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Objectives:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager Programs, the Program Officer will support the technical oversight of program management and implement activities of the project. S/he is also responsible in the formulation, management and evaluation of program activities relating to the Project.

Roles & Responsibilities:

1) PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT:

  • Responsible for managing, technical and financial, donor reporting, and partnership management.
  • Regularly coordinate with Implementing partner organization to ensure quality projects progress in a timely manner
  • Plan and organize program activities with the Implementing partner organization as outlined in the projects documents
  • Design and develop program proposals including conceptual, methodological, operational, evaluative, and financial aspects along with monitoring reports and monthly progress reports.
  • Ensure smooth running of the Projects activities in respective districts by providing technical back stopping to Implementing partner organization
  • Ensure support in overall district related project advocacy.
  • Receive and review regular (quarterly and biannual) reports from the Implementing partner organization and provide feedback to them.
  • Ensure timely release of funds to partners and effective utilization
  • Ensure preparation and submission of quarterly/biannual progress report of the program to donor and PME department
  • Participation in planning and management periodic forums and provide necessary support to the management.
  • Develop monthly / quarterly work plans for the program as per PME guidelines.
  • Assist Manager Programs in resource mobilization and other program related initiatives.
  • Support Manager Programs for implementation and grant Management of other projects
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule and within prescribed budget.
  • Responsible for overall quality and management of related projects in designated region.
  • Undertake business travel as required
  • Undertake any other activity that contributes to the smooth running of the program 

2) TECHNICAL SUPPORT:

  • Provide technical backstopping to the project partners.
  • Assist programme manager in coordinating with other programmes for effective implementation of programs.
  • Assist programme manager in budgeting, forecasting and financial reviews of project activities. 
  • Support knowledge management process

3) NETWORKING AT NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

  • Support senior management in building linkages and liaison with concerned stakeholders including civil society, government departments and beneficiaries.
  • Network and build linkages with other similar organizations and initiatives
  • Promote the work of the organization at various forums and fronts

4) ADDITIONAL

  • Manage logistics regarding project related events
  • Conduct comprehensive research on topics of interest for publication

Accountability:

The Program officer reports directly to the Manager Programs. S/he will supervise the local partners and work in close collaboration with M&E and other stakeholders.

Essential Qualification & Experience:

  • Master degree in social sciences from a recognized university.
  • 5+ years experience of managing Education and human rights projects.
Essential Skills:
  • Excellent understanding of "rights based" approach and skills to translate it into actions
  • Flexibility to work in a dynamic environment and multitasking.
  • Good leadership, interpersonal and networking skills 
  • Rapport with development sector stakeholders, networks outside and in the organization
  • Proficient in planning, budgeting and management skills
  • Proficient in MS-office and analysis applications.
  • Excellent drafting and report writing skills in Urdu and English.
  • Experience of working with multilateral donors and implementing partners
  • Experience of designing and developing IEC material.
  • Experience of designing and managing advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience of part taking in resource mobilization activities.
Essential Behavior & Practices:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.
  •   Self-development, initiative-taking.
  •   Acting as a team player and facilitating teamwork.
  •   Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively.
  •   Managing conflict.
  •   Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
  •   Informed and transparent decision making.
  •  Capacity to conceptualize program interventions.
  •  Able to communicate complex issues in a concise, accessible and engaging way.
  •  Explicit engagement for social change and understanding of human rights principles.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work sensitively with diverse people and communities. 

Note: *Position will be filled on a rolling basis*. Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.