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Program Officer

Overall Duties

  • The Programmes Officer will be in charge of design, planning, implementation, and coordination of the organisation projects to address gender disparities in education.

Specific Duties

  • Ensure the effective planning and implementation of project activities;
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans related to project;
  • Ensuring effective management of project in line with donor requirements and organizational standards; Conducting capacity building and working with line Ministries to implement projects,
  • ensuring community mobilization and other project deliverables; Convene project events and /meetings; Facilitate project links between the organisation and other development agencies, CSOs and stakeholders operating in the same geographic areas of operation and the same project focus;
  • Supervise staff under him/her; Ensure compliance with organizational mission, vision and goals;
  • Ensure effective and ongoing monitoring of project progress and performance and promote learning and accountability;
  • Ensure adherence to M&E and other funder compliance requirements;
  • Develop and implement M&E plans and tools in collaboration with organizational results framework;
  • Prepare narrative donor reports as per grant agreement, prepare annual and quarterly reports related to project;
  • Develop proposals and review proposals developed.

Qualifications, skills and experience required

  • MSc degree in Development Studies or any Social Science with a reputable university A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role in an environment working in child centered development programs in schools and with communities;
  • Experience in the implementation of Adolescents Sexual Reproductive Health and Gender Based Violence in and out of schools;
  • Demonstrate knowledge in project proposal writing, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Ability to generate quality monthly narrative reports; Strong networking skills;
  • Strong work ethic and ability to be flexible and work under pressure;
  • Computer literacy and proficiency in word, excel and power point;
  • Good background knowledge of NGO and Government policy and operations;
  • The candidate should be honest, a team player, be able to take the initiative when necessary;
  • Ability to think strategically and to identify opportunities that the organisation should exploit;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills;
  • Excellent public relations and ability to network; Computer literacy, particularly in Word, Power Point and Excel.


  • 15 months with the possibility of extension.

How to apply

To apply
Interested candidates meeting the above specifications should submit their application letters, CVs (max 3 pages) with contactable referees to [email protected] clearly marked Programmes Officer in subject line. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. Female candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 30 May 2019

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