Terre des Hommes Netherlands (TdH-NL) is an international child rights NGO committed to stopping child exploitation. In East Africa, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Our work focuses on prevention, provision/response, promotion/advocacy and supporting prosecution for children survivors of exploitation and those vulnerable to exploitation together with their families and communities, with a view to achieve a world free from exploitation.
TdH-NL in East Africa works within four child protection themes: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), Worst Forms of Child Labour (WFCL) - with a special focus on domestic work and children working in the extractive industry-, Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration (CTM), and Child Abuse (CA) - Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, focus on FGM and Child Marriage-. We do this in partnership with local civil society organisations (CSOs). TdH-NL also implements humanitarian/relief and advocacy interventions across the region, specifically to address exploitation linked to natural and manmade disasters.
Terre des Hommes Netherlands is looking for a Programme Development Manager, full time, to be based in the Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel in East Africa. This is a regional position, open to applicants who can prove the right to live and work in Kenya. Initial contract period will be for one year.
The Programme Development Manager (PDM) is responsible for coordinating, guiding and initiating the development of projects and programs within a defined programmatic or geographic area (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia; or any other new country of operation). The Program Development Manager (co-) develops and proposes projects and programs as part of the strategic vision of an organisation-relevant theme/country/region. The position holder is responsible for both initiating projects and/or advising on the selection of projects which potentially qualify for approval within a program/country/regional strategy. The Program Development Manager supports other responsible line managers in achieving their project development targets and takes into account the necessary resource mobilization. The Program Development Manager carries (joint) responsibility for the securing of quality and funding for the projects and programs that are approved and conversely focussing development on funding opportunities. This includes taking significant roles in actual proposal write ups and/or coordinating such processes internally and with external parties. The Program Development Manager is also responsible for monitoring fundraising/granting and supporting the reporting process to donors.
Objective of the function:
The Program Development Manager is supportive (and where necessary) directly responsible for the coordination, development, funding and quality of new projects and programs within defined strategic organizational boundaries (focusing on Child Exploitation with particular interest in Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Child Trafficking and Unsafe Migration, Worst Forms of Child Labour and Child Abuse (specific focus on SRHR) and within a pre-defined geographic scope (in East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia).
Position in the organisation:
The Program Development Manager reports to the Head of Africa a.i. within which the function is positioned and has no direct reports of its own. The PDM is a key member of the Regional Senior Management Team (RSMT) and guides / advises on programme development strategy in general.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Developing project and program strategy
Result: Project and program strategy have been (co-) developed on country/regional/organisational levels in such a way that proposals have been made and approved by the management team and are financeable.
Develop and realise programs
Result: Programs and projects have been developed in such a way that feasible and quality program plans are drawn up aimed at achieving the stated objectives and financing is secured.
Result: Contacts are maintained in such a way that relevant collaborative relationships are preserved, effective external communication with respect to programs is established, and has contributed to the positioning of the organisation.
Identify funding opportunities
Result: Program financing is obtained in time and attains the set fundraising targets.
Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Behaviours necessary to achieve role purpose
Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.
Level 3: Supports and involve others in the immediate vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.
Builds relationships and networks that are helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things done.
Level 3: Knows how to build and maintain relationships in support of the realisation of his or her personal objectives and those of the organisational entity. Is regarded as a specialist in the field of networking.
To have the initiative to identify and initiate new opportunities, bringing them to life and dare to take responsible risks.
Level 3: Identifies new opportunities and takes independent action to use every opportunity to bring new products and services to market, and encourages others to do likewise.
The ability to see patterns and underlying relationships in information and be able to translate these to ideas and future situations.
Level 3: Contributes to the development of a vision for the organisational entity.
We are a bunch of people dedicated to one thing and one thing only: building a world where every child has an equal opportunity.Please send your motivation letter and curriculum vitae quoting your expected gross remuneration by e-mail to: email@example.com clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than Sunday, 25th August, 2019. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
Please note that thought this is a regional position, applicants must be able to provide proof of the right to live and work in Kenya.
Kindly also note that due to the expected large responses only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
The selection procedure will include an assessment test, and checking of recent professional references. The selection process will be on a rolling basis, due to the urgency to fill this post.