Programme Officer - Economic Governance

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Project & Program Management Project Implementation

Summary

In addition to having an excellent economic governance record, the officer should have working knowledge of continental and regional efforts to govern natural resources, combat corruption and/ or illicit financial flows (iffs) from Africa. The officer will oversee the the organisation’s economic governance programmatic team (which may include consultants, volunteers, and/or interns); also, the officer will support and work with the the organisation’s director of programmes to develop and implement the organisation’s  economic governance portfolio.

Responsibilities

  • Identify opportunities for advocacy and areas of collaboration with partners in support of programmatic goals.
  • Provide high level policy and programme advice for the implementation of the organisation’s Economic Governance Programme.
  • Prepare technical and financial proposals for funding as well as follow up on matters related to resource mobilisation. 

  • Financial management of projects in terms of supervising expenses and ensuring project spending as per project plans. 

  • Prepare annual and additional periodic reports.
  • Provide leadership in developing possible programmatic outreach for projects on combatting corruption and IFFs from Africa; and on natural resources governance and economic governance generally.
  • Represent the organisation at various global, continental and regional meetings on combatting corruption, curbing IFFs; and on natural resources governance and economic governance generally.
  • Visit partners and meet with stakeholders working in the economic governance field.
  • Organise internal meetings and present information where required.
  • Additional duties assigned from time to time.

Education and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Law, Economics, Commerce or related discipline
  • Course(s) or certificate(s) in resources governance, combatting corruption, IFFs and/or management for non-profit organisations is considered an asset.
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Requirements

  • At least five years of applicable experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in an international non-governmental organisation and understanding of non-governmental organisation sector as well as membership forums would be added advantage.

Characteristics

  • Ability to work under pressure in a multi-cultural environment and provide team leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong management, organisational and planning skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate professionalism, integrity and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal fluency in the English language.
  • Additional AU languages will be an added advantage.

Reporting To

  • Director of Programmes

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Association & Societies: 5 Years

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Project & Program Management: 5 Years

Project Implementation: 5 Years