Duties and responsibilities:
The Program Development Officer will support the timely and accurate implementation and support to grant development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:-
- Interact constantly with the Area Experts, Peace Advisor, M&E Specialist and Grant Specialist on program related issues such as grant development, context analysis and reporting, grant monitoring and evaluation.
- Ensure that all reports are properly written and submitted as per the milestones of the grant; ensure direct grantee communication is held regarding progress of the activities and submission progress report as per milestones.
- Liaise with local partners, community representatives, NGOs, donors, etc, to ensure coordinated and effective program implementation and ensure the proposed budgets costs are verified with the current market price before finalizing the grant budgets.
- Provide technical expertise in grant development process to region as assigned by supervisor, by following the grant development cycle including but not limited to, Grant Activity "ideas", proposals, budgets and draft and implement the monitoring and evaluation plans for each idea or activity.
- Ensure that baseline information is collected (e.g. GPS, photographs, etc) and provided to the GIS specialists for further production and circulation to ensure that the data is productive for reporting purposes
- Ensure that proper documentation (agreements, waybills, completion certificates, transfer of ownership, etc.) is signed by grantees in close coordination with the PA, grant specialist and other responsible staff and submitted to the GS in a timely manner
- Manages the grant evaluation process in the field in close coordination with the M&E and PA..
- In collaboration with the PA, responsible for all project financial matters in the region.
- Working with the grantees, PA and with the support of the operations team to ensure that all permits and/or authorizations that may be necessary to implement the activity are granted in a timely manner.
- Assist the grantees with the preparation of accurate final reports, final grant evaluation and other grants documented as required.
- In coordination with the PA and the senior management staff, meditate/solve any conflicts during the development/implementation of the grant activity;
- In close coordination with the Grant Specialist and program team, ensure that the grants files are properly completed and maintained in both soft and electronic versions;
Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree in international development, sociology, law, social or political science, or other development-related field required. Master’s degree in development field is preferred;
- Minimum of four to six years’ professional experience relevant professional experience;
- Experience working on social or political development projects required and experience identifying, developing, and managing projects for an international organization preferred. Experience working with CSOs is required;
- In-depth knowledge of the communities where TEPS is operating and the ability to identify potential interventions that will contribute toward program strategy and objectives;
- Ability to network and identify appropriate local partners and grantees and support reform-oriented entities and local and international organizations design and develop activities;
- Fluency in both written and spoken Arabic required and high-level of proficiency in written and spoken English desired.
- Excellent organizational and crisis management skills and the ability to interact effectively with international and national personnel.
- Capable of quickly performing multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritizing and meeting deadlines.