Concern Worldwide is an Irish-based non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Job Context: Concern Worldwide has completed a pilot Return to Neighbourhoods project in a Concern managed spontaneous settlement in Port au Prince. The objective of the project was to guide IDPs away from camp service dependency, find more durable shelter solutions for both pre-earthquake renters as well as homeowners, and to encourage beneficiaries to take ownership of their future. The pilot project tested several return options and from the outcomes, provided lessons learned for Concern as well as other agencies which will be applied to more camps throughout the coming year months.
The Program Manager will manage all aspects of the Concern Haiti Return to Neighbourhoods planning, day to day implementation and monitoring in line with the strategy/ proposal. The position will coordinate the various aspects of the programme; database management, case workers, cash transfers, small business trainings and education coupons for various camp projects running at the same time.
The Program Manager will provide strong and visionary leadership in the development and implementation of the programme, capacity build staff and beneficiaries and provide guidance and technical support to implementing teams.
Main Responsibilties: • Plan and manage the roll out of the “Return to Neighbourhoods” programme
• Participate in the recruitment of key national staff
• Establish and maintain strong relationships with, relevant stakeholders including community leaders, Mayors office, relevant donors and NGOs. • Set up a communal platform made up of camp committee, women’s group, local authority representatives, civil society organizations, relevant service providers etc. for each target area (camp and neighbourhood). Ensure the support of the community and local authorities for the project in the roll out of weekly communal platform update and coordination meetings. • Manage all aspects of the financial management of the Return to Neighbourhoods programme; plan budget needs and manage budget accordingly. Provide financial reports/ budget updates to the senior management team as required. • Coordinate and write all narrative reports required by Concern and other donors as required. • Participate in relevant cluster meetings, sub-hub cluster meetings and working groups. • Task the communal platform to provide lists of camp residents currently sleeping in the selected camps at night and to identify, in a participative manner, the most vulnerable families living in those camps. • Carry out a 3W exercise in the target areas. Coordinate with shelter, health, WASH, protection, rubble removal and education partners working in the target areas regarding services available in the neighbourhoods and how to incorporate them into the programme. • Coordinate with shelter actors and receive a commitment from one or various repair and reconstruction/ shelter agencies to assist families, in coordination with Concern to provide a repair or reconstruction/ T shelter solution for eligible beneficiaries. • Organise and ensure sensitization is carried out by the communal platform on the projects at the various target areas regarding all aspects of the programme at various stages. Ensure that beneficiaries are guided through the whole process and know where to go if they have questions. • Capacity build the verification committee, Concern case workers and community leaders on the technical and legal verification process. • Manage information dissemination and limit miscommunication through working with Concerns Peace Building, Protection, WASH and Education teams. • Set up offices at each target area, monitor the verification system and connected database, provide support to the teams and lead Documentation Officers at each target area. • Identify best practice cash transfer methods and organize cash transfer systems and education voucher systems with relevant partners, sections of Concern. Monitor the team closely when implementing the cash transfer component to ensure follow through and beneficiary loop holes mitigated.
• Coordinate with repair and reconstruction/ T shelter partners to ensure Concern verification team providing relevant information to shelter actors in a timely manner.
• In coordination with other actors or the relevant sections of Concern ensure appropriate trainings (e.g. livelihood business training and DRR safe building training) are carried out. • Monitor project daily to ensure targeting of vulnerable is prioritized; partners are respected and overall success. • Ensure that all staff are managed in accordance with Concern’s policies and practice and ensure that all staff fully understand, and are committed to, the organization and the programme’s mission, vision, values and strategic aims. • Any other duties as assigned by the CD
Person specification: Essential: • Degree level qualification in sociology economics, economics or related topic, or degree in community Development • Fluent French and/or Creole Speaker • Good working knowledge of English • At least 3 years overseas experience in implementing participatory community Development programmes • Relevant experience in managing programmes with a cash component such as cash for work, cash transfers etc. • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation systems & techniques • Experience in negotiating and working with high level government representatives. • Good understanding/experience of working on protection issues. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Good training and facilitation skills • Capacity to work under pressure.
• Experience of undertaking quality research into Livelihoods and or shelter • Experience of working in a post conflict environment, • Solid experiences in conflict management
Special Skills, Aptitude or Personality Requirements • Ability to work as part of a team • Flexibility, adaptability, and patience • Facilitation and interpersonal skills • Analytical and problem solving skills • Ability to work under pressure often to strict deadlines • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions • Methodical and thorough • Training skills • Cross cultural awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences • Awareness of gender issues • Empathy with organisational goals • Good knowledge and competence of computer applications i.e. Microsoft, Word, Excel, Email • Ability to motivate and develop skills of others • Strong negotiation skills to ensure cohesion with other NGOs and humanitarian actors •
To apply: All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net
Please note that CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.
All candidates who are short-listed for a first round interview will be notified via email after the application deadline
All applications should be submitted through our website at https://jobs.concern.net