Help a Child Malawi is looking for a

Program Manager Youth & Work

Organization
Help a Child is a Christian, international relief and development organization, founded in 1968 in the Netherlands. Help a Child provides a future for children in need, their family and their entire community. By empowering vulnerable communities, we help them to change their own living conditions and opportunities in a sustainable way. Help a Child works in areas with a high incidence of poverty or in places where children and families are extra vulnerable due to disasters or (imminent) conflicts. Help a Child develops innovative programs, for example about youth & work, child development and the transition of relief help towards sustainable development. We work together with various Dutch, international and local partners. Help a Child works across India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda and South Sudan.
Since 2009 and through our local partner organizations Help a Child has implemented child focused community development program in Northern Malawi. In order to grow HaC’s expertise role towards our partner organizations as well as towards the government and other stakeholders, HaC has opened a country office in Malawi in 2016. Based on our 2016-2020 global strategy, Youth & Work and Early Childhood Development (ECD) are priority sectors.

Position
The Help a Child Malawi Youth & Work country strategy 2017-2020 focuses on the promotion of youth entrepreneurship and opportunities for youth in agribusiness. The Program Manager Youth & Work (Y&W) plays a key role in further shaping the country program. The Program Manager is responsible for overseeing and guiding the implementation of current projects (Youth and Work and Agribusiness), as well as supporting new program development. This includes building the capacity of local partners to deliver quality youth and agribusiness projects and carrying out appropriate monitoring and evaluation processes. You will be involved in the evaluation a new Y&W pilot project and bring the project to a next level. Furthermore, the Program Manager represents the organization in professional networks, towards donors and relevant government departments, and plays a role in proposal development and fundraising. The successful candidate is passionate about youth development and has a strong understanding of how markets can work for young people, especially within rural areas.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management

  • Develop Y&W program plans and implement the plans in close cooperation with our local partners;
  • Project design and proposal development which may include conducting needs assessments, market surveys, youth assessments and value chain analysis;
  • Monitor and evaluate implementation of field activities to ensure that interventions are compliant with the standards and principles of not only the organization, but also of the Malawi government and the donor;
  • Contribute to developing and reviewing of Y&W program Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (PMEL) Systems;

Networking and Partnership Management

  • Develop and maintain good relations with relevant government departments at national and district level;
  • Determine and assess the need to join appropriate networks of project-related experts and influential groups;
  • Develop strong relationships with existing and potential donors in the youth sector to promote Y&W approaches and results and to pursue funding opportunities so as to attract adequate funding for the program;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with private sector players, i.e. Private Sector Federations, MFI’s and companies involved in agro-processing;
  • Identify, develop and recommend programs for potential partnerships. This includes attending learning workshops, organizing joint field visits with other parties and participating in professional events on Y&W;

Capacity Building and Organizational Learning

  • Build knowledge and technical capacity of implementing partners to implement and monitor quality youth & work interventions;
  • Conducting capacity assessments, providing training and coaching to partners on youth entrepreneurship, agribusiness, private sector engagement, innovative use of ICT in youth programming among other areas;
  • Planning for organizational reflection and learning opportunities, such as special impact studies, after action reviews, and partners’ meetings, organizational learning surveys;
  • Support in developing knowledge related to Y&W, including incorporating research design and methodologies in project design and management.

Qualifications and Experience 
We are a looking for a candidate with the following qualifications and experience:

  • Education in International Development, Agribusiness, Economics or other relevant field;
  • 5-7 years of progressive experience managing multi-year programs in the area of youth employment;
  • Minimum of 5 years of agribusiness experience, (including engaging the private sector, would be an asset);
  • Significant experience and strong technical skills in the field of entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and job creation;
  • Strong understanding of value chains and workshop/job based youth technical vocation;
  • Experience with proposal development and fundraising;
  • Ability to set and achieve clear objectives and deadlines;
  • Passion for innovation, research, technology and entrepreneurship;
  • Self-starter, results driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence;
  • Strong communication and networking skills;
  • Full support for the vision and mission and Christian core values of Help a Child.

Offer
Help a Child offers the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, child centred and Christian international NGO with a dedicated team of professionals motivated to maximize impact. HaC offers a fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered a fixed term contract for the first year with a probation period of 3 months. Depending on your performance and fit with the programme and staff involved, this first year contract will be extended for another 2 years.

Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) before April 25th, 2019 to vacancies@hacmalawi.org. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of Help a Child, being a child centred and Christian organization. An (e-) assessment will be part of the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information please contact Mrs. Erine Dijkstra, Country Program Director at info@hacmalawi.org.

Help a Child expects its staff to behave with integrity; to do no harm and to carefully take into account the rights and interests of others. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child's Code of Conduct and recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

 

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Help a Child is currently recruiting a strategic and ambitious

Manager Programs & Institutional Funding

(Zwolle, the Netherlands - 36 hours a week)

Organization
Help a Child is a Christian, international relief and development organization, founded in 1968 in the Netherlands. Help a Child provides a future for children in need, their family and their entire community. By empowering vulnerable communities we help them to change their own living conditions and opportunities in a sustainable way. Help a Child works in areas with a high incidence of poverty or in places where children and families are extra vulnerable due to disasters or (imminent) conflicts. Help a Child develops innovative programs, for example about youth & work, mother and child care and the transition of relief help towards sustainable development. We work together with various Dutch, international and local partners. Help a Child works across India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda and South Sudan.

Position
As Manager Programs & Institutional Funding, you manage a team of 13 expert professionals who are involved in program development, relief and various thematic areas of expertise. At a strategic level, you are involved in initiating and managing (potential) partnerships and stakeholder management. You guide the development of high-quality propositions for institutional donors that lead to successful financing of the development and relief programs of Help a Child. You also keep a close eye on the quality of the programs and make adjustments where necessary. As a member of the Management Team, you are actively involved in strategic organizational development and you are responsible for managing a portfolio of organization-wide projects. You work closely with experts from the International Office in the Netherlands and abroad. You hold a key position in contact with the several country offices of Help a Child and provide support in the development, financing, and implementation of their strategy and programs. This position requires frequent travel.

Requirements

  • An MSc./ MA degree in a relevant field
  • At least five years of relevant working experience in institutional fundraising and/ or program management
  • Proven experience in developing and managing consortia and collaborating with fellow organizations, universities, research institutes, and the private sector
  • Experience in managing a program and/ or institutional fundraising team
  • Up-to-date knowledge of international policy, development cooperation and the relief sector
  • Experience with project management
  • Driven and stress resistant

Your competences

  • Visionary
  • Leadership skills
  • Results and customer oriented
  • Strong in collaboration and networking
  • Excellent written and oral skills (English and preferably also French)
  • An eye for detail and the ability to maintain an overview

Offer
Help a Child offers an inspiring and dynamic working environment. Just like our other employees, you adhere to our core Christian values. You can count on a professional, pleasant working atmosphere and expert colleagues at the International Office and abroad. Help a Child offers a fair salary and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors.

If you want to know more about this vacancy and about working at Help a Child, read the interview with Agnes Kroese, who is currently working as Manager Programs & Institutional Funding.

Interested?
Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to submit their cover letter and resume (both written in English) no later than March 30th, 2019 to d.karelse@karelserecruitment.nl. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to join Help a Child, being a child centered and Christian organization. Applicants must be entitled to live and work in the Netherlands. Help a Child will not apply for a work permit for this vacancy. If you have any questions about the recruitment process or this position, please contact us at the above email address or at +316 825 688 38.

Help a Child expects its staff to behave with integrity, to do no harm and to carefully take into account the rights and interests of others. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Code of Conduct. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including references and criminal record checks.

 

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Help a Child is currently recruiting a

Country Program Director (Juba, South Sudan)

Organization
Help a Child is a Christian international NGO specialized in community development with its international office in the Netherlands and operating in South Sudan since 2008. Founded in 1968, Help a Child’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of children living in poverty and crisis through supportive communities. In our disaster response we focus mainly at the thematic areas Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL), Protection and Education, using the UNHCR graduation approach where possible. In our activities we have special attention for children, youth and pregnant and lactating mothers.

The total program portfolio in South Sudan is about one (1) million Euro. Help a Child is part of the South Sudan Joint Response (SSJR5) program which is supported by the Government of the Netherlands. In close collaboration with other international NGOs and local partners we are implementing projects in Wau and Boma State. The projects are centered around (Child) Protection and FSL. Furthermore, we are implementing a girls’ education project in Western Lake State.

Position 
The Country Program Director (CPD) will be responsible for the long term and overall success of Help a Child’s country program in South Sudan. The CPD will manage the country office, the HaC South Sudan Country Program and the country team. (S)he is responsible for the development and implementation of the Help a Child South Sudan country strategy, delivering high quality projects, successful fundraising, sound financial management and strategic stakeholder management. Furthermore, the CPD will be end responsible for quality control & evaluation, including adherence to donor standards and quality reporting. The CPD will manage a growing team that currently consists of five professionals.

