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IFAD recrute 01 Programme Assistant (SD3C&Sahel) – Fixed-Term Co-terminus 2 Years



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Poste proposé : Programme Assistant (SD3C&Sahel) – Fixed-Term Co-terminus 2 Years

Job Role
The Programme Assistant is in charge of supporting the implementation of the SD3C Programme as well as the administrative assistance of the 1Sahel Initiative, including close collaboration with Country Directors of the relevant countries SKD general service staff that support the AICRM and IGREENFIN regional programmes. The Programme Assistant of SD3C and Sahel Initiative is accountable for a range of administrative and programme support functions pertaining to coordination and execution of the SD3C RLO and Sahel Initiative.
The incumbent works collaboratively with the colleagues in the Regional Team, the Country Directors involved in the SD3C, AICRM and IGREENFIN regional programmes and with the Regional Liaison Associate in HQ, to ensure consistency, cohesion and synergy in administrative and programme related matters.  
Key results/major activities may include:
•    Programme/Project Support (design, implementation, completion)
•    Sahel initiative resource management and related office support 
•    Managerial Functions 
Key Functions and Results
1. PROGRAMME/PROJECT SUPPORT: the Programme Assistant of SD3C and Sahel Initiative ensures the availability of timely, complete and accurate information and data to support the efficient and effective delivery of the Sahel initiative programme , on behalf of her/his assigned country teams in all programme phases (Design/Implementation/Completion) for those activities in the Region  
Responsibilities may include:
•     Assistance in drafting of Terms of References preparation for missions members (design, implementation support, completion) and in preparing missions for IFAD staff members and contracts/missions  for consultants 
•    Support in liaison with the Regional Liaison Associate  the preparation of documents and their alignment to IFAD standards and procedures (e.g. for  project  design  report),  monitoring  to ensure timely  submission  to  internal  review  processes  and presentation to Governing Bodies;
•    Organize in-countries meetings and workshops with internal and external project/programme stakeholders (e.g. project team meetings, negotiations, meetings with governments, country visits of senior management, learning events, etc.), including preparation and dissemination of relevant documentation and scouting for venues and related activities (e.g. maintaining data in IFAD corporate systems) ;
•    Under the supervision of the Regional Liaison Associate perform data base inputing and data cleaning of new investment projects/grants/programmes related to the Sahel initiative in IFAD’s Grants and Investment Projects System (GRIPS) and Operational Results Management System (ORMS) during the project life cycle as well as entering  and  updating data and update of Sahel existing projects in  IFAD’s  Grants  and  Investment  Projects  System  (GRIPS)  and Operational Results Management System (ORMS).
•    Upload and profile required documents for records management and knowledge management purposes (e.g. in the Operations Library (ODC), on xdesk, through IFAD’s electronic records management system), and share of information with project partners and other stakeholders as required.
•    Support the preparation of ad hoc templates for the Sahel initiative reporting and provide initial draft of specific Sahel documentation if required 
•    Support in monitoring the overall Sahel budget and in preparing budget proposals in line with the programme of work.  
2. OFFICE SUPPORT: The Programme Assistant of SD3C and Sahel Initiative ensures that the full range of activities pertaining to regional programme administrative operations follow established regulations, rules and procedures.
Administrative responsibilities span travel, human and financial resources, and procurement.  Responsibilities may include:
•    Prepare Sahel programmes related travel arrangements, including related PeopleSoft Financials Enterprise  Resource Planning (ERP) transactions, for staff located in IFAD’s MCO, including input of mission dates in corporate system, handling of visas and logistical arrangements, and supporting staff in being compliant with UNDSS recommendations on travel;
•    Logistical assistance during recruitment processes of non-staff personnel, e.g. consultants and interns, and related procurement activities, including PeopleSoft input and data maintenance
•    Carry out HR and Financials ERP related transactions and initiating payment requests;
•    Support the administration and execution of allocated programme related budgets and perform the first- level review of administrative expenditures, as required;
•    Provide office assistance, dealing with routine document administration (including managing incoming and outgoing communications and maintaining office records and filing systems) as required;
•    Provide background/supporting documentation upon request, formatting/drafting standard components of documents ensuring timely submission of appropriate documentation into IFAD’s records management system;
•    Perform other administrative activities relating to the running of the office, as required and assigned by the head of the office.
3. MANAGERIAL FUNCTIONS: The Programme Assistant of SD3C and Sahel Initiative is accountable for integrity and transparency in the administration of IFAD resources. This includes providing inputs into the country office budget preparation exercises and monitoring sub-allotments issued; implementing procurement processes and assisting in contract close-out procedures; effective use of ERP functionality for improved business results; simplification of transaction and reporting processes; and improved client services, supervision of support staff, as applicable.
Key Performance Indicators
The key results have an indirect impact on the overall SD3C and Sahel initiative team in office support and success in implementation of the SD3C  regional lending operation and the Sahel initiative.  Accurate data  entry and  presentation of  information enhances IFAD’s position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates project/programme support activities and programme decision-making
Working Relationships
The Programme Assistant of SD3C and Sahel Initiative works under supervision of the Programme Manager SD3C and 1 Sahel Coordinator in close collaboration with the Multicountry Office Head, the Regional Liaison Associate based in Rome, the Country Diretors involved in the Sahel initiative, the Dakar MCO staff especially the GSA staff, and Green Climate Fund (GCF) regional programmes team of the Environment, Climate, Gender and Social Inclusion Division (ECG) and in coordination with the Sahel initiative Programme Delvery Team and Regional team of the West and Central Africa Division. The incumbent is continually involved in enlisting the support and cooperation of administrative units. 
Job Profile Requirements
Organizational Competencies:

