Senior programs officer

Job Summary

An NGO is hiring a Senior Programs Officer

  • Minimum Qualification: MBA / MSc
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

Requisition: 2018202146

Basic Functions

  • As a member of a program team, provides program oversight and system improvement/ development for field programs for the Addressing Education in Northeast Nigeria (AENN) Project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee the design and implementation process of country programs, sub-agreements, and task orders; and act as the primary point of contact for select countries.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reports and other relevant documents for field programs, e.g., quarterly implementing agency and country office program implementation and financial reports.
  • Contribute to the Division’s annual strategic planning, work planning and budgeting processes, including identification of potential projects for bi-lateral or third-party funding.
  • Manage the development of tools and procedures for project implementation; reporting; monitoring; evaluation; capacity assessment; and/or management consistent with cooperative agreement requirements and manages the dissemination of procedures to other staff.
  • Coordinate support for design and implementation planning, and technical assistance visits, including participation on field teams in select countries.
  • Determine the feasibility of developing new projects based on current initiatives and capabilities. 
  • Routine coordination with FHI employees and consultants, on-site and in the field. 
  • Develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, government representatives, local health and research professionals, and recipients of assistance. 
  • Represent selected field programs and other organizations, including donors, and local and international partners.
  • Provide leadership and team building at the project level Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • BS/BA in Public Health or related field, and 7 - 9 years relevant experience with international development programs. 
  • Overseas field experience required. or MS/MA in public health or related field, and 5 - 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.
  • Overseas field experience required.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Knowledge of education project implementation Managing donor-funded projects.
  • Written and verbal communication skills. Relevant language skills.
  • Relevant computer software skills.
  • Work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow, may structure work of staff members.
  • Capable of performing responsibilities of Program Officer. Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally at least 25%.

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