World Vision International

Livelihood Project Officer

Job Description

Position Title: Livelihood Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Livelihood project officer will be responsible for implementation of the RDPP project and will engage/support and coach the target group on economic and non-economic topics like development, livelihood, resilience, protection, gender, mental health, etc. The individual will be responsible for helping the refugees and affected host community to improve their wellbeing by identifying and reporting about their needs, mobilizing them into groups and helping them identify market opportunities and skills gaps, improving their general skills such as planning, basic employment, self-employment, entrepreneurship meanwhile administering the components of the project which include collecting information and providing input for the project design.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets(Community mobilization, identifying income generation opportunities)

  • Coordinate activities between target group, specialists, local actors and available resources

  • Support the quality control means provided by the line manager, and ensure the reporting about capacity gaps

  • Gather and report marketplace information, communicate organization message to the communities.

  • Manage target group expectations by setting participatory action plans, risk analysis and long term milestones

  • Attend and participate in Monthly and annual workshops organized by WV Jordan

  • Perform other duties as required

Education:

University diploma related to social sciences and/or commercial fields (economics, business administration, marketing, psychology, social work)

Experience:

2 years of experience in private sector or consultancy companies

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proven ability and experience in communicating a common vision among diverse partners

  • Experience working in volunteering or internships

  • Experience in organizing capacity building activities

  • Experience in translation and reporting

  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages

  • Learning behavior

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of refugees context in Jordan is desirable

  • Intermediate skills in MS office (Power point, excel, word

  • Training delivery experience

  • Experience in Self-employment or business startup

  • Experience in Micro Finance and banking

  • The position requires being in the field sites 4 days a week

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required