Programme Officer

at SEED Madagascar
Published June 28, 2024
Location Fort Dauphin, Madagascar
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Duties and Responsibilities

Write project reports, to a high standard of English, that clearly demonstrate the successes and challenges of the Environment and Rural Livelihoods projects, learning from the project and providing clear budgetary information
Compile funding proposals based on past evaluation, team discussion and International best practice in an engaging and professional manner
Conduct internet searches and searches through SEED’s funder database for potential donors to fund projects
Take a leading role in gathering statistics and ensure that all existing statistics relating to the projects are accurate
Work alongside the Communications and Media Officer to build a communications plan for the Environment and Rural Livelihoods projects, writing regular Facebook, blog posts and website copy
Support the development of projects that fulfill local need and sit within the aims of SEED taking into account research findings, local needs and constraints, government objectives and SEED’s previous experience
Conduct research into international best practice with regard to Environment and Rural Livelihoods programmes and take the lead in discussing these with the team
Monitor and update project trackers according to project activities, ensuring the project is on track to meet project indicators and objectives
Take an active role in project management meetings, leading these where appropriate
Take an active part in international team meetings and support to other members of the team
Work with national staff in increasing their skills and capacity, providing mentoring or training where appropriate
Assist in data collection and basic analysis where required and where there is an Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Specialist in post assist them in developing monitoring and evaluation tools and completing MEL reports for projects

Person Specification

Hold an undergraduate in or relating to community health or have equivalent experience
Demonstrate strong writing skills. Previous experience in grant-writing is an asset
Demonstrate sound knowledge and keen interest in Environment and Rural Livelihoods and its interface with international development; previous experience of Environment and Rural Livelihoods or community-based work would be an asset
Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to SEED’s ethos and approach and be a good ambassador for SEED at all times
Have passion, curiosity and motivation for the job and the ability to enthuse others
Have the ability and desire to work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers
Have the ability and desire to build capacity and share skills across cultures and work with teams from different economic and cultural backgrounds and across multiple language barriers
Demonstrate proven ability to recognise and appropriately deal with challenging situations
Demonstrate an awareness of and comfort with increased social and professional responsibility, working at all times with cultural sensitivity and respect
Demonstrate the ability, social skills and confidence to give clear guidance and support to other members of the team in respect of the philosophy and procedures of SEED in order to protect both their safety and the reputation of the NGO
Be able to work to and advocate for all of SEED’s policies and procedures, safeguarding those that SEED works with and reporting any concerns appropriately

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter in English outlining how their skills and experience match the requirements in the job description criteria and why they wish to work with SEED to the Director of Programmes and Operations.

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