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Economic Development Project Officer

Posted about 2 months ago by World Vision
Location Nineveh Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Economic Development project officer will be responsible for implementation of the Safe Return Project, Ninewa funded by Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The individual will be responsible for providing day to day technical support and overseeing the implementation of market linkages for vulnerable households, financial inclusion, integration of social cohesion and natural resource management interventions in Ninewa (different districts). Liaises and works closely with related structures, stakeholders (government and private sector) and community members and carries out day-to-day team management of community mobilizers, and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donor’s requirements and livelihoods and economic development quality benchmarks.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Quality Project Implementation
  • Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets and work closely with the other partners and coordinator to mitigate the project management and implementation challenges faced, carry out the daily field activities including but not limited to household assessment supervision, beneficiary selection, FGDs with communities, vendor selection and contracting, etc..
  • Coordination and Capacity Building of Beneficiaries:
  • Facilitate beneficiary training on economic development modules/models
  • Coordinate with line ministries or private sector to conduct training to project beneficiaries and identify market linkages.
 
Monitoring and Reporting
  • Regularly track project activities in coordination with MEAL
  • Submit weekly/monthly report to the project manager/coordinator
  • Based on the donor requirement, support project manager/coordinator to submit required donor report
  • Planning and Budgeting
  • Support project manager to administer project budget to ensure accurate and timely budget spending
  • Follow up and coordination with other departments e.g. Procurement, Security, Finance, Fleet, PDQA etc.
  • Perform other duties as required
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Higher education – Bachelors degree,
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and report writing
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders
  • Fluency in Arabic, English and Kurdish languages
  • Three (3) years of experience working experience in livelihood and economic development programs,
  • Field experience working with communities and liaising with government departments
  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages
  • Knowledge of the displaced population profile in Ninewa.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community
  • Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, Use critical thinking and analysis
  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners
  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development
  • Practice in community development
  • Training experience
  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other related area stakeholders.
 
Work Environment
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
  • The position is based in Ninewa
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 80% of the time.
  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.
  • The position is preferred to be in Ninewa

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