Response Programmes Director at World Vision South Africa

Response Programmes Director at World Vision South Africa

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Response Programmes Director oversees/leads the Sector Programming Team, including Program Officer(s), Design Monitor Evaluation (DME), Humanitarian Accountability and Information Management. The Programme Director supports the Response Director (RD) and Operations Director (OD) in designing the response strategy and operations plan and works in close coordination with both.

The Response Programmes Director is responsible to manage grant acquisition, assessments, monitor and humanitarian accountability and liaises with Support Offices (SOs), and international donors.
Response Programmes Director is part of the Response Senior Leadership Team. Response Programmes Director will coordinate/advise with Response Director (RD)/Senior Leadership Team (SLT) go or no go for proposals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Establish, lead, resource and staff the programmes unit to meet response needs:
Lead team/individual development and provide direction and support as needed to enable effective performance.
Contribute to National Office (NO) capacity building in the area of emergency response in coordination with NO leadership and Human Resources (HR).
Determine Programmes organisational structure and staffing plan with HR.

Work with HR to recruit and deploy Programmes staff and plan for capacity development.
Ensure Programmes staff handovers are conducted.
Develop Programmes budget in coordination with Finance.
Support RD and Finance in developing Response Budget, ensuring strong alignment and coordination with Operations team during budgeting and budget management process.
Plan for Programmes Unit transition/integration with NO, where applicable.

KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Required:
A minimum of 3-5 years in leadership role in the humanitarian assistance and development sector, with a significant portion of this in INGOs.
5 years experience in humanitarian assistance work.
Demonstrated understanding of key humanitarian principles, standards and best practices.
University degree in Humanitarian Studies or relevant field. Masters degree preferred.

Experience in program management and implementation of multi-sectoral emergency response projects.
Intensive experience in leading a multi-cultural team of professionals.
Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.
Experience working in war zones / fragile contexts.

Experience in engaging with governmental institutions and multilateral agencies.
Experience in managing humanitarian operations that facilitate innovation and calculated risk taking.

Work experience as Program Officer at least for 1-3 years in a country other than the home country.
Strong team leadership skills.
Emotional Intelligence (self awareness, managing emotions and those of others, remaining calm/composed, dealing with ambiguity and change).
Understand Humanitarian Industry and have proven experience within a relief setting.
Effective in written and verbal communication in English.
Ability to express ideas and concepts clearly and persuasively with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred:
Previous experience working in complex emergency/rehabilitation settings.
Experience coordination with INGOs and other key stakeholders-High degree of negotiation and persuasion skills.

Ability to work with a reasonable level of comfort in high tension and high security risk situations.
Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts psychologically stressful environs and physical hardships.

Ability to facilitate the creation of cross-functional project teams and the development of national strategies.
Excellent time-management and prioritization.
Demonstrates openness and transparency.

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