Protection International (PI) is recruiting an Africa Programme Coordinator Assistant in Brussels.

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Start date: November 2019

Purpose of the position:

Under the direct supervision of the Africa Programme Coordinator, the Programme Coordinator Assistant supports planning, reporting, monitoring and evaluation aspects of projects in the DRC, Kenya and Tanzania. He/she will be involved in aspects related to programme quality and accountability to donors, but also to the beneficiaries of the action, and will support aspects related to knowledge management and good practices and lessons learned throughout the Africa programme. He/she will facilitate communication and exchanges with the PI Africa regional office (based in Nairobi).


Main tasks

- Participates in the annual planning of the programme and its quarterly review, ensuring that the plan reflects the global and regional strategy,
- Support project teams in developing action plans for each project in line with each donor's contractual obligations,
- Participates in the development of concept notes and project documents, terms of references for key project activities and activity reports,
- Support the administrative aspects of the re-granting processes to local partners,
- Provide general support on operations, if necessary by addressing main legal, administrative, and major logistical requests.

Monitoring / Evaluation
- Support for the implementation and maintenance of a functional monitoring, evaluation and reporting system for the Africa programme,
- Liaise regularly PI Africa to keep abreast of project needs, activities; provide advice on compliance with donor requirements,
- Support the preparation of periodic reports to donors to ensure clarity, readability, coherence and logical sequence,
- Ensure the collection of accurate and continuous data in relation to contractual obligations and the storage of monitoring and evaluation data collected during the project, in coordination with the project teams,
- Support the project teams in monitoring indicators though the establishment of baselines, pre/post tests, feedback forms, interviews,
- Support the Africa Programme Coordinator in the organisation of proposal design workshops, project launch workshops, mid-term reviews, lessons learned,

Knowledge management
- Keep abreast of the political and human rights situation in the region and contribute to the development of briefing papers on the situation of HRDS in the region,
- Support Africa project teams in the collection, analysis of good practices and lessons learned and their dissemination at the global level.
- Support the development of communication materials showing the added value of PI in Africa, including country and thematic fact sheets,
- Collect, write and share testimonies (articles, videos, photos), and analysis on the protection of Human Rights Defenders and partner organisations that illustrates PI's work in Africa.

-Undertake other duties as required.

Profile and required qualifications:

- University degree in social sciences, international development or other relevant fields,
- Strong interest in the human rights and/or international development sector,
- Experience in assisting programme implementation, project development, monitoring & evaluation, and knowledge management is an advantage,
- Good communication skills and the ability to work in a very culturally diverse team,
- Knowledge of the contexts of DRC or/and Kenya or/and Tanzania would be an asset,
- Ability to work autonomously after initial training and guidance,
- Sense of priorities and responsibilities,
- Fluency in French and English (written and spoken) is required,
- Stay permit in Belgium is required,
- Available to take its function as soon as possible

We offer :

-    A unique opportunity to learn about Programme Coordination, Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management in a very stimulating working environment,
-    6 months paid internship (Convention Immersion Professionnelle)
-    Meal Vouchers
-    STIB card (transport in Brussels)


Send your resume and motivation letter before October 20th, 2019 to the email: recruitment(at), mentioning “Africa Programme Coordinator Assistant” in the subject line.
Include your name in the file name of your application documents, e.g. Lucia_Fernandez_CV.doc.
Submit names and contact details of three references together with your application.
Do not attach any certificates or references at this stage of the recruitment process.
Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Application will be analysed on a rolling basis.

PI promotes gender equality and strongly encourages women to apply.