Senior Program Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
Provide technical oversight for the planning, assessment and design of projects, evaluations and reporting of the World Vision DRC, Eastern Zone program and provide leadership and supervision to Zonal program officers.
Lead the process of identifying opportunities to solicit funding from Institutional Donors (such as UN agencies, USAID, DFID, ECHO, and EC), Multilaterals, Foundations, WVI Support Offices, including conducting regular and systematic donor mapping.
Support Quality Assurance Manager to prepare for, analyse and share findings from rapid and ongoing assessments, baselines and evaluations.
As Grant Acquisition and Management (GAM) focal point for the Eastern Zone, ensure quarterly regional reports are updated, GAM HUB meetings facilitated, participated in and outputs shared across the Eastern Zone.
Work with Operations, Quality Assurance, Finance and other support departments (HR and Supply Chain) as well as Support and Regional Offices to design project proposals (including logical frameworks, budgets, budget narratives, and monitoring and evaluation plans) that are in line with institutional and multilateral donors as well as WV Support Office requirements.
Ensure good Institutional Donor and World Vision Support Office relations through regular communication and providing support to Zonal Departments (Operations and Finance) in meeting contractual obligations and reporting deadlines through establishment of a projects information management systems.
Develop monthly, quarterly progress reports and annual program reports according to WV internal and external standards and requirements for WV Support Offices, the Regional Office, donors and partners.
Establish and maintain networks and partnerships through attending UN cluster meetings, NGO coordination meetings, and other relevant engagement opportunities.
Mentor and build capacity of locally based programme officers to improve the quality and timeliness of their work and conduct weekly team meetings to set key objectives and priorities for the program officers to ensure key deliverables are met.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be at minimum a holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences, Development, Anthropology or other related Social Sciences. Master’s 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 project/logframe design and proposal writing.
Demonstrable experience working with or submitting proposals to major donors, such as ECHO, USAID, WFP, UNICEF, DFATD IHA.
Good understanding of World Vision and 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.
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.
Work environment: Office-based
Travel: Up to 40 % local travel is required.