Level 1:

  • Building relationships and partnerships – Builds and maintains effective working relationships
  • Communicating and negotiating – Communicates effectively; creates understanding between self and others
  • Demonstrating leadership – Personal leadership and attitude to change
  • Focusing on clients – Focuses on clients
  • Learning, sharing knowledge and innovating – Continuously seeks to learn, shares knowledge & innovates
  • Managing time, resources and information – Manages own time, information and resources effectively
  • Problem-solving and decision-making – Demonstrates sound problem-solving and decision-making ability
  • Strategic thinking and organizational development – Personal influence
  • Team working – Contributes effectively to the team

Profil recherché pour le poste : Programme Assistant (SD3C&Sahel) – Fixed-Term Co-terminus 2 Years


  • Level – High School certificate (e.g. A level and Baccalaureate) 
  • Areas of focus – accounting, business administration or related areas 


  • Project Management (desirable)


  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible administrative and programme support experience in UN agencies, development institutions, government service and/or other relevant organizations.
  • Position-specific experience: Qualifying work experience in regional / country programme support, support to Operations, loan/grant administration, and resources and planning. Experience with International financial institutions, development cooperation agencies, etc., and knowledge of monitoring and planning tools /systems would be an asset. Must be a national of, or hold a valid working permit for, the country of assignment.


  • Required French and English (4 – Excellent) 
  • Desirable: Spanish, or Arabic (3 – Good) 


  • Logistics management: Know-how in logistics support specific to position, such as Travel Management (including travel arrangements, visa administration, etc.), Event organization (e.g. organization of conferences, (virtual) meetings, retreats, trainings), etc.
  • Procedure adherence: Ability to strictly adhere to established, formal guidelines, including in new situations
  • Record management: Know-how in record keeping (e.g. proper handling of records and systems to preserve institutional memory, including correspondence logs, office filing and reference systems, etc.)
  • Time management: Adherence to deadlines under time constraints and pressure (e.g. to deliver governing body documents on time); ability to coordinate and manage complex workflows and in-house and external teams
  • Basic ICT & digital fluency: High level of digital literacy and ability to quickly get familiar with new digital tools (e.g. ability to carry out EPR data entry and extraction when budgeting; monitoring security systems, uploading content to inter/intra-net websites, etc.)
  • Initiative and good judgment: High sense of proactive initiative-taking and good judgement (including on security matters)
  • Interpersonal skills: Ability to deal patiently and tactfully with others (e.g. visitors, clients, callers, etc.), including senior individuals (e.g. high-level meeting participants)
  • Listening: Effective and active listening to others; understanding and acting upon indirect statements
  • Problem solving: Strong systemic and structured thinking, ability to identify and dissect problems into components and formulate a comprehensive set of creative viable and sustainable solutions and strategies
  • Verbal communication: Clear, succinct and convincing verbal communication; highly professional, balanced and diplomatic language
  • Written communication: Clear, succinct and convincing written communication in the language needed for specific role; highly professional, balanced and diplomatic language (e.g. for drafting of position papers, briefings, etc.)

Critères de l’annonce pour le poste : Programme Assistant (SD3C&Sahel) – Fixed-Term Co-terminus 2 Years

Métier :Métiers de la santé et du socialR&D, gestion de projets
Secteur d´activité :Activités associativesServices autresServices collectifs et sociaux, services à la personne
Type de contrat :CDD
Région :Dakar – Diourbel – Fatick – Kaffrine – Kaolack – Kédougou – Kolda – Louga – Matam – Saint-Louis – Sédhiou – Tambacounda – Thiès – Ziguinchor
Niveau d’expérience :Expérience entre 5 ans et 10 ans
Niveau d’études :Bac
Nombre de poste(s) :1

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