Program Development Officer Italian NGO Jobs – CESVI

Organisation: Cesvi
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Reports to: Programme
About US:
Cesvi is an Italian
International Non-governmental Organisation (INGO) which currently operates in
Lango and Agogo districts. In Lango area, Cesvi is working on the reconstruction
and rehabilitation of infrastructures, such as roads, wells and lactrines with
the direct involvement of local communities. Other activities in this area are
related to the increase of productivity, production and commercialization of
agricultural products, by improving agricultural techniques and distributing
seeds and farm tools. In Agago district, Cesvi is involved in the promotion of
social stability through the improvement of land security for the most
vulnerable members of the local communities.
Job Summary:  The Program Development Officer will be based
50% in Ethiopia and 50% in Uganda, with the main tasks of:
  • Managing and developing relations with Donors and partners (national
    and international), promoting Cesvi’s strategy and brand;
  • Identifying funding opportunities
  • Write winning proposals and/or negotiate new projects.
  • S/He will be in charge of coordinating all the writing process of a
    project including needs assessments, budget and field visits.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • S/He will represent Cesvi vis-à-vis Donors, partners (including
    Alliance2015), stakeholders, clusters and coordination bodies and fora,
    and any other appropriate network aiming at raising Cesvi’s profile within
    the Countries (Ethiopia and Uganda);
  • S/he will be in charge of maintaining an in-depth insight on donors
    and other stakeholders’ strategies, activities and opportunities
    in-country (monitoring of calls, etc.)
  • S/he will support to set the strategic vision and direction of Cesvi
    in the Horn of Africa to serve more people with the highest quality
    programming possible, and secure the necessary resources to ensure its
    realization, expanding Cesvi activities in the countries, and identifying
    new funding sources.
  • S/He will take the lead in the development, drafting and
    consolidation of project proposals and fundraising documents in liaison
    with the HQ.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Degree in International Cooperation,
    Development studies or other related field
  • Eight years of working experience in developing countries in the
    humanitarian sector, preferably with INGOs in the Horn of Africa.
  • Previous experience in start-up of INGOs programs.
  • Strong writing skills: he/she will bring a well-established track
    record of developing winning funding proposals to donors such as EU/ECHO,
    Italian Cooperation, UN agencies, OFDA, DFID, etc.
  • Proven ability in development of needs-based and context-based
    project proposals (including budgets)
  • Strong representation, communication and diplomatic skills, capacity
    to effectively manage relations with Donors, potential Partners
    (international and national NGOs), and local authorities.
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good organizational skills, ability to follow procedures, meet
    deadlines and work cooperatively
  • Highly flexible with the ability to set priorities and change
    programmes according to issues that may arise
  • Strong negotiation and diplomacy skills
  • Ability to build networks and partnerships
  • Excellent knowledge of English written and spoken.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel.
  • Specific trainings in project proposal writing in the humanitarian
  • Previous working experience in Ethiopia and Uganda
  • Knowledge of Italian, written and spoken
How to Apply: 
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who desire to join Cesvi in the
aforementioned capacity are encouraged to Apply online by visiting the web link
Deadline: 6th May 2019
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