Senior Programme Officer

International Role - Yes
1-2 Years


No Offre: WV/DRC/HRL/ 0710/FY21

Founded in 1950, World Vision is one of the largest international Christian organizations providing emergency humanitarian assistance and long-term development. Each year, it helps more than 100 million people fight poverty, hunger and injustice in nearly 100 countries and supports more than 15 million children.

For more than 20 years, World Vision has been operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Its intervention areas cover the provinces of Haut Katanga, Lualaba, Tanganyika, Haut Lomami, Kinshasa, Kongo Central, Kwango, South and North Kivu, South, Kasai Occidental and North Oubangui as well as Maidombe .

World Vision is recruiting One (01) Senior Program Officer based in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo


The Senior Program Officer (SPO) plays a critical role in funding acquisition and grant management in the most fragile contexts in DRC. The SPO will be focused on the Eastern WV DRC portfolio including humanitarian crisis and development projects in South Kivu, North Kivu and the Kasais.

By mobilizing a cross-functional team to support grant acquisition and management objectives, the SPO will directly contribute to WV DRC reaching more than 5 million children with life-saving relief and development by 2025. The right person for this role will be able to deliver high-quality project proposals that result in portfolio growth, maintain positive relationships with key donors, and support project teams with grant management. The SPO will also be required to travel frequently to support WV DRC’s teams throughout project implementation areas.


  1. Writeproposals (Bilateral, Multilateral, Corporate, and WV) in concert with technical advisors, operations staff, and support services in response to the needs. Possess the capacity for multi-sector program design that uses a multi-modality approaches as feasible (Cash/Voucher, GIK, Technical Support). Working knowledge of French is an asset for success in this position.

  2. Support project teams with editing and preparing reports in line with field-level donor expectations and requirements.

  3. Serve as primary point of contact for assigned support office and donor colleagues. Work with operational teams to support donor requests, engagement, and positioning for funding.

  4. Represent World Vision and its capacity and operations to donors, clusters, and other key stakeholders in order to resource operations plan to address humanitarian needs, as required.

  5. Support Finance in tracking of response funding to ensure response strategic priorities are funded and effective leveraging of available funding.

  6. Share information (including analysis) with internal and external stakeholders on a regular basis to meet their information requirements, including the development of regular situation reports.

  7. Regularly input into the existing reporting tracking system for all donor funds which clearly identifies dates and content requirements for the donors.

  8. Provide grant management for designated projects to support timely implementation, to ensure operations are in alignment with context, and to submit reporting to donor organisations and relevant WV stakeholders

  9. Support P&C to develop staff care and capacity building plan specifically on programming and grant management, as required.

  10. Engage with and strengthen World Vision’s relationship with DRC Humanitarian Funds to insure WVDRC’s remains a partner of choice for humanitarian funding

  11. Ensure WV DRC engagement with the UN is prioritized and clusters/sectors are well mapped for prepositioning and resource mobilization.


Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self education, prior experience or on-the-job training.

  • Must be at minimum a holder of a Bachelors Degree in Political Sciences, Development, Anthropology or other related Social Sciences.Masters degree in Development or diploma in NGO Management preferred;

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working as Program Officer;

  • Highly analytical with demonstrated problem-solving skills;

  • In-depth knowledge of various emergency and development sectors, project/logframe design and proposal writing;

  • Demonstrable experience working with or submitting proposals to major donors, such as ECHO, USAID, WFP, UNICEF, FCDO, GAC;

  • Good understanding of SPHERE standards, and accountability mechanisms such as HAP, the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct;

  • Highly effective written and verbal communicator;

  • Good networking skills and ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact;

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally.

  • Working fluency in French an asset

Working Environment / Conditions:

Work environment: Office-based

Travel: Up to 40% local travel is required.

On call: often

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.

  • Attend and participate in daily devotions and weekly Chapel services.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Applications from women are strongly encouraged.