Deputy Director Operations

International Rescue Committee; Kenya; 11 Nov 2009

The Deputy Director Operations is responsible for guiding and directing support service delivery (Human Resources and Administration, Logistics/ Procurement and Information Technology) to the IRC Kenya and Somalia country programs. The Deputy Director Operations is a key senior management position and is expected to contribute to organizational strategic thinking and planning.

1. Leadership to Support Departments: provide leadership to ensure the development of departmental plans by the heads of departments for the delivery of high quality services to the IRC Kenya and Somalia programs; monitor the implementation of the department work plans; and advise on adjustments to department structure and/or functioning based on regular analysis. Regular meetings and reports should be followed through action points with timelines set for all corrective action.
2. Compliance: ensure all internal policies are in place; adapted/ reviewed; and implemented by both country programs through staff orientation, policy roll-out, ongoing training, monitoring, and compliance analysis. Provide corrective action plans to any audit findings.
3. Technical Management and Systems: provide analysis on departmental reports to ensure both effective and efficient systems to meet operational standards at the lowest cost to the organization. Ensure the high quality achievement of all external reporting requirements. Through field support visits and support department planning oversee the timely, specialist delivery of operational support to field programs.
4. Training: mentor department heads in their own leadership and management capacity; supervise training for country program staff on internal and external compliance and organizational policies; oversee the creation and monitoring of staff development and career plans.
This position reports to the IRC Kenya Country Director, with a strong coordination with the IRC Somalia Country Director as a key member of the senior management team. This position manages a staff of 3 director reports.

Qualifications : Requirements
* Postgraduate degree in Business Management or relevant technical field preferred with a minimum of five years progressive management and leadership experience
* Experience managing a large country team with a diverse portfolio; knowledge of major donors (including USAID/OFDA/PRM, ECHO/EC, DFID, UN agencies)
* Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a demanding work environment

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Reference : FJA-Int-514