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Ensure strategic growth, development and delivery of the Help a Child South Sudan Country Program, in line with the Help a Child mandate, strategy and Theory of Change.
  • Manage the Country Program and coordinate with local partners, ensuring the partner’s quality in implementation standards, guidelines and reporting.
  • Ensure that existing and new projects are in line with strategy, operational plans and budgets.
  • Identify, create and capitalize on funding opportunities for further growth of the Help a Child portfolio.
  • Represent Help a Child at key events of the SSJR5 program in Juba and at relevant cluster meetings in Juba (Protection, FSL, Education).
  • Successfully invest in and expand networks of relevant stakeholders, including Dutch and other foreign embassies, donor representatives and South Sudanese national/ local government entities and like-minded INGO’s in order to develop partnerships.
  • Responsible for timely and high quality reporting to back donors and Help a Child’s International Office.
  • Responsible for ensuring strong and outstanding collaborative relations with Help a Child’s International office.
  • End-responsible for sound financial management and control of the administrative and financial organization.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of efficient and effective operating systems, and ensuring compliance with all Help a Child Management Operating Standards and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for the overall HR cycle of staff, including the development of an organizational culture that reflects Help a Child’s values, promotes accountability and high performance and frees up staff to deliver outstanding results for beneficiaries and donors.

Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious, entrepreneurial and high energy professional with significant experience in (Program) Management and Fundraising to be part of a growing country office. Specific requirements include:

  • Minimum of an Advanced Degree in a relevant field.
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a relief or early recovery setting, preferably in a similar position.
  • Good knowledge of Protection, FSL and Education.
  • Preferably experience working in consortia and with implementing partner organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in building personal and professional networks at a senior level.
  • Proven track record in identifying, creating and capitalizing on funding opportunities.
  • Good understanding of program, financial and operational management processes.
  • Good understanding of key trends in international and humanitarian development.
  • Experience managing a growing team of staff.
  • Experience working in a fragile and cross cultural context, preferably in South Sudan.
  • Preferably experience in working with a Theory of Change as frame work.
  • Experience in managing safety & security needs.
  • Results driven and motivated by a sense of performance excellence and urgency.
  • Fluent in English, strong communication skills, both verbally and written (including presentation skills).
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, interpersonal and cross cultural sensitivity.
  • Being a Christian, adhering to the Christian identity of Help a Child and experienced in communicating the Christian identity of Help a Child to team members.
  • Full support for the vision and mission of Help a Child.

Value Proposition
Help a Child offers the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, Child centred and Christian International NGO with a dedicated team of professionals motivated to maximize impact. Help a Child offers a fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered a fixed term one (1) year contract. Depending on funding, your performance and fit with the staff, the contract will be extended. This is a non-family duty station.

How to Apply
Interested candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) at the latest on March 27th, 2019 to vacancies@hacsouthsudan.org. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of the Help a Child organization. This includes a reflection on Help a Child being a child centred and Christian organization.

For more information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact us at info@hacsouthsudan.org. Due to the urgency to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We reserve the right to close this advert before the confirmed closing date when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post, you are kindly advised to submit your application as soon as possible. An (e-) assessment will be part of the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Help a Child is committed to keep children safe. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Child Safeguarding Policy. Recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Help a a Child is a corruption free organization and does not solicit funds or favors from the general public for this or any other process.

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Help a Child (Red een Kind) is currently recruiting a

Programme Manager (Bujumbura, Burundi)

Organisation
Help a Child is a Christian, international relief and development organization, founded in 1968 in the Netherlands and operating in Burundi since 2009. Help a Child provides a future for children in need, their family and their entire community. By empowering vulnerable communities, we help them to change their own living conditions and opportunities in a sustainable way. Help a Child works in areas with a high incidence of poverty or in places where children and families are extra vulnerable due to disasters or (imminent) conflicts. Help a Child develops innovative programs, for example about youth & work, child development and the transition of relief help towards sustainable development. We work together with various Dutch, international and local partners. Help a Child works across India, Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda, DRC, Uganda and South Sudan.

