Friday, 15 September 2017

Job Opportunity at World University Service of Canada (WUSC - EUMC), Regional​ ​Program ​​Officer​ ​(East​ ​Africa)

Job Opportunity at World University Service of Canada (WUSC - EUMC), Regional​ ​Program ​​Officer​ ​(East​ ​Africa)
Job description
Position​ ​Title:  Regional​ ​Program ​​Officer​ ​(East​ ​Africa)
Position ​Location:​  Addis​ ​Ababa,​ ​Ethiopia; ​​Arusha,​ Tanzania;​ ​ ​or​ ​Kampala,​ Uganda​
Reports​ to:​ Regional ​Program​  ​Manager
Works ​​closely​ ​with: Director​ ​of​ ​Operations, ​​Country​ ​Leads,​ ​Program​ ​Officers;​ ​Country​ Program​
Managers/Coordinators, ​​Project​ ​Officers; ​​Finance​ Officers,​ ​Financial​ ​Analysts; Specialty​ ​Teams​ ​& ​​Depts

Type​ of​ ​posting:​ External
Application ​deadline:​ 25/Sept/2017
Proposed​ start​ ​​date: Oct/2017

Instructions: Apply​ with​ ​ a​​ ​résumé/CV​ and​ ​cover​ ​letter,​ ​including ​​salary ​​expectations,​ to​,​ ​with​ ​​​Regional​ ​Program ​​Officer ​(East​ ​​Africa)​ ​in​ ​the​ subject​ ​line

- (Regional)​ ​Project​ ​implementation​ and​ ​administration:​ ​80%​
- (Regional) ​Program​ ​​development:​ ​20%

1) Project​ ​Implementation ​​(PI) ​and​  Project​  ​Administration

Under​ ​the​ ​supervision ​of​​ ​the​ ​Regional​ ​Program​ Manager​  ​and​ ​working​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​the​ Director​
​of​ Operations,​ Country​ ​Staff​ and​ ​Specialty​ ​Teams, ​contribute​ ​to​ the​ effective​ ​​implementation​ of​ ​​current impact projects ​​to ​​the​ ​highest​ ​standards​ ​and​ to​​ ​the​ ​satisfaction​ ​of ​all​ ​​stakeholders, ​including​  ​farmers, funders,​ ​radio​ ​partners,​ ​extension ​​services, ​and​ ​​project​ ​collaborators. ​​Specifically:
- Monitor​ ​funder​ ​documents​ and​ ​communications, ​​ensuring​ that​  ​requirements​ ​are ​​ understood, all ​​staff​ are​ clear​ on​ ​​responsibilities ​and​ ​​deadlines​ ​are ​met​
- Develop ​​and​ ​ensure ​the​  ​execution​ ​of​ project​ implementation​ ​plans ​​in ​​line​ ​with​ FRI​  ​procedures​ and​ templates, ​including​ ​start-up,​ ​ ​implementation,​ ​monitoring, ​adaptation,​
​​evaluation ​​and​ ​reporting
- Ensure ​compliance​ to ​​FRI ​policies​ ​and ​​procedures,​ ​including​ risk​ ​​review,​ ​spending​ ​variance,
documentation​ and​ ​archiving,​ ​ ​etc.
- Working​ with​ Country​ ​​Program​ ​and​ Finance​ ​Teams, ​​oversee​ ​and​ monitor​ timely​ implementation of ​​projects​ ​in​ ​line​ ​with​ annual​ ​workplans ​and​ spending​ ​plans​ and​​ FRI​
​ policy​​ ​and​ ​procedures, including ​​monthly​ ​PI ​reviews,​ quarterly​ ​updates​ of​​ ​work​ and​ ​​spending​ plans,​ ​etc.​
- Liaise ​​with ​​FRI​ ​Specialty ​Teams​ and​ Broadcaster​ ​Resources ​​Department​ concerning​
​project​ planning,​ implementation​ ​and​ ​reporting
- Synthesize ​​project​ ​activities,​ results,​ ​​findings ​and​ ​​lessons​ ​learnt ​​for à
o FRI’s​ ​internal​ reporting,​​ ​including​ ​​insight reports​​​
o Reporting​ ​​ ​to​ funders​​ ​and​ ​other​ ​stakeholders
o Other​ ​communication​ ​needs,​ in​ ​concert​ ​with​ ​FRI’s​ ​​Communications​ ​Team
-Backstop​ ​country ​​Program ​​Managers ​​and​ Project​  ​Officers​ in​​ ​the ​execution​ ​of ​their​
​ ​duties, including​ ​project​ ​agreements, ​contracts​ ​and​ ​MOUs;​ ​execution ​​of​ ​project​ activities​
​ in​ ​line​ ​with implementation​ plans,​​ ​workplans​ ​and​ spending ​​plans;​ ​management ​​of​ project​
​ staff;​ management​ ​of​ sub-recipients;​ ​​reporting,​ ​etc.

