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Programs Assistant

Job Description

Position :( 01) Program assistant

Reports to:Operations Director

Location:Niamey

Position open to Niger Citizens and/or people already having a work permit in Niger

Purpose of the position:

To provide strategic leadership and management support to the Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs (HEA) activities, and coordination meetings in all World Vision Niger.

Major Responsibilities:

Facilitate informed planning and timely decisions by the operations

Assist National Office to intentionally include HEA programming as an integral part of the national strategic and operational plans

Lead the HEA Committee at the National Office.

Support HEA strategic planning and coordination among clusters, as well as with national office.

Implementing HEA operating plans

Work closely with Diffa Response Manager and other relevant World Vision Partnership entities (Resources Acquisition & Management) to develop and implement appropriate advocacy strategies for Niger funding acquisition

Assist World Vision Niger in getting adequate information through an effective participation to the partners meetings.

Help World Vision Niger to integrate HEA as an essential part of the organisational structure, and to utilise strategies that fully integrate emergency response and disaster mitigation in all of the transformational development initiatives through the understanding and implementation of the Track I and II capacity building strategy.

Establish and monitor National Emergency Preparedness & Response Funds (NEPRF)

Lead Community Disaster Preparedness Plans (CDPPs) and Scorecard processes Jointly with Teams.

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:

Minimum Qualification Required: MA in Degree in Development studies or relevant fields.

Experience: 5 years’ experience in development, at least 2 of which in middle or senior management,

Preferred: Minimum of 3 years in operational humanitarian experience,

Technical Skills & Abilities:

An understanding and experience working with the World Vision Partnership.

Strong commitment to World Vision’s, mission and core values

A responsible steward of resources and assets.

Understands and values diversity and maximizes diversity to achieve organizational goals.

Must be a collaborator and team builder committed to the transfer of knowledge.

Is able to promote a healthy work environment for self and others whereby a balance is maintained between work and recreation/family.

Excellent networker

Requires an understanding or experience in the following areas: health and nutrition; agriculture; water; contracts/agreements and protocols; government-door-UN relationships; shipping and transport.

Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to build personal relationships with the teams.

Demonstrated well-developed knowledge and sensitivity of cross-cultural communication and dynamics

Ability to travel a minimum of 12 weeks per year

Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field, ability to work with large diversity of individuals and groups in rural and remote areas with diverse culture and believes.

  • Travel: 30% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: 10%. Available for communication with partners and colleagues from diverse time zones.

Attitude and Behavior:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

World Vision does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. World Vision does not concern itself with information on bank accounts.