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Program Officer

Job Description

Position Title: Program Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision Syria programme management function has been established in mid-2017 in order to consolidate and recentralize oversight of the Syria response, develop a management function for the response more conducive to traditional “country programme” structures, and to support cohesive strategic planning for the response as it shifts over time. The Syria team will sit in Amman, eventually supporting all parts of the country. The purpose of the Programmes team is to support the successful acquisition and management of grant funding from public donors including OFDA, OCHA, UNICEF, WFP, ECHO, Global Affairs Canada, and EuropeAid. The programmes unit also ensures effective grants management processes across the project management cycle, including successful liaison with internal and external donors when necessary and provision of expert advice and support to the different staff members involved in resource acquisition and management.

The overall role of the Information Management Officer (IMO) is to ensure that information required to support humanitarian operations is collected, organised and distributed to all stakeholders within the Syria Country programme. The IMO will also use his/her specific technical knowledge within a certain sector to support strategic design of Information Management Systems for that sector which can then be replicated across other areas. The IMO will manage and maintain information databases such as sit reps, 4Ws etcetera, and engage directly with field teams and cluster IMOs to achieve this. This will be achieved through direct oversight, capacity building providing expert advice on donor and field office requirements and regulation, by supporting programme design, particularly with regard to logframe building, indicator design and means of verification selection.

Major Responsibilities:

Information Management

  • Implement and regularly update p re-identified Management information systems incl. 4Ws, Sitreps etcetera

  • Engage with data design discussion, contribute to ensure necessary data is gathered, purpose and use is clear and questions are simple, clear and collectable.

  • Work with project teams to examine data input from data collection forms and conduct initial analysis of the data; Identify appropriate secondary data and information resources.

  • Proactively gather information from relevant cluster partners, UN agencies and other organisations which may be of use world vision for informing decisions

  • Provide information management services to support population data management activities including population estimation, information flows from established systems, movement tracking, standard-setting/promotion and dissemination.

Coordination and Capacity Building

  • Apply sector specific expertise to support programme implementation where necessary

  • Provide advice and council concerning information management issues and industry trend to SPM/SOM, Area Manager and/or CD

Other responsibilities

  • Participate in Cluster and inter-cluster meetings representing World Vision and provide the necessary support in presenting the relevant data and information.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by line or matrix manager

  • Deputise for Programme Manager as necessary

Education:Degree or equivalent in accounting and finance or any relevant field.

Experience:Experience with international NGOs or other similar organizations is desirable.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Professional technical experience matching the above-mentioned duties and responsibilities.

  • international humanitarian field experience

  • Relevant educational background and knowledge of the INGO/UN sector

  • Knowledge and understanding of the complexity related to refugee and IDP situations

  • Proficiency in Arabic and English

Core Capabilities:  Achieving quality results and service  Practicing accountability and integrity  Communicating information effectively  Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly  Understanding the Humanitarian industry  Understanding WV’s mission & operations  Practicing continuous innovation & creativity  Learning for growth and development  Maintaining work/life balance  Building collaborative relationships  Practicing gender & cultural diversity  Influencing individuals & groups