Vacancy Announcement: Programme Officer-Democratic Republic of Congo
Job title: Programme Officer
Number of Positions: 1 (One)
Duty Station: Kinshasa, DRC
Reporting to: Country Coordinator
About Women’s International Peace Centre
Women’s International Peace Centre, formerly Isis-WICCE, is a feminist organization founded in 1974 and based in Kampala, Uganda. Our mission is to ignite women’s leadership, amplify their voices and deepen their impact in recreating peace. Our WEAVE model intersects research (on women’s specific experiences and needs), evidence-based advocacy (to influence national, regional and international policy and practice), holistic healing (to enable women’s wellbeing and participation in peace processes), skills and movement building (to equip WHRDs with necessary skills, build networks and facilitate exchange of strategies to advance women’s leadership for peace.
The Peace Centre works in Africa, Asia, at regional and global level with women war survivors, women human rights defenders, and women’s rights organizations to amplify women’s voices and advocate for policies and programmes tackling the impact of conflict on women and communities using our WEAVE model. The Peace Centre’s current strategic plan (2019-2022) focuses on amplifying the voices and agency of women and women’s rights organisations to build and sustain inclusive peace and security in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, South Sudan and Uganda
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Executive Director, and the direct supervision of the Country Coordinator, the Programme Officer for DRC will support the implementation of The Peace Centre’s programmes in DRC, facilitating linkages with regional and global advocacy and networking.
The Programme Officer will support the Country Coordinator to lead the project development, management and administration; provide technical assistance, policy advice and support; and facilitate diverse partnerships and mutual capacity strengthening at country level.
- Support implementation of the project within the country in liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator.
- Develop detailed activity work plans, and manage the implementation of project activities to ensure proper and timely execution to the required standards and guidelines of the organization.
- Participate in handling day-to-day management of the programme in country, including effective programme implementation, documenting progress and managing the programme budgets in line with Peace Centre policies.
- Monitor/follow up country-level short-term consultants and provide guidance on substantive and operational issues, to ensure timely achievement of quality outputs.
- Assist in managing the Advocacy support desk and provide ongoing support on advocacy to national partners; linking to regional actors and processes; strengthening national capacity for regional advocacy, gender mainstreaming, and influencing on inclusive peace and security priorities
- With the support of the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the guidance of the Country Coordinator, develop training manuals and provide training on regional advocacy, and lobby, on accountability and leadership, on gender and inclusive peace and security, gender transformative programming among other identified needs,
- Maintain and grow partnerships with key stakeholders at national, regional and global level. Ensure ongoing coordination of programme implementation with partners and other stakeholders including ensuring their involvement to support inclusive and transparent processes
- In liaison with the Strategic Partnership and Advocacy Manager and the Country Coordinator participate in and contribute to monthly, quarterly and other scheduled program planning, progress and performance review exercises.
- Participate actively in documentation of success stories, lessons learnt during program implementation and blog writing for information sharing;
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, bi-annual, annual and final program narrative reports; contribute to the development of the organization’s annual fundraising plan and proposal writing to support program activities.
- Ensure coaching of implementing partners and monitor the effective implementation of activities / projects funded by WIPC in the field;
- Develop and lead the country lobby and advocacy strategic action plan for Women, peace and security and ensure its implementation;
- Prepare and ensure the management of partnership files with local organizations, prepare draft concept notes of the activities to be carried out;
- Strengthen the capacities of partners in lobbying and advocacy in favor of women, youth, peace and security;
- Produce a quarterly article on the progress and impact made in the field as part of the Just Future project;
- Ensure the dissemination of information concerning the implementation of activities, and the opportunities and threats that may change the context of intervention;
- Provide expertise in the preparation and design of new projects and participate in activity planning meetings;
- Contribute to the processing of data provided by implementing partners in order to prepare activity reports.
- Carry out all procurement and financial accountability in line with The Centre’s guidelines/policies.
- Perform any other duty assigned from time to time.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in any of the following areas Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender, Development Studies, Political Science, Social Sciences or any other related fields. A Postgraduate degree will be an added advantage.
- Five years of relevant work experience in peace building and conflict management and previous experience working with national and local governments, women’s groups, regional networks.
- Diverse knowledge and experience in results-based programme management, monitoring and reporting.
- Demonstrated knowledge of peace building and experience in advocacy or influence on the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
- Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a multi-disciplinary team with minimum supervision.
To apply, submit a motivation letter and CV demonstrating your suitability by 30th November 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.