ILC Asia Vacancy: Program Officer (Central Asia)
We're looking for an independent and motivated Program Officer with experience working on land issues in the region to join our Regional Coordination Unit (RCU) in Asia and help our partner organizations stand up for land rights. Does this sound like you?
Start date: May 1st, 2019
Duration of assignment: Trial period of 9 months with the possibility of an extension
Location: Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan and or Mongolia), hosted by one of ILC members in Central Asia
The International Land Coalition (ILC) is a global coalition of intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) working together to put people at the centre of land governance. As a network that brings together diverse but complementary efforts, ILC provides different entry points for members to pursue change, building on the diversity of knowledge, expertise, and successes and failures within the network, and with a strong focus on learning, adaptation, and innovative practice.
The ILC sets up Regional Platforms in three continents, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Each regional platform is managed by a Regional Coordination Unit (RCU). The main role of RCU is to implement the regional strategy of the ILC. RCU Asia office is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, and ILC secretariat is in Rome, Italy.
In order to achieve that objective, RCU Asia should support the regional platforms and their priorities, organize annual regional assemblies and consolidate multi-year work-plans, budget and reports for their regions. The RCU also should build synergies among global, thematic and national activities of ILC, mobilising and administering resources against priorities set out in regional work-plans, and facilitate member-to-member relationships including joint learning.
The Asia Regional Coordination Unit is currently opening a vacancy for a Program Officer to be posted in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan or Mongolia), hosted by one of ILC members. Main task of the program officer is to manage program and communication strategies, including to mobilize resources supporting the program.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Consolidate member led program platforms (facilitation, governance and resources) in the region
- Support National Engagement Strategies (NES) and Regional platforms (CBI) transformative strategies, including design, implementation and reporting.
- Facilitate linkages between national, regional and global initiatives
- Promote ILC facilities to members/platforms in the region
- Align and implement M&E system at the regional level
- Perform quality assurance of planning and reporting by members
- Identify and communicate achievements for learning to the members and broader audience
- Organize missions: planning, monitoring and evaluation
- Develop and implement a regional resource mobilization strategy
- Assist with the design and implementation of CBI/NES resource mobilization strategies.
- Support development of NES and CBIs proposals to donors
- Implement gender audit at the regional level.
- Responsible for monthly, semester, and annual planning and reporting of the program and activities to the ILC Asia coordinator.
Required skills and competencies
- Master Degree related to Development, Land Governance, Environment, Human Rights and Gender Studies.
- Familiar with pastoralists, land, indigenous peoples and environmental issues in Central and South Asia, and specifically in Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan.
- Familiar with multi stakeholder platforms engagement (CSOs, IGOs, Governments, Donors, and Private Sectors).
- Minimum 3 years of professional experience in international development work.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in project planning, monitoring, budgeting, evaluating, and reporting.
- Traveling experiences to countries in Asia, especially Central Asia and South Asia.
- Strong inter-personal and negotiation skills with proven experiences in relationship management with multi stakeholders.
- Solid computer skills, knowledge of spreadsheet and database package are required
- Familiar with blogging, social media, and strong writing skills
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Russian is required
Terms and Conditions
The Program Officer will work on a retained basis for a trial period of 9 months with the possibility of an extension.
If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and cover letter before April 20, 2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org, highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position in a cover lettertogether with a detailed CV. Please indicate in the subject heading: Application for Program Officer. The Selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.