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.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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
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.