World Vision International

Program Officer

Job Description

Position Title: Program Officer

National job.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Program Officer will support the programs team in the planning funding, implementation, evaluation and reporting of respective program operations. This PO position will focus heavily on supporting program design, donor/SO/partner engagement, information management and reporting.

Major Responsibilities:

Grants Acquisition

  1. Coordinate project design, implementation, and evaluation with all relevant staff, using the defined processes.

  2. Develop concept papers and prepare proposals to major donors, in coordination with technical specialists, finance and procurement staff and SOs.

  3. Monitor funding status for each sector of the program to identify possible funding gaps and ensure smooth transitions from one grant to the next.

  4. Obtain funding for programs unfunded sections by identifying grants.

Grants Management

  1. Prepare monthly, annual and end-of-project narrative reports, newsletters, situational reports and other reports as necessary.

  2. Link with the operations and finance departments to ensure the compiling/collating of major donor management reports.

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

  4. Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards and relevant WV internal standards and policies.

  5. Provide program update to key WV support offices and the regional office.

  6. Support Grant Managers and DME to implement technical and managerial evaluations as required.

Partnership & External Relations

  1. Develop and maintain strong relationships and information sharing with Support Office representatives.

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

  3. Support the programs team to identify potential partners to work with and through in projects.

  4. Ensure alignment with WVs established external engagement, GAM, partnering steps, and response strategies.

  5. Assist the Response Manager and Programme Manager with representation of WV and networking with NGOs and local donor delegations.

Strategy Development & Other

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

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

Education:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field.

  2. Master’s degree in Social Sciences, International Development, International Relations or related field. (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role working on proposal writing, project design, report writing, grant acquisition and management is a must

  • Proven experience in establishing a fully functional M&E system for an organization thats supported by bilateral & multilateral international donors serving more than 50,000 beneficiaries within a period of 24 months.

  • Proven experience in leading Surveys (mix methodologies) from designing to report writing.

  • Proven experience in local staff capacity building

  • Proven experience in establishing M&E systems for sub grantees and local partners.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Understanding of project design and proposal writing.

  • Basic understanding of the workings of major donors, such as USAID, UN, CIDA, Aus Aid etc.

  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards, as well as the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct.

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is a must

  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills

  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.

  • Ability to pursue thoroughness and appropriate attention to detail.

  • Ability to express self clearly in all forms of writing.

  • Ability to identify gaps, trends, priorities and key issues.

  • Ability to describe key aspects and issues of relief, development and advocacy.

  • Ability to maintain strong links with major NGOs, donors and government agencies.

  • Ability to explain WVs work in relation to issues of poverty, power, justice and peace.

  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.

  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

  • Ability to interpret and present information with influence and impact.

  • Self-starter who can work independently under pressure

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity and physical stamina

  • Ability to manage work life and work without supervision

  • Ability to work in and contribute to team building environment

Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources

Core Capabilities:  Achieving quality results and service  Practicing accountability and integrity  Communicating information effectively  Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly  Understanding the Humanitarian industry  Understanding WVs 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

If you are Jordanian and meet our requirements, you are encouraged to apply via our Careers Website.