Programme Section Head (PSH)

Job Details
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
Name of project : 
Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF)
We are currently searching a Programme Section Head (PSH) for an ongoing project in the area of infrastructure and reconstruction.
Task description: 
  • Direction in the organizational structure of the programme section for achieving a results-based operation and timely delivery of assigned tasks;
  • Promote effective management, coordination, good communication, and guidance so that best practices in programme team engagement are achieved at all stages of the projects’ cycle;
  • Attend to projects’ needs identification, planning and design, implementation methodology, monitoring and evaluation, transparency and reporting and ensure that such are applied in all projects;
  • Collaborate with the Programme’s technical staff, the Projects’ Managers (PMs), and contribute on preparation of Project Concept Notes (PCN) and Project Concept Proposals (PCP) in consultation with Implementing Entities and project stakeholders;
  • Establish - in consultation with the PMs - the required methodology and framework under which each project shall be implemented, and provide guidance on good environmental practices and mitigation measures on environmental impact during implementation;
  • Guide and orient efforts and contributions of the PMs in the preparation of the Project Evaluation Score Card (PESC), and coordinate the timely preparation of PCNs and/or PCPs for submission, discussion and approval by the DG;
  • Provide the necessary guidance and support to IEs, through the assigned Project Manager, in the collection and elaboration of the necessary data and information for project proposals;
  • Select and assign competent Field Coordination Officer(s) for project implementation and monitoring;
  • Support PMs on project assessment, IEs capacity appraisal, and situation analysis which have direct impact on project viability.
  • Advanced University degree in Engineering, Technical and/or Management related disciplines. Professional accreditation from renowned management institution or university is an added advantage;
  • Minimum 15-years professional experience in international reconstruction and development with a preferred 10-years work assignments in conflict affected and in-transition countries;
  • Ten (10) years out of the 15-years of experience must be in demonstrated management with at least 7-years in managing line managers and leading multi-disciplinary and cross-sectoral teams.
  • A minimum of five 5-years of experience must be in projects that include but not limited to infrastructure, utility services rehabilitation, and/or capacity building of implementing partners in both rural and urban settings;
  • Computer literacy in basic software applications, (Microsoft office, MS Project, etc.);
  • Excellent proficiency in English is required; Proficiency or working knowledge in Arabic highly desirable.
How to apply: 

If you are interested in the assigned position, please kindly send your application via email to

The application should include the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English language, EU-format preferred.
  • A list of reference persons with contact details, if not included in the CV already.

Candidates who are considered for further evaluation and for recommendation to the client will be notified within two weeks after reception of the application. Please kindly understand that all other candidates will not be notified.                  

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Contact person: 

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