Job Opportunity: Country Programme Manager

2017-05-11 08.33.55

Experienced Country Programme Manager sought

Irish Rule of Law International is pleased to announce that we are recruiting for the first professional role within our Malawi Access to Justice Programme.

The Country Programme Manager will be the core member of our team at an exciting time for the organisation and the Malawi programme, working with six team members to deliver our expanding activities addressing access to justice for vulnerable persons and acting as the main point of contact for funders, stakeholders and other civil society organisations in Malawi. More information about the role is available here.

Roles and responsibilities of the Country Programme Manager will include:

Programme implementation, oversight and development  

  • Represent, and be the key contact, for the Programme in Malawi;
  • Provide direction and support to the team throughout programme implementation and manage/supervise the team in terms of adherence to IRLI’s programme objectives and targets;
  • Provide guidance and support in the planning and implementation of activities, and be responsible for the monitoring and reporting of activities undertaken;
  • Be responsible for the development of work plans, budgets and progress reports as required by IRLI, donors and programme partners;
  • Build and maintain relationships with current and potential donors and networks in the Malawian criminal justice sector including other NGOs in order to create a network in which peer-learning and experience-sharing can occur;
  • Strengthening of linkages and coordination within the sector;
  • Support the organisation and facilitation of events (dialogue meetings, workshops, training, seminars, stakeholder meetings, national policy meetings) with governmental partners, civil society organisations, project partners and the IRLI Malawi team;
  • Ensure adherence to IRLI’s policies, such as IRLI’s Child Protection Policy, governance and compliance policies and procedures, and conduct reviews of such policies on a regular basis and amend as required;
  • Support IRLI HQ on the review of programme roles and responsibilities and the
    recruitment of new programme lawyers/officers where required, including participating in interview panels.

Communications and Advocacy

  • Represent IRLI and the Programme in Malawi to NGOs, government officials, funding sources including international governments and donors, and beneficiaries, and at conferences and other outreach opportunities;
  • Represent the IRLI programme participation in any relevant CSO consortia;
  • Ensure monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting meet IRLI’s donor
    commitments, and are completed on schedule;
  • Review and finalise all programme reports and external documents;
  • Help develop appropriate advocacy strategies – in co-operation with partners, the IRLI Malawi team and IRLI in Dublin;
  • Monitor and analyse the official and non-governmental debates on issues relevant to the project.

Funding and Administration

  • Together with the team and IRLI’s Programme Coordinator in Dublin, oversee the monitoring of risks to the safety of team and partner personnel and the development of appropriate responses to manage them;
  • Consult with the PO, Programme Coordinator, and/or IRLI Executive Director in Dublin regarding best practices for financial administration of programme work;
  • Work with Malawi team and Programme Coordinator to revise budgets, as needed;
  • Ensure a positive working environment and good team dynamics.

These roles and responsibilities provide a framework for the role and should not be regarded as a definitive list. Other reasonable duties may be required consistent with the grade of the post.

To apply, please forward a CV and cover letter, outlining your motivation for applying
for this role and giving specific examples of how you meet the requirements set out above, to by 5pm on Thursday March 15th.

This project is funded by Irish Aid and the European Union with support from the Law
Society and Bar of Ireland, and the Law Society and Bar of Northern Ireland.

Due to limited resources, we will contact only the shortlisted candidates.