Title: Regional Program Development Officer – Middle East
Location: Amman, Jordan with travel as necessary (up to 70%)
Reports to: Regional Program Development Manager – Middle East
Duration: 12 months
About RI: Relief International (RI) is a home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
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 the 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 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 another relevant field;
- 5 years minimum experience INGO context, previous experience with USAID/OFDA, DFID, and ECHO preferred;
- Proven success in grant writing, networking 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