This Purpose of Positionwill be used in the WVI or local Careers site, and if applicable, advertisements. Please describe the role in 2-3 concise sentences. Focus on the core of what this role is supposed to achieve. Describe the purpose of this position and how this position contributes to achieving department objectives and the management and performance of others.
The project officer will be responsible for implementation of the livelihood and social cohesion project and act as an expert for the project. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Hamdaniya and Kirkuk . Liaises and works closely with churches, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day implementation of Social Cohesion ,livelihood , and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donor’s requirements. He/She will be represented as a local coach and ensure quality implementation of services.
Coordination and Project Implementation
In coordination with project coordinator and guidance of technical advisors implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets
Provide the project coordinator with continuous feedback on project activities conditions and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders
Facilitate training and workshop for Community Mobilizers to facilitate community discussions on life skills, conflict dynamics, community mapping and planning, inter and intra group dialogue for youth (age 18-30 years), community and faith leaders.
Support beneficiary selection for livelihood and Social Cohesion sessions, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data
Provide training, coaching and support to the Community Mobilizers in Hamdaniya and Kirkuk.
Support Life skills coach in organizing events and linking beneficiaries with existing services
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.
Strengthening the community engagement and networks
Together with community mobilizers , organize monthly stakeholders meeting to share the achievements
Meet internal and external reporting requirements
Submit weekly, monthly, annual activity report to project coordinator
Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report
Support project coordinator to submit information and report to Inter-agency WGs
Ensure project documentation system is updated
The documents only need to be shared with the manager he/she will be reporting to.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
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 Arabic, English languages
Two years of experience working experience in Livelihoods programs
Fluency in English and Arabic languages
Good understanding of the local Church community and the context with a solid established relationship with Church leaders/faith leader .
Bachelor degree in Social Science, Public Administration, International Relations or other Development Studies with minimum of 4 years of work experience in management and community level engagement for NGO is required.
Knowledge in peace and conflict management
Experience in training and facilitating workshops on sensitive cultural topics with community and faith leaders.
Experience in supervision of Community Mobilizers or other project staffs who directly engage with community.
Knowledge of the returnee 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.
Management experience (especially managing the diverse team of staff/ volunteers).
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.