March 22, 2022

VACANCY 03/2022 – Program Officer: Development Effectiveness

The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisation (PIANGO) is a regional network of national umbrella NGOs.  It has national focal points and coordinating bodies known as National Liaison Units (NLUs) in 24 Countries and Territories throughout the Pacific.  PIANGO has served the Pacific through strengthening and building capacity of the civil society sector for 30 years.

PIANGO was formally established in 1991 to assist Pacific NGOs to initiate collective action, give voice to their concerns and work collaboratively with other development actors for just and sustainable development.  PIANGO gives voice to NLUs and Pacific CSOs through representation to regional and international fora, engage in policy advocacy and policy formulation, facilitate leadership development for the civil society sector and provide technical support on organizational development and institutional strengthening.

PIANGO seeks dynamic and results-oriented Consultants or professionals with extensive experience in Not-For-Profit Organisational services to join our team.

The core role of the position is on the following focus areas:

  1. Coordinate PIANGO’s Public Finance Management work in the region
  2. Lead PIANGO’s work on monitoring Effective Development Cooperation


Description of Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

  1. Accompany/Engage the PIANGO Technical Advisor on developing a Citizen- Budget Guide; as a means to transfer the skills and knowledge in house;
  2. Work with the PIANGO NLU cohorts to capture their learnings from Phase I and to pilot the contextualized tools;
  3. Lead the update of the Citizen Budget Guide for the PIANGO NLU cohorts using the contextualised tool;
  4. Accompany the PIANGO NLU Cohorts through mentoring and guidance when updating their Citizen Budget Guide using a capacity strengthening approach;
  5. Analyse/Review the engagement of NLUs in the PFM Process, using the contextualized tools from Phase I
  6. Support the regional forum for PIANGO NLUs to share experience and learning on citizen engagement in the PFM process;
  7. Monitor and lead the implementation of the PIANGO Regional Code of Accountability and provide capacity strengthening training on the governance and accountability of PIANGO NLUs
  8. Support a regional training on project management and network management with PIANGO NLUs and CSO partners.
  9. Support PIANGO NLUs and CSO partners in monitoring the implementation of the SDGs in country; especially on the enabling space for CSO engagement in the process.
  10. Lead PIANGO’s work on establishing a regional CSO Observatorio that monitors the effective development cooperation in the region.
  11. Organise meetings, events, conference calls, developing collective content positions and supporting collective advocacy work towards the relevant regional target;
  12. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with PIANGO key stakeholders, partners, and funders with a particular focus on the needs of the National Liaison Units;
  13. Contribute to the preparation and submission of funding proposals as required;
  14. Represent and advocate on behalf of PIANGO at relevant international forums and meetings as directed by the Programme Manager;
  15. Prepare monthly and periodic reports as required for the Management Team, the PIANGO Board and Funding Donors;


Qualifications, experience and competencies

  1. Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Economics with at least five (5) years’ experience in Public Finance Management (PFM) work;
  2. At least 3 – 5 years of in-depth working experience in the development sector and preferably in the Not-For-Profit sector;
  3. Sound understanding of national budget process and development cooperation.
  4. Experience in developing resource materials or toolkits that is easy to use and understand;
  5. Background in research, training, mentoring and coaching is highly preferable;
  6. Computer skills with good knowledge of Microsoft software products;
  7. Strong analytical and reporting skills;
  8. Personal qualities desirable for the role – strong interpersonal skills, highly organized with well-honoured time management skills and strong attention to details. Highly expected to work as part of a team and contribute to building the culture of learning and take pride in developing and improving systems.
  9. Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  10. Understands and can promote the PIANGO values and approaches to development with a commitment to the people of the Pacific Islands



Interested persons must submit application to the Executive Director of PIANGO on email by 01st April, 2022 with the following:

  1. A covering letter that addresses your knowledge, experience and ability to undertake the role
  2. A Curriculum Vitae
  3. Name and contact of 3 Character References


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