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  • Posted: Feb 8, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 22, 2023
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    Public and Private Development Centre (PPDC) is a non-governmental organization created to increase citizens’ participation in governance processes in a way that improves the integrity of public and private sector processes.
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    Program Officer - Transparency, Accountability and Governance

    Overall Job Purpose 

    Under the supervision of the PPDC Head of Programs, the Program Officer undertakes substantive duties and responsibilities at the national and sub-national levels that are focused on developing and implementing initiatives, projects and activities in the areas of public procurement, public administration reform and public sector capacity development and any other relevant activities within PPDC as assigned. The Program Officer should be able to look at governance and transparency issues on a macro level and translate insights into local initiatives that are actionable and impactful and will work as part of the program team developing and implementing a range of programmatic activities under the governance portfolio.

    Currently, the Program officer will be responsible for the implementation of approved activities of PPDC’s projects, namely in the field of fiscal transparency, accountability and governance, public procurement, public administration reform and public sector capacity development.

    The Program officer will be responsible for contributing to the identification, formulation, implementation and monitoring of programs. He will ensure effective policy dialogue with Government institutions, and cooperation and coordination with all stakeholders in the field of fiscal transparency, accountability and governance. 

    The Programme officer will also support the implementation of other relevant actions managed by the PPDC Program Governance Section.

    Primary Duties and Functions (90%): 

    • Support and participate in the process of preparation and implementation of the annual results based work plans and result frameworks, tracking project deliverables and monitoring project delivery as endorsed by the PPDC management;

    • Monitor and track key developments in public sector’s financing, resources allocation and expenditures and advise PPDC programs team accordingly to promote broader debate and advocacy among key policy actors.

    • Support strategic engagements for advancing program and advocacy agenda of PPDC’s program directions, using research, independent analysis of basic service policies, budgets and related issues; to monitor government actions

    • Ensure all corrective actions for assigned projects work plan are implemented and report back to confirm their completion

    • Report monthly on the status of activities and initiatives within the Program Portfolio

    • Research and document best practices, covering concepts, strategies and implementation approaches and support the team in streaming programmes approaches and practices; 

    Support the delivery of the ongoing projects – including PPDC’s Public Procurement Governance Project. The Officer will lead strategic engagement to advance PPDC’s Transparency and accountability workstream as well as other policy and budget advocacy:

    • Oversee/manage incoming and outgoing FOI and Non FOI related letters on behalf of PPDC.

    • Support the computation of the annual FOI Ranking at National and Sub-national levels

    • Produce project updates and reports as required

    • Promote broader public participation, debate and transparency in public procurement, budget and policy engagement at different levels.

    • Prepare and support all pre-budget planning engagements and meetings to share and influence planning with key government agencies at both National and Sub-national levels.

    • Support strategic engagements with the Bureau of Public Procurement and other government related government institutions/ministries.

    • Actively participate in key coalitions as may be relevant for PPDC’s transparency and accountability workstream.

    • Collaborate more broadly with the team to identify and engage on new program initiatives.

    General Responsibilities (10%)

    • Successfully implement above responsibilities and assigned activities (and associated budgets) in work plans, consistent with PPDC Policies

    • Contribute effectively to planning, monitoring and reporting of PPDC’s work

    • Implement and foster adherence to the established PPDC’s policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

    • Participate actively in organization wide learning and other joint activities.

    • Undertake any other lawful tasks as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

    Corporate Competencies: 

    • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the PPDC’s values and ethical standards;  

    • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of PPDC;  

    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;  

    • Treats all people fairly without favoritism. 

    Functional Competencies:  

    Knowledge Management and Learning  

    • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;  

    • In-depth knowledge on development issues;  

    • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;  

    • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plans and applies newly acquired skills.  

    Development and Operational Effectiveness 

    • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;  

    • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources;  

    • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit;  

    • Strong IT skills;  

    • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and demonstrate staff behavioral / attitudinal change.  

    Management and Leadership  

    • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;  

    • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;  

    • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;  

    • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;  

    • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;  

    • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;  

    • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;

    Qualifications and Skills

    • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, political science and/or law or any other relevant field.

    • Minimum of 4 years’ relevant work experience in the development sector and/or public sector, preferably in governance issues dealing with government agencies, parliament, political parties and/or civil society.

    • Demonstrated interest and/or experience with good governance issues focused on public integrity.

    • Proven track record of effective interactions with all levels of staff, policymakers, political and civic leaders, and government personnel.

    • Exceptional analytical skills and ability to apply political analysis to programmatic activities

    • Proven ability to adjust programmatic activities in response to changing political circumstances and/or partner/stakeholder needs.

    • Fluency in written and spoken English

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to establish effective working relationships.

    • Basic computer package proficiency and internet research skills.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: using the position as subject of email.

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