Grants Field Officer (Bilingual) - Senegal

Options Consultancy Services Ltd with 50% regular travel to the field(Tambacounda, Kedougou, Kolda and Sedhiou Regions). Senegal Programme Management
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Company Description

The UK Government (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office - FCDO) has a vision of a world free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2030, in line with the SDGs. A programme has been established entitled ‘Support to the Africa-led movement (ALM) to end FGM/C’ to contribute to global efforts to achieve that vision. Following a co-creation period, programme implementation began in September 2021.


This programme will support and build the capacity of the Africa Led Movement to end FGM/C at multiple levels and at scale, working in partnership with the rest of the FGM/C movement, complementing UN agencies (such as the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C), Saleema initiative, other alliances (such as Girls not Brides etc.) and grassroots Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), women’s and girls’ movements, etc.


The programme includes two consortia working in close collaboration. Options leads a consortium including Amref Health Africa, ActionAid UK, Orchid Project, ACCAF and University of Portsmouth to implement the ‘Support to the Africa Led Movement to End FGM/C. Population Council is implementing ‘The FGM/C Data Hub: Data and Measurement Support to the Africa Led Movement to end FGM/C’.


The programme is currently being implemented in Kenya, Senegal, Ethiopia and Somaliland.

Position

  • Ensures that all grantees’ activities are designed in alignment with the TGG-ALM community implementation model.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring site visits to grantees programme locations.
  • Support regular analysis of data generation by grantees partners, supporting a culture of ongoing learning and programme adaptation.
  • Work closely with Grants Lead on setting organizational capacity-building priorities and directions and responding to consortium partner requests for technical support.
  • Support anchor partners to routinely carry out grantees’ organizational capacity assessments, setting institutional development milestones and support towards their realization.
  • Be responsible for M&E for capacity building - to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to organizational capacity building to inform adjustments in project implementation.

Requirements

  • Significant experience in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in offering technical support to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across a multi-region programme (minimum 5 years ).
  • Experience in designing and coordinating delivery of grassroots capacity building plans.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven experience on working on programmes relating to FGM/C, GBV or similar.
  • Fluency in English and French (spoken, written, reading)
  • Ability to travel locally(50%) and internationally(15%) as required.

Desirable Qualities, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University; preferably in Social Sciences; Project Planning and Management; Development Studies; Population or Public Health; Community Development; or related field.
  • At least 5 years of active experience in project cycle management - the design and implementation of community level projects and/or providing technical assistance to local implementing partners in social and health development projects implemented by local/national/ international NGOs or Governments.
  • At least 2 years of significant involvement in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in offering technical support to local grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across multiple regions preferably in Tambacounda, Kedougou, Kolda and Sedhiou Regions.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of partner staff or grassroots local CSOs/CBOs for effective Programme delivery.
  • Good knowledge and practical experience in Research, organizational learning and documentation and have good writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral.
  • Flexible and adaptable to other cultures and working environments.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent IT skills, use of Zoom, Teams, Microsoft applications (Ms word, Excel, ppt)
  • Ability to travel locally (50%) and internationally as may be required from time to time.

Other information

Benefits

Options offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package specific to each country, for further information please contact HR at [email protected].


Application Process

  • Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 14 May.
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interview.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

Other Information

  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed.
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Senegal.