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17-284: Program Officer
Country:Central African Republic
Department:International Operations
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Program Officer will support the work of the programs, aimed at gathering/synthesizing baseline data, preparing proposals, monitoring implementation, and writing updates/reports. Responsible for oversight and tracking implementation of programs monitoring implementation against expenditure and for donor compliance. S/he will document lessons learnt and work with Programs team to support field operations and partners in all matters relating to program and communication issues. Main task will be reporting (donors report follow up and review).


Essential Job duties/Scope of Work

  • Ensure completion and timely submission of HQ-related reports.
  • Participate to proposal development process for existing and potential donors;
  • Work with the Program Coordinator to translate proposals into programs, projects and/or action plans and related budgets;
  • Under the supervision of the program coordinator sound and timely follow up on projects implementation and reporting;
  • Work with finance team to ensure budget monitoring for projects;
  • Ensure donor compliance to contracts and maintain grant files;
  • Establish and maintain consistent and efficient communication with technical, financial and programmatic stakeholders, including donors 
  • Liaise with IMC and donor communications teams to highlight aspects of the program 
  • Follow up on country strategy action plan – including establishing a schedule for mission workshops, a standardized orientation package for new staff, and audit checklists.
  • Participate to monitoring project performance and provide advice and input to ensure goals and objectives are being met;
  • Provide support to the field operations as requested by program coordinator;
  • Keep up to date with latest developments in country and liaise with donors as necessary. 
  • Perform other tasks related to this post and as requested by the supervisor




  • University degree in administration, program management, finance, social sciences, or other relevant degrees.
  • Professional experience in humanitarian relief
  • Experience with grant management and reporting (if possible OFDA, UN agency, EU and DFID)
  • Good understanding of financial management and strategic planning
  • Understanding and ability to work in unstable and multi-cultural environment (cultural sensitivity)
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Computer literacy, adequate administrative skills 
  • Creativity and the ability to work with limited resources
  • Team player and strong communication skills, both oral and written.