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Programme Officer - DRC

Washington D.C. (United States of America) | tanganyika

About the role: This is a 12 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Nyunzu, Tanganyika Province with a salary of €€29,326 to €32,585 and benefits.

You will report to the Emergency Programme Manager (EPM) and will work closely with Programme Managers, Area Coordinators, and Programmes Director.

We would like you to start on 1st August, 2018.

This role is subject to the approval of funding.

Your purpose: The Programme Officer will support the programme in the planning, implementation, monitoring of Concern’s OFDA Programme.

You will be responsible for:

Programme Planning, Implementation and Monitoring

  • Assist OFDA programme teams in preparing workplans and procurement plans for Concern’s emergency programmes in Tanganyika Province, with a particular focus on Nyunzu, Kabalo, and Pweto bases and sub-bases.

  • Assist with the implementation of Concern’s OFDA response, with a particular focus on supporting the implementation of voucher fairs/cash based assistance, WASH and Shelter/NFI in line with Concern’s Standard Operating Procedures.

  • Support the Emergency Programme Manager/Area Coordinator in the recruitment of programme staff as required for Concern’s OFDA programme.

  • In collaboration with the M&E Manager, conduct monitoring of Concern’s emergency programmes in Tanganyika province.

  • Collect and synthesize data from the field, and draft reports in cooperation with Emergency Programme Manager, Area Coordinator, Finance and Monitoring and Evaluation staff to a high standard and in adherence to Concern and donor guidelines.

  • Provide capacity building support to programme teams on Programme Cycle Management and, in collaboration with the M&E Manager, on Monitoring & Evaluation.

  • Work with the programme staff to produce good quality case studies that demonstrate best practice in areas of Concern’s work.

  • Share visibility materials for Concern’s website and social media (e.g. photos, programme updates, case studies).

  • Support with the planning and preparation for internal/external visits e.g. donor visits, Concern HQ/US Communications team visits, as required.


  • Represent Concern at relevant coordination meetings at local level as required.

  • Actively participate in collective exercises such as preparation or updates of Preparing for Effective Emergency Response (PEER) plan, implementation of Concern’s accountability plan and Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments, and other Concern initiatives.

  • Adhere fully to the commitments and rules of Concern’s Programme Participant Protection Policy and Code of Conduct (P4 and CofC), and ensure that any abuses or suspected abuses are reported and or dealt with as appropriate.

  • Any other tasks agreed with the Line Manager.

Your skills and experience will include:


  • BSc or Arts degree in humanitarian/development studies, management, or a related/relevant field.
  • At least one year practical experience working in development or emergency for an international NGO.
  • Experience in cash-based programming including voucher fairs.

  • Proven experience in designing and implementing training initiatives at organisational and community levels.

  • Proven ability in report writing, research and documentation.

  • Proven analytical, planning and time management skills.

  • Experience of working in an insecure environment.

  • Strong French and English language ability.

  • Flexibility and the ability to work with a multi-cultural team.

  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Good organisation, planning and management skills.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


  • MSc in development studies or relevant field.

  • 2 years’ experience in management role.

  • Outgoing personality with excellent training skills.

  • Experience or knowledge of international standards such as SPHERE and CHS

All applications should be submitted through our website at by closing date. CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Due to the urgency of this position, applications will be short listed on a regular basis and we may offer posts before the closing date.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Concern Worldwide
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America) | tanganyika
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Environment
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-25

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