Programme Section Head (m/f/d)

Job Details
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
12 months full-time contract
For our ongoing project in the MENA region we are looking for a Programme Section Head (PSH).
Task description: 

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations (COO), the PSH is responsible for providing operational and administrative leadership across the technical programme of the Management Unit (MU) of the Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) incl. inter alia the Recovery Programme, Procurement, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) sections, stakeholder networking, and organisational management of the day-to-day operations


General Competencies

  • Practical knowledge/in-depth understanding of conflicts & political forces in the region;
  • Professionalism, integrity, and commitment to assigned responsibilities;
  • Understanding and sound judgement in a multi-cultural workspace;
  • Versatile capacity in dealing with events & situations of challenging physical environment;
  • Good communication skills and ability to represent the organisation (if requested) in order to report or negotiate on SRTF’s programme.

Management Competencies

  • Knowledge & understanding of risk factors associated with project implementation under ongoing conflict;
  • Expertise in planning, management & mobilisation of resources in project delivery;
  • Capacity to select & introduce performance standards, project progress monitoring & support in accordance with agreed-upon quality assurance and timeframe;
  • Ability to communicate, motivate, delegate, and coordinate team staff and meet tight schedules for the project implementation & deliverables under complex developments and varied cultural context;
  • Demonstrate trust & confidence in teamwork and provide guidance for achieving sustainable results.


  • Advanced university degree in engineering, technical and/or management related disciplines; Professional accreditation from renowned engineering and/or management institution is a preferred qualification;
  • Minimum 20 years professional experience in international reconstruction and development, preferably with 10 years of work assignments in conflict affected and in-transition countries;
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience must be in projects including but not limited to infrastructure, utility services rehabilitation, and capacity building of implementing partners in both rural and urban settings;
  • Computer literacy in basic software applications, (Microsoft Office, MS Project, etc.);
  • Excellent proficiency in English is required;
  • Proficiency or working knowledge of Arabic and any of the regional languages is highly desirable.
How to apply: 

If you are interested in the assigned position, please submit your application via our online registration tool.

The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language, EU-format preferred.
  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within two weeks after reception of the application. Kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.                  

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