Project Officer – Shinile District of Siti Zone, Somali Regional State of Ethiopia
Deadline: Jul 11, 2021
CORDAID is a Dutch, international non-governmental organization which combines 100 years of experience and expertise in emergency aid and structural poverty eradication. CORDAID believes in a world without poverty and exclusion. We strive for a just and sustainable society where every person counts. We stand for knowledge and talent sharing between North and South, between farmers and businesses, between activists and policymakers. Where poverty, conflict and exclusion tear up societies, we connect people and communities. We also stand for professionalism, expertise and solidarity across borders, to make a difference where it is most needed. Together with more than 600 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America we structurally improve the living conditions of the poorest and most excluded populations – the bottom billion.
Purpose of the position
The purpose of the Project Officer position is to plan and implement the Desert Locust Response and Resilience Building project according to Cordaid’s project-based working principles, procedures and approaches, and documentation of potential promising practices/good practices and lessons learned that have a positive and lasting impact on the lives of the community. She/he supports Cordaid’s efforts to effectively implement interventions for life-saving and early recovery aid measures and diversifying livelihoods and building and protecting the asset base of target households. She/he is responsible for the planning, direct implementation and supervision, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all the project activities in the operation area. She/he ensures that the project activities are planned and implemented in the field based on the project proposal and agreement. She/he facilitates tailored capacity building and provides technical assistance to the local beneficiary communities and community organizations and government sector offices. She/he monitors and tracks progress, provide ongoing feedback, and propose adjustments in monthly, quarterly, and annual implementation plans according to emerging needs and priorities. She/he empowers, facilitates, and encourages active participation of individuals and communities in implementing and monitoring the project. Establishes and maintains close working relationship with local communities and community organizations and government sector offices, and stakeholders in her/his working area to ensure that the messages are disseminated and understood at all levels.
|Key Result Area
- Degree in Agriculture, Economics, development, social sciences, or related field.
- At least 5 years’ relevant work experience in integrated project implementation involving humanitarian and livelihoods/resilience building as well as participatory project implementation
- Practical experience of working with local partners and community capacity building.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Good communication and report writing skill.
- Willingness to work at field and travel in field location.
- Excellent English writing and communication skills.
- Diplomatic, culturally sensitive, result-oriented, innovative and a strong team player
- Computer proficiency.
- Knowledge of local Language.
- Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality, conceptual understanding of participatory approach and sustainable development.
- Organizational awareness
- Working with others
- Analysis and use of information
- Building partnerships
- Stress tolerance
- Planning and organizing
- Information monitoring
How to Apply
Interested and qualifying applicants can submit their application letter and CV in English, with both phone and email contact details of at least 3 professional references, to the following email firstname.lastname@example.org
CORDAID is an equal opportunity employer and women are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applications submitted cannot be returned. An integrity check will be part of the recruitment procedure.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early as interviews are done on a rolling basis and the advert can be closed when a matching candidate is identified
An integrity screening will be part of the application procedure.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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