We seek an experienced professional to serve as a Senior Program Officer for West & Central Africa. This role will be responsible for working with internal foundation teams and leveraging an ecosystem of partners at the country, regional and global levels at the direction of the West & Central Africa regional representative to support the continent-wide spread and scale of the foundation’s programmatic priorities, with a focus on the West & Central Africa regions. The focus of the Africa team is to enable collective impact for the foundation in Africa by influencing policy and finance towards key development priorities, strengthening capacity and enabling systems for delivery, and innovating and leveraging cross-cutting enablers for impact at scale. The Senior Program Officer, West & Central Africa will support the West & Central Africa regional representative and foundation teams in the management of their investment portfolio in West & Central Africa, and work with external partners to drive progress. As part of this responsibility, this role will help to drive relationships with country officials, grantees, contractors and key partners to achieve the foundation's desired impact, provide project briefings and updates to foundation leadership. The Senior Program Officer will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and will report to the Regional Representative, West & Central Africa.
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