• Provide direction to ensure the effectiveness and positive impact of the programmes implemented by the CO and sub-office(s)
  • Maintain effective communications within the programme and with the Regional Desk at the International Office
  • Review, update and communicate the country situation analysis and emergency response twice a year to the Head of Region
  • Ensure the production of high quality donor reports, annual reports and project proposals for both IRW and donors by the agreed deadlines
  • Ensure transparency and accountability in all programmes and follow humanitarian accountability principles and standards
  • Ensure programmes are gender-sensitive and adhere to child protection principles



  • Ensure effective and continuous monitoring of the appropriateness, effectiveness, impact and direction programmes implemented by the CO and sub-office(s) using appropriate IRW and other international tools
  • Develop and implement innovative approaches to monitor the performance of programmes
  • Ensure adequate evaluation of the impact of the programmes and measurement of change as a result of the programmes
  • Monitor and ensure the capacity of budget holders to manage and monitor their budgets and ensure proper expenditure phasing
  • Spend at least 40% of time in the field meeting beneficiaries and field staff


  • Provide overall strategic planning leadership and technical backing for CO programmes in line with IRW’s strategic parameters
  • Ensure the Country Strategy, thematic areas of work as well as the Annual Country Business Plan and Emergency Preparedness Plan are implemented in line with regional and global strategies and reviewed as necessary in consultation with staff and stakeholders
  • Ensure that projects fit into the overall country strategy and thematic areas and that this integration is understood by all involved
  • Work with programme teams, partners and beneficiaries to produce action plans as per the country strategy within agreed timeframes
  • Contribute to regional and IRW global policy/strategy development based on the experience of the country programme
  • Maintain and update on a regular basis emergency preparedness and response plans for the country
  • Contribute to the development of policies on major issues and/or advocacy with a range of stakeholders



  • Identify potential donors and institutional funding opportunities and secure funding sources in-country for country office and sub-office(s)
  • Build and strengthen significant relationships between IRW partners, INGOs, UN, institutional donors and relevant Government Departments at all levels
  • Be cognisant of advocacy opportunities and develop these as appropriate through the media, government, the UN, international agencies, donors and diplomatic missions


  • Ensure the full implementation of IRW’s Personnel Management Policies and Code of Conduct
  • Ensure that a human resource strategy and implementation plan is developed, monitored and reviewed as an integral part of the strategic planning process
  • Optimise staff performance through ensuring that effective processes are in place to support and encourage their personal and professional development
  • Maintain an effective Country Management Team (CMT) to facilitate involvement of staff in the running of the programme through an appropriate participatory and open team approach to decision making

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • Work experience working as a Country Director or a senior management role with an International NGO
  • Proven track record of working with INGOs in developing countries in rehabilitation; development or emergency contexts
  • Substantial experience and knowledge of effective budgetary control and grant management
  • Knowledge and experience of fundraising from and dealing with EC, ECHO, UN and DFID
  • Experience of and commitment to participatory management and maintaining a supportive, open environment to ensure the learning and development of all staff
  • An in depth understanding of international development issues
  • Proven experience in overseeing programmes; understanding of quantitative and qualitative data in support of programme development;
  • Experience of managing and mentoring local and international staff.
  • Gender approaches in relief and recovery;
  • Community Development, Social Protection, Food Security, Urban Poverty etc


  • Experience of managing and mentoring local and international staff
  • Good interpersonal skills including the ability to listen, sensitivity to others views and perspectives and conflict resolution
  • Proven experience in overseeing programmes; understanding of quantitative and qualitative data in support of programme development

Note: The job may pre-emptively close depending on the availability of the job position. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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