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Head of Programme Technical Team

About Us ;

GOAL has responded to the world’s major humanitarian crises since its founding in 1977, working with vulnerable communities in 15 countries across the globe with a dedicated team of 3,500 personnel. While GOAL continues to be an agile first-responder to humanitarian crises, it is also committed to working with vulnerable communities to help them survive crises and support them on the road to recovery. ;

Job PurposeWe’re currently recruiting for a Head of Programmes Technical Team; the Head of PTT plays a critical leadership role in our organisation. You will be responsible for managing a team of specialised advisors who provide technical expertise to our Country Programmes and represent GOAL externally, with the aim of driving programme excellence, alignment with strategic goals, and fostering collaboration.;

;As the Head of PTT you will be responsible for the following key areas:;

Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a robust technical strategies and guidance aligned with the organisation’s mission and vision. Provide thought leadership on programme design, implementation, and adaptation.;

Team Management: Lead and mentor a team of specialist advisors, including experts in Cash and Vouchers, Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Health, Markets, Nutrition, Resilience, Social Behaviour Change, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Climate.;

Programme Development, Design and Implementation: Ensure that Country Programmes receive technical support to achieve high quality, innovative and adaptive programming, including in emergencies.; Guide the Advisors in positioning GOAL to identify, analyse and respond to funding opportunities and development of strong technical proposals/bids which are coherent with both donors’ and GOAL’s organisational global goals.;;

Evidence and Learning Enable GOAL to capture learning from programming and research and share this internally and externally.; Ensure GOAL is contributing to the evidence base and communicating innovation and successes.;;

Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with external partners, donors, and government agencies. Represent the organisation at relevant forums, conferences, and working groups. Advocate for evidence-based approaches and policy changes.;

Person Specification Proven experience in humanitarian or development programming including substantial experience in lower or lower middle-income countries. Master's level qualification in a related field (e.g. Development, Policy, Health); Previous experience in a senior management role; Strategic approach to relationship management, with excellent communication, networking and influencing skills, both written and verbal. Ability to represent GOAL with donors, other INGOs, commercial entities and other external institutions.

**GOAL offers staff flexible working with our hybrid model, we require our HQ employees to work 2 days per week from our office in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin**;

GOAL is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.;All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.;


Accountability within GOAL A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.;

Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.;

General Terms and Conditions This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document.;

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