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Program Officer- Faith & development

Job Description


The Program Officer- Faith & development will be responsible for providing both spiritual formation and nurture for both staff and organization by reinforcing WV Christian foundation, identity and witness and hence influencing both WV programming. In addition the position also contributes to the quality of our programs through supporting the integration of the various faith and development approaches in processes and capacity enhancement of our staff and partners. The position is a key driver to the realization of WVI’s Faith and Development strategic intent in East Africa region.


  • Coordinate Staff Spiritual Formation Activities

    • Equip and develop small group leaders for strategic leadership in leading staff towards Christ Centered lives that will translate to deliberate witness in the work of Peace Protection and Opportunity for all

    • Facilitate availability of relevant Spiritual formation materials being careful to include areas of peace, protection and opportunity that will influence Faith and Development

    • Brainstorm, plan and roll out relevant topics and areas of focus on spiritual focus that should be engaged to staff

    • Review and analyze the relevance and value add of the materials provided to staff and how they have been utilized

    • Mobilize prayer at the regional level

    • Coordinate Day of Prayer for East Africa

    • Be the point person on prayer updates of the Region to the Office of Prayer ministry

  • Program Integration

    • Participate and support National offices in rolling out Faith & Dev. Different project approaches (Celebrating Families, Channels of hope, and empowered world view

    • Assist in documenting for evidence of impact of the different F&D models

    • Support the Christian Commitments Director in reviewing NO technical programs in faith and development, CWB reports and other program related reports.

    • Engage with other RO technical specialists and NO counterparts when designing new projects and grants to ensure faith is fully integrated

    • Collaborate with other regional technical advisors to promote integrated ministry

    • Support the mainstreaming of gender in our programs

    • Lead the preparation of bi-annual and annual report of the Faith & Dev, regional project

    • Review all financial reports for the regional Faith & Dev, unit for appropriate spending

  • Provide administrative Support

    • Coordinate Scheduled online and face to face meetings and workshops for EAR F&D CoP

    • Request for PAs to NOs upon request and followed up for timely SAs to manage CC budget appropriately

  • External Engagement and Collaboration her Regional Teams:

    • Support the faith & development Director to actively engage external partner organizations for possible collaboration for Faith & Dev. Operations

    • Contribute towards forming effective cross-functional linkages between F&D and other functions where it deem appropriate

    • Collaborate with P&C to provide staff care support services to staff in need

  • Thought Leadership & Publications in area of expertise:

    • Populate, provide and develop bible study guides to be used in small groups throughout the FY

    • Facilitate the equipping of small group leaders for effective staff formation sessions through small groups

  • Other responsibilities:

    • Participate in other organizational meetings as required.

    • Any other duties as may be assigned.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Spiritual maturity; clear articulation of personal faith in Christ about how their faith informs their life and work. Possesses biblical acuity.

  • Basic programming

  • A high level of organizational and management skills

  • At least two years’ experience in administrative position

  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment

  • Must be computer literate

  • A good team player

  • Good communication and good inter-personal skills

  • Needs excellent English language skills, both oral and written

  • Understanding of basic accounting

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

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

  • Comply by set Security standards

  • Perform other duties as required.

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:

  • Educational level required: Degree in related field desired)

  • Experience: At least 3 years of experience in development field

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: : Office-based with frequent travel to the field

Travel: 15% Domestic/international travel is required.