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IRC is looking for a Senior Programme Manager to lead the identification and development of new country programmes. Deadline for application: 23 March 2018.

The Senior Programme Manager will have a primary responsibility to expand IRC's successful model for strengthening WASH systems into new countries, with a focus on Asia. A passionate entrepreneur, you will help to develop impactful programmes that will bring about real change in the delivery of WASH services. As a member of IRC's management team, you will bring your knowledge of market-based approaches to strengthen and deepen IRC's work in this area. As a proven leader, you will enthuse and enable IRC's team of dedicated WASH nerds to thrive in new countries and areas of work.

The main responsibilities are: 

  • Lead the identification and development of new IRC country programmes, especially in South/South-East Asia, including identification and development of partner networks; establishment of offices; recruitment of staff; development of fundable programmes; identification and development of financiers;
  • Act as a member of IRC's management team, supporting the evolution of IRC's strategy and action;
  • Lead development of IRC's expertise in market-based approaches;
  • Represent IRC at the highest level internationally.

Some of the requirements are:

  • At least ten years of post-MSc level professional experience;
  • Experience-based knowledge and networks in South and/or South-East Asia are preferred;
  • An impressive and demonstrable track record of starting and developing new programmes;
  • An independent and entrepreneurial spirit, linked to the ability to motivate and work effectively with teams;
  • Willingness and availability to travel regularly (estimated at least 25% but possibly up to 50% of working time);
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, external actors and allies;
  • Flexible, highly motivated and capable of working independently in multi-disciplinary groups, and in informal and unstructured settings;
  • Mature work practices, demonstrated sound judgement and the ability to respond positively to mentoring and directions.

The application deadline is 23 March 2018. The full details of the vacancy are available in our jobs section.

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