DAH - Soudan du Sud - CDM

Head of Programs

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Publié 10/09/2019
Entrée en fonction 01/10/2019
Délai ASAP
Famille de métier Management opérationnel des programmes
Emplacement , Soudan du Sud
Conditions générales Expatriate contract under Swiss regulations 3’400 CHF (~2’950 €) < > 4’750 CHF (~4’100 €) net /month according to experience x 13 times, Vacancy: 25 days annual leaves local accommodation and transportation, Health insurance, accident and medical repatriation insurance, return flight.
Description générale In his/her capacity of representative of the Foundation, the Head of Program reports to the Country Representative and oversees Tdh programs in Juba and Yei. S/he works in close collaboration with the Support Departments (LOG, Finance and HR) and makes sure that communication and sufficient links are made between the program team and the support team. The Head of program ensures the application and development of the Tdh delegation's intervention strategy, in collaboration with all the parties. S/he is responsible for the implementation of the strategy, the development and the managerial coordination of the project teams, and s/he has a major responsibility for the projects strategy, steering and outcomes. The Head of program helps the grants team members in designing and fundraising for grants in South Sudan, through the monitoring of donor opportunities, the drafting of concept notes & project documents with the Country Representative and HQ’s team, and the proactive submission to donors. S/he supports and validates the quality of the work done by the teams as regards with Tdh mandate, policies and commitments, and international standards. S/he coordinates and develops national measures for dialogue and partnership with local, national and international partners.
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Strategic and Operational Development

o   Strengthens  the integrated country program strategy by suggesting and leading the design of new operations according to changing humanitarian needs

o   Ensures close and regular contacts with bilateral and multilateral donors/funding agencies, of whom he/she knows the policy (operation strategy, financing policy and modalities, in compliance with the associative project of Tdh)

Quality Programming Defined, Established and Implemented

o   Ensures that programs and action plans are carried out and monitored to achieve the results and for quality implementation

o   Ensures that practices respect Tdh’s mandate, policies and format

Quality Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

o    Supervises the M&E team to ensure that program implementation is in line with the quality standards and requirements from Tdh  and donors guidelines

  • Ensures the design of systematic and realistic M&E plans and tools that capture quantitative and qualitative data to report on all indicators in programs and promote evidence-based programming
  • Compiles and finalizes all reporting deliverables for submission to donors in line with guidance and support from CR and HQ.

Staff Performance Management, Learning & Development

  • Supervises and builds the capacity of team members in relevant technical and management competencies
  • Maintains open and professional relations with team members, promoting a strong team spirit and providing oversight and guidance to enable staff to successfully perform in their positions
  • The Head of Programs supervises Program Coordinators and Grants team to ensure projects implementation is on track within the project cycle management.

Coordination and Representation of Tdh

  • Ensures the representation (with his/her teams) of Tdh among partners, donors and different authorities for the area which he/she is responsible for
  • Represents the organization locally amongst donors, NGOs, International Organizations and local authorities
  • Coordinates with the Head of Emergency Operations and with the Grants manager, in order to ensure quality at operational level


  • It may be required to work out of hours or on weekends, depending on the emergency of the situation
  • S/he is expected to visit Tdh bases and disaster-affected areas regularly (depending on security and clearance from authorities)
  • Agrees to comply with Tdh Code of Conduct and promote Child Safeguarding policy
  • Reports serious cases of abuse on children that she/he would be aware of in Tdh’s intervention locations. Strict confidentiality must be respected.

Knowledge :

  • Education: Advanced University degree in relevant field
  • At least 4 years of experience in a coordination position; experience in program management including support and programmatic aspects
  • Advance IT knowledge (hardware and software, Microsoft Office, Internet)
  • Previous experience with an NGO is mandatory
  • Previous experience in emergency response is required


  • Successful track record of developing funding strategies and securing high levels of funding from institutional donors (OFDA; BPRM; DFID; ECHO; UN; etc.) and/or proven knowledge of logistics implementation at national level
  • Experience of working overseas in remote and complex locations
  • Experience of building and developing the capacity of staff
  • Experience of managing multiple thematic program areas; child protection is a plus
  • Experience in security management
  • A commitment to excellence; attention to details
  • Previous work experience related to South Sudan is an advantage

Skills :

  • Required qualities: organized, sense of human relations, diplomacy, communication skills
  • Desirable: proactive, autonomous, rigorous, analytical, willingness and motivation to work in an international and intercultural context


  • Excellent writing and editing skills in English (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of the Bangladesh context would be a distinct advantage
Contexte Terre des hommes Foundation (Tdh) is the leading Swiss NGO focusing on child rights. It is active in more than 30 countries with development and emergency projects. Tdh focuses its action on the two following areas of intervention: health and protection of particularly vulnerable children. Modern management and communication tools ensure the quality of Tdh’s projects. The Foundation constantly aims to improve its services. Tdh has been working in South Sudan since 2014 and is conducting emergency operations in two locations : Yei and Juba. In 2016, following the clashes that took place in the Equatoria Region, Yei River State (Former Central Equatoria State) was identified as zone of major humanitarian concern. At the beginning of 2017, Tdh launched a program in Yei town to improve overall child protection outcomes through an integrated approach, including WASH, FSL and education projects. Current Tdh work covers four thematic areas including: - Child Protection - Food Security and Livelihoods, - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and - Education Earlier programmes were restricted to Yei Municipality as the area outside was inaccessible to humanitarian workers but more recently, programmes have begun outside areas starting in 3 counties. In Juba Tdh has been working in the Protection of Civilian (POC) camp since 2014 with child protection project ( mainly case management, alternative care, CFS and helpdesks). The strategy is now to handle over the project to a national NGO. Currently Tdh South Soudan projects are covered by multiple donors: Swiss solidarity, German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SSHF, ECHO ( in consortium), GIZ and UNICEF.
Années d'expériences professionnelles requises 5-10 ans
Années d'expériences en ONG requises 2-5 ans
Niveau d'études
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