posted||April 27, 2012|
|Job Type||Full Time|
|Duration||One year contract|
|Closing date for applications||20 May 2012|
o Undertake programme planning and development in line with War Child UK’s organizational strategy
o Plan time frames and budgets as well as development of new concept papers and liaison with in-country donors
o Implement programmes as per grants requirements and deliver projects on time, on budget and to the required standard.
o Lead on the development of tools, manuals and guidelines necessary for the implementation of the project, with support from the London Programmes Team
o Mobilise the support of government, NGO and community stakeholders.
o Ensure stakeholders, including children, their communities and government, participate meaningfully in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of projects.
o Produce monthly and quarterly reports to HQ as required.
o Coordinate with government and NGOs to ensure we complement rather than duplicate each other.
o Organise and facilitate internal and external evaluations of the project, using these as opportunities to elicit and document achievements, challenges, learning and opportunities
o Identify, provide support and initial monitoring of national partners to instigate and satisfactorily complete projects
o Comply fully with War Child’s finance policies and procedures and provide the Finance Directorate (HQ, London) with financial requests and expenditure information reports in an accurate manner on a monthly basis.
o Ensure all expenditure is authorised and in line with the programme and project budgets.
o Ensure receipts and supporting documents are compiled
o Support and manage security in-country.
o Ensure all national staff and visiting staff comply fully with War Child’s security policy and procedures. Security is non-negotiable and overrides programme considerations.
o Record and report security incidents in the field to the Programmes Director and the Security Officer (HQ, London)
o Comply fully with War Child’s Child Protection Policy.
o Act as the Child Protection Focal Point for the CAR team.
o Record and report child protection incidents to the Programmes Director and Child Protection Officer (HQ, London).
o Provide new staff with induction training on War Child’s child protection policy and procedures.
o Provide all staff with annual refresher training on War Child’s child protection policy and procedures
Grant Management and Donor Compliance
o Conduct participatory research to identify and develop new projects, aligned with War Child’s organisational strategy.
o Identify in-country funding opportunities, aligned to War Child’s organisational strategy.
o Provide the UK-based Programme Development and Grant Coordinator with the information required to write donor proposals, on time and to the required standard.
o Work with the Finance, Admin & Security Manager to develop accurate and realistic donor budgets.
o Provide the UK-based Programme Development and Grant Coordinator with the information required to write donor reports, on time and to the required standard.
o Facilitate visits to project sites by donor representatives and other War Child representatives
o Ensure adherence to organisational requirements, including child protection policy and regular programme reporting
Communication and Representation
o Represent WCUK in external network meetings, to donors and government officials
o Gather communication material including case studies for UK based communications team
o Identify and secure in-country funding from CAR based donors
o Provide Programme Development and Grant Coordinators with the information necessary to help develop proposals and report to donors, in line with donor schedules
o Draft concept papers, proposals and budgets
o Be overall responsible for the implementation of HR policies and procedures in CAR and ensure they comply with War Child HR policies and practices
o Managing and building the CAR team
Key Measures of Success (Initial Contract)
o Existing projects implemented on time, on budget and to the required quality
o Number of successful in-country proposals submitted to ensure programme sustainability and development
o Forecasted increase in the number of beneficiaries
o % of cost recovery
o Building a high performing team (as applicable)
For more information and how to apply, please visit the War Child UK website on:
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