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Programme Director at Tearfund in Democratic Republic of the Congo

Based in Bukavu, DR Congo
Programme Type: Standard
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract length: 2 years
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced senior manager and leader to head our operational programme in DR Congo. Tearfund has been implementing relief and rehabilitation projects in Eastern DR Congo since 2002. The programme currently has 15 international staff, 150 national staff and an annual turn of £4 million. Projects are implemented in 3 locations, covering Watsan, Food Security, and Public Health Promotion. We are looking for a Programme Director with proven humanitarian sector experience plus strong leadership and management skills in order to effectively lead the implementation of the programme in accordance with Tearfund’s approach to good practice, policy and strategy.

The post-holder will have responsibility for developing and outworking the strategy for Tearfund’s operational work in DR Congo, together with leading the senior management team responsible for programme implementation, logistics, finance and human resources. Strong experience is required in leadership and people management, budget management, donor relations, proposal development and reporting, and donor and corporate compliance. The post-holder is also responsible for representing Tearfund, liaising with and advocating to Government departments, UN bodies, INGOs and local Partners.
The role requires frequent travel to field sites. Applicants will be educated to degree level and must have substantive up to date working knowledge of humanitarian environments within an International NGO environment. Excellent written and spoken English is essential, as well as the ability to read and speak good conversational French. An assessment of your Francophone ability will be part of the recruitment process.
Applicants must be committed to Tearfund's Christian beliefs. All posts involve potential contact with children and the recruitment process will include specific checks related to child protection issues.
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Due to immediate start date this vacancy will close as soon as an appropriate candidate has been appointed.  PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY
Programme Type:  Standard
£34,792 per annum plus a competitive benefits package.
Closing date: 24/10/2011

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