We are looking for a Programme Development & Quality Manager based in the regional office, Asia.
Stichting Terre des Hommes Netherlands aims to prevent child exploitation, to remove children from exploitative situations and to ensure that these children can continue their development in a safe environment. Terre des Hommes focuses on sexual exploitation of children, the worst forms of child labour, child trafficking and migration, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and on child protection in humanitarian crises. For each of these forms of child exploitation, Terre des Hommes is developing and implementing projects and programmes through local partners, mainly in Asia and East Africa. In Asia, Terre des Hommes Netherlands works in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, and Nepal.
Please note that as the organisation is undergoing strategy and structure-related changes, the role is subject to change. The ideal candidate will therefore be flexible and willing to adapt to reasonable changes.
The Programme Development & Quality Manager (PDQM) is responsible for initiating, coordinating, and guiding the development and quality of programmes within a defined programmatic or geographic area. The PDQM (co-)develops and proposes projects and programmes as part of the strategic vision of an organisation-relevant theme/country/region, aligning resources, and ensuring quality throughout conception, design and implementation. The PDQM is responsible for both initiating projects and/or advising on the selection of projects which potentially qualify for approval within a program/country/regional strategy. They support Country Teams in achieving project development targets, contributing to and ensuring programme quality and accountability to include the development and/or improvement of the planning, monitoring and evaluation system. Also plays an important role in advising and supporting management and/or co-workers in this regard.
The candidate supports the securing funding for the projects and programmes and the development of strategic partnerships.
Objective of the function
The PDQM is supportive and (if necessary) directly responsible for the coordination, development, funding, and quality of new projects and programmes within defined strategic organisational boundaries and within a predefined geographic scope.
Position in the organisation
The PDQM reports to the Regional Director, Asia and has one direct report. They work closely with the Country and Regional Team, as well as the global Lobby, Expertise and Programmes (LE&P), Institutional Partnerships (IP), and Planning Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) teams.
Result: Project and programme strategy have been (co-) developed on country/regional/organisational levels in such a way that proposals have been made and approved by the Leadership Team and are financeable.
Result: Programmes and projects have been developed in line with programmatic strategy and ToC, and financing is secured.
Result: Programmes and projects are designed and delivered to the highest possible standard.
Knowledge and skills:
Programme Development & Quality Manager
A. Analytical capacity
Understanding the essence of complex issues by logical reasoning, investigation of potential causes, separation of key messages from the mass of detail and acknowledgment of their interdependence.
Level 3: Supports and involves others in the immediate vicinity in issue analysis while demonstrating exemplary behaviour.
Builds relationships and networks that are helpful when realising objectives and utilises informal networks to get things done.
Level 3: Knows how to build and to maintain relationships in support of the realisation of his or her personal objectives and those of the organisational entity. Is regarded as a specialist in the field of networking.
To have the initiative to identify and initiate new opportunities, bring them to life and dare to take responsible risks.
Level 3: Identifies new opportunities and takes independent action to use every opportunity to bring new products and services to market, and encourages others to do likewise.
The ability to see patterns and underlying relationships in information and be able to translate these to ideas and future situations.
Level 3: Contributes to the development of a vision for the organisational entity.
E. Driving for quality
Setting stringent requirements for the quality of your own or other people’s work; striving for continuous improvement.
Level 3: Sets high standards for the quality of work within the organisational entity and encourages
continuous quality improvement.
F. The power of persuasion
Expressing opinions convincingly, demonstrating interaction and debating effectively, thereby generating acceptance of viewpoints and ideas.
Level 2: Defends and argues points of view with tact and in a clear and convincing manner while taking another opinion into account.
Job Level: E
How to apply: Please upload your covering letter and curriculum vitae via this link: https://bit.ly/3I7Dq3i, clearly demonstrating how you meet the qualifications for this position, no later than 10 July 2022 before 17:00 (ICT)
Please note that applications without covering letters will not be considered. For more information about this position, you can contact us through the same email address.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Integrity and Child Safeguarding
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. Therefore, people of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are encouraged to apply.
TdH NL aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also our high standard of values and principles to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct.
TdH NL in particular is committed to keeping children and vulnerable individuals safe and does not accept any form of (child) abuse. Every TdH NL employee is bound by the Child Safeguarding Policy and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy, part of our Code of Conduct. Child safeguarding measures are part of our selection and recruitment process.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment. By submitting your application you accept that TdH NL will conduct such pre-employment screening for successful candidates. TdH NL participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.