Programme Manager , Ivory Coast

Employer: HALO Trust
Location: Ivory Coast
Closing date: 30 Jun 2016

Purpose Of Role :

Your primary responsibility will be to represent HALO Weapons and Ammunition Management & Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) project in the Ivory Coast on all levels and with all relevant parties such as the ONUCI UN mission (UNMAS in particular), embassies, government representatives, other NGOs and agencies that HALO may interact with. Ensuring that HALO’s reputation remains strong, you will provide leadership and guidance to your programme and teams.

Overseeing the completion of multiple construction and rehabilitation projects of armouries and ammunition stores, you will ensure that contractual obligations are met. In addition, your role will include finance management, fleet management, procurement and logistics, security and other duties associated with managing the programme.

Reporting to the Regional Director, you will be required to:
Provide overall leadership for the HALO Programme in Ivory Coast, ensuring that operations are carried out safely and in line with quality assurance and contractual obligations
Maintain and improve relationships and enhance the credibility of HALO with host governments, local officials, and other relevant agencies
Develop and maintain donor relationships, through liaison and of donor reporting to outline progress in line with contractual requirements
Identify and develop new funding opportunities for the programme, and support campaigns and events to raise awareness of HALO’s work with prospective donors
Support development of grant proposals, and identify potential partnerships for programme expansion to generate additional funding streams
Training and development of staff to enhance skills and capabilities to support programme requirements, and career progression
Forecast and manage the programme’s financial budget and expenditures
Manage programme logistics and procurement with support from HQ Logistics ensuring the required equipment and assets for the programme; and develop a local network of reliable suppliers and local logistic support where appropriate
Oversee the fleet and ensuring that the programme assets are maintained responsibly and respectfully
Assess and implement appropriate measures to maximise the security and safety of staff, with ongoing monitoring of security and risks in country
Update the Regional Director and HQ as required on any programme issues or developments

Qualifications & Requirements:  
Proven experience in programme management and leading others (mine action, NGO, humanitarian preferred)
Relevant Ammunition Technician qualifications and experience desirable but not essential
A working knowledge of the French language is desirable but not essential
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to build effective working relationships
Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritise tasks effectively, and work calmly under pressure
Effective team player, able to motivate and create a strong team spirit;
Ability to work in and live in potentially challenging and remote environments, and adapt and integrate in different cultures