Program Manager, North East Syria

  • Posted on 17 May 2019

Job Description



* Work the with NES Director and Finance Manager to track program budgets and expenditures

* Draft program work plans, weekly/monthly/quarterly reports, success stories, and other correspondence as required.

* Recruit, train, and supervise a team of approximately 5 local staff.

* Work closely with local staff to ensure the smooth running of food security and small-scale infrastructure rehabilitation activities.

* Provide concrete training and on-the-job mentoring for local national staff.

* Closely mentor local partner organizations and provide training and capacity development activities to improve their program and organizational capacity.

* Oversee day-to-day program activities to ensure that activities are implemented in accordance with donor-approved work plan and budget.

* Represent CHF International at relevant cluster/sector working group meetings and in meetings with local authorities.

* All other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Proficient in USAID rules and regulations; prior experience working on USAID-funded programs required.

* Experience working on USAID/OFDA or USAID/FFP-funded programs preferred.

* Experience managing complex, high-speed and challenging field operations in developing countries.

* Demonstrated experience and knowledge in overseeing program start-up under limited time constraints and achieving results quickly.

* Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to develop staff capacity in cross-cultural settings.

* Strong management and supervisory skills; achieving results and meeting deadlines.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills, analytic skills, interpersonal skills, and team management skills.

* Fluency in English, working knowledge of Arabic and/or Kurdish highly preferred.


* Bachelor’s degree in engineering, architecture or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

* Minimum of 5 years of progressively senior international development experience.

* At least 2 years of supervisory experience.

* At least 2 years of experience working in emergency, post-conflict, or post-disaster settings on humanitarian programming, especially food security activities.

* Experience working with local national staff and building local capacity.

* Experience working with sub-grantees and/or local partner organizations.

* Prior experience in remote management strongly preferred.

* Prior experience in the MENA region preferred.

* Equivalent combination of education and experience.

About the Organization

CHF International is an international non-profit organization that works closely with communities worldwide to bring about sustainable changes that improve the lives and livelihoods of the vulnerable. CHF International is seeking a Program Manager to oversee the start-up and daily management of a humanitarian program in northeast Syria (NES), including designing and implementing program work plans, managing subgrantees/contracts and local staff, and drafting program reports. This position is based at CHF International's Hasakah Governorate office in Northern Syria, which is a stable area relatively unaffected by the ongoing conflict. This positon reports to the NES Director.

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