About the job (1 / 2)
In close collaboration with the Country Director (CD), the DCD’s prime objectives are to provide leadership and management of the strategic programming, overseeing the strengthening of SI’s program development, quality and accountability.
The DCD ensures the internal coherence between program activities and is responsible for ensuring that programs are driven by needs, based on evidence, adaptable to contextual changes and conflict sensitive, monitored closely and resourced appropriately.
The DCD is part of SI Senior Management Team, the head of office of the program coordination office in Maiduguri, and has direct line-management of the Technical Coordinators (WaSH, Cholera Task Force, FSL and MEAL), Grant Manager and Emergency team.
Main Responsibilities :
ORG CHART POSITION (reporting and functional relationships)
Line manager : Country Director
Line report(s) : Technical Coordinators, Grant Manager, Emergency team
Functional manager : HQ Desk Manager and team
Functional report(s) : Field coordinators
Main challenges for the position
This position has an extreme potential in terms of leading the development and impact creation for a relatively wide portfolio of activities, which has a strong principled program positioning in the context where SI operates.
The opportunity to keep developing the mission programming towards increased sustainability, innovation and inclusion oriented approaches make the role fascinating and very challenging.
At the same time, the continuously changing context and heavy workload as the mission grows and stabilizes present challenges to be addressed in practical and result-oriented ways.
In this sense, we are looking for a strong leader and manager, experienced and highly proficient in program management, innovative solution-finding, strategical analysis and external coordination / representation.
About the job (2 / 2)
The main challenges :
He is continuously in direct contact with the technical coordinators, the emergency PM and the field teams.
Exploration of news strategic or innovative partnership should also be ensured.
He / she will be in charge of the internal coordination mechanisms and processes implementation.
Furthermore, the regular clashes between the different stakeholders of the conflict are causing important movements of population.
Thus, the programs, and more globally the mission, should show a strong adaptation and reactivity capacity.
As functional manager of the program team at base level, the DCD should have regular exchanges with the Program managers, without overlapping the Field Coordinators.
Communication channels : both the operational base and the coordination team are located in Maiduguri. It will be important to ensure that communication schemes are in place and that there is no confusion between base and coordination (decision-making, roles and responsibilities).
SI will offer you...
A salaried post : according to experience from 2640 euros gross per month (2400 base salary + 10% annual leave).
Per Diem : 600 USD / month.
Social and medical cover : Expatriates benefit from an insurance package which reimburses all healthcare expenses (including medical and surgical expenses, dental care and ophthalmological expenses, repatriation) and a welfare system including war risks.
Essential vaccination and antimalarial treatment costs are refunded.
Vacation : During the assignment, a system of alternation between work and time off is implemented at the rate of one break every three months.
Our policy was just modified : from now on, Solidarités offers you 7 working days ever three months, with a 850 USD allowance for each break.
In addition to these regular break, SI adds a day off per worked month. These days off as well as the breaks are not deducted from the paid leaves that are paid every months with your salary as they are offered by the organization.
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The DCD will be based in Maiduguri. He / she is living in a single bedroom with bathroom. The number of expatriates living in the guesthouse is quite high and various in terms of nationality : this is a chance but also requires adaptability and open-minded.
The DCD will travel regularly to areas of interventions. He / she has to respect the security measures in place, like curfew time and SI restrictions / rules.
The environment is highly volatile, so he / she has to adapt him / herself to sudden changes.