Regional Program Officer for Adolescent Girls Job Placement – Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF)

Organisation: Children’s
Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF)
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: CRVPF Executive
Director
About US:
Children’s Rights and Violence Prevention Fund (CRVPF) is a regional
intermediary that provides grants for Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and
local NGO’s working with children, adolescent’s families, communities and
schools. CRVP Fund objectives is to prevent violence, the sexual abuse and
exploitation of children and adolescent in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and
Ethiopia. 
About Project:
CRVPF with the financial and technical support of NoVo Foundation and
Purposeful Productions is developing a regional adolescent Girl-led project in
Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Kenya.  The
Girls Academy is a capacity strengthening, movement building and grassroots
funding initiative. The Girls Academy exists to foster critical, intersectional
feminist thinking amongst practitioners; support the formation of national and
regional sites of solidarity; and connect grassroots programmers with longer
term and flexible funding needed to fundamentally transform the structures that
deny girls the right to live in their full power. The project objective is to prevent unplanned and early
adolescent girls migration, support older girl’s safe movement and build assets
with girls that have survived abusive and exploitative migration. The project
plan to collaborate with adolescent girls and women groups, community Based
Organizations (CBO’s) and local NGO’s. CRVPF plan to employ a Regional Program
Officer that will lead this new and exciting initiative.

Job Summary: The Regional
Program Officer for Adolescent Girls will work closely with CRVPF executive
director and Purposeful Productions team to oversee the grant making and
support adolescent girls led projects. She will develop partnership with
adolescent girls and women’s groups, Community Based Organizations (CBO’s) and
local NGO’s, training and research institutions. In consultation with the executive
director. The program officer will developgrant-making criteria; work closely
with other partners and perform due diligence prior to grant making, encourage
potential partners to apply to Request for Proposal (RFP) in cluster form,conduct
rigorous monitoring and evaluation on all grants. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and Implement Overall Adolescent Girl Strategy; Grant Making
Criteria; Solicit, Coordinate, Monitor, and facilitate evaluation of the
program to enhance experience sharing and learning. The duty station will be at
CRVP Fund regional office in Kampala with frequent travel to project areas in
Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
  • Work with CRVPF Executive Director,
    Purposeful Productionsstaff todevelop and implement the overall adolescent
    girl strategic approach.
  • Develop, implement, and periodically
    review and revise grant-making criteria’s.
  • Identify potential partners; solicit
    proposals from appropriate Girls and women groups, CBO’s, local NGOs to
    support the effective projects in the target countries.
  • Involve in system and movement buildings
    in collaboration with adolescent girls and key stakeholders.
  • Collaborate closely with NGO’s, CBO’s with
    similar missions particularly to support best work to directly benefit
    adolescent girls. 
  • Ensure optimal allocation of resources,
    proper documentation, tracking, and monitoring of all grants in
    collaboration with other relevant grants administration, finance, and program
    staff.
  • Conduct field visits for assessment of
    project potential for grant making and encouraging partners to work in
    cluster approaches.
  • Work closely with grantees and other
    stakeholders to ensure effective and successful project implementation,
    including developing and modifying strategies to effectively utilize
    available resources. 
  • Ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation
    of all grants through direct undertaking and/or recruiting and supervising
    consultant/s.
External Partnership Development
and Resource Mobilization:
 
  • Assist CRVPF with project design
    partnerships to provide strategically and technically sound collaboration with
    partners, as well as enhance the realization of CRVPF goals and grant
    making. 
  • Contribute to the development of concept
    notes, proposals, and fundraising appeals to increase resources for CRVPF
    adolescent girl portfolio.
Telling the Story – Public
Affairs and Resource Mobilization
:
  • Work closely with the team to provide
    accurate and timely substantive information for reports, briefings, and
    partnership development use.
  • Coordinate messages and information
    related to country and regional programs and other programmatic content
    for internal and external sharing.
Other Duties:
  • Participate in special projects as they
    arises, including research, conferences and seminars, managing logistics
    for events and meetings as required.
  • Develop briefing papers and
    program-related reports that broadly contribute to the CRVPF understanding
    of new approaches and best practices in adolescent girl programming.
  • Co-design and participate in appropriate
    country, regional and global level conferences, trainings, and
    consultations to further the goals of the adolescent girl portfolio, such
    as to enhance advocacy for adolescent girls at country and regional level.




Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
The Regional Program Officer expected to have the following educational
background and work experiences for the post. We encourage women to apply for
the post.
  • Advanced degree in Social work, feminist /
    women’s studies; public health, international development, or other
    relevant fields.
  • 8-10 years’ experience in one or more of
    the following areas: Adolescent girls education or health (particularly
    reproductive or sexual), economic empowerment, public mobilization for
    women and adolescent programs, advocacy work for girls’ and women’s human
    rights and empowerment; experience working in Eastern African countries. 
  • Experience in complex project development
    and management, particularly in East African countries. 
  • Outstanding communication skills including
    proven ability in: writing, editing, budget development and monitoring,
    meeting facilitation, and public speaking.
  • Experience and familiarity with the
    feminist community and women groups in the region and globally.
  • Grant-making experience, self-starter with
    excellent judgment; proven ability to drive multiple aspects of projects
    from inception to implementation within limited timeframe, particularly East
    African country contexts.
  • Strong skills working in teams and across
    many types of organizations – collaborator; problem solver;
    relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills.
  • Stress tolerance and resilience; sense of
    humor; highly organized; attention to detail; and ability to work under
    pressure with multiple and shifting priorities. 
  • Multi-cultural experience and willingness
    to travel (at least 25%) her time.
  • Experience in system and movement building
    on behalf of women and adolescent girls.
NB: We encourage women to
apply for the post. We are looking for someone that shares our values and
beliefs and committed to transform the lives of adolescent girls; contributing
to and creating a restructuring of power and a new paradigm in which all girls
are valued; and dismantling the
structures that prevent adolescent girls from exercising their power.

How to Apply:
All applications must include:
        
An updated résumé / CV;
  • A cover letter clearly indicating your
    experience and interest and contributions.
  • why you think you are suitable for the
    job, and your salary requirement (you must specify an actual amount and
    range); and
        
One writing sample (No less than 3 and no more
than 5 pages), No Phone calls Please
Applicant is encouraged to send their relevant documents to the
following e-mail addresses,
  1. Sheilla Ahumuza: e-mail:
    sheilla.ahumuza@crvpf.orgor
  2. Fassil W. Marriam: e-mail:
    fassil.marriam@crvpf.org
Deadline: 12th
January 2018
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