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Program Director

Job Title: Program Director
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Erbil, Iraq
REF: 1090
Contact Name: Talar Mselect
Job Published: 12 days ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Program Director on behalf of a charity organization based in Erbil. The successful candidate will be an experienced program manager with prior experience in MHPSS and GBV programming, including with displaced persons. We are looking for a compassionate, confident, dynamic and independent person who is able to lead development, planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.


 Program Management and Leadership:

  • Lead responsibility for programmatic, technical and administrative management of the program including quality assurance, monitoring and documentation of results.
  • Provide strategic direction and technical advice on program development and implementation with a focus on the protection and empowerment of vulnerable groups.
  • Oversee program planning and implementation to ensure program goals, objectives and targets are met.
  • Supervise and manage all program staff.
  • Develop work plans, oversee implementation and track progress.

MHPSS and Protection Services:

  • Lead in the implementation of the program’s strategy to meet the needs of survivors and strengthen support mechanisms.
  • Develop practices and policies and ensure that these are adhered to.
  • Provide training to program staff.
  • Ensure the ethical management of case data and systems, ensuring that data collection informs improved service delivery.
  • Develop and lead implementation of plans for outreach with the target community.

Coordination and Organizational Representation:

  • Represent the organization with donor, Kurdistan Regional Government, UN, and other NGOs.
  • Develop strategic partnerships and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders including donors, government actors, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, camp managers, community leaders, and other relevant actors.
  • Work closely with program partners.

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E):

  • Working closely with the M&E Manager, devise program M&E plan.
  • Ensure that M&E systems provide adequate feedback to inform program development and course correction as necessary.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements are met on time, and that reports are of a high quality.

Staff Management and Capacity Building:

  • Ensure that program procurement is in line with the organization’s policies and donor regulations.
  • Oversee program budget to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Conduct regular budget monitoring to ensure program spending is on track.

Essential criteria:

  • Degree in social work, psychology, international development or other related field desired; Master’s Degree, a plus.
  • At least five years of NGO senior program management experience in international settings including project design, implementation, budget management, staff management, and M&E.
  • At least three years of experience implementing MHPSS and GBV programming.
  • Experience implementing large donor-funded international development and/or humanitarian assistance programs.
  • Experience in Iraq and/or Kurdistan Region a plus.
  • Strong belief in human rights and gender equality.
  • Good interpersonal skills including ability to gain trust and build relationships.
  • Good diplomatic and persuasion skills.
  • High standard of spoken and written English, with Arabic and/or Kurdish a plus.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability to work in a stressful setting and adapt quickly to changing environments.

Please note only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process