International Program Officer

Position: International Program Officer

Employer: Beautiful World Canada Foundation

Location: Toronto

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Employment Type: Employment

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 annually

Closing Date: February 28, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

International Program Officer

Beautiful World Canada Profile
At Beautiful World, we believe hope begins with education. That is why we support girls living in poverty in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Zambia to pursue a higher education—either in vocational, college or university programs. Each scholarship provides everything a student needs for success, ranging from tuition to toothpaste. As all their needs are supported by Beautiful World, our students can focus entirely on their studies instead of worrying about basic survival. With the knowledge and experience gained through education, these remarkable girls graduate with the skills to become the next generation of leaders, bringing hope to their communities.

Duties and Tasks: 
Financial Management:
• Oversee local and global program budgets
• Verify local program financial results on a quarterly, semi-annual, and annual basis
• Work in collaboration with local program partners to prepare, upload and maintain accurate and complete financial reports with required back up documentation
• Collaborate with local program partners to resolve financial issues and assess and address financial risks
• Prepare variance explanations and regular financial forecasts for quarterly, semi-annual, and annual reviews providing updates to management on issues and risks
• Hold local partners accountable for managing resources efficiently
Donor Reporting:
• Prepare donor reports, ensuring high quality financial and narrative reports are submitted completed on time
• Educate local program partners on donor guidelines and requirements
• Monitoring programs for compliance to donor requirements and rules
Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Willing to travel internationally to evaluate programs using Results-Based Management approach
• Develop and cultivate good working relationships with local partners
• Conduct interview-based and online data collection - survey design and implementation, data analysis and reporting to assess results of the programs
• Assist in the development of monitoring and evaluation tools, including training and surveys
• Produce analysis of programmatic data, including forming recommendations and actionable insights to improve program design and effectiveness and organizational learning
• Contribute to preparing research reports, summaries, and presentations of the program’s results
• Provide guidance and maintain frequent communications with program partners
• Hold local partners accountable for timely submission of reports

Desired Qualifications:
• Strong project management skills to monitor projects results, costs and timelines and identify and address challenges and risks
• Strong project financial management and financial analysis skills
• Experience with monitoring and evaluation and Results-Based Management approach
• Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to develop strong working relationships across cultural and organizational boundaries with many stakeholders
• Ability to work within tight deadlines and time pressures
• Detail-orientated to maintain organized and accurate records and reports
• Strong IT skills with intermediate skills in MS Excel
• Ability to travel internationally to Sub-Saharan Africa

Eligibility Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in related field
• Minimum 3 years experience and direct field experience in international development setting
• Strong preference for candidates with project management experience in the NGO sector with DFATD -funded projects or Certificate in Project Management
• Knowledge of DFATD policies and procedures and Results-Based Management approach
• Demonstrated project financial management experience
• Knowledge of gender equity principles and practises
• Working experience in Ethiopia, Uganda and Rwanda will be considered a highly desirable asset

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