DanChurchAid and Norwegian Church Aid joint country program in Palestine is looking for a
Head of Programme
About DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid (NCA).
DanChurchAid (DCA) and Norwegian Church Aid are non-governmental organisations. Both are members of the ACT Alliance and work primarily with local partners, international networks, churches and non-religious civil organizations. The organisations have merged into 1 country team with offices in East Jerusalem and Gaza. The joint program supports some 20 partners and their projects through a team of 15 staff and annual turnover of approx. USD 5 mio. We manage contracts from the Danish and Norwegian governments and European Union. We support economic empowerment of youth and women, by use of renewable energy, mobile technology and agricultural innovation. We work with active citizenship and empowerment. We respond to humanitarian crisis and coordinate within UN system. And we advocate for respect for international humanitarian law and human rights law from duty bearers.
Head of Programme (HoP).
DCA is looking for a team leader with strong facilitation skills and programmatic experience. The Head of Programme will be part of the Country Office management team
As Head of Programme you will ensure the overall responsibility for the implementation of the Joint Country Programme and the quality of the projects. The Country Programme has five areas of focus: Active Citizenship, Economic Empowerment, Humanitarian Response, International Advocacy and support to local civil society (DCA/NCA partners). The HoP is involved in strategic development and plays a key role in fundraising, quality assurance and smooth implementation of the programme. The HoP has the responsibility for management of the programme team, delegates work and ensures that policies, formats, procedures and systems are known and implemented correctly. The HoP is overall responsible for meeting internal & external deadlines.
• You think strategically and understand the context. You deliver to the program objectives.
• You are charismatic. You think innovatively and can support project staff design projects with partners.
• You naturally motivate your team members to perform beyond expectations. You can write grant winning proposals and concise, convincing reports.
• You are well organized. And you have a good memory and good humor.
• You will ensure that DCA policies, procedures and systems are used. You are responsible for compliance and program quality assurance of internal and external reporting.
Main tasks for the position:
- Build a strong programme team; Provide support in form of coordination, planning, prioritization, coaching and supervision to all programme and emergency response staff.
- Quality assurance of all programme and project work, including development of project proposals, fundraising and reporting to donors in accordance with DCA policies and procedures.
- Together with the programme team and other colleagues, support partner organisations in identifying capacity gaps and facilitate training and other means of enhancing the quality of project design, implementation and management, as well as general compliance to back donor requirements.
- Support organisational development of partner organizations.
- Maintain an active network of external stakeholders (UN, NGO, civil society)
- Ensure that lessons learned are shared and used within the programme.
- Secure a strong mainstreaming of rights-based approach, accountability and gender equality perspectives within the programme and projects.
- Maintain overview of the partnership portfolio as well as of the work with partners on accountability and transparency commitments.
- Contribute to the consolidation and smooth management of the joint DCA/NCA office.
- Frequent travel to Gaza (at least 4 working days a month in Gaza) and the West Bank as well as abroad.
Key qualifications / Experience expected/ Education:
We are looking for a candidate who can fully embody DCA key management values of being Compassionate, Proactive, Responsible and Respectful.
- Team leader with experience in managing teams
- Strong, convincing writer
- Track record in developing/designing innovative projects
- Success in winning grants-winning proposals and donor approved reports.
- Skilled in prioritizing tasks, planning and organizing team efforts to meet objectives & deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and capacity to work through partners.
- Relevant academic degree in the fields of business administration, human rights or social sciences with study or work abroad experience appreciated.
- At least 5 years’ experience in project management and fundraising in NGO sector
- Experience in leading an emergency response
- Strong analytical skills, capacity for strategic planning.
• Meaningful, professional, dynamic and pleasant work place.
• Competitive compensation.
• Work station: Jerusalem
• Duration: two years with possibility of renewal, starting as soon as possible.
• Contract Type: Full time (37.5 hours/week) according to Local Staff Manual
To apply for this position:
Please upload your CV and a cover letter that includes justification of interest no later than Sept. 28 midnight. Use the following link:
While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The interviews will be conducted on Oct. 10 and Oct. 12. Note that all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, marital status and religious, political or ethnic affiliation. To know more about DCA and NCA please visit our websites (www.danchurchaid.org and https://www.kirkensnodhjelp.no/en/)