Job Title Officer, Country Programs Location Nigeria - NG (Primary)
Office Kano Category Programs Date Needed By 11/30/2023 Program Description (Background) Job Description
JOB SUMMARY Â
At the direction of the supervisor, the primary function of the Program Officer role is to support the country program in the development and implementation of country mission program activities and coordinate with relevant stakeholders.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation:
MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
â¢ In close coordination with the supervisor, review existing monitoring and evaluation systems and develop new systems that will ensure quality program implementation and reporting.
â¢ Provide guidance to program staff as required to ensure successful implementation and reporting of programs, grants, and contracts.Â
â¢ Monitor the progress of each project and assist with the identification of issues which may affect the quality of program performance and consequent program adjustments.
â¢ Respond to donor inquiries regarding program activities as directed.
â¢ Coordinate the production of various informational grant program-related documents upon request by supervisor or senior management.Â
â¢ Coordinate weekly meetings with national program staff as directed.
â¢ Support the development of new project proposals for institutional and private donors.
â¢ Contribute to program reporting.
â¢ Identify program funding opportunities and securing donor meetings for Country Director
â¢ Assist field programs when needed.Â
â¢ Maintain flexibility to take on added responsibility as and when needed.
â¢ Maintain frequent communication with supervisor to ensure program activities and objectives are communicated.Â
â¢ Interface with national government and relevant agencies as necessary as required.
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.
Code of Conduct
As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corpsâ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear, or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.
If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through oneâs own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corpsâ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.
It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, or adults at risk; and any form of trafficking in persons.Â
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.
â¢ Typically, master's degree in public health, International Development and/or in a relevant field of studyÂ
â¢ Two to three years' experience in program design and evaluation, of which at least one year in developing countries or resource deprived environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
â¢ Familiarity with international humanitarian operations, coordination structures, and the mandates of donors, UN agencies, and other NGOs
â¢ Cross-cultural awareness and insight into health care issuesÂ
â¢ Ability to exercise sound judgment and make decisions with limited supervision.
â¢ Extremely flexible and can cope with stressful situations and frustrations.Â
â¢ Ability to relate to and motivate local staff effectively.Â
â¢ Creative and able to work with limited resources.Â
â¢ Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and writtenÂ
â¢ Proficient in computer applications, especially with MS Word and MS Excel, MS PowerPoint a plus
â¢ Must have excellent English written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other departments within International Medical Corps, donors, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector.
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