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PROJECT OFFICER I – BORESHA Cross Border Project

Job Description

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somali Nationals Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somali Nationals to fill the following vacancies to be based in Dollow, Somalia.

PROJECT OFFICER I – BORESHA Cross Border Project

With technical guidance of the Project Manager and Project Coordinator the incumbent will assist in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting for the cross border project in Mandera (Kenya) and Gedo Somalia aimed at preventing local conflict or to mitigate its impacts, to promote economic and private sector development and greater resilience and to support transboundary cooperation and coordination of cross border initiatives. The position-holder will drive project implementation, ensuring projects take place on-time, on-target and within budget. He/she will provide support for the development of community driven and integrated programming through participation in assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation and joint-planning of projects. The position holder will spearhead capacity building efforts to community groups and partners, developing context appropriate training materials, organizing and facilitating trainings, and monitoring community uptake.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Facilitate timely, accountable project planning, and implementation:

  • With guidance from Project Manager or Project Coordinator develop project planning tools: DIPs, Cash Flows; ITT, Issue Logs, MWRAP, Procurement Plans;

  • Develop and implement work plans guided by the manager:

  • Prepare up cash request and requisitions to facilitate project implementation, keeping accurate records for accountability purposes;

  • Coordinate community engagement for planning and implementation of accountable project activities:

  • Promote awareness of project deliverables for accountability purposes;

  • Guide site selection and beneficiary selection processes, promoting gender sensitivity conflict sensitivity and vulnerability sensitivity allocation of resources;

  • Coordinate and monitor Livelihoods/resilience/economic development activities and distribution of project supplies, promoting transparency and accountability;

2. Undertake capacity building and mentoring of communities and partners:

  • Work with local structures, including user committees and LNGOs to identify technical gaps in knowledge and skills and develop capacity building plans to bridge them;

  • Train staff and partners in best-practice Resilience Project models, practices and approaches from a DNH perspective;

  • Facilitate linkages between local partners and coordination mechanisms; Contextualized trainings to community and partner needs (translations, pictorial design, etc);

  • Monitor, measure and report uptake of new skills and abilities with communities and partners;

  • Identify training and development needs of partners/ community members and make recommendations to Project Coordinator

  • In collaboration with Project coordinator, Quality Assurance and Program Design Unit train BORESHA Programme on Resilience staff and partners in design, reporting, monitoring and evaluation;

3. Ensure quality, timely reporting, assessment and baselines;

  • Conduct regular field visits to project site and update PM/PC with the progress of project activities in the field

  • With guidance from PM/TC carry out carry assessments and baselines in support community driven design project;

  • Contribute in supervision and assessments of construction works of livelihood assets and issuing of certificate of completion

4. Foster external engagement to promote awareness of the program, support fund-raising efforts, and facilitate coordination:

  • Participate in external engagement with the government, community, and coordination mechanisms:

  • Update cluster reporting tools on a regular basis (e.g. 4Ws);

  • Collaborate with other WV sectors, government entities, UN & NGO- fostering linkages in support of sustainability and coordination of project activities (e.g. extension services, marketing facilities, credit mechanisms);

  • With the assistance of Communications department, develop marketing and promotional materials to increase awareness of field level programs for fund-raising and profile enhancing purposes;

5. Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship

  • Promote awareness and implementation of WV policies and procedures to staff members and partners;

  • Promote awareness and monitor compliance with donor and support office requirements;

  • Ensure quality workmanship by contractors and consultants engaged by WV

  • Responsible for interpretation of Information provision pamphlets and training materials into local language.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • University degree preferably in, Agriculture, animal/Livestock science, development studies, international studies, social sciences or discipline relevant to disaster reduction and resilience; or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a related job.

  • Practical experience in implementing resilience projects in particular cross border livestock and non-livestock trade and business, early warming and response system, climate and livestock system and value chains

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired

  • Strong proven analytical and writing skills;

  • Proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with senior government and district officials.

  • Good negotiation, diplomacy and advocacy skills

  • Ability to work well on a range of assignments, and adjust to and prioritize a variety of complex evolving tasks.

  • Able to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Strong organizational skills, versatility, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Good analytical abilities, quantitative skills, and excellent writing and communication capabilities.

  • Ability to operate and work under pressure and manage stress

  • Good computer skills

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: 100% Field Based in with frequent travels to meet beneficiaries and program partners.

  • Travel: Considerable amount of travel is required.