• Duration: Fixed term contract from February 2022 to June 2023
  • Full time: 37.5 hours 
  • Salary: 988,692 XAF (gross) per month, plus 19% employer contribution to CNSS, 2% employer contribution to ACFPE, 9% of employer pension contribution and medical insurance
  • Closing date: 9am UK time, 16 January 2022
  • Interviews: w/c 24 January 2022

We are looking for a Programme Officer to join the Africa Department team. The postholder will be based in Central African Republic. The role would be ideal for a candidate who has experience of working in a programmatic and administrative support role in a multi-cultural environment. The candidate will have background knowledge on CAR’s political, social and economic dynamics, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to work on their own initiative. The ability to communicate in French and English is essential to the role.

Job purpose

The Programme Officer provides programmatic, financial, administrative and logistical support necessary for the implementation of the East and Central Africa programme’s work in the Central African Republic. The post holder plays a key role in liaising with partners across the areas in which we work, and in managing programme activities and information. They support consultants and volunteers working with the team. The Programme Officer is based in Bangui and undertakes regular travel to project locations i(Sibut and Kaga-Bandoro), including rural areas. The Programme Officer reports to the CAR Project Manager, based in Bangui, and works alongside the ECAP Director (based in Uganda) and two ECAP Project Managers (based in London).

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • The right to work in Central African Republic
  • Experience of working in an administrative and support position to a team.
  • Understanding of and interest in peacebuilding and conflict transformation processes.
  • Knowledge of and interest in political, social and economic dynamics in CAR generally and the project locations (Kaga-Bandoro and Sibut) specifically
  • Experience of working with databases, handling diverse sources of information and maintaining accessible filing systems.
  • Experience of supporting monitoring, evaluation and reporting of projects.
  • Experience of revising and contributing to the drafting of substantive reports.
  • Experience of undertaking supervised research work.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Experience supporting financial management including experience preparing budgets, monitoring organisational and partner expenditure and supporting financial reporting.
  • Experience of supporting partners on the successful joint delivery of work.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office software packages, databases, email, internet.
  • Strong organisational skills including planning, developing, implementing and maintaining administrative systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French.
  • Willingness to work irregular hours occasionally and to undertake national and international travel.
  • Strong commitment to, and experience of, team and cross-organisational working.
  • Appreciation of issues of confidentiality, and cross-cultural and political sensitivity.
  • Initiative, enthusiasm and a problem-solving approach to new challenges.
  • Graduate study or local equivalent or equivalent by experience in conflict resolution, international relations, development studies, international humanitarian law, peace and security.
  • Ability and willingness to prefectural towns and rural areas outside of Bangui, and experience of hostile environment training or willingness to undertake hostile environment training.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and French.
  • Spoken or written Sango

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