Job Information Senior Programme Manager NGO Information
Contact Name HI Recruitment
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Job Information
Contract Duration
Governorate Baghdad
Job Shift
Nationality National
Working Hours Full Time
Posted 2022-09-12
Minimum Education Bachelor Degree
Degree Title
Minimum Experience 4 Year
Required Travel
Job Status
No Of Jobs 1
Published Date 2022-09-12
Deadline Date 2022-09-30
[Basrah,Anbar,Iraq ]



Mission location: Based In Baghdad with frequent travel to Anbar and Basrah

Under the responsibility of the Country Director, the Senior Programme Manager contributes within the country where he/she is based to the implementation of the mandate and the 10-year strategy of Handicap International. He/she ensures optimal quality and impact of the projects implemented in the country, through a delegation system with appropriate control mechanisms.

He/she shares with all HI managers the responsibility of a sound management and successful functioning of the global organization, through paradigm chain.





Mission 1: Management

  • Manager as a role model: embody HI's values on a daily basis, and be a role
  • Manager as a coach for meaning: understand the strategy, make it explicit, translate it into operational objectives for his or her team, lead the necessary Give meaning to each management action. Encourage inter and intra departmental exchanges of practice. Encourage innovation and risk-taking.
  • Operational manager: organise the operational management of his or her team, structure the work around identified processes, steer performance and facilitate the resolution of
  • First HR & Coach: contribute to the development of his or her staff, creating the conditions for their commitment, professionalism and attachment to HI. Ensure compliance with the code of conduct and institutional policies, the mindset and expected individual and collective


Mission 2: Strategy and steering

Responsibility 1: Contribute to the development of the programme operational strategy, and to its implementation and annual monitoring

  • Contribute to the process of elaborating the StratOp of the programme and steer the operational aspects of the StratOp
  • At least once a year, contribute, with his/her portfolio of projects and data, to the annual monitoring of the StratOp and to the following year’s programme planning (support missions and evaluations).
  • In the event of a crisis/emergency, implement the framework and set-up decided by the HI Operations Director.
  • Take part in the programme steering committee led by his/her line manager where required.


Responsibility 2: Implement the project part of the Programme’s Operational Strategy

  • Size and plan necessary resources, recruit the project managers (ensuring a fit between skills and the projects’ challenges and ambitions), developing and monitoring their skills development plan, in connection with the corresponding jobs and with HR.
  • Where relevant, develop regular contact with current and potential donors at field level and liaise with their line manager to check coherence with institutional programming and fundraising strategy.
  • Within the operational framework defined in the StratOp, identify and transform funding opportunities in the area of assignment. Undertake (or contribute to) the design and drafting of new projects, and institutional fundraising for major multi-country projects, based on the decisions taken by the Authority regarding the opportunities.
  • In conjunction with the [Regional] Technical Unit, identify, develop, and ensure the management and progression of local partnerships and/or consortia with CSOs, NGOs, institutions, companies; on technical priorities or important topics in the area and going beyond the project timeframe.


Responsibility 3: Contribute to organisational transformation, particularly through changes to managerial practices, continuous improvement, and contribute to the improvement of working processes


Mission 3: Standards and expertise

Ensure deployment and compliance with HI global frameworks, institutional policies and standards

These include: the mandatory reference frameworks (such as HI Mission & Values or HI Theory of Change: Access to services), all HI's institutional policies (Security / Code of Conduct and Safeguarding / Anti-fraud, bribery and corruption / PME and Project Quality Framework / Age-Gender-Disability), all institutional directives and processes; delegation thresholds; security levels.


Mission 4: Operational implementation

Responsibility 1: Ensure the sound management and monitoring of projects under his/her responsibility

  • In conjunction with the Technical Unit and the MEAL Unit, ensure that HI quality standards (including technical standards) are applied in the projects, and monitor the implementation of recommendations from support missions, evaluations and audits.
  • Ensure compliance with project donors’ rules and adherence to contractual commitments: consolidation, oversight and reporting to his/her line manager operational and organisational information in his/her area (dashboards, corrective action, use of own funds, beneficiary data, etc.)
  • In relation with the concerned departments, deploy all appropriate tools to enable projects monitoring (operational, financial, logistics, human resources and technical monitoring) respecting HI and donors’ financial framework and in compliance with HI’s policies and frameworks.
  • Undertake expenditure and manage the project activity-specific budget lines according to the delegation he/she received based on the programme signature delegation table
  • Facilitate audits (operational, financial and organisational), and ensure that their recommendations are implemented in their area of responsibility.


Responsibility 2: Keeping both potential opportunities and risks in mind, contribute to the monitoring and analysis done by the line manager, and propose mitigation measures where relevant

  • In conjunction with the line manager, implement analysis and monitoring of risks & opportunities related to HI’s presence
  • and activities; implement risk mitigation actions at his/her level; and ensure the implementation of a humanitarian watch and (when decided by the Regional Director) of an emergency preparedness plan in the area.


