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Project Officer II - Shelter ( Baidoa)

Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The position holder will facilitate the roll-out of the construction of shelter activities in World Vision Somalia’s operational areas.

Working closely with Project Manager, the position will ensure that WV Somalia’s community engagement is context sensitive and responsive to the needs of target communities. Using the HAP tools, sphere and other international recognized tools, the position will endeavour to ensure WVS’s programming is well informed regarding the vulnerability contributors, cultural behaviour and norms and community resources (particularly human capacity) of target communities and that our programming contributes to improved community capacity.

Major Responsibilities:

Facilitate timely, accountable project planning, and implementation

  • Provide technical expertise to the organization, supervision and monitoring of Shelter construction activities in the community,

  • Support in overall project management including the responsibility for the effective use of the finances and ensuring the maximum benefits of the project activities for the final beneficiaries

  • Support in mentoring and management including capacity development of the local community

  • Supervision of construction works in all engineering related activities across the program

  • Coordination and networking with Partners, donors, local authorities and communities

  • Support in assessments and development of new project proposals

  • With guidance from PM/TS develop project planning tools: DIPs, Cash Flows; ITT, Issues Logs, MWRAP, , Procurement Plans;

  • Develop and carry work-plans for teams under management:

  • 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 shelter activities and distribution of project supplies, promoting transparency and accountability;

Capacity Building

  • Ensure that the capacity of local partners is assessed and developed using HAP methodologies

  • Organize and facilitate training to community groups and partners:

  • Contextualize trainings to community and partner needs (translations, pictorial design, etc);

  • Develop capacity building plans, providing regular mentoring of community and partners on new skills;

  • 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 TS/PM.

Ensure information sharing between WV, donors and partners in support of integration, mutual accountability and good working relations:

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

  • Participate in cluster coordination mechanisms;

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

  • Coordinate organizations participation in cluster/government organized assessments;

  • 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;

  • Prepare recommendation matrices and track actions taken by stakeholder;

  • Assists management in efforts to promote integration and resource-sharing between WV and donors:

  • Prepare project level scope documents to facilitate mapping purposes/information sharing across agencies

Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship:

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

  • Ensure value for money in regards to all transaction involving World Vision resources

  • Ensure quality workmanship by contractors and consultants engaged by WV

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

Ensure timely, accurate reporting:

  • Prepare and submit periodic monitoring reports to the Project Coordinator in a timely manner:

  • Prepare and share monthly recommendation matrices and track action taken by the different project stakeholders including project Management, beneficiaries and community leaders, etc.

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

  • Contribute in supervision and assessments of construction works of all engineering related activities and issuing of certificate of completion

  • Supervise WV engaged contractors/consultants

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering or a related study.

  • A minimum of 3 or more years of experience in construction works

  • Proven experience in technical surveying, project designs and implementation

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel and Technical Drawing Packages

  • Familiarity with a NGO/ partner’s community mobilisation and community based construction methodologies will be an added advantage.

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

  • Demonstrate experience developing TORs for consultants and service providers.