Jobs At Focus Africa - Program Officer 2022

Jobs At Focus Africa - Program Officer 2022

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Jobs At Focus Africa - Program Officer 2022


JOB DETAILS:

S/he will be responsible for supporting projects within the thematic area and will undertake substantive duties and responsibilities that are focused on developing and implementing programmes, projects and activities in the thematic area.


Duties & Responsibilities

• Reporting to the Programme Manager,

• Ensures implementation of programme strategies and provides policy advisory support in the areas of justice and human rights and anti-corruption; digital health and rights; and intellectual property and access to medicines within the thematic area.

• Scans for global and local knowledge and experience in the thematic area to guide program and project strategy development while mapping on a consistent basis the HIV, TB & KAPs issues, covering the situation and strategic opportunities in the form of professional papers and reports.

• Provide intellectual and substantive leadership in the thematic area through identification of key policy issues and formulation of best possible and alternative policy options for the organization.

• Stimulate strategic thinking in the thematic area and tap into opportunities that exist while also seeking opportunities that add value.

• Organize strategically important policy dialogues, workshops or seminars contribute as a key thematic area resource person and prepare policy papers for debate and adoption.

• Organize networks of prominent policy based prominent national and county level experts and support a series of thematic area policy dialogue workshops or roundtables.

• Build key and relevant alliances for thematic area policy reforms and development amongst the national and county development institutions that will impact the grassroots and community level as key beneficiaries.

• Ensure organizational set-up and project management systems are fully functional and create best possible enabling environment for high level performance of Project Implementation Teams.

• Support the recruitment and availability of high quality and specialized Project Teams. Support the planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with organization rules and regulations.


Financial Management:

• Report on the thematic area Programmes activity, work plan to ensure that it attains its objectives as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible. Manage the expenditure and disbursement of resources allocated to thematic area programmes. Ensure assigned thematic area programme expenditures conform to Financial Policies and Procedures Manual. Adhere to assigned thematic area programme and project spending and variance reports as per organizational policies and procedures.


Policy Compliance:

• Participate in the review and update of thematic programme policies and procedures.

• Implement all necessary thematic area programme policies and procedures to ensure that correct procedures are followed by thematic area programme and other staff. Adhere/ Comply with approved organizational policies and procedures.

• Quickly establish solid relationships with relevant departmental teams and ensure internal alignment and cohesion by supporting collaborative adherence to established service level agreements, while monitoring costs, quality and timeliness.

• Update job knowledge by participating in conferences and educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

• Prepare, review and submit all reports required pertaining to the

• Thematic area and programme work, including donor required reports periodically as prescribed either weekly, monthly, quarterly, half yearly and yearly. Adhere to set quality standards and guidelines for reporting at all times


Educaional Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in any relevant field;

• At least five (1) year of work experience focused on implementing HIV, TB & Key and Affected Populations Programmes within the NGO environment with demonstrable experience in managing a diverse range of stakeholders while providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;


Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 12

Level of Education: Bachelor Degree


Job application procedure

programs@focusafrica.org  received by 14/05/2022

 

Please note:

Only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Shortlisting will be done on rolling basis and Focus Africa reserves the right to fill this position before the deadline;


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