Detalles del Empleo

Assistant Country Director - Programmes


  • Distrito Central, FM
  • jun 28º, 2020 - jul 18º, 2020
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Job Title

Assistant Country Director - Programmes

Job Location

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (with regular short-term travel in the region of Central America and possibly the LAC region)

Reporting To

Country Director

Contract Length

12 months

Start Date

Sept 2020



Overall the ACD-P is responsible for the development of the programme and the quality of programme delivery. Experience in delivering quality programming, on time and on budget are key requirements of a successful applicant. Integrating service delivery between all three programming sectors of Humanitarian Leadership, Urban DRR and Development of Resilient Market Systems is central to the role of the ACD-Programmes. The ACD-P has responsibility for line-managing each of the sector leaders as well as the M&E Manager. The ACD-P has responsibility for ensuring that the cross-cutting agenda (Child Protection, HIV, Resilience, Gender, and Environmental Governance) is appropriately embedded in programme design and implementation. The ACDP will be supported by the Grants Manager and a Technical Manager in the procurement of high-quality programs/projects design and implementation and communications with HQ.  From GOALs operational base in Tegucigalpa, the position will support GOALs current programming in Honduras and the recent expansion in the region of Central America (Nicaragua and Guatemala). The ACDP will be conversant within LAC and particularly with the ACDP in Haiti.




Oversee proposal development from a programme perspective with assistance from the Grants Manager.  Assist the CD, Grants Manager, PSO and Programme Leads in all aspects of GOAL Central America reporting activities to Head Office (HO) and donors.  Oversee the production and submission of interim and final donor reports and monitor programme progress.  Input into these documents will originate from the programme teams and will include contributions made by the Financial Controller (FC) and CD. 



Overall the ACD-P has responsibility for ensuring that programmes are well designed, delivered on time and on budget, are appropriately monitored and evaluated, deliver as expected to our target communities and are appropriately reported to donors and other stakeholders. The ACD-P should provide leadership in the design and delivery of GOAL Central America programmes. Understanding the needs, challenges and priorities of the current programme as well as understanding the next steps for the programme at a community level are key responsibilities. The ACD-P is held responsible for the quality of programme delivery and output and ensuring that GOAL is delivering to our communities of operation in an integrated and unified way. This will involve ensuring regular and appropriate forums for information exchange across and between programme sectors, and effective grant and programme planning and management. Supporting the development of in country expertise in each sector and country and supporting a national staff capacity building agenda are important parts of the role.



Oversee donor and internal reporting.  Support the development of appropriate M&E and programme management tools and systems.   Develop internal mechanisms for institutional learning and memory.  Improve the quality of services provided, through support, supervision of key staff, analysis and dissemination of M&E data and lessons learnt, and review of GOAL and other best practice guidelines;



Assist with the financial management of programme budgets with the assistance of the FC/ACD-S.  Carry out detailed reviews of monthly management accounts and donor status reports with the FC/ACD-S.  Ensure and support Programme Leads (budget holders) to complete regular budget reviews and forecasts and have the information required for accurate budget management and planning. Assist where required with in-country donor financial audits. 



Direct line management of Programme Leads and Grants Manager and overall responsible for management of GOAL’s programme staff, working with Line Managers and HR to ensure that all staff have relevant objectives, job description and that performance reviews take place.



Work with the CD and Security Focal Point to ensure the safety and security of all GOAL field staff at all times



Delegate for the CD in liaison with Government partners, regional and local authorities; donors; local agencies etc. at all levels of project implementation as required.



Support the CD in the development of publicity materials, including project and programme brochures, case studies and press releases.


Other tasks as requested by CD



  • Relevant third level qualification
  • Minimum of 10 years management experience in humanitarian assistance/development programmes, at least 3 year of which must be at senior management level.
  • Experience of managing large teams of people
  • Experience of liaising with donors, partners and other agencies, contractors, suppliers and government officials.
  • Strong writing skills and ability to write quality donor proposals and reports.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Budgetary control and financial management skills.
  • Preferable bilingual Spanish and English
  • Good team player, capable of working with a multinational country team.

  • Empathy
  • Proactivity
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Result Orientation
  • Decision Making



Deadline for applications: July 30st 2020


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