Food Security Project Officer

Posted 11 months ago by World Vision
Location Nineveh Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
The Livelihoods /Food Security project officer will be responsible for implementation of the Conflict Sensitive Livelihoods Restoration and Enhancement Project and act as an expert for economic interdependency promotion activities. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Ninewa (different districts). Liaises and works closely with related structures, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day implementation of HH Coaching, and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donor’s requirements. He/She will be represented as a local coach and develop livelihoods roadmaps and ensure quality implementation of services.

  • 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.
  • Provide the consortium manager 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.
  • Support beneficiary selection, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data
  • Facilitate farmer training o food security practices being promoted by the project
  • Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Consortium manager
  • Submit weekly/monthly report to the project coordinator
  • Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report
  • Support consortium manager 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
  • Higher education – Bachelor’s 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 local languages
  • Two years of experience working experience in food security programs, preferably Agriculture/Agronomics
  • Field experience working with small scale farmers and liaising with government department of agriculture
  • 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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