Project Officers

CHO funded Disaster Risk Reduction Project.

PROJECT OFFICERS * 2

MOKHOTLONG AND THABA TSEKA

Project Officers (POs) to serve as the lead roles in implementing all project activities at the district and community levels. The POs will be responsible for ensuring high quality, result-oriented program implementation and timely achievement of project milestones and objectives in each district. The POs will play a key role in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the district management agencies, community leaders and other stakeholders in their respective districts.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

1.Direct implementation of project activities

The Project Officers (PO) will lead coordination of all project activities at the district level. This primarily entails capacity building on DRR with communities leaders and community members to build preparedness and resilience to disasters.

Coordinate directly with local stakeholders to ensure activity roll-out.

The position will provide direct coordination with selected schools to student knowledge of disasters and build preparedness and resilience to disasters.

2.Maintain working relationships with stakeholders:

Play key role in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with the district DMA leadership, community leaders and other stakeholders.

Liaise with district and cluster officials, community leaders & other stakeholders in coordinating disaster risk reduction and response activities.

3.Lead / support capacity building of faith leaders, health care workers and other stakeholders:

Lead and participate in training, coaching and mentorship of communities leaders at supported sites.

Provide direct oversight and support for the training of community leaders and members for direct roll-out of activities.

Lead coordination of and participate in training, coaching and mentorship of community leaders at supported sites and communities.

4.Support monitoring and evaluation to ensure targets are met:

Assist in monitoring and evaluation and ensuring quality assurance of activities;

Support with data collection activities such as baseline, routine monitoring, endline assessment.

5.Manage reports and ensure donor deliverables are met

Ensure timely preparation of work plans, budget requests and technical project performance reports and participate in the weekly and monthly project performance review meetings.

Submit timely project reports from district level to project manager.

6.Knowledge management:

Apply basic programme management approaches (develop work plans, monitor, execute and report on work plans)

Facilitate learning from monitoring and evaluation processes

Facilitate proper management of knowledge through WV and donor systems.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Bachelors level degree required for this position with at least 3 years of experience in a Project Officer or Coordinator role in donor funded programming, preferably in DRR or HEA programs;

Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating training, mentorship and capacity building of community leaders of health workers;

Experience coordinating trainings, community activities and logistics at the field level;

Knowledge of ECHO reporting requirements including familiarity with the data collection and reporting tools used by DMA is an added advantage;

Direct experience implementing ECHO programming is an added advantage;

Fluency in Sesotho and English are required

Proficiency in computer basic skills- MS Office; Internet; Basic data analysis skills;

Self- managed, self-driven, results oriented individual with excellent communication, interpersonal, report writing and analytical skills;

Dedicated team player with ability and experience to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

Bachelors level degree required for this position with at least 3 years of experience in a Project Officer or Coordinator role in donor funded programming, preferably in DRR / HEA programs

List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

Direct experience managing ECHO programming is a district advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Adaptability and flexibility

Honesty and personal integrity, accountability and quality achiever

Excellent communication skills

Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities

Position is a contract based for the term of the project (June 2020 – November 2021).