Senior Program Officer - Democratic Republic of Congo
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.
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.
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.
Work environment: non family post and unsecured area.
Travel: 40% Domestic/international travel is required.
On call: Available at any time.