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Economic Development Specialist

Posted 8 months ago by World Vision
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The ED Specialist will be responsible for implementation of the Youth Eco Village project and act as a business and livelihood expert for the proposed US$250,000 project. The individual will be responsible for turning the refugee/IDP camps into an Eco Village by mobilizing the youth in community greening projects and train them in employability and entrepreneurship meanwhile administering the components of the project which include permaculture expert visits and trainings.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
·         Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets
·         Gather and report marketplace information, camp development dynamics and learnings systematically
·         Setup policy for the project at the camp level and action plans for community development projects
·         Monitor the community development projects initiated by the youth
·         Coordinate the stakeholders and ensure promotion of youth eco village’s identity and message
·         Liaise with relevant stakeholders like local Camp management, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate
·         Perform other duties as required
·         Attend and participate in weekly meeting with the direct line manager.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated experience in the fields of agriculture or civil engineering
  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners
  • Excellent organizational, analytical
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders
  • Fluency in English, Arabic and Kurdish languages
  • 5 years of professional experience in youth projects
  • Experience working with volunteering activities
  • Experience in capacity building activities
  • Experience in translation and reporting
  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages
  • Knowledge of the refugees’ context in KRI is desirable.
  • Knowledge of permaculture is a plus
  • Knowledge of the Eco Villages concept is a plus
  • Training experience
  • Working in the agricultural sector
Work Environment.
 
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
  • The position requires being in the camp site 4 days a week
  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 25% of the time.
  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required
 
World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
 
Only short listed candidates will be contacted
The deadline for application is 20 December 2017.  

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