Humanitarian Program Manager

  International Rescue Committee
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1120
Date Posted:Feb 8, 2011
Closing Date:Feb 12, 2011
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:50000 - 70000 USD undefined
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About International Rescue Committee:


IRC is a non-governmental organization providing humanitarian, education,NSP assistance to the returnees and those affected by flood natural disasters and implementing community based small education programs.

Job Summary:

The Humanitarian Program Manager is responsible for overseeing IRC’s Humanitarian Program in Herat IRC maintains a standby emergency response capacity and carries out an ongoing program of assessment of rapid onset and protracted crises. These assessments then inform IRC shelter, NFI, water and sanitation responses to crises and are also shared with the wider humanitarian community to support informed and coordinated responses. IRC’s humanitarian program portfolio will include, over time, Emergency Response, Disaster Risk Reduction, Winterization plus other efforts as driven by target beneficiary population needs.

Duties & Responsibilities:

•In collaboration with the Field Manager and Kabul Coordination Team identify areas for assessment and response;
•Oversee swift, robust and accurate assessments of humanitarian needs and the drafting of reports which outline need and IRC’s proposed response based on identified needs
•Following the review and acceptance of assessment reports manage the delivery of IRC responses to humanitarian needs ensuring both timely delivery of assistance and adherence to SPHERE and relevant GoIRA standards;
•Ensure robust and timely monitoring is carried out during interventions and that timely follow up monitoring is also carried out. Oversee the collation of data into M and E tools to ensure accurate records are kept of all interventions;
•Draft intervention reports which accurately detail IRC’s work and monitoring results;
•With the Kabul Coordination Team and Field Managers ensure that detailed coordination occurs with UN agencies, donors, Government technical agencies and line ministries and other credible emergency response actors. This includes sharing assessment reports;
•Be the key focal point for IRC’s Humanitarian Program partner in Herat. Ensure partners are well informed of project activities and their role. Ensure that ongoing mentoring and capacity building takes place with partners;
•Oversee procurement and stock management for the Humanitarian Program in Hirat, ensuring that appropriate items are procured and stocked to allow swift and appropriate responses to be delivered;
•Supervise the Provincial Humanitarian Program team and ensure they receive the support and guidance required to meet their responsibilities.

Job Requirement:

•At least five years of experience working with NGOs or development agencies in humanitarian response;
•Experience of managing distribution programming, ideally NFI distribution;
•Experience of supporting water and sanitation programming would be a benefit;
•Assessment, monitoring and evaluation skills, in particular data collection, collation and analysis;
•Extensive training experience – including designing and delivering training plans and providing training of trainers;
•Experience of delivering programming in Herat Province;
•Experience of working in partnership with national NGOs;
•Strong communication and inter-personal skills;
•Good English Language skills;
•Good IT skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and email and internet;
•Must be able to function effectively in a fluid, loosely structured, but complex work environment and to set appropriate priorities and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements.

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