Programme Development Manager


Under the direct line management of the Head of Program the PDM acts as the proposal development coordinator for new funding opportunities. S/he will also be responsible for ongoing grant man agent and external communication and will be expected to take on a leading role in supporting program harmonization across projects.
Who are we? 
DRC has been active in Jordan since 2003 where it first responded to the Iraqi refugee crisis. Since mid-2012, DRC has been active in a multi-sector Syrian response with funding from ECHO, DFID, BPRM, Politiken, Sida, DANIDA, OCHA-ERF, and more recently CIC, DFATD and EuropeAid. 
DRC has focused its operations in Amman Governorate, which hosts more than a quarter of the Syrian refugees in country, as well as in the underserved southern governorates of Tafileh, Karak and Ma’an where DRC is well-known for being the only INGO with a continuous presence, serving Syrian refugees, new comers and vulnerable Jordanian households.
Duties and Responsibilities 
• Act as the writer/coordinator/editor for concept notes and proposals. Collect and compile all necessary inputs from program staff, technical advisors, HQ/RO and partners (if relevant) in line with the proposal development plan and ensure internal deadlines are observed.  
• Coordinate with the Finance department on links between narrative proposals and budget; 
• In coordination with the PQM, ensure that projects designed include relevant program learning, beneficiary feedback and best practices. 
• Liaise with the Strategic Lead (Regional Office) and Review Lead (HQ or RO) to ensure new programs are in line with DRC’s regional/global strategic priorities and initiatives; 
• Ensure donor guidelines and requirements are respected; 
•  Maintain up-to-date donor tracking tools to identify potential new donors and strategies which line up with DRC Jordan’s strategic priorities; 
• Manage the Grants Officer 
• Supervise all internal and external narrative/data reporting (including monthly UNHCR reports, monthly/quarterly/final donor reports) to ensure quality and respect of Donor and DRC procedures 
• Support Grants Officer in organizing regular grants meetings for all projects (kick off, quarterly review, and closing) in line with the regional grants management guidelines to ensure donor/DRC compliance, timely progresses against milestones, operation/programme integration, and address challenges as needed. 
• Collect inputs from Program Managers and field staff on approaches, practices and processes on the different types of assistance provided by DRC Jordan (including outreach, referrals, psycho-social support, self-reliance trainings etc); 
• Identify best practices and bottlenecks to be addressed, provide recommendations for harmonized approaches and follow-up progress against action points. Liaise with the Program Quality Unit to ensure feedback from communities are reflected in programmatic recommendations.  
• Liaise with MENA programmes (and external actors if necessary) doing similar programming to incorporate best practices/lessons learnt whenever relevant to the Jordan context;  
• Manage the Communications Assistant: supervise his/her work in delivering quality communication materials and implementing communication activities in line with DRC’s communication strategy and guidelines; provide strategic directions to expand DRC Jordan’s visibility; conduct regular performance and development appraisals; 
• Provide briefing/training to all staff on DRC and donor’s communication/visibility rules and ensure they are applied across all programmes;  
• Liaise with the Regional Communications Officer to support the preparation and/or facilitate media/communications events and press visits to project sites.
The Program Development Manager reports to the Head of Program 
About you: 
• Master degree in one of the following: International development, Law, Social Sciences, Business Administration or similar, communication. 
• At least 3 years of professional experience in a grant development position; 
• Strong understanding of  project cycle management; 
• Previous experience working with key Donors present in Jordan (BPRM,ECHO, EU, DFID, etc) and knowledge of their rules and regulations 
• Programming development experience in displacement contexts, including in protracted situations;  
• In–depth knowledge of refugees assistance issues; 
• Strong communication and reporting skills 
• Strong coordination skills and experience working in a multi-cultural environment 
• English fluent and spoken, Arabic is a strong Asset 
We offer 
DRC will offer the successful applicant a twelve months contract. You must be available to start work from 5 June 2016 and be willing and able to work in Amman-Jordan 
Salary and conditions will be in accordance with Danish Refugee Council’s Terms of Employment for Expatriates; please refer to under Vacancies. This position will be placed at level A16 
Application process 
Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. 
All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. CV only applications will not be considered. 
If you have questions or are facing problems with the online application process, please contact  
Applications close 5 May 2016. The interviews are expected to take place between 8-19 May 2016 
Need further information? 
For more details on this position please contact Andrew Merat at 
Please note that applications sent directly to Andrew Merat will not be considered. 
For further information about the Danish Refugee Council, please consult our website  
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: DRC - Danish Refugee Council
  • Location: Amman
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-05

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