Programme Officer job at Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V
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Vacancy title:
Programme Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Admin & Office ]

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Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V

Deadline of this Job:
Tuesday, April 09 2024 

Duty Station:
Within Uganda , Arua, East Africa

Summary
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 26 2024, Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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JOB DETAILS:

Organisation:
Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. / Johanniter International Assistance
Job Location: Arua, Uganda (with frequent travel to the field)
Type of Contract: National Contract
This position is on a full-time basis – 100%

Background
Johanniter Unfall-Hilfe e.V. (www.thejohanniter.org) is a German non-governmental organization active in the fields of health and nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and emergency response. In 2017 Johanniter opened an office in Kampala in order to enhance its Uganda programme and strengthen the cooperation with its local partners. In partnership with Agency for Cooperation in Research and Development Uganda (ACORD Uganda), Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) and the Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Johanniter has projects in Madi Okolo, Lamwo, Obongi and Adjumani districts in Adjumani, Rhino Camp, Palorinya, Palabek refugee settlements and surrounding host communities, implementing both humanitarian and transitional development interventions.

Job Description
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the Programme Officer is to support, develop, implement and oversee Johanniter projects in Uganda and support Johanniter’s partner organizations at the field level.

Job Responsibilities and Accountability
Overall job purpose
The Programme Officer will work as part of the Johanniter Uganda national team reporting to the Senior Programme Manager. Based in Arua, the incumbent will support the partner organizations implementing Johanniter projects that mainly cover; Nutrition, Health, WASH and Livelihoods/food security sectors.
In this role, the Programme Officer will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager, the PMEAL Officer and Johanniter Partners’ programme teams to provide technical support on project implementation, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning. S/He will be responsible for partnership relationship building and support partnership processes including partner mapping, assessments, vetting, capacity sharing and strengthening. S/He will also be responsible for Johanniter-implemented project activities.

Reporting lines
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager UGA (first line supervisor)
Head of Mission UGA (second line supervisor)
Supervising: N/A
Receives technical advice from: Senior Programme Manager, Regional Technical Advisors
Gives technical advice to: Implementing Partners
Replaced by: Senior Programme Manager/PMEAL Officer

Core Competencies Strategy and Vision
• Actively supports the values of Johanniter and shapes the work accordingly
• Contributes to the implementation of the international and country strategy of Johanniter International Assistance

Programme Management
• Supports the Senior Programme Manager to oversee the implementation of Johanniter project activities in Uganda ensuring that activities are implemented on time, on budget and in compliance with donor regulations
• Ensures that partner project staff understand the donor requirements for the respective projects
• Works with the Senior Programme Manager to ensure projects are implemented in ways responsive to communities, in line with Johanniter’s Leadership Guiding Principles and the Johanniter International Strategy and are compliant with donor regulations
• Ensures that the cross cutting thematic areas of gender, inclusion are effectively streamlined in project implementation
• Works with the Senior Programme Manager in identifying potential funding opportunities and actively participates in the proposal writing process when the need arises.
• Supports the Senior Programme Manager in reviewing partner narrative and financial reports and data analysis

Learning, Evaluation, Accountability, Documentation and Monitoring
• Monitors overall project implementation by both Johanniter and Johanniter’s partners and provides feedback to the project staff.
• Together with the PMEAL Officer and partner staff, supports in conducting assessments including needs assessments, baselines and evaluations etc
• Contributes to proposal development and programme design, indicator definitions, theory of change development and log frame design.
• Coordinates with the PMEAL officer and Partner(s) staff to compile periodic reports with relevant indicator data per grant, showing targets versus actuals and action plans and shares with the project’s teams/managers.
• Coordinates with the Johanniter PMEAL and Safeguarding Focal Points to ensure both Johanniter and partner(s) Safeguarding measures are in place
• Contributes to organizational learning documentation and dissemination of key findings stemming from monitoring, assessment, and other analyses of project learning activities.

Coordination and Representation:
• Represents Johanniter in relevant meetings i.e.co-design workshops, project inception and closing meetings, quarterly feedback and review meetings, project implementation meetings, partner reflection meetings etc.
• Facilitates and participates in information sharing among Johanniter staff & partners.
• Represents Johanniter at the coordination level and ensures the existence of MoUs with relevant stakeholders.

Partnership Support and Management
• Together with the Senior Programme Manager, facilitates and coordinates timely, coordinated and coherent partnership mapping, selection, vetting and management processes
• Coordinates and co-leads partner's project capacity assessment processes, including contributing to and facilitating the collaborative risk analysis and management.
• Co-leads partnership project opening, review, monitoring and closing meetings and ensures partner participation in all project cycle meetings.
• Co-leads timely and effective partner program, finance, and compliance review and reflection (monitoring), and work with the Senior Programme Manager to address any project performance issues.
• Co-leads the review of the performance of the partner, of Johanniter (on the basis of partner feedback), and of the partnership, including successes, challenges and lessons learned, fostering ongoing partnerships beyond the project cycle to facilitate timely action by Johanniter to address any areas of non-performance as they arise.
• Works collaboratively with partners and Johanniter to facilitate systematic and timely partner feedback to Johanniter’s management, improve partnership relationship, including the documentation of, and response to partner feedback and constructively resolve any issues that may arise.
• Maintains complete and organized partnership files for each partner
• Ensures Johanniter understands partner capacity strengthening priorities and identifies opportunities and plans for Johanniter to support partner capacity strengthening efforts.
• Ensures the implementation of partner strengthening and monitoring plans by all relevant departments logistics, programmes finance, monitoring and evaluation) so that partners build effective internal systems.

Person Specification
Profession/Qualification:
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Environmental Science, WASH, Agriculture or other relevant qualification(s) from an accredited academic institution

Experience:
• 3+ years of relevant work experience in humanitarian assistance or development organizations
• Extensive practical experience in partnerships and partnership management with national or international partner organizations
• Experience in health and nutrition, WASH, food security and livelihood and/or emergency response programming
• Knowledge on climate change adaptation in programming and gender-transformative approaches are an added advantage.
• Demonstrated experience and skills in project management cycle
• Knowledge of national sector policies and international guidelines including SPHERE and CHS.

Skills:
• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English a must; knowledge of local languages is an advantage
• Computer skills: MS Office Suite with use of applications such as Survey CTO will be an added advantage
• Strong interpersonal skills required, with the ability to collaborate with others
• Willingness to travel and work in remote, rural locations with up to 50% of the time in field sites.
• Self-driven, culturally aware and able to work in harsh environments
• Ability to meet deadlines/perform duties on time; highly organized
• Attention to detail.

Work Hours: 8


Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

Job application procedure
• Johanniter is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. Suitable candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
• We conduct background checks (incl. criminal record, certificates of service from past employers and reference checks) to protect the vulnerable and prevent abuse.
• Applications for this position MUST include the following:
o A cover letter and CV in PDF
o contacts of 3 Referees of direct supervisors over the last 3 years, ideally from the previous or current supervisor and/or HR. o Certificates of service from past employers.
o Applications missing the above information will not be accepted

Applications should be sent to hr.uganda@thejohanniter.org  until 9th April 2024.
• Please indicate “Programme Officer- Uganda” in the subject line of your e-mail and in the application mention your earliest date of availability.
• Only complete applications will be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
• Interviews are expected to take place before end of April 2024). The candidates will be invited by mail at short notice.


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Job Info
Job Category: Administrative jobs in Uganda
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: Tuesday, April 09 2024
Duty Station: Arua
Posted: 26-03-2024
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-03-2024
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 26-03-2067
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