Position Title: Program Manager
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
WV MADAD Program Manager will have overall responsibility for managing the overall MADAD funded projects run by WV Jordan covering education, livelihoods and wash sectors.
The Program Manager will be responsible of managing a team of field staff, establishing, maintaining and enabling community relations and engaging with a multitude of stakeholders to ensure quality, timeliness, and effectiveness of all products and activities generated under the portfolio.
The Program Manager will serve as the principal liaison with local government authorities, community stakeholders and relevant entities within World Vision Jordan.
Handle Overall Programs Management
Direct and oversee the program implementation, ensuring that all project objectives are met through proper planning, adequate staffing, efficient implementation and quality assurance.
Establish and maintain effective project reporting, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely, accurate and professional input for donor reports that meet requirements.
Manage Program budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports both internally and to donors.
Ensure projects expenses are reasonable, allocated as per assigned budget, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure low risk audits
Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact on program level.
Participate and conduct on-going lessons learned with key staff and partners/sub-grantees
Establish and maintain a monitoring, evaluation and learning process in collaboration with M&E team.
Lead quarterly learning events with project teams and partners with lessons learned and best practices documentation established.
Escalate critical program issues early and openly, with specific focus on grants management issues quickly and fully.
Close cooperation with WV Jordan Grant Acquisition and Management(GAM) lead for implementation of the GAM objectives as well as close collaboration with Support Offices through Country Lead on donor positioning, lessons learned, grant health and quality improvements
Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the donors.
Ensure Networking & External Engagement
Liaise with local government officials, local communities, relevant stakeholders and donor representatives as appropriate.
Build and maintain relationships with local authorities, community representatives, NGOs, and other stakeholders to ensure strong and effective working relationship, program sustainability to maximize the financial and technical resources of the project.
Manage MADAD project coordinators
Supervise MADAD coordinators and assist them in understanding their role and in identifying appropriate solutions and addressing challenges responsively and effectively throughout the program.
Effectively manage the performance of direct reports ensuring performance agreements, regular performance reviews, and annual appraisal are done. Ensure optimization of subordinates’ potentials through coaching, on-the-job training, and capacity building.
Ensure WV core values and principles are upheld at the project site by all staff.
Perform other duties as required
Attend and participate in capacity building trainings locally and internationally
Attend and participate in WVL’s spiritual nurture and other organizational events
Responsible for own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture; ensure project staff are aware of security risks and procedures
Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and / or security manager
Perform other duties as assigned by the Line Manager
University degree in a field related to community development, program management or social work, master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in community development work, ideally with refugee populations
Knowledge & Skills:
Good understanding of community development concepts and practices
Excellent command of written and oral English and Arabic
In-depth knowledge of budget management, project management, and project implementation
Solid communication, interpersonal, negotiation and relation management skills and experience
Proven ability to work effectively and sensibly in cross-cultural settings and complex environments
Ability to facilitate community development and human development processes.
Experience in leading projects and managing and supervising staff
Experience in managing grants and budgets
Academic knowledge in project management
Basic knowledge of accounting and finance principles
Experience with design, monitoring, and evaluation processes