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Senior Program Officer - Grant Management

  • Salary: CHF350 - CHF400 per day
  • Job type: Contract, Full-time
  • Location: geneva
  • Sector: Project Management & PMO
  • Date posted: 07/02/2018
  • Job reference: J381257AJAR-070218
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Program Officer - Grant Management

Are you a Program Officer with at least 4 years of professional experience in as a Project Officer / Coordinator with a development organisation or public health? Was this experience gained within a multinational and multicultural environment and are you looking for an exciting new opportunity within a non-governmental organisation (NGO) ? If so, please have a look at the following details:

Experis IT Switzerland is currently on the search for aProgram Officer to join one of their clients, an NGO, based in Geneva.

Your role:

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) contributes to the delivery of the primary business of the Client: grant management

The SPO supports specific projects working in the Grant Management division in close
collaboration with Fund Portfolio Managers (FPMs) and Disease Fund Managers (where
applicable) and ensures compliance with due process at all stages of grant management, the
collation and storage of data and the monitoring and reporting on grant-related information. The
SPO is expected to operate with greater autonomy to a Program Officer whether in drafting
documents or managing relationships.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Program Officer (SPO) supports the Fund Portfolio Manager (FPM) and the Disease Fund Manager (DFM)in all aspects of the life cycle of a grant:

  • Program Management:
    o Facilitates and coordinates grant processes in place at different stages of the grant
    lifecycle; Reviews grant budgets and work plans, disbursement requests and other
    grant documentation; Participates in the process of analysis on
    performance/financial/management/contextual matters for decision making on
    program related matters; contributes to policy and ad hoc cross cutting projects and
    initiatives; ensures grant information is captured in relevant grant management and
    information systems;
  • Stakeholders Management:
    o Liaises and coordinates exchanges with different stakeholders; Acts as a focal point
    for the gathering, proactive monitoring and reporting of information on the grant
    management process in the countries assigned, preparing information briefs and
    coordinating responses to requests for information from other internal units and
    from external parties. Would act as Officer in Charge to FPMs/DFM when necessary
    as well as conducting meetings with in-country stakeholders and partners when
    required and agreed with the FPM/DFM.
  • Team Work:
    o Works across teams collaborating with other country team staff to promote a
    consistent approach to portfolio management within the Grant Management
    Division; Provides support and coaching to Program Officers in the team.
  • Risk Management:
    o Collects data where appropriate, identifies and follows up on key grant management
    issues and risks.

To deliver the required results, it's essential that you are / have:

  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent in relevant field (operations, public policy, public health, finance, economics, business administration, informational technology, engineering or other relevant area or equivalent professional training.)
  • Demonstrable work experience of increasing involvement and responsibility in advanced
    project management or in program management including work experience with multiple,
    complex or difficult portfolios
  • Experience of monitoring or coaching colleagues
  • Previous financial and program management experience;
  • Experience working in multi-cultural/national teams.
  • Minimum four years' experience as Project Officer/Coordinator with development
    organization, public health, finance institution or comparable experience in the private
  • An advisory role in a specialist field such as procurement or affected populations.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and French

If you are a dynamic and motivated Program Officer currently looking for a challenging new position that applies to your skills, then we look forward to receiving your application!

Don't hesitate and send us your CV today through the link in the advert. In case of any questions please contact Jane Archer on +41 22 818 8782.

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