Sunday, 18 April 2021

Farm Radio International Tanzania Jobs, Program Officer Vacancy


East and Southern Africa 

Farm Radio International is a Canadian organisation that has been working since 1979 to harness the power of radio to meet the needs of small-scale farmers. We work with more than 1,000 radio organizations located in more than 40 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. With the benefit of FRI resources and training, our broadcasting partners deliver practical, relevant, and timely information to tens of millions of farmers, including women farmers. We also work with a range of funding partners to implement radio projects that address specific development challenges and community needs delivering results for farmers and other rural denizens.

FRI is currently looking for dynamic individual to ensure quality project implementation in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, by working closely with the country teams and providing support on knowledge management and program development in the region.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
The Program Officer is responsible for the successful development and implementation of projects in the region, including

1) Project implementation (PI) and administration – 60%

2) Evaluation, learning and knowledge management – 20%

3) Program development (PD) – 20%

1) Project Implementation (PI) and Administration
    Under the supervision of the Regional Program Manager and working closely with the country project teams, contribute to the effective implementation of current impact projects to the highest standards and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders. Specifically:
    Monitor funder documents and communications, ensuring that requirements are understood, all staff are clear on responsibilities and deadlines are met
    Coordinate the resolution of any contractual and / or budgetary issues with funders, including providing updates, approval requests and supporting documents;
    Ensure the development and implementation of project implementation plans in line with FRI procedures and templates
    Ensure compliance to FRI policies and procedures, including risk review, spending variance, documentation and archiving, etc.
    Working with Country Program and Finance Teams, oversee and monitor timely implementation of projects in line with annual workplans and spending plans
    Liaise with FRI Specialty Teams concerning project planning, implementation and reporting
    Backstop country Program team in the execution of their duties, including project agreements, contracts and MOUs; management of sub-recipients; reporting, etc.
    Manage the report writing process (internal and external / for donors (progress reports, quarterly, annual, final) in order to synthesize activities, results, conclusions and lessons learned from projects, as well as others communication needs
    Ensure the achievement of results in relation to gender equality and inclusion
    Promote the participation of women / girls in project activities, particularly in decision-making, throughout the project cycle
    Work with women’s organizations to promote women’s rights

2) Evaluation, learning and knowledge management
    Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Team Manager and the Regional Program Manager,, the person will have to contribute to monitoring and evaluation activities, including research, learning and knowledge sharing in the organization. More specifically, the tasks will be to :
    Contribute to the design of logic models and performance measurement frameworks and monitoring and evaluation plans
    Contribute to the design of survey, tools and other evaluation instruments
    Analyze data generated by surveys, interviews, qualitative evaluations, listeners’ responses to on-air / online surveys
    Write baseline, mid-term evaluation and evaluation reports, including final reports
    Write project summaries (briefs) highlighting the results of the projects, the learnings and the implications in terms of best practices
    Organize or contribute to the capitalization process with the partners and stakeholders of the projects

3) Program Development (PD)
    Under the supervision of the Senior Manager for Program Development, contribute to the effective implementation of all PD processes within the region to the highest standards and to the satisfaction of all stakeholders, specifically:
    Scan opportunities for new program (funding) opportunities in the region
    Analyse and present program opportunities to FRI program management in line with FRI’s PD systems
    Develop and maintain FRI relationships with existing and potential funding partners
    Prepare documentation in support of proposals, e.g. teaming agreements, contracts, etc.
    Plan, design and write concept notes and full proposals, including budgets, in response to funding opportunities
    Ensure compliance to FRI risk review, documentation and archiving procedures for proposals

QUALIFICATIONS

    Experience, credentials and requirements
    3+ years experience in program management
    Degree/Diploma in Agriculture, Communication, International Development, Environmental Studies or related field, Masters preferred
    Fluent in English with strong written and oral communication skills; ability in other East African languages an asset
    Willingness to travel
    Experience in communication for development an asset
    Experience working and/or living in rural areas an asset

Knowledge
    Knowledge and experience of program development and project implementation, including project cycles and results-based management
    Knowledge of national/international funders and strategic/implementing partners in East Africa

Skills and attributes
    Good research, evaluation, data analysis and writing skills
    Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
    Good organisational and time-management skills; ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
    Comfortable working under minimal supervision and with limited resources

How to apply
Farm Radio is an affirmative action employer. Women, people of colour and members of equity-seeking communities are strongly encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

To submit your application, please state the job title in the subject line and send your CV to jobapps@farmradio.org. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

The deadline for submitting the application is 23 April 2021

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