Community Programs Officer


The community programs officer is the main interface with grassroots communities. Under the leadership of the Executive Director, this position is responsible for the successful planning, implementation and evaluation of Dalia’s community programs.


Responsibilities include the following:


·       Contribute to the conceptualization of new grants program.

·       Elaborate the philosophy and methodologies of grants program

·       Plan the specific strategies, budgets, work plans, and schedules for grant programs.

·       Select and study locations for grants project using criteria

·       Publicize grants in creative and relevant ways

·       Oversee selection of grantees

·       Draft notification/rejection letters to new applicants, prepare amendments as needed,

·       Work with the accountant to negotiate grants contracts

·       Empower and build capacity of grantees, including through training, coaching and by mobilizing assistance from partner NGOs and companies.

·       In cooperation with the accountant, arrange for financial capacity building for grantees.

·       Monitor grants implementation according to plans, budgets and intended results.

·       Review and approve grantees reports

·       Prepare monthly program reports and periodic progress reports of projects or grants

·       Monitor the program and the project budgets

·       Conduct field visits regularly and as needed

·       Prepare necessary narrative reports to donors and ensure preparation of financial report by the accountant.

·       Maintain and active presence in the community, including active networking and partnership with NGOs and companies working in our target locations or with our target beneficiary groups

·       Prepare articles, presentations or other communication tools to inform various stakeholders about the existence of or impact of the grants program

·       Prepare articles, presentations, publications and success stories, for the website and press releases.

·       Analyze successes and failures, challenges and opportunities facing grant making programs to inform organizational and programmatic policies and plans

·       Contribute to policy on all matters relating to local community and grantee relations

·       Participate in relevant teams and committees set up by Dalia Association for the advancement of the work in this area.

·       Any other tasks as directed by the Executive Director


·       Bachelor’s Degree in development, or social science or other related fields

·       Minimum 3 years relevant experience in a relevant position required;

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills, including ability to work well as a part of a highly diverse team;

·       Excellent report writing skills and writing for other audiences

·       Strong computer skills in Excel, MS Word, Power Point, databases, internet and email applications

·       Ability to work with minimum supervision, under pressure, on time, with attention to detail

·       Ability and willingness to travel regularly in the field and work with diverse communities

·       Strong commitment to integrity, professionalism in handling sensitive information

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English and Arabic languages.

·       Interest and commitment to Dalia’s philosophy and principles.



How to Apply


Send updated CVs and include a cover letter explaining your specific interest in this position and the name, title and contact information of three references. Please include the title of the position that you are applying for in the subject of the email.  Email to with your family name and job title that you are applying for in the subject line. Deadline for receipt of application is November 15, 2018.  We apologize that we are not able to contact applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications.