Head of Programmes
DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, supporting the relevant Greek authorities through an integrated programming within reception facilities and access to rights for asylum seekers and refugees. DRC initially established its operation on Lesbos island while since March 2016 expanded its presence in the mainland of Greece, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population in the country. DRC has its Country Office in Athens, while operational capacity is established through Sub-Offices in Attica (Athens), North Greece (Thessaloniki) and Central Greece (Larissa). DRC Greece operation has 320 staff and an annual budget of approximately 24 million EUR.
Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced. All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.
About the job:
DRC Greece is looking to recruit an experienced, highly qualified and enthusiastic professional to lead its programme implementation strategy, countrywide. The Head of Programmes (HoP) has a country focus and ensures quality implementation of its multisector programme within Greece in line with the broader strategies of DRC in Europe, as established by the Europe Regional Office. The role contributes to the development of country strategies, which are translated into action plans and day-to-day tasks. It provides programme leadership and manages the Programme Technical Unit (PTU). The HoP is a Senior Management Team (SMT) member and may represent DRC on behalf of the Country Director to authorities, UN agencies, other NGOs and Partners.
As Head of Programmes, under the direct line management of the Country Director, you will:
To be successful in this role we expect you to be an exceptional leader and a supportive and collaborative colleague. You have worked in multinational and multicultural environment, so you have understanding for diversity in the working place. You have an analytical mindset and you are able to make decisions based on critical analysis at the same time considered the potential risks. Moreover, we also expect the following:
In this position, you are expected to demonstrate DRC’ five core competencies:
Contract length: open ended. This is a national position. We can accept international candidates under the condition of obtaining a work permit in Greece.
Band: E management
Designation of Duty Station: Athens. This is a family duty station.
Start date: March 2020.
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for DRC Greece; please refer to drc.ngo under Vacancies.
For questions regarding the vacancy please contact the Country Director, Kyriakos Giaglis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages) in English
Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: 9 February 2020. DRC might start with the interview
process before an application deadline should we find a suitable candidate.
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website drc.ngo.