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Project Officer: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) – Doolow, Somalia

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Job Description

Position Title: Project Officer: Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Location: Doolow, Somalia

Category: Food Security & Livelihood

Fixed term: Full-time

Experience: 1-2 Years

Deadline: 26th July 2021

International Role – No – Only National applicants will be considered.

The Role:

The Project Officer will support the project management team and guide/supervise partners, ensuring high-quality, accountable, community-focused project design and implementation. With guidance and mentoring from the Project Manager & Technical Specialist, the position-holder will lead in DRR related activity planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. S/he will drive project implementation, ensuring project activities take place on-time, on-target and within budget. S/he will provide support the development of community driven and integrated programming through participation in assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation and joint-planning of projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate timely, accountable project activity planning and implementation.
  • Contribute to effective and timely implementation of community led-DRR interventions and initiatives with communities and the consortium.
  • Undertake DRR capacity building and mentoring of communities and partners.
  • Responsible for formation/strengthening of gender balanced DRR committees.
  • Facilitate development, prioritization, timely review and implementation of community DRR action plans.
  • Ensure quality, timely reporting, assessment and baselines.
  • Foster external engagement to promote awareness of the program and facilitate coordination.
  • Promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship.
  • Engage essential Ministry staff, World Vision staff from other departments and staff from other organizations when engaging communities on DRR.
  • Produce quality periodic reports as required.
  • Take lead to plan and organize annual celebrations on International DRR days.
  • Consistent observation, recording and trendy analysis on early warning information for sharing with management.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Disaster Management/ Rural Development/ Economics/ Disaster Management/ Community Development, Natural Resource Management/ Health Sciences/ Agricultural Sciences or related field.
  • Three years of DRR experience or rural development/ community development.
  • Knowledge, understanding and experience in community capacity building on Key DRR components, including mitigation, preparation, response and recovery.
  • Knowledge and understanding the role of natural resources management in community DRR is essential.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in both spoken and written English.
  • Technical skills in the realms of community engagement and project-cycle management.
  • Experience in Community Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (COVACA) is an added advantage.
  • Proven experience in project designing and implementation.
  • Good knowledge of SPHERE standards.
  • Computer literacy in MS word, MS excel and Power point.
  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ultra-poor graduation (UPG) models and experience in community/beneficiary coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience in supervising a team of assistants and community mentors.

Working Environment:

The position will be based in Baidoa Somalia

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institutions.

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