Reports to: Country Representative
Supervises: MEAL Deputy Program Managers, Deputy Program Manager for Partnerships, Technical Advisor for Agriculture, Technical Advisor for Nutrition, Technical Advisor for Natural Resource Management and International Livelihoods Program Manager
The Head of Programming (HoP) will primarily be responsible for leading the Country Program (CP) in the effective roll-out and implementation of the CP's Strategic Program Plan, with an emphasis on livelihoods and education programming. A senior management position, the HoP will promote high quality programming and support the Country Representative in donor relations and representation. The HoP will directly supervise two MEAL Deputy Program Managers; a Deputy Program Manager for Partnerships; Technical Advisors for Agriculture, Nutrition and Natural Resource Management; and an International Program Manager for Livelihoods. The HoP will also provide regular technical support and PQ oversight to all Program Managers and other senior program staff across the country program, with a particular emphasis on strengthening the capacity of local and international staff, NGO partners, and government counterparts. Additional responsibilities will include PQ-MQ collaboration and oversight to ensure proper budget management, planning, and donor compliance; promotion of the CP's monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) agenda; and coordination of program growth for the country program. This position will require significant in-country (60%) and regional (15%) travel.
Coordinate training and capacity strengthening of programming staff on agency tools, policies, and procedures for the promotion of program quality. Advise and support programming staff in Herat, Ghor, Bamiyan and Daikundi provinces in the following:
Coordinate training and capacity strengthening for senior program staff on tools, policies, and procedures for promotion of management quality. Advise programming staff across the CP in the following:
Design programming structures that promote the capturing, documentation, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices within the CP as well as to broader agency, sector, and donor interests.
In coordination with PMs, CR, and EMECA regional team, lead efforts for sustainable program growth emphasizing the pursuit of multi-year funding to support current and new programs in line with Strategic Program Plan.
Perform any other related duties as assigned by and in consultation with the Country Representative.
Internal: Country Representative, Head of Operations, Heads of Offices, Program Managers, Deputy Program Managers, Director of Human Resources and Staff Development, Finance Manager, National and Regional Technical Advisors, Deputy Regional Director for Program Quality, Regional MEAL RTA, and Regional Growth Technical Advisor
External: Government ministries and departments, US government donors, other donors, Caritas Partners, local and international NGOs, CRS regional senior program staff