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Program Development Officer

Job Type: Full time | Company: LTI3 | Location: Misrata, Libya | Date posted: 30-08-2017

Program Development Officer - Sirte

 

Purpose

The program development officer (PDO) for Sirte region plays a central role in developing activities with carefully selected organizations that further the program’s strategic objectives, in full compliance with corporate regulations and policies. The PDO will work to identify potential partners and develop and monitor activities to support Libya’s transition process. It is particularly important that the PDO is able to critically assess and identify potential activities and assistance recipients that are appropriate to respond to the current political transition in Libya.  The PDO will be the primary staff responsible for development of activities for the Sirte portfolio, working in coordination with other team members including the chief of party (COP), Deputy Chief of Party (DCoP), grants and procurement specialists. The PDO will report directly to the Regional Program Manager and will also receive significant direction and guidance from the CoP, DCOP, PD, and other program representatives in the development of activities and program strategy. 

 

 

Reporting

The PDO will report directly to the Regional Program Manager.

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify potential assistance recipients, and work with them to design and develop grant concepts and activities, through networking and outreach, under the overall direction of the Chief of Party and/or Deputy Chief of Party, Program Director and other program representatives.
  • Will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Program Manager in close coordination with the Deputy Chief of Party.
  • Proactively identify and conceptualize potential activities that are appropriate to respond to the established program goals and objectives and strategic priorities in and around Sirte.
  • Analyze and evaluate activity applications, proposals and agreement/award documents to ensure consistency with program goals and objectives. 
  • Develop and finalize multiple activities, on an ongoing basis, in a fast-paced and highly changeable environment.
  • Provide technical assistance to grantees and potential grantees as required, during the activity preparation stage and in the implementation phase in coordination with other staff. 
  • Analyze Libya’s rapidly changing environment on an ongoing basis, and contribute to rolling assessments, under the overall direction of the country representative
  • Use the Activity Database for tracking and detailing activities, and liaise with the grants , procurement and finance staff, under the direction of the DCOPs, to ensure that grant implementation, compliance, and procurement requirements are adhered to. 
  • In coordination with M&E team, evaluate activities’ progress, and coordinate with assistance recipients and other staff to prepare, review and approve monitoring and evaluation data and final reports.
  • Assure design of activities are aligned and reflect programmatic objectives.
  • Consult with grants specialists and procurement specialists in designing the mechanism of the activities to assure effective implementation aligned with programmatic objectives.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Program staff to assure activity designs are integrated when possible in a thematic or geographic area to achieve maximum and strategic impact of the limited funds.
  • Collaborate with M&E team in the design of M&E assessments of select activities.
  • Work closely with M&E team to coordinate monitoring of the activities under implementation to ensure that they meet activity and program objectives and produce regular site visit reports
  • Actively engage with the research and analysis being developed in order to develop evidence based program activities.
  • Assure colleagues understand how an activity supports the program’s objectives and participate in the implementation of the activity to assure implementation remains consistent with the design of an activity.
  • As needed, actively participate in the problem solving and troubleshooting throughout the grant cycle to assure implementation remains within the spirit of the original design concept.
  • Coordinate and liaise with other implementing partners and donors in Libya.
  • Participate in the tracking of clearance rates and disbursement rates
  • Coordinate with GS to provide sufficient written information for negotiation memos and all relevant contract documents as possible
  • Develop weekly and monthly priorities and manage their implementation to ensure timely delivery
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Requirements

 

  • Strong organizational, management and administrative skills.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and understanding of local and regional contexts, with the ability to think creatively in conceptualizing relevant grant activities.
  • Ability to obtain knowledge and assess capabilities of local and international NGOs, community-based organizations, interim governing structures, and media outlets implementing relevant activities and programs in Libya.
  • An up-to-date understanding and knowledge of the political environment and social conditions in Libya with a special focus on Sirte and neighboring areas.
  • Experience and/or good understanding of donor organizations.
  • Ability/willingness to travel throughout Libya.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in both Arabic and English. English fluency is required.
  • Ability to work in a professional and cordial manner with fellow staff members, visitors, partner institutions including international and local NGOs, governmental entities, support organizations, and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, to prioritize multiple work assignments in an extremely fast-paced environment, to meet deadlines, and to exercise good, professional judgment that communicates the established message of the program. 
  • Working proficiency in office computer applications, including MS Word, and Excel.
  • A university/ Baccalaureate degree is required.
  •  Qualified candidates should send an email by Monday, July 10 with a CV, Cover Letter and three (3) References to tripjobs3@gmail.com. Please include "PDO-Sirte" in the subject line of the email.  Please note that CVs will be considered on a rolling basis. No CVs received after July 10 will be considered.
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