Programme Officer

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The IFRC is hiring a Programme Officer.

Job Purpose

Under the direct supervision and the guidance of the Food Security and Livelihoods Program Manager, the Programme Officer will ensure implementation of the BRC FSL and CASH programs in a timely, effective and efficient manner. He / she will be working closely with the different National Societies of the Sahel to build preparedness and response capacity in order to enable the N’s to improve their technical capacities.

He/she assures ongoing collaboration with all relevant partners in the region in the field of CASH and FSL and will also work on further developing these relationships.

He/she will contribute to the development and implementation of the BRC’s International Strategy (Hunger Crisis and CASH Focus areas), embedded in the WCA Regional Action Plan.

  • Provide programmatic, administrative, financial and logistic support to the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness Programme, in collaboration with the FSL and CASH Programme Managers (also based in Dakar).
  • Ensure timely and effective handling of administrative and financial matters relating to the programme
  • Ensure effective management of the Sahel FSL and CASH Preparedness Programmes’ information, ensuring information on the BRC’s Programme Information Management System (PIMS) is updated
  • Support the Programme Manager with effective coordination between a range of programme partners across multiple countries including Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Chad.

Job Duties & Responsibilities 1

Programme support

  • Assist Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme Managers on the follow up of the project cycle management and BRC’s methodology (IQM)
  • Support the facilitation of planning and operational meetings and presentations as required, including coordination of regular programme steering group meetings involving multi-country programme partners.
  • Actively participate in annual planning of FSL & Cash Preparedness programmes’ activities and participate in quarterly review achievements and constraints;
  • Assist on the conduction of programme reviews/evaluations in order to document lessons learned and contribute to their subsequent dissemination.
  • Support in the production of communication tools related to FSL and Cash interventions in covered countries
  • Support the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme Managers in ensuring programme risks are regularly monitored, revised and mitigation activities followed up.
  • Support with the organisation and facilitation of project visits by donors, partners, and overseas BRC staff as appropriate to the countries where both programmes are implemented, including preparing Terms of Reference, flight bookings and visa applications as necessary.
  • Participate in meetings and field visits organized in countries where both programmes are implemented as appropriate.
  • Represent the CASH and FSL programmes and the British Red Cross at internal and external meetings as required.
  • Support on the identification and promotion of a culture of synergies between FSL and Cash programmes including conduct of joint trainings and visits to promote a co-ordinated and coherent approach.
  • Actively support the operability, complementarity, interaction and strategic integration of the existing programmes beyond Cash & FSL and work overtaken in countries.
  • Assist the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme Managers on proposal drafting.
  • Assist in drafting framework partnership agreements including tripartite agreements, MOUs and any other agreements or contracts with partners.
  • Support the development of documentation for FSL and Cash initiatives, including beneficiaries’ case stories, success stories, lessons learnt and research to ensure visibility and to augment the impact of both programmes efforts and to to bridge knowledge gaps and generate evidence-based information in support of projects’ decision making.

Financial and administrative support

  • Ensure timely and effective handling of financial administration, including drafting of grant agreements, arranging transfers of funds to, and consolidation of financial information from, BRC partners, supporting quarterly reforecasting of the budget in coordination with the Programme Managers.
  • In collaboration with International Finance and the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness Programme Managers, monitor and maintain accurate financial programme budgets and narrative/financial reports.

Job Duties & Responsibilities 2

Programme Reporting and Information Management

  • Follow up of the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme reporting deadlines, support on the review of narrative and financial reports received from partners ensuring quality and consistency checks and providing feedback to partners.
  • Support on the elaboration of internal and external reports linked to the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness Programme as required.
  • Ensure effective management of the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme information, ensuring information on the BRC’s Programme Information Management System (PIMS) is updated, in collaboration with UK-based colleagues
  • Support in sharing and dissemination of CashHub and Livelihoods Ressource Center contents to relevant actors in the region
  • Ensure that project documents and reports are well stored or archived and collected data are safely protected, aligned with data protection policies within BRC
  • Ensure the confidentiality of collected data and information aligned with BRC policy.
  • Respond to internal enquiries relating to the Sahel FSL Programme and Sahel CASH Preparedness programme activities as required

Additional responsibilities

  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the Sahel FSL Programme Manager and the Sahel CASH Preparedness Programme Manager.
  • Support the Sahel Manager and other regional delegates in the preparation of reports and updates, including internal BRC and donor reports as required.
  • Uphold the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and work within the Society’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

Education

Required:

  • University degree in Development Studies, International Studies or relevant field.
  • University degree in Development Studies, International Studies or relevant field.

Experience

Required:

  • At least 2 years of working for a humanitarian aid organisation.
  • Involvement in a response and/ or recovery operation.
  • Involvement in a response and/ or recovery operation.

Preferred:

Experience of working for the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Knowledge, Skills and Language

  • Knowledge of the Program Management Cycle.
  • Proven literacy in software relevant for Programme Management purposes: MS Project or similar project management software, Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Operational management and reporting skills.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Fluently spoken and written French-English .

Competencies and Values

  • Accountability
  • National Society Relations
  • Teamwork-interpersonal skills
  • Integrity and personal conduct
  • Professionalism
  • Initiative and direction

Date limite: 14 Octobre 2021.

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