Social Work Jobs – Programme Officer at Bernard van Leer Foundation

Job
Title: Programme Officer

About
Bernard van Leer:
The Bernard van Leer
Foundation is a private grantmaking foundation. Our mission is to improve
opportunities for children up to age 8 who are growing up in socially and
economically difficult circumstances. We see this both as a valuable end in
itself and as a long-term means to promoting more cohesive, considerate and
creative societies with equal opportunities and rights for all. More
information can be found at www.bernardvanleer.org.
 
Job
Summary:
The Programme
Officer will lead our engagement in Uganda and Tanzania, as well as the East Africa
region more broadly. He or she will have a budget of 2 – 3 million euros per
year available for investment in the region, which would be expected to
leverage investments from other actors.
Key
Duties & Responsibilities:

·        
Placing investments to achieve foundation goals
in Uganda and Tanzania;

·        
Representing the Foundation in existing and new partnerships that you
would create with other funders, governments and companies in the region;

·        
Speaking and writing in public platforms on
behalf of the foundation regarding its work
in East Africa.
·        
Building a broad array of partnerships with other donors and grant
recipients to realize social change objectives.

·        
Taking stock of the existing portfolio, analyzing
opportunities and challenges in relation
to
current strategy and recommending and implementing changes;

·        
Managing existing
grants and strategic relationships including ongoing monitoring and evaluation
activities;

·        
Analyzing large social data emanating from the
countries on young children and
recommending
new research to realize social change objectives.

Qualifications,
Skills & Experience:

·        
Knowledge of and experience working with
government, civil society and the private
sector
in Tanzania and Uganda;

·        
Seven to ten years’ experience in at least one of
the following content areas: early

childhood
development, violence prevention, public and child health, rural development;

·        
Expertise in at least one of the following
strategic areas: advocacy and communications,
programme design, governance, impact investing;
·        
Strong analytical capacity; political intuition;
public speaking and wr
iting
skills

·        
Proficiency in English and Swahili

How
to Apply:
If you are interested in
this position, Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested
applicants can apply by writing a letter of motivation and including a CV in
.pdf or .doc format to hr@bvleerf.nl  . Expressions of interest in video format will
be reviewed as compliments to the above. If you have any questions, you can
email this  address or call Human
Resources at the Bernard van Leer Foundation +31 (0)70 3312-227/228.
Deadline: 15th
May, 2013.

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