Programme Support Manager at DRC, Kabul, Afghanistan

Deadline: 18 December 2018

Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Support Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post 1 year.

The Programme Support Manager (PSM) is responsible for ensuring ‘quality’ throughout relevant designated parts of the project cycle.

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 Programme Support Manager will perform the following functions:

  • Act as the lead writer/coordinator/editor for concept notes and proposals, as needed.
  • These will be designed in collaboration with (and with substantive and technical input from) the program development team, Programme staff, technical advisors, Regional Office and HQ colleagues, ensuring that DRC’s Programme handbook guidelines are incorporated into proposal design.
  • Ensure communication between all departments (finance, program, and operations) in drafting of budgets.
  • Contribute (alongside relevant colleagues) to the development of strong data collection and monitoring & evaluation plans within each proposal, including well-designed log-frames and indicators.
  • Ensure development and submission of specific reports alongside relevant colleagues.
  • Assist senior management in donor liaison and communication.
  • Represent DRC in other external meetings with stakeholders and coordination meetings.
  • Maintain up-to-date information on donor priorities and funding opportunities.
  • Coordinate the bi-monthly Grants Management Meeting in line with established methodology.
  • Assume responsibility over efficient management and maintenance of grants’ related documentation across DRC-DDG Afghanistan.
  • Manage the implementation of the organizational annual communication plan and the maintenance of grants’ archives and other ad-hoc communication related tasks, including coordination with Grants Focal Points on visibility commitments in grants.
  • Provide direct line management to departmental staff, including task delegation and their review.
  • External and Internal Communications: The PSM will work closely with the Communication Officer (CO) to further develop a comprehensive media, advocacy and communications strategy, ensuring smooth flow of information, good relations with high profile visitors and the media, and high-quality reporting to showcase DRC Afghanistan activities and achievements.
  • Undertake additional duties as assigned by line manager.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University degree.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with ability to determine priorities and pay attention to detail.
  • High-level knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player.
  • Ability to work in a deadline driven environment and undertake a proactive approach.
  • 5 year’s professional work experience in humanitarian organizations.
  • Understand of displacement issues and related international standards/frameworks.
  • Knowledge of the local context in Afghanistan is a strong asset.
  • Experience with Government of Afghanistan is an asset.
  • Experience/exposure to issues in the realm of mine action is an asset.
  • Experience of key donor (UN, EC, USG, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements.
  • Fully expert in written and spoken English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit DRC.