Programme Officer

NGO Jobs / UN Jobs Vacancy

Country: Denmark
Organization: MS ActionAid Denmark
Closing date: 7 Feb 2021

Do you want to become part of one of the sharpest civil society organizations in Denmark and engage in our visions about a more just and sustainable world? We are looking for a Programme Officer to support our International Programmes and Policy team members in the continuous development and administration of our global programmes.

In the coming years, ActionAid Denmark (AADK) will grow significantly as an organization. In 2022, we will be 30.000 members, more volunteers and more stakeholders, who will engage in our visions about a more just and sustainable world. We are an ambitious organization with a team of dedicated professionals, who are consistently working on creating change in 45 countries throughout the world. You can be a part of making this a reality, and become a part of one of the sharpest civil society organizations in Denmark, as recently announced by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

This position will provide support to the management of country programmes and take responsibility for delegated work areas and communication within this management. The position will specifically support Senior Programme Managers in the administration of plans and budgets, quality assurance of financial and narrative reporting and provide input to the strategic development of country programmes and projects.

As the Programme Officer, you will be responsible for:

Supporting to programme planning, coordination, technical input and administration of Danida funded programmes, leads to a wide range of tasks:

  • Support the development of annual plans and budgets.

  • Support quality assurance of narrative and financial reporting

  • Give input into the M&E process including quality assurance of data sheets

  • Carry out quarterly disbursements

  • Give input into the strategic development of programmes and participate in country context or thematic discussions

  • Provide strategic and technical inputs to the country programmes and relevant papers.

  • Schedule and take part in AADK Country Group meetings, Steering Committee meetings and other relevant partnership meetings including selected partnership visits

  • In coordination with the Senior Programme Manager participate in relevant external network groups (such as Globalt Fokus, ZEN net….) and if needed, receive mandate to be the designated representative in national and international meetings, fora, and conferences.

  • Take responsibility for other delegated work areas.

The job requires that you have:

  • Minimum 1-2 year of experience with programme- and project cycle management

  • Experience with development and implementation of development programmes or projects, including facilitating the participation of multiple stakeholders.

  • (Strong) understanding of programme budgeting

  • Experience with reporting to institutional donors, such as Danida, EU etc.

  • Good cultural understanding and the ability to build confidence and trust with relevant partners

  • Good communication skills, orally and in writing (English/advantage French)

  • Experience with communication and advocacy activities is an advantage.

  • Experience from working in the Global South is an advantage.

  • Analytical and logical mindset,

  • Structured approach

  • Relevant educational background in social science or similar

We offer you:

  • An 8-year fixed-term appointment with working full time 37 hours/week including approximately 30 travel days/year;

  • A comprehensive compensation package where salary and employment conditions are in accordance with the agreement between AADK and the AC organizations. An obligatory pension scheme is a part of the package, as well as salary supplements for fixed-terms;

  • Flexible working hours, so that a healthy balance between private- family- and worklife is possible;

  • A broad, professional network of passionate, international colleagues;

  • A young, informal, and dynamic working environment characterized by a modern management culture and cooperation across the organization.

  • A lot of great, fun and dedicated colleagues.


  • Application deadline: 7th of February midnight Danish time (CET).

  • Interviews: The first round of interviews is expected to be conducted in week 7 and 8, including the possibility of a technical assignment.

  • Start date: 1st of April or soonest possible.

You can get more information about the position through our Head of International Programme and Policy, Lisbeth Petersen You can also hear more about the working conditions and retrieve organizational documents through our HR Consultant, Christina Krogh Nielsen

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