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Grants Field Officer(Bilingual)-Senegal CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: Options Consultancy Services
Closing date: 13 Nov 2023

Options Consultancy Services seeks a Grant Field Officer in Senegal to provide technical leadership to the grantee’s implementation, monitoring and coordination of capacity building for projects’ suitability and effectiveness towards achieving the TGG-ALM programme grant objectives in close liaison with the MEL team and Community Implementation Lead.

  • The post holder will also be responsible for supporting and coordinating the capacity development of these organisations, increasing the institutional and technical capacity of local Grantees to lead social norms change. The Grant Field Officer (GFO) ensures that grantees make a significant contribution to positive results at multiple levels of the programme Results Framework, and ultimately contribute to the programme outcome of an” acceleration of positive change in social attitudes towards ending FGM/C in countries/ regions in which the programme is operational.

Summary purpose and objective of role

  • Ensures that all grantees’ activities are designed in alignment with the TGG-ALM community implementation model.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring site visits to grantees programme locations.
  • Support regular analysis of data generation by grantees partners, supporting a culture of ongoing learning and programme adaptation.
  • Work closely with Grants Lead on setting organizational capacity-building priorities and directions and responding to consortium partner requests for technical support.
  • Support anchor partners to routinely carry out grantees’ organizational capacity assessments, setting institutional development milestones and support towards their realization.
  • Be responsible for M&E for capacity building – to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to organizational capacity building to inform adjustments in project implementation.

Person specification

  • Significant experience in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in offering technical support to grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across a multi-region programme (minimum 5 years ).
  • Experience in designing and coordinating delivery of grassroots capacity building plans.
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strategic thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven experience on working on programmes relating to FGM/C, GBV or similar.
  • Fluency in English and French (spoken, written, reading)
  • Ability to travel locally(50%) and internationally(15%) as required.

Desirable qualities, skills, and experiences

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field from a recognized University; preferably in Social Sciences; Project Planning and Management; Development Studies; Population or Public Health; Community Development; or related field.
  • At least 5 years of active experience in project cycle management – the design and implementation of community level projects and/or providing technical assistance to local implementing partners in social and health development projects implemented by local/national/ international NGOs or Governments.
  • At least 2 years of significant involvement in managing programmes and grants, with a proven track record in offering technical support to local grassroots organisations in remote and diverse contexts, across multiple regions preferably in Tambacounda, Kedougou, Kolda and Sedhiou Regions.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build capacity of partner staff or grassroots local CSOs/CBOs for effective Programme delivery.
  • Good knowledge and practical experience in Research, organizational learning and documentation and have good writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
  • Flexible and adaptable to other cultures and working environments.
  • Strong analytical, planning, and critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • Excellent IT skills, use of Zoom, Teams, Microsoft applications (Ms word, Excel, ppt)
  • Ability to travel locally (50%) and internationally as may be required from time to time.


Options offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package specific to each country, for further information please contact HR at [email protected].

Other information

  • Options is dedicated to equal opportunity for all and recognises that every individual is unique. Whilst we always seek to embrace individual differences and celebrate the diversity of our workforce, we also want to ensure that every team member is suited to their role and that they are given the best opportunity to succeed*.*
  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment.
  • We seek people who are pro-choice, promote diversity and inclusion, are energetic and enthusiastic about Options’ vision.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in Senegal.

How to apply

  • To apply, please fill in the form HERE.
  • Closing date for applications is: 13 November 2023
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Please note that this role will be subject to full pre-employment background checks including criminal record check, identification check, employment references and right to work verification (where appropriate).

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  • Date d'expiration: 5 décembre 2023
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Grants Field Officer(Bilingual)-Senegal

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