24 Mar 2019

Program Officer

Job Description


Program Officer – Hargeisa

The position will lead in grant acquisition and management of a grant portfolio. Actively build donor relationship in support of acquisition. The job holder will support program and proposal development and design for high-value, competitive, complex funding opportunities, in line with WVSom strategy. S/he will help with the review of monthly, quarterly and annual reports for submission to donors and Support Offices ensuring quality compliance and donor satisfaction.

Major Responsibilities:

Programming & Proposal Development:

  • Pursue resource mobilization opportunities aligned to World Vision Somalia strategy and capacity
  • Support concept and proposal writing with high win rate
  • Support SPO in coordinating proposal and budget preparation with different stakeholders include but not limited to Technical Advisor, Finance, Operation team and M&E team

Program reporting & donor compliance:

  • Provide timely, detailed and quality program reports to Support Offices and donors
  • Ensure success stories are shared with communications to enhance the visibility of programming
  • Support monitoring and bring up implementation or compliance challenges with QA, Ops Managers, SPO and donors

External Engagement and competitive intelligence gathering:

  • Represent WV in different platforms at field level as assigned by SPO which include but not limited to regional clusters, working group and coordination meetings in collaboration with technical and operation team
  • Advise WV on potential fundraising opportunities arising

Grant Start up:

  • Plan and lead start-up workshop or process to ensure comprehensive hand-over of project to Project Manager and wider grant project teams
  • Use meetings and other forums to engage with operations staff to gather emerging challenges, lessons learned, and innovations to apply to future proposals
  • As required, support Operations in implementation challenges with hands-on capacity building and support in the field

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience/Other Attributes;

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s  Degree in Development studies or related field
  • 3 years programming experience in a grant funded humanitarian or development program preferably with one or two previous assignments in a fragile context
  • Training in humanitarian standards is desirable with specific training in any one of the following donor requirements e.g. OFDA, DFID, CIDA, DANIDA and Europe Aid
  • Proven experience in networking with donors and partners to bring about funding opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to mobilize cross-functional proposal team (technical, ops, field, finance, M&E, Regional/HQ) with right staff at the right time to meet even the tightest deadlines. Can also effectively mobilize multi-partner proposal development teams
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and cultivate strong, collaborative relationships
  • Strong writing and editing skills in English
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both verbal and written

Kindly note:  All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

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All applications shall be received by 6th April, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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