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Job Description

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Programme Support Officer- Middle East

Country:

Ireland

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Dublin

Reports to:

ME Senior Programme Coordinator

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  • GOAL has been working in Syria since 2012, responding to the acute needs of conflict affected communities. GOAL is working in North West Syria, in close coordination with local partners and local councils. GOAL’s humanitarian response in Syria is the largest in its history and supported over 750,000 people in 2017 through Food Security, WASH and Emergency responses.
  • The Programme Support Officer – Middle East reports to the Senior Desk Officer (Syria Response) who is responsible for coordinating the provision of Head Office support to the Regional Director, Country Director and senior in-country team for the effective implementation of GOAL’s response to the Syria crisis. The Programme Support Officer will play a vital role in the Head Office support of GOAL’s Syria response and will be part of the HQ Operations Team.

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Key Functions

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  • Review donor reports, proposals, providing quality feedback to field team prior to submission;
  • Support the Grant team on preparation of all donor reports, proposals;
  • Upload reporting data to donor information systems;
  • Ensure GOAL’s Grant Management System is kept up to date with all grant information;
  • Participate in all Middle East Grant Management meetings;
  • Monitor grant tracker with grants team in country;
  • Filing of all grant documents in the Grant Document Centre;
  • Review and disseminate country weekly reports;
  • Support Annual Country Planning and Strategic Planning Processes;
  • Final review of asset/disposition reports with logs and finance teams;
  • Co-ordinate HQ review process of Partnership Framework Agreements (PFAs) with relevant HQ team;
  • Active participation and contribution to the operational team planned projects for 2019.
  • Support TCOMs process when required
  • Any additional duties as may be reasonable required by a senior manager within the scope of the above
  • The document is not an exhaustive list of core element of the role; it may be amended from time to time by mutual agreement.

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Person Specification

Essential

  • A Bachelors’ degree in a relevant subject.
  • A minimum of one years’ experience working in an NGO in a field-based or HQ role. Further field or HQ based experience a benefit, particularly in programmes focused roles.
  • Experience in administration with demonstrable capacity for delivering accurate work on time in a dynamic and multi-priority context.
  • A strong sense of mission and appreciation of the aims and objectives of GOAL.
  • Adept in use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Fluent in spoken and written English with strong communication and analytical skills.

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Desirable

  • A Masters level degree in a relevant subject highly desirable.
  • Fluency in Arabic highly desirable.
  • Demonstrable experience in donor relationship management, including grant management, proposal and report writing, ideally within the development context and/or with GOAL’s key institutional donors (Irish Aid, USAID, OFDA, FFP, FCDO, ECHO, EU DevCo, UN agencies, etc.). Familiarity with key donor priorities and grant implementation, monitoring and evaluation guidelines.
  • Specific knowledge or experience of GOAL’s thematic programme or sectors.

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Accountability within GOAL

  • A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: 1) Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; 2) Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; 3) Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.
  • Safeguarding
  • Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

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Equal Employer Statement

  • Consistent with GOAL’s core values of humanitarianism; integrity; respect; partnership and courage, we place a significant emphasis on equality in our working environment.
  • GOAL is committed to treating all its employees with dignity and respect and values diversity, which it believes enriches an organisation. To reinforce this commitment, all company activities, policies, practices and procedures are to be carried out in accordance with this global standard.
  • All employees share in the responsibility for fulfilling GOAL’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and equal treatment. GOAL does not discriminate against any employee or volunteer; or any applicant for employment or volunteering on the basis of age, gender identity, ancestry, political opinion, civil status, medical condition, ethnic background, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
  • GOAL believes that our strong commitment to equal opportunity and equal treatment helps to ensure that there is no unjustified discrimination in the recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, compensation, benefits, retention, and discipline of staff and volunteers.
  • GOAL aims to provide a work environment that fosters fairness, equity, and respect for social and cultural diversity, and that is free from discrimination, harassment [and vilification] as determined by applicable laws.

you will need a hold a valid work permit/EU citizenship enabling you to work in Ireland in order to apply for this position

Our package includes a competitive salary, 22 days annual leave and the possibility to join our Health care scheme. Additional benefits are available after 12 months of service. Candidates must be entitled to work in Ireland at the time of application.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.; Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.; This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.; We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

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