Program Officer

at DKT International
Published August 31, 2022
Location Dakar, Senegal
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


The social marketing organization, DKT International, was founded in 1989 and is one of the largest private providers of family planning products and services, including HIV/AIDS prevention, in developing countries. DKT International has offices in 24 countries, with a sales presence in 90 countries.


With its regional office in Dakar since 2016, DKT International FWACA offers family planning and HIV/AIDS solutions in French-speaking countries in West and Central Africa through its brands Lydia® and Kiss®. DKT International FWACA helps to raise public awareness through innovative social marketing campaigns and targeted communication with traditional and alternative media.


DKT International FWACA is active in around ten French-speaking African countries, with offices in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and Cameroon.


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Purpose of the position


The Program Officer reports to the Program Management. His/her role is to:


Ensure positive relationships with key funders on behalf of DKT by delivering scheduled reports and evaluations of our work, as well as interactions and regular meetings as needed


Ensure qualitative and quantitative analysis of our field operations and markets


Support internal systems required to track progress and report accurately, appropriately and on time.


He/she will be working closely with:


- Within DKT: the sales team, the finance team, department managers, team supervisors, etc.


Outside of DKT: DKT’s various funders and stakeholders to ensure that the requirements of our funding agreements are met, and that the broadest strategic interaction is promoted and supported


Main tasks


Effective management of the DKT FWACA grant portfolio


Prospect research and identification of potential new partnership opportunities


Collect lessons learned and promising practices from DKT sales teams and offices across the region that can be channeled into internal communications (e.g. newsletters), as well as donor materials (e.g. proposals, reports, newsletters)


Maintain current donor records and database


Contribute to a collaborative, effective, and positive donor team


Creating reports and other materials describing DKT's projects and impact


Communication with donors and partners


Monitoring trends related to deliverables (call center, digital, M&E)


Ensure internal activities are aligned with donor deliverables (research, marketing, budget allocation)


Proposal writing


Prospect research


Other projects and administrative tasks as needed


Education/Work experience/Skills and abilities


Minimum level of education


Master’s degree required, preferably in communications, program management or a related field of study


Experience with a non-governmental organization is preferred


Work experience


2 to 5 years of experience in a similar position


Experience working with diverse donors, managing and building relationships


Experience in project coordination


Proven experience in report writing


Experience working with international organizations


Skills and abilities


Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills (to deal with staff at all levels, partners, external agencies and the public)


Good written communication skills, including writing and editing reports and documents in English - writing, proofreading, and editorial skills, giving special attention to accuracy and detail


Proven personal organizational and time management skills (meeting deadlines and working under pressure, prioritizing workload, multi-tasking, and the ability to adapt and be flexible in a challenging environment)


General organizational skills (managing and organizing internal meetings and


external events such as seminars and conferences)


Experience working with U.S. donor or visiting groups


Essential personal qualities


English writing skills required


Ability to work independently but also as part of a team


Ability to perform under pressure


Attention to accuracy and detail


Proficiency in email, general office software (Microsoft Office suite) and other information programs


Ability to work with a news agency, marketing organization, NGO, or international organization


High level of cross-cultural interpersonal skills, personal maturity, and proven ability


to influence multiple stakeholders


Enthusiasm, initiative, and flexibility


Integrity and honesty


Leadership and organizational skills


Language skills


Perfect command of written and spoken French


Good command of written and spoken English


Position Type: Local contract based in Dakar, Senegal.


Travel within the region is expected, up to 10% of the work time


How to apply


To apply, please send your CV and cover letter by email.

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