Objectives of the role:• GOAL is seeking an experienced Senior Programme Manager.• The main objective of this role is to provide strategic guidance and oversight to GOAL’s 10 Country programmes funded by the Development Cooperation and Africa Division (DCAD) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland (DFAT) or Irish Aid (IA).• This is an exceptional opportunity to put your skills to use in an international NGO. This could be your next career move if you have strong communication and programme management skills.
To be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will have:• Significant programme management and international experience (minimum 7 years), including a commitment and passion for humanitarian relief and development work. • Proven track record in previous coordination/programme management of a multi-country portfolio, preferably with an international NGO.• Excellent communication skills - the effectiveness of the project manager's communication has a direct impact on field teams, our funding partner and HQ support teams, therefore a proven track record in demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills is essential for this role. • Project planning and time management skills are essential to the success of this role.• Post-graduate qualification or equivalent relevant experience in a relevant discipline.• Strong analytical and writing skills.• Ability to work independently while working as part of HQ team.
Reporting line:• Reporting to the Director of International Programmes.
The key responsibilities of the role are:• Lead on effective grant management of the portfolio of 10 country programmes including the coordination of proposals and GOAL’s Annual Irish Aid report; staying abreast of Irish Aid programme cycle management and compliance guidelines; develop programme documentation and relevant materials that appropriately communicate outcomes, impact and learnings.• Lead on the performance management of Irish Aid funded programmes including quarterly grant review processes (assessing spend, output and outcome monitoring); maintain management dashboards and the programme recommendation tracker.• Work with GOAL’s MEAL department to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of GOAL’s Portfolio of country programmes funded by Irish Aid and ensure learnings are gathered and shared across country teams. • Travel to GOAL country programmes to review and support the implementation of programmes and facilitate monitoring and donor visits when appropriate.• Support the development of effective partnerships with a diverse array of organisations within country teams by supporting the teams to develop new programmatic partnerships; ensuring that pre-award audits are undertaken and ensuring training is provided on partnership to GOAL teams and partners, as needed.
About GOALEstablished in 1977, GOAL is an international humanitarian agency, with a team of 2,400 personnel, dedicated to alleviating the needs of the most vulnerable communities. Currently operating in 13 of the world’s most vulnerable countries, GOAL delivers a wide range of humanitarian and development programmes, ranging from humanitarian relief in disaster situations, to focusing on nutrition, food security, and building greater resilience and sustainable livelihoods.GOAL has an annual budget of an estimated €100 million and is supported by a range of donors including the Governments of Ireland, UK, USA, the European Union, individuals, trusts and foundations. GOAL values the power of partnership and works with local and international partners to achieve its mission.
Accountability within GOALA commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability:• Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols.• Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area.• Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
Safeguarding• Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.
General Terms and Conditions• This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.