Head of Programmes at DRC, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Deadline: 30 September 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Head of Programmes in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The duration of this post is 24 months.

DRC fulfills its mandate by providing direct assistance to conflict-affected populations – refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs) and host communities in the conflict areas of the world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Head of Programmes will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure strategic coherence and vision of the whole country programme, based on active participation in the drafting of the DRC Strategic Programme Document and as part of the Senior Management Team.
  • Provide technical expertise to the entire country operation and ensures the Bangladesh Country programme portfolio is executed on time, on budget and delivers the expected outputs, outcomes and impact.
  • Ensure a strong and consistent DRC technical representation in the Cox’s Bazar and Dhaka based Humanitarian Architecture (clusters, technical working groups, ad-hoc programmatic groups, etc.).
  • Ensure DRC maintains and builds strategic relations with our current and potential donors (formal and informal communications).
  • Line manage the technical coordinators for each sector, the grants management department, the monitoring and evaluation department, and actively participate in recruitment of technical staff in the areas where the implementation is taking place.
  • Ensure close liaison on programmatic issues with the current programme donors beyond contractual reporting requirements.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Minimum of 7 years experience within a similar role overseeing a complex emergency and development programme preferably working on displacement issues.
  • Minimum 5 years management experience, of which at least 3 should include management of a portfolio of programmes across multiple sectors.
  • Good understanding of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks.
  • Strong experience in programme development and proven program development abilities with key donors.
  • Proven experience of representing externally to key stakeholders, including donors, embassies and clusters.
  • Experience of leading strategic programming and planning processes.
  • Experience of managing systems and tools to oversee complex project portfolios across different sectors and locations as well as within consortiums.
  • Relevant University Degree, Master’s or post-graduate in international relations, Humanitarian Programs Management, degree, political science, international development and/or similar field.
  • Ability to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing and sometimes insecure environment.
  • Team player with excellent communication and strong participatory leadership skills.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.