PERSI supports small scale activities in Punjab and Sindh by providing grants to undertake programming. The activities are designed to support organizations, including Governmental entities, local organizations and community groups, to implement peace building and community development activities.
The Program Development Officer will liaise with local communities and potential grantees in order to identify and develop activities, in support of the regional office.
- Advise the program team on the evolution of the local political, legal, and economic situation and on how to continuously adapt the program to ensure effectiveness, while actively contributing to information sharing within program.
- Assist in the identification of communities and community groups where program objectives can be met; develop and maintain a strong professional network of local implementing partners/ beneficiaries.
- Proactively identify grant opportunities and local partners to develop critical discussions to refine them towards program strategy, while working closely with local partners to draft grant proposals and budgets utilizing appropriate contracting mechanisms.
- Assist in programmatic capacity building of local partners and CSOs for effective delivery of CVE programming.
- Work closely with Activity Programming Teams to ensure work plan deliverables, and grant activity objectives, are met on time and in compliance with organization requirements.
- Work closely with Monitoring and Evaluation Grants, procurement & Finance in activity design. Design activity (YL), and write detailed proposal(GL)for activity approval and implementation.
- Represent the program to communities and stakeholders.
- Serve as main liaison for key community leaders and organizations. Travel regularly to grantee sites and cultivate communities/organizations for future grants.
- Conduct field visit for situation analysis in terms of political and CVE perspectives to implement program with realistic approach.
- Proactively participate in planning, review and implementation meetings at regional and head office level.
- Coordinate with Communications and Reporting department on need basis to facilitate NPR and Do No Harm policy implementation.
- Maintain close coordination with grantees to gather feedback and suggestions to include this learning into ongoing activity implementation and future grant making.
- Other duties as assigned by the supervisor
- University degree in relevant field.
- Minimum of Ten years of experience.
- Relevant experience working on small grants project in a related role highly preferred.
- Strong computer skills (MS Office suite) required.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
- English language fluency required. Punjabi language highly preferred.