Under the direct supervision and the guidance of the Programme coordinator, the Programme Officer will:Plan and monitor implementation of the BRC/ NRCS Country programme in a timely, effective and efficient manner. Work closely with the National Society to strengthen preparedness and response capacity to enable the NS improve their disaster management programming. Support ongoing collaboration with all relevant partners in the region in the field of disaster risk management and will also work on further developing these relationships.
The job will require travel to the project locations in Lagos, Imo, FCT, Delta and Bauchi of about 50% of the total work hours.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
He/ she will have the following responsibilities:Responsible in planning, implementation, and reporting of components of the Disaster Management programme, under overall programme leadership of the Programme Coordinator Lead development of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) component of the DM programme Coordinate follow-up on implementation plans with colleagues in London and Nigeria on key strategic topics such as Community Engagement and Accountability and Prevention and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Strengthen capacity and competencies in the programme branches on Water Sanitation and Hygiene. Ensure effective working relationships with the relevant departments/ branches of NRCS as well as WASH/ Health technical advisors at BRC. Provision of guidance and support implementation of activities related to other technical areas of the project, mainly related to logistics, information management, Protection and Gender Inclusion, and Health Conduct monitoring and supervisory visits to the programme activity sites in the field. Organize and facilitate training sessions for National Society technical staff and volunteers in various areas of disaster risk management. Participate in relevant meetings with relevant stakeholders where needed. Perform other duties in addition to the above responsibilities, commensurate with background and experience as deemed necessary by Supervisor; especially contributing to development and management of additional programmes in future.
EducationBachelor’s degree in development studies, Public health or field relevant
Relevant:Experience in the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement Experience with planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting on projects for Disaster Management programming Experience in capacity building initiatives for Disaster Risk Reduction or WASH Experience in coordinating stakeholders across organizations
Preferred:Experience within a multi-cultural environment Experience in partner relationship management and attention to detail
Knowledge, Skills and Languages
Relevant:Strong communication skills Computer Literate (especially excel, word, power point) Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. Initiative and flexibility Accuracy and attention to details
Competencies, Values and Comments
Language:Fluently spoken and written English
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