Programme Officer

  • ARROW’s Vision

    An equal, just and equitable world, where every woman, young person and trans* enjoys their full Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights.

    ARROW’s Mission

    To promote and defend women’s, young people’s and trans* rights and needs, particularly in the areas of health and sexuality, and affirm their agency to claim these rights.

    Job Background:

    The role of the Programme Officer (PO) is to co-ordinate the effective planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme and project activities including reports to funders and to ARROW and to provide substantial contributions to publication outputs.  The role also includes developing and sustaining partnerships for the area of work responsible for. The PO also has to coordinate and facilitate timely and accurate responses to advocacy opportunities at the regional and global levels. As part of the programme team, the role is also to contribute to the overall growth and effectiveness of the programme and organisation in achieving its long-term objectives through assisting in programme meeting and other activities.

    The PO will be reporting to the Programme Manager and will be working closely with ARROW’s partners, other members of the ARROW team, including the Administrative and Finance team, as well as any relevant consultants, interns and outside vendors.


    Responsibilities of the Position: 

    Project Coordination/Management

    • • Ensure high quality development and implementation of Annual Work Plans, and review and revise them periodically as the need arises.
    • • Assist to develop and implement project review, monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
    • • Prepare high quality narrative reports for ARROW’s own and funders’ requirements, as well as contribute to quarterly progress report and annual organisational reports.
    • • Manage and monitor project budgets and disbursements, and work with the Finance team in developing accurate financial reports and their timely submission to donors.


    Partnership Management

    • • Build and sustain harmonious relationships with the project partners, taking into consideration ARROW’s partnership principles.
    • • Ensure that partners deliver high quality project outputs in a timely manner.
    • • Facilitate partners’ participation at various regional and international advocacy


    Capacity Building and Advocacy

    • • Conceptualise, organise and implement project meetings and capacity-building workshops in collaboration with the Programme Manager and with the support of consultants and other staff as needed.
    • • Support the projects’ advocacy planning and implementation, particularly for global and regional advocacy. This may include organising and managing face-to-face and online advocacy and knowledge sharing events, such as meetings, satellite and parallel sessions, round table discussions, publications launch, and others.
    • • Contribute to ARROW’s advocacy efforts by writing of position papers, campaign statements, calls to action, outcome documents and similar outputs related to the project, and contributing or leading the writing for such organisational outputs.
    • • Represent ARROW among its stakeholders at meetings and conferences nationally, regionally and internationally.


    Evidence Generation and Publications Development

    • • Develop knowledge products/publications for the project.
    • • Seek and manage input from ARROW programme team, Programme Advisory Committee, reviewers and other key people to be able to develop high quality and knowledge products.
    • • Liaise with consultants, as well as other team members, as needed.


    Organisational Development and Team Tasks

    • • Support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ARROW’s strategic plan.
    • • Contribute to other shared programme tasks of ARROW, such as joint advocacy planning and development, information scanning, visitor orientation, publication outputs, promotion of ARROW, and others.
    • • Lead or assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of programme meetings, such as the annual Programme Advisory Committee Meeting, and Partners’ meetings.


    Requirements for the Position

    • • Minimum 3-6 years of relevant experience, including experience in multi-country project management.
    • • Degree or equivalent standard of education in development, public health, gender and women’s studies, social science or any related field.
    • • Has capacity to conceptualise and implement a strategy for evidence-based advocacy at the national, global and regional levels to build support and commitment to SRHR.
    • • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills (fluency in English is essential; knowledge of other UN languages and key Asia-Pacific languages a plus.)
    • • Energetic, flexible, collaborative, proactive, sense of humour; who can positively and productively impact both strategic and tactical programme initiatives.
    • • Strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to summarise and simplify complex information into an accessible form, such as position statements, outcome documents, campaign statements and advocacy briefs for social change.
    • • Ability to develop and deliver training related to advocacy and/or research.
    • • Knowledge, and strong understanding of sexual and reproductive health and rights issues, as well as women’s rights and gender studies, human rights and/or related fields.
    • • Knows how to use a rights and justice framework, and is familiar with commitments related to SRHR, regionally and internationally.
    • • Good ICT skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, online and social media.
    • • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
    • • Creative thinker; enthusiastic, a self-manager, displays initiative, results-oriented, an information seeker, works with integrity.
    • • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and team player skills, with ability to influence and negotiate; treats people with fairness and respect.
    • • Would be able to commit to staying and growing with us for a minimum of two years.
    • • Willingness to travel.


    How to apply:

    Please send a cover letter, stating your interest and why you are a suitable candidate for this position, along with your CV to [email protected] 

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