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.
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
Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other related area stakeholders.
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.