Responsibility 3: Develop HI’s external influence (forums, operational and strategic alliances, etc) and the external representation of the organisation (events, media) in his/her area of responsibility.

  • May represent HI to the local, national, traditional, political, military and diplomatic authorities and bodies; and international organisations and humanitarian mechanisms and coordination bodies.
  • As part of his/her role, convey HI’s global advocacy messages to all the relevant external partners.


Responsibility 4: Coordinate the teams in his/her area

  • Facilitate coordination meetings between his/her direct team of project managers and the support services located in the area when necessary.
  • Follow up teams in his/her area in conjunction with their direct managers.
  • Ensure that project managers and the support teams (shared and technical services, in particular) work well together in order to facilitate project implementation in the country; conduct regular project reviews with the project managers and relevant departments.


Responsibility 5: Support the Country Manager in monitoring security in their area and ensure adequate resources according to the context

  • Monitor and analyse the security context in his/her area of responsibility on a regular basis (if required).
  • In tandem with the Country Manager, take the decision to deploy or withdraw teams from sensitive areas.
  • Report all incidents directly to the Country Manager.
  • Develop a network of contacts with security staff from fellow NGOs, represent HI in access, security and safety meetings (at the request of the Country Manager).
  • Provide feedback and give advice about security risks, as well as on the existence and use of security management resources, such as SOPS, and project proposals.
  • Working with the Country Manager and Senior Management Team, update the security and contingency plans as and when the context develops.
  • Support the Country Manager on exploratory mission assessments, identification of guesthouses, and the opening of new areas.
  • Assist the Country Manager in raising the awareness of HI staff (national and international) about security risks and ensuring that security documents are understood and implemented.


Mission 5: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Lead the emergency preparedness actions in his/her department and, in the event of an emergency, reorganize the priorities of his/her team according to the humanitarian priority, in order to ensure a quick and efficient response by HI.



‘’The Employee undertakes to adhere to HI policies which include:


  • Terms and conditions of engagement (T&C)
  • Internal regulation (IR)
  • Child protection policy (CPP)
  • Protection of beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA)
  • Antifraud and bribery
  • Code of Conduct (CoC)
Qualifications & Preferred Skills


Management skills

Being capable of helping team members to progress: developing his/her staff‘s ability to work autonomously.

Knowing how to position oneself so things can move forward.


“Project management” professional path skills











Intervention strategy




Planning, monitoring & coordination




Operational partnerships






Emergency Preparedness and Response skills







Emergency response




Humanitarian monitoring and emergency preparedness





Other professional skills











Results and indicators monitoring





Planning and coordination of qualitative and quantitative surveys, dissemination of







Project evaluation





Accountability to affected populations: participatory, non-discriminatory and

responsible approaches.






Capitalisation and continuous learning





Quantitative and qualitative data collection, qualitative







Responsible data management





Statistical analysis and data visualisation





Planning (supply)





Cash management





Financial/budget management





Donor financial management




Human Resources

Facilitation and/or design of classroom-based or remote training and skills

development systems





Human Resources

Organisation design




Institutional fundings

Analysis & monitoring of Donor knowledge






Proposal and narrative report





Institutional fundings

Negociation (contract,

litigation, consortia development)







Personal security management




(if security

responsibil ity)



Security context analysis


(if security responsibility)





Security risk analysis


(if security responsibility)




Develop mitigation measures

linked to humanitarian security approaches


(if security responsibility)





Security incidents and crises management


(if security responsibility)




Convincing & negotiating

policy outcomes





Networking & promotion of HI

advocacy messages to external stakeholders





Global programmes management

Management of major risks (safeguarding, fraud & corruption, security and major

financial risks)



(if security responsibility)


Global programmes management

Analysis of the context and the stakeholders’ role in conjunction with the programme partnership







Global programmes management

Public relations/representation/ internal-external communication/partner








Cross-sector skills (take from the cross-sector skills base)






Frameworks and references




Office and collaborative tools




Stress management




Collaborating in a global organisation





Cross-sector skills (take from the cross-sector skills base)









HI official languages






Language of the








Required qualification: depending on the context

Experience: minimum of four years of professional project management experience

How To Apply

Handicap International is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from persons with disabilities

Interested candidates may please send their CV with cover letter so as to reach on or before

30th Sep 2022

Only applications completed in accordance with the following instructions will be

Taken into consideration, the others will be rejected automatically.


Mentioning clearly in the subject line of your e-mail the reference:


Your application will not be taken into consideration if this information is omitted from the

Subject line of your e-mail

Please address all applications to:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted


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