Senior Programme Officer (Governance) - London
Reports to: Programme Manager (Governance)
Direct Reports: None
This position is responsible for the management and implementation of Programme Outcome Area Governance (OA3) in a manner that ensures enhanced interaction between regional Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) networks/alliances and institutions in governance (IIGs). This outcome area will design and implement initiatives that promote constructive engagement between CSOs and IIG in support of the ultimate outcome of a more effective, responsive and accountable governance through Civil Society participation.
1. Work with the Programme Manager to provide technical support in the implementation and monitoring of work packages in respect to CSO Governance Area (known as Outcome Area 3) in a manner that is responsible, professional, financially sound, participatory, sensitive to local needs, culture and politics and in accordance with Foundation policies and procedures.
2. Provides technical support specific to the development of effective CSO-Governance engagement processes outlined in Outcome Area 3 in the development and preparation of annual work plans and budgets, key results-based reports, and additional reports in consultation with partners.
3. Works with the Programme Manager to assist with the contracting needs of Outcome Area 3 or other third part/service providers. Ensures the complete process is undertaken from drawing up Terms of Reference to contract completion and shared logging.
4. Provides technical support and oversight in the design and delivery of key activities to support the identification of strategic spaces for CSO-Governance engagement within and beyond the Commonwealth and develop a plan of action to support these engagement models in close consultation with the programme team and technical advisors/consultants.
5. Builds and maintains strategic and cooperative relationships with key CSO leaders, partners, networks in each region of the Commonwealth particularly in the Global South and engages these individuals and organizations on a regular basis to gather their feedback and input to the planning, implementation and tracking of results.
6. Establishes and maintains contact with key regional governance institutions across the Commonwealth as well as strategic global institutions and platforms.
7. Contributes to the development of the Foundation's monitoring and evaluation framework, specifically those in Outcome Area 3, including monitoring and evaluation strategies and systems to effectively capture and communicate project results.
8. Ensures the cross cutting themes are integrated into the planning, implementation and monitoring of programme activities
9. Provides support to Programme Manager in ensuring that knowledge management activities and outputs are included in the design and implementation of Outcome Area 3. This would require close coordination with Directors, Managers and C&K Officer.
1. Improves processes around knowledge sharing through the Foundation's operational processes. Including strengthening links between knowledge sharing and information systems, improving integration and facilitating information exchange across systems and by working in collaboration with the all Managers.
2. Supports colleagues in delivering the Foundation's objectives, including assisting in events and initiatives that fall outside the direct responsibilities of this post.
3. Represents the Foundation at meetings, functions and events, some of which may occur outside normal office hours and may involve long-distance travel.
4. Performs any other reasonable duties and tasks as requested by the Foundation.
1. Post graduate degree related to international development, development studies, economics, social sciences, public administration, or democracy and governance.
2. Extensive experience in Programme Management in an international development organization.
3. Has worked in a developing country (ies) and has a good knowledge of international development issues, trends and approaches.
4. A sound understanding of monitoring and evaluation methodologies, ideally Results Based Management (RBM).
5. Field application at a national, regional or international level is essential.
6. A good understanding of civil society organizations and the field of participatory governance. Experience in CSO-governance engagement processes an asset.
7. Strong communication skills both written and verbal and demonstrated skills in group facilitation.
8. Advanced computer skills, particularly MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint).
9. Well-organised, resourceful with good planning and problem-solving abilities.
10. A team player, flexible, quick-thinking and able to work well under pressure.
11. Commitment to the Foundation's vision, mission, values and goals.Link megjelenítése" width="0" height="0" />