Project Officer

Posted 8 months ago by Spark
Location Erbil Job Type Permanent
Salary Sector NGO
Deadline: 15th of July 2020
Under direct supervision of the Country Manager and in close coordination with the Regional Programme Manager and a local team, you are responsible for the implementation of the different components of SPARK’s EU funded higher education programme in Iraq. In addition to providing access to higher education for Syrian refugees, vulnerability youth and IDPs (400 Scholarships) the programme contains several components aimed at enhancing access to the labour market for SPARK’s scholarship recipients and recent graduates. You will ensure activities are implemented timely and according to donor regulations. Additionally as Project Officer you will provide organizational and logistical support for other missions and on-going activities in the region. 
Main Tasks and Responsibilities
The responsibilities and tasks include, but are not limited to:
  • Under supervision of the Country Manager, implement programme activities according to the annual work plan and in line with donor regulations;
  • Follow-up with partners (higher education and other implementing partners);
  • Follow-up with SPARK scholarship students;
  • Maintaining and updating SPARK’s student database;
  • Overall administration for the office and project activities;
  • Coordinate student selection and intakes, as well as monitor data entry for all student registration;
  • Organize and coordinate extra-curricular training and support activities with local partners;
  • Following up with implementing partners on the progress and deliverables as per the work plan; 
  • Provide inputs for quarterly and annual reports;
  • Provide support to regional programmes where needed.
This job description covers the main tasks that are anticipated. Other tasks may be assigned as necessary
Requirements and Skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the political and economic situation in the region;
  • Prior experience working with refugees and/or IDPs is required;
  • Minimum 3-5 years of practical experience in a comparable position in NGOs;
  • Proven experience in project management;
  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to work independently;
  • Strong writing and reporting skills;
  • Good communication and social skills and the ability to work in a multicultural setting with a small and young team;
  • Prior experience working on higher education programmes is an advantage;
  • Prior experience working on entrepreneurship and employability programmes and/or experience working in the private sector is an asset;
  • Flexibility to travel within the KR-I and potentially to Mosul (including overnight stays);
  • Advanced English and Kurdish (strong reading, writing and speaking skills in both languages)is required, advanced Arabic skills are desirable;
  • Gender awareness;
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions.
SPARK Offers
  • A challenging and interesting position in an international environment;
  • Full time position 40h per week;
  • Remuneration according to relevant work and working hours between 1600-2000 USD gross
  • Dynamic team to work with.

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Spark is an NGO that develops higher education and entrepreneurship so that young ambitious people are empowered to lead their post-conflict societies into prosperity.

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