Jobs – Programme Officer at Terre Des Hommes International

Job Title: Programme Officer

Since its creation in 1960, the mission of Terre des hommes (Tdh) has been to come to the aid of children in need. It endeavours at all times to defend the rights of children, in times of war and natural disasters, or in less publicised situations of distress. Today, the Terre des hommes Foundation is a significant force among children’s aid organisations in Switzerland and throughout the world. It is the largest non-governmental organisation (NGO) for children’s aid in Switzerland. Tdh has development projects and emergency relief programmes in more than 30 countries. This engagement is financed by individual and institutional donations, of which 87% flows directly into the Tdh programmes.

Job Summary: The Programme Officer will ensure that the project partners of the assigned part of the partner and programme portfolio deliver effective and efficient services to vulnerable children, in line with TdH Netherlands (TdH) strategy, policies and procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Active contribution to the development and implementation of country/ thematic annual and strategic plans
  • Analysis of project proposals and project partners – context analysis, budgets, etc.
  • Advise whether or not to give the proposal further consideration and discuss the analysis with the Country Manager in preparation for final decision making.
  • Prepare the necessary documentation for approval of new and on-going partnerships and project proposals according to the TdH guidelines and formats.
  • Render support and monitor the programmes and project partners through regular communications and programme visits.
  • Support the marketing communication department with information and materials for marketing and communication, e.g. for the newsletters.
  • Ensure that all scheduled partner and project reports such as progress reports are delivered timely and that they are of good quality, analyse the received information and compile the necessary reports.
  • Inform relevant persons/organisations/institutions on support given to project partners, project activities and expected results.
  • Maintain the database and regularly update project documentation/ files for reference by all concerned.
  • Work on and maintain a good working relationship with project partners.
  • Enhance mutual understanding, cooperation and respect for respective responsibilities without compromising on supervisory responsibilities.
  • Responsible for capacity building of partners for assigned part of partner and programme portfolio.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of development cooperation, sociology, child rights, health or education up to bachelor level.
  • At least three years’ experience in a similar position in a similar organisation
  • Good knowledge of and experience in project planning, project cycle management and logical framework
  • Prior experience with Child Rights based programming.
  • Skills and experience in financial management
  • Good working knowledge of the political, religious and social structures of the respective country/ region and the relevant languages
  • Excellent writing skills in English, an additional language is an asset

How to Apply for the job:

All suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their application letter (including your motivation), resume and at least two professional references via e-mail to:

Applications open to Uganda National staff only

NB: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted within a week after the deadline below.

Deadline: 3rd October 2014

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