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5 Dec 2018

FIM Project Officer

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

FIM Project Officer

Concern Worldwide is an international non -governmental humanitarian organization dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for

the following position:

Job Title: Project Officer, Food, Income and Markets (FIM)
Reports to: Senior Project Officer
Direct reports: None
Job Location: Hargeisa with frequent field travel to Gabiley and Awdal (Borama District)
Contract Details: 1 year
Job Purpose: The Project Officer is responsible for the implementation of livelihood and
income generating activities under the EUTF-funded Somaliland Durable
Solutions Consortium primarily, Irish Aid’s SPHERES programme and the GIZ-
funded sustainable land use programme as needed. S/he will ensure the
projects are completed on schedule, with quality, and within budget, and
participate in monitoring and assessments as required.
Main duties & Somaliland Durable Solutions Consortium:
Responsibilities: Plan and implement, under the guidance of the Senior Project Officer,
Self Help Group and youth entrepreneurship activities in Hargeisa
District IDP campsthe target areas according to consortium curricula,
including mobilization and training of participants;
Supervise and monitor the implementation, under the guidance of the
Senior Project Officer, entrepreneurship course (L2E) components of
the SDSC consortium in collaboration with partner organizations. This
o  L2E centre staff trainings;
o  L2E centre curricula review;
o  Provision of start-up kits for L2E graduates;
o  Graduate job placements and internships;
Participate proactively in all assessments, evaluations, and other
monitoring activities for which Concern is responsible;
Collaborate with the SDSC M&E Focal Point and other implementing
partners to reach best results;
Contribute to progress and financial reports as needed;
Other activities under the SDSC outputs as indicated by the Area


       Implement, under the guidance of the Senior Project Officer and in collaboration with the Project Officer, SHG activities in Maroodi Jeex (Gabiley) and Awdal Regions, including mobilization and training of participants (business, visioning, and basic literacy and numeracy skills);

       Build the capacity of SHG record keepers;

       Monitor regularly the project’s implementation and progress;

       Collaborate with the Project Officer to enhance the capability of women groups to undertake micro finance and micro enterprise activities.

       Responsible for target area and beneficiary assessment, implementation and monitoring, as led by the Project Officer;

       Identify new and potential income generating activities and provide advice and support for their implementation;

       Produce a monthly project report;

       Ensure that beneficiaries participate actively in all processes (decision-making) of the project;

       Monitor NFE centers including teacher performance assessments, student commitment, and syllabus follow-up;

       Any other additional duties as may be assigned that are consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

Other Duties:

        Support Concern and programme participants to develop networks and linkages with other development and institutional actors.

        Develop and deliver programme work plans and contribute to budget preparation and management.

        Support delivery of Concern’s integrated programme through shared planning, implementation and monitoring.

        Support the development of new approaches and programmes to grow Concern’s reputation and funding in Somaliland.

Actively contribute to Concern’s organisational commitment to equality,
Disaster   Risk   Reduction   (DRR),   environmental   protection   and
Undertake any other duties assigned by Concern’s senior management
that are consistent with the nature and responsibilities of the position,
especially also in case of possible new projects
Emergency Response Concern is committed to responding to emergencies efficiently and effectively
in order to help affected people meet their basic needs, alleviate suffering and
maintain their dignity. To this end, when emergencies strike and Concern
Somalia/Somaliland decides to respond, all staff are required to actively
participate in the response, regardless of location, and contribute to the
efforts aimed at achieving the humanitarian objective of the organisation.
Person Specification: Qualification:
A University degree preferably in the field of socioeconomic development,
business management, rural development or agriculture.

       At least 3 year of employment experience related to sustainable livelihoods and microfinance, including practical experience in supporting saving groups, microenterprise development, community-based microfinance services, livelihood activities (income generation, market linkages) and institution building.

       Proven experience in implementing and monitoring livelihoods programmes.

Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
Fluency in both written and spoken English.
Good computer skills including Microsoft Office and Outlook.
Excellent interpersonal skills and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural and gender
Flexibility to work extensively within Concern’s operational area.
Disclaimer Clause This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by the line
manager from time to time.
Interested candidates, who think that they meet the above requirements,
How to Apply should submit their applications (cover letter, updated CV and contacts of 3
professional  referees)  by  email  to  with  the
subject line “Application for FIM Project Officer” by Monday 17th December

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies.


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