Program Officers - NORSAAC

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Norsaac, a human-rights, community engagement, and policy-influencing organization, is seeking the services of initiative-taking and experienced individuals to join our team as Program Managers and Officers. The successful candidates will play crucial roles in managing and overseeing various projects within targeted districts.

Job Description

  • REPORTING TO: Program Managers
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Full-time, Working 40 hours a week                    
  • ASSIGNMENT PERIOD: 2 years subject to renewal                


The program officers shall ensure the effective delivery of the project activities in the assigned district. He/She will be responsible for day-to-day direct engagement with district and community-level stakeholders and lead planning and coordination of all project activities within the district.  



He/She will be responsible for leading community-level advocacy initiatives, monitoring, and documentation of project progress and learning.?He/She shall also support ideas in developing and strengthening all Norsaac’s programs.  


Programme Implementation and Delivery  

  • Serve as the Norsaac focal point in the assigned district, working closely with the government and other stakeholders. 
  • Manage and coordinate the implementation of the project, including planning, scheduling, and reporting on activities.? 
  • Identify and strengthen local structures to enhance the sustainability of project activities. 
  • Work closely with the Research and Program Quality Unit and Communications Unit to ensure effective data storage and visibility of the project. 
  • Develop quality reports on all project activities and engagements within the district. 
  • Support the collection and documentation of impact and success stories.   
  • Support Program Managers in the dissemination of information and knowledge generated widely and effectively to stakeholders including the District/ Municipal Assemblies and other decentralized departments. 

Partnership and Team Building  

  • Serve as the focal point of contact for community and district-level partners.? 
  • Assist in community and district profiling of relevant information and data pertaining to assigned projects’ target groups. 
  • Facilitate linkages of target groups to assigned projects within project sites.  
  • Assist in building a viable pool of change agents out of project beneficiaries. 
  • Provide timely support to other project officers within the organization where needed.? 
  • Uphold the organizational standards and protocols.? 

Required Skills or Experience

Qualifications and Experience 

  • Minimum qualification of a first degree from a recognized university bachelor's degree in public health, community nutrition, community development, or related field. 
  • At least 2 years experience in community development. 
  • Relevant experience in capacity-building activities and working with communities, Community-Based Organizations, traditional institutions, NGOs, and public sector agencies.  
  • Experience in implementing nutrition-related or public health interventions. 



Job Competence 

  • Ability to communicate in the appropriate local language as per the targeted districts. 
  • A good knowledge of project implementation will be an added advantage.  
  • Basic knowledge of operations and financial management. 
  • Critical thinking, creative, and analytical.? 
  • Excellent communication skills and good team player.? 
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English. Ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with internal and external stakeholders. Strong demonstrable report-writing skills.?? 
  • Ability to multitask and work within deadlines. 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.? 

Decisions within the position domain: 

  • Prioritizing work responsibilities, including short- and long-term assignments. 
  • Development of plans to respond to job mandate. 
  • Take calculated decisions on issues within JD and account fully for gains or losses thereof. 
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