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Deputy Country Director Programmes - DRC

Tearfund - UK - Mon, 4 Feb 2013 10:23 GMT
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Tearfund’s operational work started in DR Congo in 2002 targeting remote areas affected by conflict and chronic vulnerability in North and South Kivu provinces.  The operational work specializes in household food security, water & sanitation and public health promotion and has an annual turnover of five million pounds.  The programmatic approach is one of developmental relief, with a strong emphasis on community participation, reducing the risk and impact of disasters and building the capacity of local government structures. Tearfund’s programme in DR Congo includes both operational work as well as the separately managed partner support work.

Do you have the skills, character and understanding to take on the exciting challenge of managing Tearfund’s operational work?

We are seeking an experienced senior manager with proven organisational and people management skills to assist the Country Director in the leadership and management of the operational work in DR Congo.  You will have responsibility for the successful design, implementation and monitoring of operational projects, focusing on the delivery of Tearfund’s Outcome 4 - disasters responded to - within the programme, while ensuring projects reflect Tearfund Quality Standard commitments.

The DCD (Programmes) will manage the Area Coordinators and Sector Advisors (Health, WASH and Food Security), represent Tearfund externally and have delegated responsibility for security management within the programme.

You will provide leadership to ensure the physical welfare, spiritual wellbeing and professional development of programme staff. Strong experience is required in relief management, including people management, managing programme budgets, project cycle management and donor management (proposal development, reporting, and compliance).

The successful applicant will be educated to degree level with a good and proven understanding of current relief and development issues. Excellent written and spoken English and strong French and/or Swahili, good cross-cultural awareness and a genuine heart for the poor are essential for this role. 

Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. All posts involve potential contact with children and vulnerable adults and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issue

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