FHI 360 South Africa Intensive Economic Officer
Closes: 1 April 2023
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
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The Intensive Economic Strengthening (IES) component of the FHI 360 DREAMS program aims to decrease young women’s reliance on transactional sex and strengthen young women’s self-efficacy and decision-making power in relationships. Economic disparity related to gender inequality is an ongoing and complex driver of HIV. Implementing robust and intensive evidence-based economic strengthening interventions is a priority for DREAMS to decrease young women’s reliance on transactional sex and strengthen young women’s self-efficacy and decision-making power in relationships.
The DREAMS Intensive Economic Strengthening (IES) Program Officer will be responsible for providing the IES Implementing Partners with programmatic support. Furthermore, S/he will be an integral member of the CDS IES program and will provide the IES team with regular support to improve and meet the objectives of the IES program as outlined by the Funder.The IES Programme Officer will report to the IES Area Manager. To be successful in this role, the incumbent will be required to travel within the province/s to fulfil the requirements for effective implementation of CDS programmatic goals for the IES project.
|Host Nation||South Africa|
|Closing Date||01 April 2023|
Key Responsibility Areas:
- Provide daily ongoing programmatic support to IES implementing partners (IPs).
- Supervise, coordinate, and support the DREAMS Ambassador Program for FHI 360.
- Ensure that IPs meet submission deadlines, and the deliverables are in accordance with what has been prescribed.
- Identify weekly reporting discrepancies and report the same.
- Identify risks pertaining to implementation at partner level and recommend possible mitigation strategies.
- Recommend and support refinement of program materials, IES assessments, and processes to measure progress along the IES pathways aligned with the graduation benchmark.
Oversight, communication, and coordination
- Support IES Team in implanting the IES program through sub awardees.
- Meet regularly with IES Team and provide ongoing support.
- Advise IES Area Manager on matters of concern and elements of risk regarding DREAMS IES implementation and target achievement.
- Collaborate with SI team on performance results analysis, visualization, and reporting.
- Undertake periodic data-driven program reviews and troubleshooting as necessary
Target tracking, progress review and reporting
- Report on progress, issues, challenges, and local risk management.
- Compile routine and ad hoc reports for DREAMS senior leadership.
- Support with compiling monthly, quarterly, and annual narrative progress reports.
- Support IES Area Manager with weekly tracking, analyzing, and managing periodic target achievements across all provinces.
Required Qualifications, Experience/Skills:
Diploma / Degree in Economics or Social Sciences or any related field.
Previous DREAMS experience will be advantageous.
At least 3 progressive years of experience as a Program Officer in Economic Strengthening or Workforce Development in South Africa.
Demonstrated experience with working on youth development programs.
Demonstrated knowledge of the potential private/public sector support landscape for young women in South Africa
At least two years demonstrated PEPFAR experience in supporting a team preferred.
Strong familiarity with PEPFAR and USAID policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and reporting requirements for INGO-led projects
Proven administration and inter-personal skills.