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Programme Support Senior Officer – East Africa & The Comoros (EAC) at Blue Ventures

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Job Description

Responsibilities

  1. Partnership and grant management:
  2. Oversee the administrative process of onboarding of new partner organisationsensuring procedures are followed in a timely manner
  3. Coordinate the set-up, closure and renewal of grant agreements, supporting the Regional Manager and EAC country leads to finalise new grants
  4. Support country leads to coordinate progress check in calls with partner organisations.
  5. Lead the development of partner feedback surveys and ensure consistent partnership management is being delivered across the region
  6. Support in monitoring the delivery of institutional and-non institutional grants, by reviewing reports and managing the payments of partner grants
  7. Ensure all documentation and systems are maintained appropriately for each project and/or partnership

Programme support:

  1. Support the Regional Manager and EAC country leads in monitoring delivery against Organisational Key Results (OKRs)
  2. Support the region’s annual planning and budgeting process
  3. Work with the Regional Manager and country leads to develop and maintain effective partnership and/or project tracking tools
  4. Where required, support the team’s operational needs, including planning travel,
  5. organising events and coordinating recruitment

Communications and learning:

  1. Supply regular updates for Blue Ventures’ internal and external communications, reporting progress made in field activities and projects
  2. Support Blue Venture’s communication and knowledge development teams in documenting, capturing and sharing key learnings successes and challenges across the EAC region

Skills and experience
Required

  • Existing eligibility to work in East Africa (Tanzania, Mozambique or Kenya)
  • Graduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and/or 5 years demonstrable experience working in environmental conservation and/or community-based programmes
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, with excellent writing skills
  • Proven experience in project management
  • A strong team player who is friendly and ideally has experience working with a diverse and multicultural team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to convey complex messages clearly in meetings and written form to connect with people of all seniority levels and cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent organisational skills, an ability to pay attention to detail and continually improve systems and processes
  • Clear commitment to a community-based approach to conservation and development
  • Flexible with an ability to adapt to changing priorities, with a willingness to participate in a wide range of tasks
  • Trustworthy in managing sensitive situations and information; a high level of integrity
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