World Vision Kurdistan Region in Iraq Office is looking for a highly qualified and motivated person for the position of Project Officer – Erbil Office.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Mental health project officer will be responsible for follow up on the day-to-day implementation with the Project Coordinator and implementing partner. The Mental project officer will along with the project coordinator guide daily activities conducted by partner, Reporting, Data collection and project documents. Develop and implement a communication and community mobilization strategy that will change community perception and increase uptake and utilization of MHPSS services by the target community. Support all partner community level MHPSS activities. In addition to that. The role of the Project Officer is to take responsibility for all aspects of medical administration including maintaining the HMIS records and reports.
Coordination and Project Implementation
Setting up of a medical information record as per WHO/MOH guidelines
Data entry and production of reports
Responsibility for liaising closely with the teams to ensure that information is collected and securely saved.
Attend meetings as requested and minute these meetings
Develop and maintain patient record system
Supervision of support staff to ensure smooth running of the health center.
Liaison with pharmacy on purchase requests and orders
Project reporting to the project management team
Support in assessments and project design with project coordinator and technical advisor
Develop a communication and implement a communication strategy aimed at sharing information on MHPSS services.
Develop and implement a community mobilization strategy with the grant implementing partner staff.
Participate in the recruitment, training, supervision and management of community volunteers. Ensuring that community volunteers provide quality services and are motivated through the approved motivation approach.
Develop a reporting system and maintain a data base of reports and beneficiaries reached out by community volunteers.
Ensure volunteers are trained on CP, and that they sign the WV CP protection policy and adhere to the set standards.
Plan and support partner to conduct MHPSS sensitization at community level and at schools.
Ensure there is active participation and community ownership of the project. Also work with HAP focal person to establish beneficiary feedback mechanisms and information provision.
Planning and project activities follow up
Together with project coordinator, support implanting partner to create bi-weekly activity schedule for project activities
Will ensure that weekly and monthly planning and feedback meetings take place for the project team
Will ensure a context based mechanism is in place to hear the voice of the community for WVI project interventions.
Assist in identifying, reporting and responding to existing and potential child protection threats at the community level.
Keep the Project coordinator updated of the task accomplished, and issues.
Be sure that strategies and operational measures effectively respond to protection requirements
Strengthening the community engagement and networks
Together with implementing partner staff , organize monthly meeting to share the achievements
Together with the Project coordinator, and the implementing partners, create awareness raising modules for parents about MHPSS.
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:
At least Bachelor’s degree on social science (social work, education, psychology, sociology, project management or any other relevant field.)
Experience in MHPSS.
Previous experience of NGO work.
Experience working with conflict-affected persons.
Arabic and English (speaking and writing).
Computer literate mainly in Microsoft Office package.
Good interpersonal skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.
Ability to work in difficult and high risk situations.
Ability to cope and work under pressure.
Well-organized, self-motivated and ability to work in a team.
Familiar with Humanitarian Principles and standards.
Familiar with sector minimum standards and guidelines such as Minimum Standards for CP in Humanitarian Actions, Inter-Agency guideline on MHPSS in humanitarian settings).
Full adherence to World Vision Child Protection, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Work experience with humanitarian agencies.
Management experience (especially managing the diverse team of staff/ volunteers).
Work experience with implementation partner.
Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.
60-80% travel required
World Vision is an equal-opportunity employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes and supports all employees to achieve the maximum extent of their potential. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.