The Program Officer (PO) is responsible for writing proposals, editing of reports, and providing support to project managers. The role ensures close coordination between WV Iraq stakeholders, donors or WV HQ offices (Support Office) colleagues and will work closely with the Senior Program Officer (SPO) and the Program Development and Quality (PDQA) Manager. The PO is not responsible for implementing projects but is a key advisor in supporting efficient project implementation.
Program Design & Proposal preparation
In coordination w/ SPO, develop and submit proposals to donors
Co-facilitate design workshops or meetings as required and to collectively plan new project designs with sector leads
Work with program teams and sectorial leads to meet and preposition with donors as relevant.
Work with various internal and external stakeholders to keep apprised with the context, needs, clusters, actors, and donors related to relief in Iraq and the region.
Support the SPO in liaising, building capacity on partnership agreement requirements for various WV department, and participating in the review and editing of all WV’s MoUs with implementing partners
Reporting and Coordination
Serve as lead liaison with the support office or Iraq-based donors for projects
Coordinate with M&E and project leads to ensure monitoring and evaluation obligations are understood and implemented
Facilitate startup workshops for new projects to ensure project staff have all the required documentation and tools for reporting and record keeping
Design and support the implementation of the program monitoring system, including required external and internal reporting.
Guide project leads or sector managers in the reporting requirements and templates.
Review all monitoring & evaluation learnings and support integration of those lessons back into projects.
Work closely with consortium partners and WV teams to ensure timely and quality reports.
Maintain response project archives (saving project documents into the database)
Compile and compose the monthly SitReps
Compile and analyze relevant information to inform response design, program management, operational improvement and promote learning.
Support program teams and the PDQA Manager with special projects or occasional clerical tasks as required.
Were relevant, work with project staff to address any quality issues or complaints, and support community consultation and information provision mechanisms.
Address, orient, and train response staff on international standards and their application
Ensure programming meets WV minimum quality standards and support improvement, reflection, and learning (includes Real-Time Evaluation and Lessons Learned events).
Ensure that program implementation is in line with the principles of the Red Cross Code of Conduct, SPHERE standards, and relevant WV internal standards and policies.
Attend and participate in capacity building training locally and internationally.
Attend and participate in WV’s spiritual nurture events and other organizational events
Safety and Security responsibilities:
Responsible for own security and actively contribute to a positive security culture
Abide by the security policies and procedures and report any incidents or breaches to line manager and security manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
University Bachelor degree in community development work, preferably sociology, international or political studies, humanitarian law, public health, and population studies.
Master's degree in above-related fields is preferred.
Experience in large scale humanitarian emergencies (34 years)
Experience in grants acquisition and management.
Excellent written and spoken English.
Computer literate with a high degree of proficiency and productivity.
Critical thinking and analytical skills
Good Research skills
Good Interpersonal and communication skills
A high level of diplomacy and networking skills is required
Self-starter who can work independently under pressure
Completed a recognized personal security course in the past 3 years
Ability to travel across the border regularly for training assessment, regular monitoring, and evaluation
Understanding of international standards including SPHERE, emergency management, security awareness, etc.
Strong capacity building and facilitation skills
Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible world view, emotional maturity, and physical stamina
Ability to manage work life and work without supervision
Ability to work in and contribute to the team building environment
Ability to maintain performance expectations in psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
Understanding of internet and email.
Experience in managing and capacity building of partners.
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
Travel domestically and internationally, including projects in high-risk areas of WV programming.