Programme Officer(Emergency Response)

Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM)

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CBM is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world. CBM provides grants sourced from private and institutional donors to local partners, who subsequently implement the grants on the basis of contracts signed with CBM detailing implementation, accounting, and reporting standards. In this set-up, CBM Country Offices (CO) perform control and monitoring procedures aimed at partner projects; control reports from implementing partners to C8M, including comparison with original source documents, project contract and cost plans; and ensure compliance with organizational and statutory requirements.


  • CBM is seeking a Programme Officer (Emergency Response) to support emergency response projects in the north-east, funded by CBM Germany and BMZ.
  • In close cooperation with local implementing partners, the Programme Officer (Emergency Response) assumes responsibility for the smooth running of CBM-supported emergency response projects from the planning phase to final evaluation, including reporting.

Main Tasks

  • Planning and implementation:
  • Detailed programme planning with implementing partners and other key stakeholders
  • Strong collaboration with relevant stakeholders, including the governments
  • Development of detailed multi-year plans
  • Deliverables and milestones planning
  • Breakdown of complex activities into tasks
  • Updates on risk assessment (and risk management)
  • Regular updating of all plans
  • Facilitate joint meetings and activities among partners
  • Monitoring and knowledge management
  • Monitor plan design and implementation
  • Data collection
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Recommendations and corrective measures
  • Scheduling of evaluation, including ToR’s development, consultant selection, evaluation coordination and integration/use of recommendations in decision-making
  • Documentation of lessons learnt and good practices


  • Monitoring / progress reporting, according to donor’s requirements
  • Other types of reports issuing
  • Prepare project briefs, reports and presentations as required


  • Partnerships implementation and follow up (rights and obligation)
  • Capacity building needs identification and implementation
  • Support to partners in reporting
  • Support to partners for elaboration of annual and quarterly budgets and activity plans
  • Active involvement in cluster meetings and activities
  • Networking among emergency response clusters

Other duties:

  • Other relevant assigned duties, as necessary

Professional Profile and Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, Health, Management or any other related fields
  • Knowledge of social inclusion, and Navision or any related programme management software is an added advantage
  • Demonstrated knowledge of use of computer software, such as Microsoft Office package

Personal Profile and Competencies

  • Development programme experience in (I)NGO
  • Knowledge and experience of project cycle management in development context for 5 years
  • Knowledge and experiences of project monitoring of minimum of 3 years
  • Basic knowledge of advocacy
  • Experience in narrative and financial reporting on complex projects to international donors
  • Cooperation with civil society/government/donors and private sector knowledge and/or experiences
  • Knowledge in managing project and accounting for inflow and outflow of funds
  • Working experience in insecure environments
  • Performance criteria


  • Efficient management of emergency response projects
  • Project reporting completed according to set timelines


  • Timely and accurate reporting
  • Capacity development progress is reported regularly
  • Adherence to donor requirements and rules, as well as CBM project management procedures

Risk and Compliance:

  • Operational and compliance risks identified and reported and /or addressed proactively
  • Delays / modifications in project activities implementation are anticipated, noted, and addressed

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Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM)

Job Level

Experienced (Non-Manager)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

5 - 7 years