Program Officer – Senegal


Job Summary

To provide essential support to Programs, working with the Senior Program Manager and other team members to achieve projects’ success.

Minimum Qualification: Degree
Experience Level: Mid level
Experience Length: 5 years
Job Description

Policy and Administration

Support with the identification and interpretation of program strategies and policies across the region

Plan and design programs and events; proactively monitor its progress, resolve issues and initiate appropriate corrective action

Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the program – focus inwardly on the internal consistency of the program and outwardly on its coherence with infrastructure planning, interface with other programs and corporate technical and specialist standards

Assist in administering training for other support staff and team members

Monitor and document policy development around digital inclusion and digital rights in your region

Log complaints and problems associated with running the programs effectively

Support the administrative team when the need arises

Attend corporate functions in order to build the organization’s network

Ensure timely completion of programs within set deadlines

Resource Control and Financial Management

Effectively manage tools and resources for program implementation

Keep records of all financial transactions associated with program processes and completion

Ensure proper management of all budgetary allocations for program management

Send accurate monthly financial records to the Finance & Assets unit while staying within the limits of approved budgets.

Collaboratively work with the team to ensure effective usage of resources

Program Planning and Implementation

Impact the organization’s output by developing and interpreting initiatives and trends of program development

Render advisory services to the Program Manager or when required on matters of program planning, implementation, development and sustainability

Provide essential support services to the team on a regular basis

Provide regular updates of all planning processes, practices and program methodology

Collect and collate all reports of completed programs and events

Research and Fundraising

Research and develop materials and reports that outline the successful completion of programs

Identify, and work with the Senior Program Manager to contact, potential grantees for funding and identify other income streams for the program

Work with the Senior Program Manager and the rest of the team in writing grant applications

Develop a budget and operating plan for each program

Contribute to the analysis and communication of key digital policy developments in your region by developing at least one (1) policy brief per quarter

Contribute to reports and research on Digital Policy developments

Community Relations

Identify, develop and promote partnerships with other external organizations

Manage communications with all stakeholders

Provide the communities with relevant information about PIN’s programs and events

Advocacy and Communications

Represent PIN at public events and/or in mass media

Strengthen PIN’s networking with funders, foundations and other relevant organizations to develop grant making and programmatic partnerships and collaborations

Identify communications opportunities and strategies to raise awareness about PIN

Create connections between issues relevant to digital rights and inclusion and opportunities for PIN to leverage its position in advocacy circles

Plan and conduct outreach activities to enhance and sustain existing and future networks with potential grantees and funders

Education and Experience:
A qualified lawyer and a member of the Bar Association of their country

A background in Policy or equivalent experience

Work experience of 3-5 years in supporting programs with multiple stakeholders

Flair for and experience in budgeting, writing and reporting

Project management and proposal development experience strongly preferred.

Experience in program design and training

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must be a strong communicator; have excellent written, presentation and oral communications in both English and French

Vast knowledge and understanding of program planning, analysis, implementation and development

Ability to professionally engage and work with key stakeholders in various settings

Demonstrated ability to draft proposals, reports and results of research or other organizational documents with minimal supervision

Strong understanding of digital rights advocacy issues

Time management and administrative skills

Proven ability to set priorities, work independently and take initiative, manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines

Good knowledge of research methods and practices

Competence in the usage of computer systems, software, data and IT applications.

Good interpersonal skills

For the purpose of gender balance, a female candidate will be preferred.

This position is based in Senegal.

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