Project Officer II - Food & Cash (Dollow)

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year


For Somalia Residents 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 Somalia Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Dollow Office.

Project Officer II: Food & Cash Assistance (2 POSITIONS)

Purpose of the Position:

In collaboration with the food assistance project coordinator, the project officer II will be responsible for the implementation of activities in the district, support the field staff and the communities during implementation, work with both government, community leaders and project committees during implementation of project activities in ensuring that activities are implemented in accordance with the technical and donor guidelines and that all the necessary project documentation is generated on time and correctly.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Help in the project implementation of food and cash supported projects in accordance to the technical guidelines provided.

  • Support assessments, retargeting and registration exercises of project beneficiaries.

  • Coordinating with key stake holders; donors, government ministries and implementing partners to ensure successful project implementation.

  • Presenting project data or project results as required by management, donors or government.

  • Carry out monitoring project(s) progress from beginning to end.

  • Compile and submit/share project progress reports; including site progress reports, and other statistical/technical reports.

  • Community mobilization on voucher distribution, redemption timelines and redeemable commodities.

  • Ensuring beneficiary data integrity and a transparent distribution exercise.

  • Support mobilization of communities for the successful implementation of project activities and ensuring a good working relationship with field staff and local community.

  • Managing and supervision of Food and Cash distribution.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Project Officer must have good time management, multitasking skills

  • Good team work and leadership skills are essential in order to motivate different groups of people to fulfill their responsibilities within a given time frame.

  • Basic to Intermediate English language and fluency in local languages spoken in the working area.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills;

  • Must demonstrate a willingness to mentor and teach others;

  • Excellent analytical skills, particularly in the realm of grant management;

  • Must promote Finance policy and procedure, must walk the talk in terms of accountability;

  • Ability to manage finances within a given activity budget

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

  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience:

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Project Planning & Management, Community Development or closely related field from a reputable and recognized University /College.

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a related job & also in Relief and development work.

  • Practical experience in managing data bases (CTS, LMMS, SCOPE)

  • Practical experience in handling food/cash distributions

  • Good knowledge of SPHERE standards.

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and Power point Packages.

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field–based;

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required

  • On call: Immediately

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution