Africa Desk Officer Job in Marseille (13) at iMMAP –



Duty Station



Full Time


International Consultant



Opening Date

21 November 2022

Closing Date

21 December 2022

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iMMAP is an international nongovernmental organisation that provides information management services to humanitarian and development organizations. Through information management, we help our partners target assistance to the world’s most vulnerable populations. Our core philosophy is that better data leads to better decisions and that better decisions lead to better outcomes. iMMAP’s critical support to information value chains helps to solve operational and strategic challenges of our partners in both emergency and development contexts by enabling evidence-based decision-making for better outcomes.


The Africa Desk is overseeing all iMMAP Operations and Business Development activities across subsaharian Africa. It is in charge of providing support to the country office for their program management as well as for the development of new opportunities. It is also in charge of liaising with donors, international organizations and other partners to develop our network and potentially open new projects in new countries. Finally it is in charge of ensuring the quality and monitoring of the programs developed in the countries.

The “Africa Desk Officer” will provide support to both Africa Desk, Operations and Knowledge Management teams on specific activities detailed below.

Important Notice

Please do apply to this position, only if you are eligible to work and relocate to Marseille, France.

Description of Duties

Project Management

Contribute to the review of reports to donors and ensure conformity with donor’s guidelines.

Ensure an M&E framework is in place for all programmes and ensure follow up and monitoring of KPI for all projects developed in Africa.

Conduct missions in country for project monitoring purposes.

Make sure the process is followed to coordinate the preparation of reports and proposals: proposal review form, go/no go, checklists, etc.

Support the tracking of opportunities including but not limited to Government US federal government, European institutions, UN Agencies, international NGOs and Banks of development.

Support the Africa Desk Coordinator and Head of offices in writing of project concept paper, proposal and budget for iMMAP.

Ensure a close monitoring and capitalization of opportunities and projects in Africa

Compliance and Operations

Management of Granthub for Africa countries.

Preparation and dissemination of compliance checklist for Africa projects.

Ensure timely submission of reports in coordination with Country Offices.

Ensure procurement and asset management policy is applied for all projects in Africa (briefing of country teams, refresher training/lessons learnt, spot checks, follow up asset register, preparation of donor reporting for assets)

Ensure reception and archiving of all consultants monthly reports approved by the supervisor

Support the Operations HQ team with additional tasks as needed

Staff Management

Contribute and participate to interview and recruitment processes of program staff.

Ensure that staff receive appropriate and adequate briefing.


Be the focal point at the Africa Desk for all communication activities around implemented projects

Support with the preparation of the Africa Newsletter;

Review all project snapshot and communication products.

Support project teams and countries in implementing communication strategies in line with donor guidelines and requirements.


Support the registration processes of iMMAP in requested countries.

Assist iMMAP Africa Desk Coordinator with forward strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Other relevant duties as assigned by the Africa Desk Coordinator

Organizational development:
Under the guidance of the Operations team, support in the development of global operations guidelines and tools.

Knowledge Management:
Support the capitalization of all methodological documents that have been created through project implementations

Ensure the capitalization of all projects in one pagers for tender purposes



Bachelors or master’s degree in international development studies or similar field.


At least 2 years’ experience in programme management/supervision required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least 2 years of work experience in similar management/support functions in international humanitarian or development aid.

Knowledge of basic programme monitoring skills such as quantitative and qualitative monitoring and evaluation.

Understanding of the context and dynamics in the African region is an asset.

Soft skills

Strong analytical skills, and apt at turning abstract discussions into concrete ideas.

Technical writing skills including developing proposals and reports.

Ability to develop and carry out work plans and solve problems independently.

Ability to perform well on tight deadlines, flexible attitude.

Ability to work based on objectives.

Fluency in written and spoken french and english is required.


Knowledge of computer applications, in particular proficiency required in MS Office.

Working conditions

Consultant’s fees scale: $2,500 USD – $3,500 USD

Guiding Principles

Personnel is expected to conduct itself in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and iMMAP’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all Countries.

iMMAP has zero-tolerance for sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, child abuse and exploitation. Any violations of these principles and policies will be treated as serious misconduct.

iMMAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of background.

About the Company

Company: iMMAP –

Company Location:  Marseille (13)

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