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Tavush Development Manager

Job Description

Tavush Development Manager

LOCATION

Noyemberyan, Tavush marz, Armenia

DURATION

Open-ended

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

Provide leadership and oversight to the implementation of the Technical Programs and ensure that proper partnerships with Local Government and civil society actors are in place in the targeted marz/zone.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Programme Planning and Management

  1. Oversee the transparent use of, and accountability for all resources including financial and material,

  2. Monitor the context on an ongoing basis and carry out ongoing adjustments to Programme plans and management in light of changing context, resources, and opportunities,

  3. Monitor project spending against budget and provide variance explanation reports on monthly basis,

  4. Ensure that all technical programs are integrated and the marz level coordinators have the full picture of the programme implemented,

  5. To ensure all proper information related to technical programs is provided to Technical Programme Managers for the semi-annual and annual reports,

  6. To develop semi-annual and annual accomplishment reports and submit to the marz authorities.

2. Staff management

  1. Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, maturity and integrity as an example to staff and others, nurturing staff spirituality,

  2. Be responsible for building the capacity of all Program staff, enhancing their commitment, character, competence, and critical thinking. To support the Marz Coordinators to develop and implement personal capacity building plans for the ADP Officers,

  3. Promote ongoing reflection and learning among staff,

  4. Share relevant information from CO and other Marzes/ADPs with staff,

  5. Promote experience sharing between the ADP teams, communities and partner CBOs,

  6. Oversee the hiring of Marz, Coordinators, ADP Admin Officers and Sponsorship Coordinators with the support of P&C and provide them with proper orientation and support,

  7. Duly conduct performance planning and evaluation of the direct reports.

3. Partnership, Networking, Representation and Sustainability

  1. Ensure strong partnership in the targeted area. Help to establish and maintain active relations between WV Armenia and local regional authorities, CBOs, donors, NGOs, other agencies, in order to ensure that all activities are well coordinated,

  2. Ensure that WV Armenia is effectively represented in all meeting relevant to the Child Well-being Community Development/Empowerment Programmes,

  3. Work with the technical programme Managers to coordinate the support given at the marz coordinators’ level,

  4. Ensure the Programme vision and priorities are discussed with and owned by the community and local partners.

4. Humanitarian & Emergency Affairs (HEA)

  1. Assist the community in developing/implementing disaster preparedness plan and DRR activities as a part of community development process,

  2. Manage small scale local emergency response,

  3. Ensure involvement of staff in Design and Monitoring (DM) including awareness and application of WV DM standards and International Humanitarian Standards.

5. Security Operations

  1. Conduct Security Risk Assessments of the ADP as required/directed,

  2. Act as a point of contact for all safety and security related incidents in ADP,

  3. Ensure Core Security Requirements are implemented in the ADP area, in line with current risk ratings,

  4. Ensure that all security incidents (SI) are reported in accordance with WV Security Policy.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training:

Education:

Master’s degree in relevant discipline (e.g. International Development, Community Development, Marketing, Economics, Commerce, Business, social sciences or related field/s).

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Strong management and organizational skills,

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure,

  • Strong skills in project design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing,

  • Understanding of financial accountability, and budgeting skills,

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationship with local partners,

  • Familiarity with grant management,

  • Good interpersonal skills,

  • Understanding of processes to work with multi-stakeholder groups,

  • Strong facilitation skills,

  • Effective written and oral communication skills in English and Armenian,

  • Good computer skills including: Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point,

  • At least 3 years of experience in community development in the region,

  • Experience with international NGOs or other similar organizations is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • The position requires ability to move to the relevant region during the working days,

  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 70 per cent of the time.