Programme Officer (REA)

REA is a 3-year programme, financed by a strategic grant from Amplify Change. The programme aims to improve the lives of young people including lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth by enabling them to understand and claim their sexual, reproductive health and rights (SRHR). The programme is being implemented in Kenya, India, Uganda and Nigeria.

RNW Media’s main interventions as part of the REA programme builds on our Love Matters platforms. Love Matters is an open, honest and positive online resource about sexuality for the parts of the world where sex is hardest to discuss. Websites and social media channels provide the information and advice on love, sex and relationships that young people need to make crucial choices about their lives. Love Matters runs platforms in India (in English and Hindi), Egypt, China, Mexico, Nigeria and Kenya with the plans to scale.

RNW Media is looking for a:

Programme Officer (REA)

In a challenging international environment

36 hrs/week

Vacancy number: 18-026

temporary position until 31 October 2019, possibility to extend until 31 December 2019

Position in the Organisation

Positioned in RNW’s Programmes and Implementation unit. You will report to the SRHR Programme Manager and works closely with the SRHR team and Regional Managers.

Purpose of the Position

You will support the implementation  of RNW Media’s SRHR programme. The programme officer will mainly focus on the ‘Rights, Evidence, Action – Amplifying Youth Voices’ (REA) – a joint programme between RNW Media) and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality (CHOICE).

What do you have to do?

1.     Rights, Evidence Action programme

  • Supports the management of the REA programme including monitoring & evaluation and reporting on output, outcome and impact levels;
  • Coordinates and prepares effective decision-making, communication and cooperation between RNW Media and CHOICE for Youth and Sexuality;
  • Facilitates, prepares the agenda for, and minutes the meetings of the REA Steering Committee and Programme Team;
  • Monitors, creates and supports communication/profiling opportunities for the REA programme.
  • Responsible for coordinating the programme reporting and planning;
  • Collates and writes bi-annual global report with input from Love Matters India, Africa and CHOICE to Amplify Change.
  • Prepares quarterly summary updates on REA programme for inclusion in RNW-wide quarterly reporting framework.
  • Communicates REA programme work, achievements and lessons learned to other global Love Matters teams.
  • Supports the dissemination of REA research outputs in relevant local and international forums.

2.     RNW’s SRHR programme

  • Supports strengthening the SRHR programme strategy;
  • Monitors relevant SRHR related national and international developments and processes.
  • Represents the SRHR programmes towards external stakeholders.
  • Supports fundraising opportunities for the SRHR programme.

What do you need to have?

  • 3 years’ experience in programme management
  • Impact-driven;
  • University Degree in a relevant field;
  • Knowledge of SRHR and LGBT rights;
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills;
  • Experience working with international teams;
  • Experience working within alliance and/or alliance management;
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple activities and timelines across multiple countries.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Fluent in English. Fluent in one of the other Love Matters languages (Spanish, Arabic, French, Hindi) is an asset.
  • Experience or understanding of social change and/or behaviour change through media is a plus.

What do we offer?

Working at RNW Media is much more than a job. In addition to a competitive salary and benefits you support young people to drive social change. You also become part of a young, inclusive, diverse and multi-cultural team of professionals representing several countries, working both in Hilversum and in the regions. We have an informal and flexible work structure that emphasises wellbeing as much as it does quality work. You also get to work in an office with a great green space right up against a national forest.

The Hilversum Mediapark train station is only a 10-minute walk.

This is a temporary position. We offer a contract until 31 October 2019, with possibility to extend until 31 December 2019. The position has a competitive compensation & benefits package aligned with the sector.

How to apply?

  • You can complete the application form (CV and Cover letter in PDF) below before 15th December 2018
  • Only applicants in possession of a valid work permit for The Netherlands will be considered.
  • Preference for interviews taking place on the 18th (first round) and 20th of December (second round). 
  • If we appoint a suitable candidate before closing date, we reserve the right to remove the vacancy from our website before that date. In such a case, any responses received after that time are not processed.
  • It could be that during our selection process the closing date for the vacancy is extended. If so, and you have not yet heard from us, your application will remain live.
  • Acquisition is not appreciated.