The Program Officer is a full-time permanent position which serves as part of the international programs team in ERDO’s corporate office. The contract commences in February 2022. The Program Officer provides guidance and effective oversight to a portfolio of ERDO’s programs, specifically in the area of Child Sponsorship (ChildCARE Plus), as well as Crisis Response, and Community Development programs. He/she assists program partners with the design and planning of programs and responses, development of proposals, tracking of project implementation, monitoring and evaluation of results, and preparation of reports. The Program Officer reviews plans and proposals to ensure their alignment with the ERDO International Programs Framework and international best practices. The role also oversees implementation, achievement of expected outcomes and budgetary requirements through timely monitoring and reporting and active correspondence with partners. In addition, the role manages Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB) food assistance programs and facilitates partner capacity development trainings. Responsibilities: ChildCARE Plus Programming • Working alongside PAOC global workers and international program partners, manage the portfolio of all ERDO ChildCARE Plus (CCP) programs • Support program partners in design and planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting • Timely review of new applications and implementation of newly approved CCP programs • Proactive correspondence and engagement with CCP partners to provide guidance and support to on-going programs and contribute to the capacity development of partners • Active and timely monitoring of CCP programs to ensure effectiveness of programs, alignment with best practices and standards, and compliance with CCP programming policies • Development and implementation of reporting tools and management, analysis and compilation of program data and consolidated reports from CCP Programs using a variety of data management and reporting tools (e.g. SmartSheet, SurveyMonkey, Jot Form, internal templates and online platforms, etc.) • In collaboration with program partners and relevant ERDO staff, pilot and review new funding models and community-based programming with designated CCP locations and plan and implement strategic and structural programming changes in CCP programs • Develop and facilitate regional and global platforms for enhanced communication, peer support, and opportunities for learning and sharing between ERDO and CCP partners • Monitoring trips to CCP program locations, requires international travel Community Development Programming • Manage a portfolio of community development programs, often in connection to existing CCP locations • In collaboration with partners, explore opportunities for integrated community development programming in CCP locations • Provide program partners with support in design and planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on community development programs • Timely review of program proposals and implementation of new approved programs • Proactive correspondence and engagement with program partners to provide guidance and support to on-going programs and contribute to the capacity development of partners • Active and timely monitoring of programs to ensure effectiveness of programs, alignment with community development best practices and standards, and compliance with programming policies • Management, analysis and compilation of program data and reports using a variety of data management and reporting tools (e.g. SmartSheet, Magpi, internal templates and online platforms, etc.) Crisis Response Programming • Manage a portfolio of crisis response programs, often in connection to existing CCP locations • Actively monitor developing and sudden onset crises, especially in CCP and other program locations • Provide program partners with support in design and planning, implementing, monitoring and reporting on crisis response initiatives • Timely review of crisis response proposals and implementation of new approved responses • Proactive correspondence and engagement with program partners to provide guidance and support to on-going crises responses and contribute to the capacity development of partners • Active and timely monitoring of programs to ensure effectiveness of programs, alignment with humanitarian best practices and standards, and compliance with programming practices and policies • Management, analysis and compilation of program data and reports using a variety of data management and reporting tools (e.g. SmartSheet, Magpi, internal templates and online platforms, etc.) Fundraising and Communication Updates • Provide regular programming updates, information and reports to ERDO board, donors, staff, and other stakeholders • Ensure the collection, compilation, organization and archiving of data and reports • Active cooperation with CCP administration team and relevant finance staff regarding communication and finances related to CCP programs • Support the preparation of donor appeals and respond to donor correspondence as needed Professional Development and Networking • Active participation in relevant trainings, workshops, online webinars and other learning opportunities to increase and update understanding, and skills related to child development and safeguarding, community development, crisis response, and program management • Regular attendance at Humanitarian Response Network (HRN), Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), and Global Pentecostal Development and Relief Partners meetings, working groups, trainings, and workshops • Active independent reading and research of relevant literature, news, and reports ERDO welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Cover letters and resumes to be received by January 9, 2022.
• 3-5 years of experience in a similar role or other notable relevant work experience • Understanding of principles, policies and trends within child sponsorship, child protection and safeguarding • Understanding of principles, policies and trends within relief and development sectors • Understanding of results-based management • Demonstrated computer skills and aptitude; fully conversant with the Microsoft suite of programs and online communication tools • Strong written and oral English communication skills • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail • Ability to make quality decisions within the scope of authority • Ability to take initiative and manage multiple activities with efficiency and accuracy • Ability to develop and implement improvements in work processes • Ability to manage tight deadlines, unpredictable circumstances, and occasionally hectic work environments • Experience working effectively in a team environment • Excellent interpersonal skills to enable good working relationships with all areas of the organization • Ability and willingness for international travel; travel into program countries is required. • Commitment to the Mission, Vision, and Core Values of ERDO
• University degree in a relevant field
• Field experience working with child sponsorship, community development or crisis response programs • Experience working in cross-cultural contexts • Skills in cross-cultural communication and working with remote teams • Experience with results-based management in context of child sponsorship, crisis response or community development programs • Experience with relevant data management tools and programs