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Senior Program Officer - Democratic Republic of Congo

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To represent World Vision DR Congo to external major donors and stakeholders and provide leadership in resource development, grants integration and quality program implementation in respect of private non- sponsorship funding.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure WV DR Congo complies with donor requirements of existing grant and special funding agreements; including project or contract amendments and revisions.

  • Promote ongoing donor and support office engagement, exploring appropriate existing and new funding avenues aligned with the country strategy.

  • Develop and maintain system for monitoring progress of each project’s operational targets and achievements, and evidence of taking corrective action when necessary.

  • Develop and maintain system for monitoring expenditure against budget, and evidence of taking corrective action when revisions are necessary.

  • Assist in writing of Grant project proposals and the review of semi- annual and annual reports and ensure all reports meet requirements of donors and Support Offices.

  • Identify funding opportunities among multilateral and bilateral donors, Support Offices, and local missions and embassies.

  • Identify and apply for new USAID grant opportunities and lead the planning and start-up of new USAID initiatives, projects and programs.

  • Support the Regional Directors in seeking new funding opportunities by coordinating the preparation of concept papers and project proposals.

  • Ensure project designs and proposals fit within WV strategic priorities are in alignment with existing work in the target areas and have appropriate management mechanisms in place for successful implementation.

  • Submit proposal, negotiate contracts, and ensure donor requirements are clear and agreeable before finalization. Pursue the growth of the programs in a way that balances strategic priorities and operational capabilities.

  • Contribute to the development of programs in under-resourced sectors through optimizing resource allocation between appropriate funding streams.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Development Studies or equivalent.

  • Experience: A minimum of five years program management/coordination/oversight experience, including in an international development setting to include assessment, monitoring and evaluation, implementation and design of projects.

  • Previous experience in a management position with USAID grant experience is required.

Preferred:

  • Master Degree in Business Administration, International Development with Proven ability to manage technical assistance programs and subcontractors in complex US government funded projects.

Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • USAID grant management, knowledge of specific program sectors (Protection, Education, WASH, Food Security & Livelihoods) an advantage, Budgeting and financial management skills an asset.

Working Environment/Travel:

  • Work environment: non family post and unsecured area.

  • Travel: 40% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: Available at any time.