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National Programme Officer

Job Description

Position Title: National Programme Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision International (WVI) is seeking a qualified and highly motivated individual to support the design and development of the Jordan office’s portfolio for humanitarian and development needs. Under the direction of the Senior Programme Officer, the Programme Officer will lead assigned project design and proposal development opportunities. She/he will be furthermore responsible for supporting the management of the project, including compliance with WVI and donor regulations. She/he will be expected to collaborate constructively with all other departments in the office and other stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Proposal Development

    Research and share needs analyses to ensure appropriate data is available for proposal submissions.

    Strategically leverage private funding through designs addressing context needs, organization capacities, and donor interests.

    Develop all assigned proposals with quality, consistency, clarity, and strategic alignment, incorporating elements of professional competence in proposals (e.g. Sphere standards, Integrated Competency Development; the Core Humanitarian Framework (CHC) framework, which can be used by field staff involved in disaster management and response).

    Conduct proposal design workshops to initiate proposal development process for new proposals.

    Coordinate the input from World Vision Jordan’s departments and local, regional and/or global technical specialists for comprehensive proposal design.

    Assist with concept generation meetings, grant performance tracker meetings, and team meetings.

    Keep in regular contact with WVI support office (SO) colleagues to keep SOs up to date on proposal status.

    Keep all assigned proposal related documents stored properly.

  2. Grant Management and Reporting

    Coordinate the development and submission of all assigned project reporting requirements with other departments (Operations, MEAL, Procurement, P&C, Finance, etc.)

    Act as a focal point for assigned Support Offices and other donors. Keep in regular (minimum quarterly) contact with support office colleagues to keep SOs up to date on grant performance.

    Keep all assigned grant related documents up to date and stored properly on Microsoft Teams.

    Ensure that approved proposal documents are shared with relevant WV Jordan teams.

    Monitor compliance of specific donor rules and regulations through field visits, as needed.

    Ensure the record keeping of all essential communication and documentation from pre-proposal to grant closeout.

  3. Donor Coordination

    Coordinate with WV support offices and WV Global Center for proposal development.

    Serve as donor/support offices focal point on assigned projects.

    Monitor implementation of the grant, and compile quality reports for submission to according to donor/support offices, according to donor guidelines.

    Develop key communication materials for donors.

    Communicate information effectively by building collaborative relationships, influencing donors or support offices positively, and practicing continuous innovation & creativity, & learning for growth and development.

  4. Information Management

    Enter the data for new grant opportunities into Horizon.

    Input the number of beneficiaries for each assigned under relevant indicators in the UNHCR Activity Info system on a monthly basis

  5. Other

    Support the Programmes, Operations and Communications departments in hosting donors and visitors to the Jordan office. Ensure that donor visits are strategic, well timed and smoothly executed and managed.

    Contribute to the development of communications materials for assigned projects and sectors.

    Assist with other duties as requested by management.

  6. Safety and Security Responsibilities:

Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and security manager.

Education:

Master’s Degree in relevant area (English, Int’l Development, Humanities, Social Work, etc.)

or

Bachelor's degree with equivalent work experience (2-3 years) preferably in social work or community development fields

Experience:Work experience in international relief and development in various geographical areas, or extensive experience in one; 2-6 years

Knowledge & Skills: 

  • Understanding of the aid architecture (UN systems, Cluster system)

  • Excellent writing skills (specifically in English) with a focus on clarity, brevity and research

  • Monitoring and evaluation knowledge

  • Public speaking and meeting facilitation skills

  • Technically conversant in any of the following: Education, Child Protection, WASH, Renewable Energy, Youth Empowerment, or Gender Equality

  • Strong planning and time management skills

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

  • Willingness to learn, improve, and develop professionally (and help others to as well)

  • Willingness (at times) to work long hours or on weekends

  • Knowledge of child protection / child rights

  • Computer literate with excellent knowledge of MS Office

  • Good communication skills and ability to build collaborative relationships

  • Ability to deal with children and people from different cultures and backgrounds

  • Ability to foster a good team spirit

  • Ability to transmit information correctly with accountability and maintain confidentiality

  • Voluntary spirit

  • Work under pressure

  • Creative in coming up with new ideas & activities

  • Work experience leading/assisting in large, extended project consisting of multiple deadlines, stakeholders, and activities

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

  • Proven work experience leading successful proposal development processes.

  • Program development and management

  • Nonprofit fundraising and donor relations

  • Fluency in English