Position
The Programme Manager (PM) will be a critical member of the senior management team of HaC Burundi and responsible for the operational success of HaC’s country programme, overseeing the successful implementation of the “Building Bridges in Burundi (BBB) Programme”, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the Addressing Root Causes fund (ARC). The BBB Programme is a 5 year collaboration between HaC (Red een Kind) and 3 other International Organisations: American Friends Service Committee (ASFC), Cord and Mensen met een Missie (MMM).The PM is responsible for overseeing all day-to-day activities of the programme and for keeping a birds-eye view of the programme operations. This includes ensuring seamless team management and development, programme delivery, and quality control and evaluation. The PM will coordinate and facilitate the work of the BBB Programme, ensuring the integrated holistic approach in programme implementation among consortium partners in the achievements of programme outcomes. The PM will play a key role in resource mobilisation and will support the Country Programme Director (CPD) in fundraising. Together with the CPD, the PM will be the key external representative of HaC in the community and in relationship with other stakeholders. The PM report to the CPD and works with several HaC experts at the International Office in the Netherlands.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensure that the BBB Programme annual plan (both narrative and budget) is developed and executed in consultation with the consortium partners.
  • Responsible for further development and successful implementation of the HaC Burundi programme and especially the BBB Programme in close dialogue with the consortium partners, Ministry of Youth and other partners including local and international.
  • Actively involved in resource mobilisation including institutional fundraising (proposal development), private and individual donations.
  • Collaborate with partners, donor and stakeholder representatives, building and maintaining productive relationships.
  • Coordinate the interaction and flow of internal and external communication between the International Office and the HaC Burundi office at programme level, as well as coordination with partners and other consortium members.
  • For the BBB Programme serve as the primary focal point to the Dutch Embassy in Bujumbura.
  • Represent HaC at key international and national events as appropriate.
  • Manage the programme team in Bujumbura within the management structure of the programme (annual planning, coordination, financial and operational monitoring, risk management, etc.) that strengthens the existing work done by partners; develop approaches to make any new connections necessary to realize the goals of the programme.
  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements across all sites, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all employees.
  • Coordinate and handle the internal and external communications strategy and plan of the BBB Programme.
  • Ensure that both internal and external program evaluations are conducted on time and based on donor and HaC requirements.
  • Manage sub-grants offered to local implementing partners and consortium partners according to donor and HaC requirements.
  • Participate actively in sharing knowledge and lessons learnt.

Qualifications
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual with solid programme management experience. The successful candidate will lead programmes, partner with the consortium members of the BBB Programme and be challenged to enlarge the HaC Burundi portfolio through successful fundraising.

Specific requirements include:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Development studies, Community Development, Social sciences, Economics, Project Management or any another related field.
  • At least 7 years of experience with community development, of which 4 in a managing or coordinating role in an international organisation.
  • Experience in resource mobilisation (proposal development, individual and private fundraising experience).
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating programme models.
  • Experienced selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programmes.
  • Demonstrated experience in building personal and professional networks.
  • Ability to facilitate dynamic group processes and to optimise the use of expertise from programme partners for capacity building and project outcomes.
  • Strong project management skills in managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and programme growth.
  • Experience recruiting, managing, developing, coaching and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to elevate their levels of responsibility, span-of-control and performance.
  • Experience working in a fragile context.
  • Experience in working with a Theory of Change as framework.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.
  • Strong command of the English language. Command of French is an added advantage.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, interpersonal and cross-cultural sensitivity.
  • Being a Christian adhering to the Christian identity of HaC.
  • Full support for the vision and mission of HaC.

Offer
HaC offers the opportunity to become part of an ambitious, child centred and Christian international NGO with a dedicated team of professionals motivated to maximize impact. HaC offers a fair pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Furthermore, you will be offered a fixed term contract for the first year with a probation period of 3 months. Depending on your performance and fit with the programme and staff involved, this first year contract will be extended for another 2 years.

How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates are kindly invited to send a cover letter and resume (both in English) at the latest on April 22nd, 2019 to vacancies@hacburundi.org. In your cover letter please reflect on your motivation for wanting to become part of HaC, being a child centred and Christian organization. An (e-) assessment will be part of the selection process. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

For more information, please contact Mr. Clement Nkubizi, Country Program Director, at info@hacburundi.org.

Help a Child expects its staff to behave with integrity; to do no harm and to carefully take into account the rights and interests of others. All staff are required to sign and adhere to the Help a Child’s Code of Conduct and recruitment is subject to successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks.

Help a a Child is a corruption free organization and does not solicit funds or favors from the general public for this or any other process.