Ended FSL Project Officer

The Job

Save the Children in Yemen is looking for eligible candidates for the positions of:

FSL Project Officer – Based in Lahj
 

ROLE PURPOSE:

Save the Children International (SCI) Yemen Country Programme has an annual budget of around USD 70 million and growing, working mainly on the humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict and its impact including more recently on the cholera outbreak. The SCI Yemen has over 700 staff and 1500 volunteers and works in nine governorates in the north and south of the country through seven field offices and two sub-offices in addition to the main office in Sana’a.

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) project officer will implement activities in an effort to address food insecurity and poor nutrition levels at community level. s/he will oversee the implementation of CFW projects and UCTs in the targeted communities. S/he will ensure timely implementation, Cash transfer interventions, monitor work progress, and complete the hand over process. The Project officer will represent SCI during community meetings and ensure high quality projects are delivered. S/he will identify gaps for training and skills transfer to enhance the future employability of CFW participants. this position will reports to FSL program coordinator.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Community Mobilization

  • Support in Sensitize local authorities and communities to the project’s objectives, activities, and selection criteria.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures for registration of Cash.
  • Review and develop beneficiary selection criteria with government, local authorities, and community members to identify project beneficiaries according to SCI’s economic, vulnerability , target criteria and FSAC recommendation   .
  • Ensure beneficiary selection criteria are understood by local authorities and community members and that project beneficiaries have been identified according to SCI’s economic, vulnerability and target criteria.
  • Organize and run community meetings and workshops in a participatory and inclusive manner, to ensure that project activities are developed in consultation with communities. Conduct trainings as necessary.
  • Be in regular contact with communities, to link them to SCI and ensure transparency and information sharing.
  • Insure that the beneficiaries targeting process finalized within the plan and work closely with the MEAL Officer through data quality checks and data-analysis.

Cash for work

  • Liaise with District level authorities regarding all stages of the project implementation and evaluation.
  • Lead Program in the design of selected community assets programs and produce the work designs and scope of work.
  • Work with the community to identify CFW projects to needs and community priorities. Preparing Micro projects proposals details and planning of implementation activities.
  • Assist Community Mobilizer in developing beneficiary and distribution lists, collecting attendance lists, following up work progress, cash/voucher/asset transfer, and managing CFW monitors.
  • Supporting in community mobilization community committee election.
  • Allocation of the beneficiaries on CFW work sites, arrange for beneficiaries awareness.
  • Aassessing CFW sites, preparing BoQs and designs, and following procurement and CFW tools distribution.
  • Monitoring cash site work progress and collect list for cash transfer.
  • Coordinate with beneficiaries and cash service providers for cash distribution and insure timely reconciliation,

Cash transfer Implementation:

  • To ensure that the planned Unconditional Cash Transfers or CFW are conducted in timely and beneficiaries receive their cash without hindrances. Support beneficiaries to receive their payments according to agreed timelines and processes. 
  • Develop project implementation plan and update it with other sectors and share with communities, supervise, guide and advise community committees in the selection of beneficiaries and community projects based on set criteria that are agreed by all stakeholders.
  • Support in carryout initial assessments and feasibility feedback and related MEAL activities.
  • Make sure benficiaieris are registered as per agreed benficiaieris criteria selection.
  • Support and verification of benfciairieis list and response to CRM feedback.
  • Coordinate with beneficiaries and cash service providers for cash distribution and Insure timely cash distribution and reconciliation.

Coordination:

  • Support the FSL program coordinator in coordinate with other sectors to ensure that activities are carried out in line with community needs.
  • Support the FSL program coordinator in coordinate with the relevant government ministries to ensure compliance and good relations. 
  • To Support the integration and communication with other sectors.

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Work with the FSL Database Assistant to ensure a project progress database is complete and regularly updated.
  • Assist the M&E team in creating appropriate monitoring tools for project impact, quality, Post Distribution Monitoring, and measurement of IPTT indicator tracking. Focus on quality control checks for each project type.
  • Conduct regular feedback sessions with the M&E Officer and Accountability Assistants to ensure that all findings are addressed and adjustments made to the project throughout implementation.
  • Carry out regular implementation monitoring and submit relevant reports to the Programme Coordinator.

Reporting

Compile and write weekly and monthly progress reports (narrative and data) in English.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University degree in Engineering, social science, economics, agriculture, geography or other discipline relevant to Food security and livelihoods.
  • Two years of experience working with International NGOs.
  • One year experience working in emergency food Security and Livelihoods activities 
  • Strong ability to verbally communicate complex ideas to rural populations (in Arabic).
  • Ability to diplomatically and sensitively resolve conflicts within and between communities/stakeholders. 
  • Knowledge of the areas of intervention (Lahj) and ability to relate with stakeholders.
  • Experience using participatory approaches in community engagement (mapping, prioritizing, evaluating, etc).
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively to the field, under sometimes difficult and insecure circumstances.
  • Ability to organize time, manage multiple tasks, and analyse information from many sources.
  • Attention to detail and compliance with selection criteria and financial processes.
  • Experience supervising others and managing their performance.
  • Experience writing and compiling narrative and analytical reports in English.
  • Communication skills to operate with a multinational and multilingual team
  • Computer skills to create and input into Word and Excel documents.
  • Fluency in English (speaking, writing, reading, and typing) is essential. 
How to Apply

We are looking for both men and women from Yemen with enthusiasm and commitment to improve the protection and promotion of the rights of all children in Yemen.

All applicants will be subject to Save the Children’s Child safe guarding Policy and Reference Checking Process.

Interested candidates should send their applications through this link.

The deadline for receiving applications is 16/03/2019

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Lahij
  • Posted on: 4 March 2019
  • Deadline: 16 March 2019

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