Shafak Organization Job Vacancy: Programs Director - Gaziantep, Turkey

Programs Director:

The position’s scope:

This position will be responsible of managing all programs of Shafak organization, ensuring best practices of project management are being followed, harmonizing program sectors in an integrated environment, ensuring programs are meeting donors’ indicators and milestones and build the capacity of program managers.

Reporting lines:
Reports to: CEO/ Country Director
Reporting to: All program managers. Key responsibilities:
  • Establishing standardized Programs processes and procedures to improve Shafak performance and profitability. 
  • Oversee the Program Department, ensuring programs & projects are being well managed by Programs & Projects Managers. 
  • To ensure Program Team are well managed and suitably coached to implement best project management practices. 
  • To oversee all communications surrounding programs and ensure we continue to give excellent service to the Shafak stakeholders. 
  • To foresee and gauge potential pitfalls and plans for Shafak. 
  • Have the ability to make judgment /decisions based on experience within Shafak programs. 
  • Supervise and advise Shafak Program Managers where required. 
  • Coordinate logistic mobilizations for key programs. 
  • Ensure all programs implementation meets agreed standards. 
  • Ensure programs deliver quality services on time and to the agreed specification and budget. 
  • Ensure all projects are completed in the agreed timeframe, budget and standards.
Accountability and engagement:
  • Ensure projects implementation design reflect good understanding of needs and being updated accordingly. 
  • Carry out stakeholders visits where appropriate and spot check the programs.
Building capacity:
  • Build the capacity of the national programs managers, through coaching, on job trainings, day to day supervision and conducting related trainings. 
  • Contribute to improving the current policies and procedures of the organizations related to programs’ sectors. 
  • Manage the performance of program managers and recommend accordingly. 
  • Assist in nomination programs staff for training provided by the organization.
Proposal development:
  • Contribute to all proposal development in the design stage making sure that all submitted proposal reflect good understanding of the needs. 
  • Ensure programs capacity to meet the requirement of new projects, and if not recommend accordingly. 
  • Support program managers in developing proposals’ documents (log frame, work plan, narrative...)
Reporting and donor compliance:
  • Ensure that all donors’ compliance and requirements are being followed. 
  • Ensure timely submission of all related departments reports and updates.
Other duties as assigned by line manager. 

Required qualification:
  • Business administration/MPM Master in Project Management degree OR equivalent degrees. 
  • At least 5 years experience of working in the humanitarian field.
  • English fluent, Arabic is desirable.
  • Proved understanding of humanitarian programs policies and procedures.
  • Good understanding of the humanitarian contex
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work both in a team and independently
  • Flexible and positive approach to work
  • Able to work in a stressful and changing environment with limited resources
  • Willingness to stay at different base and field locations depending on the needs of the programme
  • Computer literate
How to apply:
  • Please apply by downloading the application form from the attached link: HERE 
  • Forward the completed form with CV to the following address: 
Please Note that any CV sent with no Job Code in the subject line will not be submitted in the HR Serve.