Program Development Officer At Muslim Hands

Program Development Officer At Muslim Hands

Program Development Officer

Job type: To be determined
Job category: Program Development
Hiring Organization: Muslim Hands
Education level: Graduate degree
Experience: Minimum 5 years
Deadline: March 18, 2024
Location: Mogadishu, Hargeisa, or Nairobi

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands is an international humanitarian organization committed to caring for the poor and vulnerable in Somalia and other countries worldwide. Their areas of focus include livelihood support, healthcare, WASH, education, and emergency programs.

About the Role

The Program Development Officer will manage the proposal development process to achieve the country’s program ambitions outlined in the ADP. They will work closely with colleagues across the country office, particularly with program staff, MEAL team, and Country Director.


Proposal Development

  • Develop high-quality programmatic concept notes and proposals.
  • Provide advice, technical guidance, and support to country teams.
  • Undertake quality and compliance reviews of concept notes and proposals.
  • Provide advice and support for the development of strategy documents.

Program Monitoring

  • Assist in the development of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) plans.
  • Provide technical guidance for conducting reflection exercises.
  • Guide needs assessment, pre/post case studies, and program reporting.

Capacity Development

  • Strengthen program development capacity and program team through training and activities.
  • Contribute to the annual development plan.

Required Qualification, Experience, and Skills

Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Community Development, Development Studies, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in international development with a focus on program development.
  • Experience in emergency and humanitarian contexts is preferred.


  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work well within a team setting.
  • Keen sense of ethics, integrity, and commitment.
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Evaluation Criteria

  • Sound knowledge of program proposal design and budgeting process.
  • Solid skills and experience in high-quality proposal writing.
  • Experience with standard program and data management tools.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and provide constructive feedback.

Application Process

Interested candidates meeting the required qualifications should submit a cover letter (1 page) and CV (not more than 4 pages) with three references to Email: by March 18, 2024.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Please indicate the title of the position in the subject line: Subject: Program Development Officer

Muslim Hands is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection process. Qualified women and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

Program Development Officer At Muslim Hands

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