Senior Programme Officer – CBM

1. Core Purpose
Acts in the Role of Programme Specialist supporting programme activities in the Region.
Provides technical assistance to field staff and Partners as they relate to gender and disability inclusive development within the East Africa Region.

2. Main Activities
Technical Support- 40%
• Provide technical assistance on Inclusive Project Cycle Management (IPCM) within Partner and Regional programs;
• Developing clear annual work plan for capacity development of AFE partners;
• Provide advice, consultation and support in regional planning and programme review processes to ensure the programmes become more inclusive and accessible in line with CBMs DID standards in promotion of CRPD;
• In collaboration with the relevant CBM stakeholders, assist partners in undertaking disability and gender equality analysis to ensure project MYPs including the budget/cost plan promote disability and gender equality;
• Support induction of partner(s) and new CBM staff on DID and Gender equality;
• Assess current practices by partner agencies in regards to gender and DID; Build capacity of partners to ensure DID and Gender equality is monitored and reported on at each stage of IPCM;
• In liaison with the specific CBM Advisors, be the focal person to plan evaluation activities within AFE
• Prepare TOR, plan, organise for (including forming the team) and conduct the evaluation activities for confirming the area’s needs and potentials for development;
• Conduct regular monitoring visits as per CBM’s standards, and provide constructive and quality feedback to partners as and when necessary;
Lessons learned and Documentation – 20%
• Record all results and analysis of project monitoring results/data that are stored at the project level by partners, with important/ strategic findings (lessons learned, best practices, evidence base) also stored at CBM office.
• Support Country Offices and partners in the documentation learning in DID and Gender, and support linkage with the disability inclusive development Community of Practice;
• Ensure all project monitoring data should be easily accessible for use in project evaluations;
• Participate in CBMs global internal sharing and learning activities with the DID community of practice;
• Ensure relevant new knowledge, project lessons learned and other learning are internalised, documented and shared with relevant CBM colleagues and partners.
• Assist CBM staff and partners to plan and organise sharing and learning activities to ensure gender and DID equality is practiced and enhanced in our internal systems as well as within programmes with partners

Quality Management-20%
• Ensure that processes and procedures organisationally and at individual project staff level, meet the gender and DID requirements for proper quality management and implementation of activities/interventions of the projects;
• Identify needs and implement training and capacity development measures as appropriate, and in conjunction with partners.

Partnership / networking- 20%
• Explore and establish partnerships for gender sensitive and disability-inclusive programming;
• Representation of CBM Regional office in relevant meetings and workshops;
• Implementation and follow-up (rights and obligation) on disability-inclusive programming;
• Contribute to disability-inclusive documents and tools within the region, as requested;
• Engage and support relevant stakeholders and implementing partners, including the media, on disability inclusion;
• Awareness-raising and sensitisation of stakeholders on disability inclusion;
• Advocacy for disability inclusion;
• Other disability inclusion needs identification, and technical support.
Education, Knowledge & Professional Experience
• Relevant academic degree or further qualification in International development, sociology, and gender studies etc.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in development and programme management
• Experience in providing technical support/ mentoring gender and disability analysis in programmes
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural professional relationships
• would be a considerable advantage
• Experience in undertaking gender and disability analysis in programmes and providing technical support/ mentoring
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain strong cross-cultural professional relationships
• Excellent personal and public communication and negotiation skills with all types and levels of stakeholders
• Good training and/or tutoring skills both on individual and group basis
• Ability to take the initiative, multi-task, prioritise work and meet deadlines
• Ability to research, analyse data and provide recommendations
• Proven good organisational and coordination skills as well as a high level of autonomy and flexibility
• Willingness to travel (30%)
• Willingness to commit and adhere to CBM’s values and Child Safeguarding Policy

Application Procedures:
Candidates with the required profile and proven experiences, who meet these qualifications, are invited to submit via e-mail, a meaningful letter of motivation, stating why he/she wishes to work for CBM, CV, three professional references and salary expectations to
Application deadline: 5 pm Friday, 8th December 2017
CBM encourages persons with disabilities who qualify to apply for this position.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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