Hivos is hiring a
Vacancy: Project Officer Jnr.
Reports to: Project Manager
Period: 1st October 2022 – 30th Sept 2025
Deadline: 16th Sept 2022
About the Program
The Community Media Fund (CMF) is a project of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA). The CMF seeks to improve citizens’ access to relevant information that enables the public to support policies and practices that drive inclusive economic and human development locally, nationally and regionally.
The purpose of the CMF project is to elevate voices from marginalized communities through the development and advancement of citizen and community reporting on financial and economic issues. The project seeks to enhance the financial literacy of citizens, improve their access to relevant data and strengthen the capacity of community media to further governance and public and private accountability through improved analysis and reporting. Additionally, CMF aims to build capacity and seed innovative projects to take programs to scale, ultimately strengthening community media and relevant civil society organizations.
Hivos, Hub East Africa administered the CMF’s first phase (2017-2021) in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. Hivos was responsible for the overall fund management, grantee identification, organizing linking & learning events and support to grantee_._
Hivos will administer CMF’s second Phase (Rounds 3 and 4). This phase will include a round of environment reporting grants dedicated to COP 27. It is anticipated that the expanded project will cover Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Egypt, Tunisia, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, and Tanzania for a period of 36 months.
Provides administrative support to the team and support the organization of project activities and provide logistical support to grantees. Will also support learning activities and occasionally play a representation role.
Experience and skills
Over 3 years of relevant and demonstrable work experience in project administration and support; implementation, managing partners/ sub-grantees, organizing learning events and project monitoring.
Knowledge of key media development, transparency and accountability , freedom of expression, climate justice issues in Africa
Proven experience of providing coordination and administrative support to similar programs in Africa involving coordination with multiple partner institutions, including delivering at pace and managing demands from multiple stakeholders.
Have strong interpersonal skills, time management and organizational skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office and professional proficiency in English, fluency in French is an added advantage
Personal Characteristics/Behaviours (Competencies)