Project Officer (2 Positions) – Berdale and Dinsor

Islamic Relief Somalia

Project Officer (2 Positions) – Berdale and Dinsor

Project officer – Berdale and Dinsor (1 post for Somali Nationals only)


Closing date 24 May 2021



The Project Officer is responsible to coordinate, supervise, and provide technical assistance for the implementation of the project activities in Berdale and Diinsor.**


Islamic Relief Somalia seeks qualified and experienced Project Officer to manage, develop and implement project activities as per the plans ,budget ,design and promote access to services in their area of jurisdiction.


Programme Management, Development, Monitoring and Evaluation

§ Enhance close coordination with the local authority and ensure that the projects is implemented successfully.

§ The Project officer will ensure effective implementation of IRS project in accordance with program requirements and in line with Donor and Berdale regulations and international standards.

§ Organize meetings with local authorities, community leader and share the project beneficiary’s selection criteria and project implementation guidelines and attend all processes of local authorities consultation, communities discussion forums, selection of community selection committees and beneficiaries registration

§ The Project Officer will lead and liaise closely with the project staff Field Monitors and Hygiene promotors in all the sites to ensure smooth registration of Beneficiaries

§ Oversee the selection of the beneficiary’s selection process, registration and general implementation of the projects.

§ Project Officer will be the overall supervisor of IRS projects and will be responsible for field management, coordination and regular monitoring of the project in all the areas of operation.

§ Supervise activities’ implementation and team and provide appropriate guidance and oversight as they conduct daily field activities in respect of Donor & IRW procedure and requirements.

§ Ensure the compliance with donor and IRW process and requirements.

§ Ensure comprehensive project cycle management, with overall supervision of daily activities. Ensure that M&E plan is established and implemented in liaison with Area manager.

§ Provide guidance and training to program staff to ensure that all work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to community needs and gender issues

§ Participate actively in the monitoring of the project in collaboration with the Area Manager with a specific attention on the efficiency of the projects’ activities implementation

§ Collaborate with related IRW departments and other implementing partners to identify opportunities for integrated programming, promoting best practices and developing shared policy approaches.

§ Prepare and submit all project internal and external donor reports.

§ Conduct Assessment to identify needs and develop concepts and Proposal for funding new projects.

§ Ensure that you attend all clusters in your area of jurisdiction and share the meeting minutes with the managements

§ Perform any additional task as requested by the line Manager


Field Office Management

§ On behalf of Area Manager act as field officer and manage the field office in terms of administrative and management issues representing IRW.

§ Supervise the staff attendance, commitment and punctuality and control staff movement including asset and other valuable support.

§ Organize field trips for the teams to register beneficiaries in the target sites and conduct security clearance before team departure and regularly monitor the team performance and safety also

§ Ensure safe equipment and resources usage and make sure that all equipment’s and office resources are utilized appropriately

§ Organize regular office meetings and sensitize the staff on office procedures and staff concerns

Training & Capacity development

§ Through direct technical assistance provision, build the capacity of programme staffs (Field Monitors & Hygiene promotors); identify staff development needs and design/suggest appropriate staff development approaches.

§ Provide ongoing technical support and mentorship for the field staff to develop professional and technical competency.

§ Provide technical feedback on daily, weekly and monthly registration reports received from Scope Registrars, ensuring that established programme targets and objectives are being met.

Coordination & Partnership

§ Liaise closely with other partners implementing all Projects and partners in the area of the project implementation.

§ Meet with partners and donor agencies during field visits.

§ Promote a positive profile of the programme and good understanding among other sectors, partners and communities about the project and IRW presence generally

§ Develop and maintain strong working relationships with all stakeholders – Community support groups, community leaders, NGOs, to enhance multi-agency and multi-sectoral cooperation and coordination.

§ Liaise with formal and informal local authorities to insure communication and transparency of the beneficiary registration process.

§ Provide the necessary tools for a fair and transparent beneficiary selection.

§ Manage all IRS property and site material, logistic and fleet issue in coordination with IRW relevant departments to insure donor/IRW standard on registration sites.

Staff Management

§ Manages all project teams directly through immediate supervisors.

§ Hold regular meetings with Project team to plan and address any concerns and share feedback

§ Monitor and provide objective feedback related to staff performance including staff objective setting, completing staff performance evaluations to promote growth and professional development

§ Provide leadership and support to ensure staff well-being, i.e. monitor and manage stress management by providing regular opportunities for staff debriefing to address secondary trauma.


§ Effective Communication.

§ Creativity and Initiative.

§ Leadership and Negotiation.

§ Performance Management.

§ Performance of self and others.

§ Planning and Organizing.

§ Adapting in work Environment and quick learner


§ Strictly follow on organizational polices and procedure’s, and respect organizational principles at all times and keep organizational confidentiality

§ Demonstrate capacities to establish and maintain strong, collaborative working relationships with government officials, local organizations, communities and other stakeholders.


· Minimum Degree/Master in Business Management, Social Work, Community Development, Social science, agricultural science, agronomy or any other humanitarian related courses.

· ICT Qualification

· Good report writing skills and analytical skills.


· Good technical knowledge on Computer usage and simple configurations and benefices

· 4 to 5 years’ experience in similar position with national and international NGO.

· Experience in Project Management and Networking

· Excellent spoken and written communication in English and interpersonal skills;

· Proficiency with computers, especially MS Office and diagnostic scientific software.

· Excellent computer skills, GIS applications skills are added advantage.

Line of managements

  • Project staffs at the field level
  • Support team at the field level

Equal Opportunities

Islamic Relief is equal opportunity employer, however encourages female candidates to apply


How to apply

· IRW Somalia Program is inviting applications from qualified/Motivated candidates who are interested to submit their CVs and cover letters explaining, how they meet Job description.

· Each application should be addressed to the HR account: and include the following:

· An updated CV; and

· An application letter

· Academic Qualifications (certificates/Transcripts)

· Copy of your National ID card or passport

· And contact information for three work-related referees.

· Applications not including all of the above information will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. IRW is an equal opportunity employer.

Note: Please make sure the job title in the mail subject line is clear as project officer-Dinsoor/berdale

Please note that recruitment will be done on rolling base and candidate is encourage to apply earlier and might be called for interview before the deadline.




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