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Program Officer - SomRep


Program Officer – Somalia Resilience Program (SomRep)

Purpose of the Position

Program Officer - This is a position within SomReP which will support grant acquisition and management of the grant portfolio. In collaboration with the Senior PO, relevant SomReP Technical Unit (TU) staff, SomReP partners, and WV Technical Advisors, the holder will support project and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities in line with SomReP and WVS strategy. The position will support the creation and promotion of strategic alliances and relationships with donors, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and other NGOs for purposes of funding acquisition and resource mobilization. S/he will review monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports for submission to donors and SOs ensuring high quality as well as donor compliance and satisfaction and will assist in building the capacity of SomReP partners in programming.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Program Reporting & Donor Compliance

  • Programming & Proposal Development

  • Field Support

  • External Engagement and Competitive Intelligence Gathering

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;

  • Team player - the ability to mobilize and work as part of a diverse team to achieve the overall goal

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies or related field;

    • Diploma in project management and M&E;

  • Experience: 3-5 years of programming experience in a grant funded resilience program with a consortium, preferably in a fragile context;

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in working with the following donors: FAO, EU – DEVCO, SIDA, and DFAT

  • Proven experience in networking with the EU, FAO, SIDA, DFAT and other donors to bring about funding opportunities;

  • Demonstrated ability to work with other NGOs in donor reporting and grant acquisition to meet even the tightest deadlines;

  • Ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships;

  • Excellent report and proposal writing skills

Working Environment

  • Work environment: Nairobi based

Travel: The position requires frequent travel to Somalia, a dynamic and often insecure context; when in Somalia accommodation is at team houses