Programme Development Manager Burundi

‘Hands-on programme developer and manager, with experience in fundraising’
31 mei 2018

War Child programme in Burundi

War Child is a learning organisation that continuously enhances its services to children affected by war and conflict. This includes striving to become a networked expert organisation able to mobilise and provide services and technical assistance within and outside the organisation, as well as across programme teams in various in-country offices.

War Child has been working in Burundi since 2011. After a challenging 2017, programs are starting to revive and are in need of strong professional supervision.

Your challenge

Programme management
You are responsible for programme management and you lead the development of new programs in Education, Protection and Psychosocial Support. You provide technical assistance to programs. You are responsible for quality assurance and compliance.

Resource mobilization and project proposal development
You develop and support institutional fundraising strategies. You provide oversight in the management and development of key in-country donor relationships and overall donor development strategies

Human resource management
You manage the programme department staff, you are a member of the Country Management Team, and you report to the Country Director.

Advocacy & networking
You actively develop and maintain relationships with in-country network bodies, cluster groups or consortia of which War Child is a member, including participation in fundraising and representation activities.

Your Profile

• Relevant academic degree in (Psychology, Pedagogy, Community Development, Social Work or equivalent);
• Minimum 3 senior management experience of development programs with leadership responsibilities;
• Experience with community based programmes with an (I)NGO in post conflict context;
• Experience with training and capacity building of senior and junior staff;
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation methodologies, tools and systems (participatory methodologies);
• Knowledge of psychosocial programmes for children within the development sector;
• Excellent English and French writing ability and verbal skills for project proposals, reports and communications;
• A successful track record in initiating, cultivating and securing support from a range of institutional and government donor agencies;
• Strong diplomacy skills; ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with partners, donors and other stakeholders in a sensitive environment;
• Affinity with WCH’s mandate.

We Offer

• The opportunity to work in collaboration with an outstanding International Programmes team at HQ level;
• A fair salary and comprehensive secondary benefits including opportunities to develop and learn professionally;
• You will be located in Burundi, based in Bujumbura with travel in-country occasional travel to Amsterdam and possibly in the region;
• The contract for is for at least 1 year in this position, with the intention to prolong. The preferred starting date is asap.

War Child strives to create an inclusive work environment. Candidates from all backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences who judge that they are able to fill all or most of the essential requirements for this role are encouraged to apply.

Burundi is a family duty station. The expatriate is allowed to bring a partner and children.

How to apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to upload their English CV (maximum of two pages) and fill in our online questionnaire by using the following hyperlink before the 20th of June:

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The safety of children is essential to War Child. War Child does not tolerate or accept any form of abuse. This subject is addressed in our recruitment and selection procedures.