2)  Program ​Development​ ​ ​(PD)

Under ​the​ ​supervision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Regional​ ​Program​ Manager​ ​and​ ​​working ​closely​ ​with​ Country​
​ ​Leads ​​and National​ Program​ ​Managers​ ​and​ Farm​ Radio​ PD​ ​Team,​ ​​contribute​ ​to ​​the ​​effective​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​all PD​ ​processes​ ​within​ the​ region​ ​to​​ ​the ​highest​ ​standards​ and​ ​to​ ​the ​​satisfaction ​of​ ​​all​ stakeholders:​ strategic ​and​ ​​teaming​ ​partners,​ funders,​ ​radio ​​broadcast​ partners​ and​​ all​​ other​​ PD​​ ​collaborators.
- Scan​ ​opportunities​ for​ new​ ​program​ ​(funding)​ ​opportunities​ ​in​ ​the​ ​region
- Analyse​ ​and​ ​present ​program​​ ​opportunities​ ​to​ FRI​ ​program​ ​management​
​​in​ ​line​ ​with ​​PD ​​systems
- Develop​ ​and​ maintain ​FRI ​​relationships​ with​ ​existing​ ​and ​​potential​ ​funding​ ​partners
- Prepare​ ​documentation​ ​in​ ​support​ ​of​ proposals,​​ ​e.g.​ ​teaming​ ​agreements,​ ​contracts,​ etc.​
- Plan,​ design​ ​and​ ​write​ ​concept​ ​notes​ ​and​ ​full​ ​proposals,​ including​ ​​budgets,​ in​​ ​response​ ​to funding ​opportunities​
- Ensure ​​compliance​ ​to ​FRI​​ risk​​ review,​ ​​documentation​ ​and​ archiving​​ ​procedures ​for​ ​​proposals


Experience,​ credentials​ ​and​ requirements​
- 5+ ​years​ experience​ ​​in ​​program​ ​management,​ especially​ ​​communication ​for​ ​development
- Degree/Diploma​ ​in ​Agriculture,​ ​Communication,​ ​International​ ​Development, ​​Environmental
Studies​ ​or​ related ​field,​ ​Masters​ ​preferred​
- Fluent ​in​ ​​English ​​with ​​strong​ ​written​ ​and ​oral​ ​​communication ​skills;​ ​ ​ability ​in​​ ​other​ East​
​African​ languages​ an​ ​asset​
-Willingness ​to​ ​​travel

- Knowledge ​and​ ​​experience​ ​of​ ​program ​development​ ​and​ ​project​​ ​implementation,​ ​including
project​ ​cycles​ ​and​ ​results-based​ ​management
-Knowledge​ ​of​ radio​ ​broadcasting​ ​and​ ​ICT​
-Knowledge ​of​ ​relevant​​ ​agricultural ​and​ ​health​​ practices​ ​ in​​ sub-Saharan​ ​​Africa
-Knowledge​ ​of​ national/international​ ​funders​ ​and​ ​​strategic/implementing​ partners​ ​​in​ East​

Skills​ and​ ​attributes​
- Good​ ​research,​ evaluation,​ ​data​​ ​analysis​ ​and ​writing ​skills
- Excellent​ cross-cultural​ ​​communication ​​skills
- Good​ organisational​ ​and​ ​ ​time-management​ ​skills;​ ability​ ​to​ work​ ​ under​ ​pressure​ ​​to​ ​meet
- Comfortable​ ​working​ ​under​ minimal​ ​supervision​ ​and ​​with​ limited​ ​resources​

- Experience​ ​working​ ​and ​living​ in​​ ​East​ Africa

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