Position: Regional Program Development Officer
Location: Amman, Jordan with travel as necessary (up to 70%)
Reports to: Regional Director
Duration: 1 year
Relief International is a leading nonprofit organization working in roughly 20 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty. Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.
Relief International currently seeks a Program Development Officer to support PD efforts in the Middle East. The PD Officer will work closely with the Global PD, Regional, and Country teams to support concept note/proposal development, focusing on (but not limited to) proposals and concept notes less than $1 million/year. The PD Officer will be based in Amman with potential travel to field sites as needed (up to 70%). The PD Consultant – reports to the Regional Director, Middle East with close coordination with the Middle East Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM).
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
In coordination with the GSO, regional, and country teams:
· Work with the RD and ME RPDM to develop work plan for priority proposals;
· Engage in needs assessment for project proposals as necessary;
· Contribute to program design, for solicited and unsolicited programs, and for pilot and full scale programs;
· Manage/coordinate the preparation of funding proposals, including leading proposal writing and costing efforts, focusing on proposals/concepts less than $1 million/year;
· Track country and regional proposal efforts and report to PD and Regional team on status;
· Support effective go/no-go decisions (including the preparation of go/no-go memos for decision-making) and cost share analysis;
· Ensure PD process is followed, within submission deadlines.
- In addition:
· Prepare regular activity reports;
· Undertake other ad hoc tasks; and,
· Operate within RI policy, setting an example for other field staff.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
This position demands a dynamic individual with a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a demanding and fast paced environment.
· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
· Emergency response experience required; experience in Asia/ME preferred;
· Ability and willingness to travel to field offices;
· MA in international relations, business administration or other relevant field;
· 5 years minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID/OFDA, DFID, and ECHO preferred;
· Proven success in grant writing, net-working and liaising with field and HQ staff when necessary.
We uphold the Humanitarian Principles: humanity, neutrality, impartiality, and operational independence. We affirmatively engage the most vulnerable communities. We value:
- Transparency and Accountability
- Agility and Innovation
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