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Food Security & Livelihood Project Officer

Posted 6 months ago by World Vision
Location Saladin Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Provide support in the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of WASH projects in Iraq –Salahaddin and to contribute to World Vision objective of improving health and wellbeing of beneficiary community through improving access to safe water and sanitation, and impacting good behavior change in hygiene practices in Salahaddin (Tooz). And to supervise construction works and help facilitate in formation and training of water committees with a view of improving accessibility to safe and sustainable water, and enhancing hygiene and sanitation practices in the project area.
 
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Field activities supervision
  • 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 during year 1, carry out the daily field activities including but not limited to household assessment supervision, beneficiary selection, FGDs with communities, vendor selection and contracting, etc.
  • Supervision, implementing and monitoring of the field activities.
  • Ensure the supply and availability of materials in the stocks and sites. And follow up, inspect and ensure project material are delivered as per specified measurements at field level in timely way, and make follow with the supervisor those not delivered as per requisition.
  • Support the Project Coordinator in the Procurement Request process.
  • Support the Project Coordinator in the follow-up of HR, financial and logistics aspects of the project.
  • Ensure the collaboration with the local authorities in the intervention areas.
  • Coordinate community mobilization and sensitization of community on Livelihood activities under the project.
  • Liaise with beneficiary community and local authorities in the selection of project sites as per requirement of the project design.
  • Monitor the site activities on daily basis and ensure that all the activities are implemented as per the project papers and requirements.
  • Monitor progress of activities report all milestones and flag issues as soon as they arise.
  • Participate in the regular meetings to review the quality and progress of the work. Prepare the required reports to the line manager (Project Coordinator) and feedback with accurate information.
  • Assist coordinator in periodic reports.
  • Ensure the close liaison and consultation with Communities leaders during implementation of the Livelihood services as per project document requirement.
  • Undertake capacity building of the various groups involved in projects, including Household Committees.
 
Work quality outputs
  • Provide the project coordinator with continuous feedback on HH conditions, technology changes and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders
 
Data collection
  • Support beneficiary selection, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data
  • Reporting and communication
  • Promote economic interdependencies among different communities through workshops coaching sessions in accordance with Coaching best practices and standards.
 
Other
  • Lead and facilitate sharing best practices within staff and stakeholders
  • Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Project Coordinator
  • Submit weekly/monthly report to the project coordinator
  • Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report
  • Support Project Coordinator to administer project budget to ensure accurate and timely budget spending
  • 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
  • Experience in school and Household Mobilization and related fields are preferred.
  • Experience of working with cross-functional teams.
  • Experience in coalition building and ability to rally coalitions and networks to take positions on specific policy issues.
  • Past experience in working with the education sector
  • Fluency in Local language.
  • Working knowledge of English and ability to write reports in English.
  • Knowledge of the returnee profile in Salahaddin.
  • 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
  • Successful track record in project coordination.
  • Ability to manage a wide range of work assignments and changing priorities in high pressure and demanding environment
  • Strategic, creative and innovative thinking.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the NGO sector, public sector planning in MEER countries.
  • Ability to work in high tension and high security risk situations and be able to adapt to rapidly changing contexts
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct and capability of incorporating standards in design, implementation and evaluation of relevant projects
  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments, and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
  • Ability to respect and relate appropriately to people of other faiths.
  • Understands work from a process point of view and uses measurement and accountability systems effectively.
  • Excellent time-management and prioritization
  • 1-3 years of experience focused in the management of humanitarian programs involving rural communities to promote humanitarian response.
  • Experience in project management and programming knowledge in Livelihood in addition to WASH.
 
Work Environment
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
  • Up to 60 Per Cent domestic travel.

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