Head of Programs at Amal Organization for Relief and Development

Job Summary:

Amal Organization is seeking for motivated and experienced Head of Programs to lead, develop and manage the program team to achieve the aspirations of Amal Organization Country Strategy 2021-2022 through Programme Development, effective coordination, consolidation, technical support and guidance by ensuring a cohesive team spirit and motivation to perform. He/she manages and ensures resource mobilization, prioritization and allocation, work plan coherence to deliver Amal’s Strategy. Moreover, the head of programs will be responsible for fund raising and mapping out all potential donors operating in the Syrian context.

Responsibilities and Tasks:

· Provide leadership in the development of strategic plans and budgets for all programs in the country.

· Provide leadership to the Programme Team towards achieving the objectives of the Country Strategy

· Review and ensure alignment of program priorities, strategies and plans.

· Support the CEO to lead the development of both strategic and operational plans in accordance with Country Strategy Paper (CSP) and planning guidelines.

· Ensure Amal programme activities are grounded, strongly inter linked, and consolidated at the national level in line with the organization CSP.

· Ensure quality implementation of all projects of Amal Organization

· Ensure learning are documented by the programme team in the most effective way demonstrating value for money.

· Lead on development of programme ideas into quality grant proposals through a community based, participatory approach.

· Ensure smooth and effective coordination mechanism between programmes and the supporting departments (logistic, HR, Finance, S&S, IT and MEAL).

· Ensure close monitoring of the program works in the field to ensure alignment and contribution to country strategy, monitor flow of information and systemic documentation of quantitative and qualitative achievements in the field and lessons learned thereof.

· Ensure quality and timely submission of quarterly and annual or required Programme and Project Performance Reports as per desired standards and guidelines.

· Ensure effective partnerships at all levels as per standard procedures and guidelines of the organization.

· Participate in the review of staff job descriptions and setting of performance standards

· Involves in recruitment of staff under supervision of HR.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Social Sciences or development studies, humanities or any relevant field.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the humanitarian field as a senior position.
  • Experience in designing, setting up and coordinating monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment systems and processes of a program are required.
  • Experience in managing funding from a diversity of sources including international and private donors.
  • Sound and up to date knowledge of development concepts, methodologies and techniques including demonstrated understanding of gender issues in development and demonstrable commitment to promoting gender equality within the organization and in programme work.
  • Proposal writing, budget development and programmes management skill are essential.
  • Leadership and management
  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent presentation, communications, and negotiation
  • Networking, influencing and interpersonal
  • Crisis management and conflict resolution
  • Planning, organization, time management, and coordination.

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