Programme Officer

CV People Africa - Lusaka, Lusaka

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Programme Officer

Our Client, an International NGO seeks a Programme Officer to provide key support in planning, formulating and implementing the operations of assigned country programme workplan and budget. Make payments and monitor expenditures as well as provide technical and management oversight on programme activities implemented by partner organizations to ensure compliance with funding and Global organisational requirements



Reporting To: County Manager/County Representative/Programme Manager/Programme Coordinator
Supervision Of: Self
Interacts With: Partner organizations


Strategic Programme Planning & Development:
Support in research for the design and development of the country programme operational plan in compliance with global and regional strategic priorities
Support in research and preparation of concept notes and proposals to support in implementation of the resource mobilization plan
Participate in planning and developing the country office work plan and budget based on the approved programmatic approach by translating priorities into local interventions
Assessment of partners and partner proposals
Coordinate organizations capacity aimed at identifying gaps and the development of capacity strengthening plans
Preparation of partner organizations funding agreements in compliance with policy guidelines and procedures
Provide technical support in the development of partner work plan, budget and payment schedule
Provide input in the preparation and of programme guidelines and manuals to guide partner organizations in effective implementation of programme activities
Strategic Program Management:
Support partner organizations to develop effective projects reporting systems that ensure all steps of the project cycle are accomplished
Monitor implementation of partner projects to ensure that agreed deliverables are produced satisfactorily according to plans in compliance with policy guidelines
Undertake field visits to evaluate and identify operational issues, problems and risks, ensure compliance to policy guidelines and take timely corrective action
Review and quality assure partner reports and prepare narrative reports to back donors
Ensure compliance to the organisations PME guidelines at all stages of the project cycle and ensure all supporting documents are uploaded
Provide partners with technical assistance through mentoring, training and workshops to develop their capacity to implement development initiatives
Support partners to develop exit strategies to ensure sustainability after project completion
Prepare project learning reports
Performs other related duties and functions as requested


Experience: 3 years
Education Level: Degree
Qualifications: Bachelors degree in Development Studies or related field
Software: Proficiency in computer office packages Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Knowledge Of: Good knowledge of national/official language of the Country Office
Skills To: Effective communications and interpersonal skills
Ability To: Act as a team player and facilitating team work
Personality: Demonstrates consistency in upholding integrity and ethics; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Other: Training in Project Management; Monitoring and Evaluation. Training in statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS)


Industry: International NGO
Culture: Professional, Interactive
Gender Profile: Mixed
Age Profile: Between 25 and 50 years of age


Employment: Permanent
Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Nationals Only: Yes
Remuneration: At most 18,000 ZMK


Min education
Primary school
Required experience
4 Years
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Employer name

CV People Africa

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