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Senior Program Officer, DRC Kasai Response



The Cat III Global Response in DRC will enable World Vision to respond adequately to the crisis and save lives of vulnerable children caught up in the world’s most complex fragile context. Our short term emergency needs include:

reinforced advocacy, child protection and education, treatment, and prevention of malnutrition among children aged less than 5 years, food assistance and WASH.

Our long-term goal is to support peace building and social cohesion.


Grant Acquisition:

  • Lead on the development and submissions of proposals to donors in line with WV DRC Kasai Emergency Response strategy.

  • Review all proposals before submission for quality, consistency, clarity, and strategy alignment.

  • Conduct program design workshops during proposal process.

  • Ensure the input from various WVDRC departments for comprehensive programme design.

  • Lead concept generation meetings and progress review meetings.

  • Oversee grants management processes for quality assurance, including report review.

Donor Coordination:

  • Lead on pre-positioning with selected key donors for strategy and proposal alignment at the field level.

  • Support associated Director of Grant Acquisition National Office) in providing program updates to key WV support offices and the regional office.

  • Lead the engagement with donors and local delegations and keep Response Director and NO GAM unit.

  • In coordination with the response team participate in UN led cluster meetings, and other relevant coordination meetings.

  • Monitor implementation of the grant and compile reports back to donors and Support Offices.


  • Provide programmatic support to project and field personnel.

  • Support building the capacity of local program, grant acquisition and DM&E staff.

  • Review monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports.

  • Prepare donor reports as per donor requests.

  • Provide information on context and programs for ‘situation reports’ and other communications.

  • Participate in joint agency assessments, task - force teams, workshops, etc.

  • Assist in annual operating plan preparation including: design, needs assessment, proposal writing, marketing, evaluation and reporting.

  • Monitor program's progress ensuring goals and objectives are achieved and non-financial grant requirements are adhered to.

Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME):

  • Support the implementation of the programme monitoring system including external and internal reporting.

  • Assist DME team to plan, implement, analyse and share findings from assessments and programme monitoring.


  • Consult with the Accountability officer (if applicable) to ensure the design of programmes takes local capacities into account, builds on them and maximises community participation.

  • Ensure reporting and programming meets WV minimum quality standards and supports improvement, reflection and learning (includes RTE and Lessons Learned events).

Information Management:

  • Compile and analyse relevant information to inform programme design, programme management, operational improvement and promote learning.


  • Masters Degree in relevant area (Int’l Development, Humanities, Social Work, Business Administration, etc).

  • OR Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience (minimum 3 years).

  • At least 3 years of previous experience in project design, proposal writing and donor relations for an INGO in a relief and / or development context. At least one year of field - based work in a similar, conflict-prone environment is required.

  • Solid experience negotiating with Government, Bi / Multi-lateral Agencies(US Government, German Government, Dutch Government, UN Donors…), and private donors.

  • Strong English and French skills.

  • Strong writing and analytical skills with a focus on clarity, brevity and research.

  • Monitoring and evaluation knowledge.

  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation skills.

  • Technically conversant in either Education, Child Protection, WASH, Nutrition, Food security and Cash based programming.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office.

  • Strong planning and time management skills.

  • Work collaboratively with team members when assigned to work as part of a team.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Work experience in international relief and development in various geographical areas, or extensive experience in one area; minimum of 3 years.

  • Direct work experience acquiring and/or managing grants from UN, Private or Government agencies, institutional foundations or major individuals preferred.

  • Proven proposal writing experience leading successful proposal of various sizes and scopes.

  • Program development and management.

  • Nonprofit fundraising and/or donor relations.

  • Experience working in a cross-cultural environment.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.