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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 Purpose The main aim of this role is to develop GOAL programming in the region, prioritizing Lebanon and OTP/Palestine. The role will also cover the monitoring of the existing programme in Iraq. Other countries may be added under the Emergency Response Framework. Secondarily, this position will provide temporary managerial and programmatic oversight to Iraq and other countries that may need leadership gap filling.

**Ideally the successful candidate will be based in region in our GOAL office in Amman, Jordan, however would also consider candidates based in Ireland or the UK (with willingness to travel to the region on a regular basis)**;

Key areas of work will include:;

  • Coordinate the development of new programmes via field assessments, programme design, proposal development, partner liaison, stakeholder engagement, proposal development etc.;
  • ;Provide surge support managerial and programmatic oversight to GOAL Iraq,;
  • Liaise and collaborate closely with GOAL’s Global Emergency Response Unit, Global Partnership Centre (GPC); and Global Programmes Department.;



Programme Delivery and Management;

  • Backstop CO grant funded projects, ensure a quality implementation, on time and within budget. A key indicator of success will be the absence of a no cost extension for projects;
  • Document and share best practices and procedures relating to all aspects of the management and implementation of country programmes. This will include management reporting, programme implementation, programme design, remote monitoring, partnership and delivering on country strategy and annual plans.;
  • Capacity building of key CO programme staff, including a focus on support in designing kick off meetings, activity planning, scenario planning, risk management, programme impact and donor engagement.;;
  • Provide surge support for programme management in existing country programmes as they scale up operations in response to new funding opportunities or to meet expanded humanitarian needs.;
  • In close cooperation with the Programme Technical Team, provide advice and support on the quality of programme implementation for specific key projects (both remotely and through field visits).;

Human Resources;

  • Provide in-person and remote induction and orientation sessions to new senior programme personnel and provide ongoing mentorship and capacity building to existing programme staff.;

Resource Development and Partner Liaison;;

  • Working closely with the Funding and Business Development Unit, provide remote and in-country support for programme design and proposal development;;
  • Deploy to conduct or coordinate field assessments for new programming in new or existing areas of operation.;
  • Work with other members of the Programme Operations Team and GOAL’s global infrastructure to support GOAL’s engagement with the localisation agenda and ongoing engagement of partners from the global south.;

Humanitarian Affairs;

  • Act as the Operations Department’s focal point with GOAL’s Humanitarian Unit for Middle East keeping abreast of sectoral developments in humanitarian action and liaising with the Emergency Response Unit on potential response actions as required; ;

Coordination and Policy/Procedures;

  • Provide input into the development of relevant programme strategies and policies and contribute to or lead the development of programme tools and processes as requested.;
  • Ensure GOAL policies and procedures for programme management are available (through direct dissemination as well as management of content on GOAL’s intranet), known, understood and are being implemented.;

;The Person;

Proven management experience in humanitarian assistance / development programming Experience in developing and delivering programmes in sectors including curative health, WASH, nutrition, social and behaviour change, disaster risk reduction, economic security, food security and gender. Demonstrable experience in successful resource development with donors including Irish Aid, DFID, USAID (including OFDA and FFP), ECHO, EuropeAid, UN agencies, etc. Capacity development skills including the development and delivery of training modules. Demonstrated analytical and conceptual skills to plan projects, timetable activities, and oversee staff work. Experience of preparing budgets and financial management. Excellent written and spoken English and keen communication skills. A willingness to travel and work in challenging environments and flexibility to deploy on short notice. Good team player, capable of working with a multinational country team. Ability to travel 25% of their time within the region.;


To be based in the Middle East Region Previous experience as an emergency first responder during rapid or slow onset crises. An understanding of resilience and systems approaches, and experience with cash based modalities. Capacity to work via ArabicGOAL 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. If you would like more information or have any special requirements or needs that would support you during the recruitment process then please contact the Recruitment team ;;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.


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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