FSL Project Officer (2)

The Job

FSL Project Officer (2x)– Hajjah Office

ROLE PURPOSE:

The Food Security & Livelihoods (FSL) Project Officer will implement activities in an effort to address food insecurity and poor nutrition levels in the governorate. S/he will oversee program activities in the targeted areas, register families according to vulnerability criteria, will oversee the execution of electronic food distribution activities,  S/he will monitor food distributions as well as support with reconciliation processing, as necessary.  In addition, the Project Officer will represent SCI during community meetings and will ensure that strong M&E systems are in place and results are integrated throughout the project.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Community Mobilization

  • Sensitize local authorities and communities to the project’s objectives, activities, and selection criteria.
  • Review and develop beneficiary selection criteria with government, local authorities, and community members to identify project beneficiaries according to SCI’s and food insecure 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.
  • Take into account the structures of local government and communities and ensure all project activities have considered the needs of children, women, vulnerable groups, and the environment.
  • Be in regular contact with communities, to link them to SCI and ensure transparency and information sharing.
  • Lead in conflict resolution of disputes between communities and members related to SCI project activities.

Activity Implementation

  • To ensure that the planned food distributions are conducted timely and beneficiaries receive their food without hindrances. Support beneficiaries to receive their food according to agreed timelines and processes. 
  • Ensure local authorities and communities have been sensitized to the project’s objectives, activities, and selection criteria and that these processes have been adhered to during project selection. 
  • Develop project implementation plan with communities, supervise, guide and advise them in the selection of beneficiaries and community projects based on set criteria that are agreed by all stakeholders.
  • Carryout initial site assessments and feasibility feedback on project options to assist in prioritization processes.
  • Verify that project activities are developed in consultation with communities and ensure all project activities have considered the needs of children, women, vulnerable groups, and the environment.

Coordination

  • Coordinate with other project officers to ensure that activities are carried out in line with community needs.
  • Coordinate with the relevant government ministries to ensure compliance and good relations. 
  • Support the integration and communication with other sectors: WASH, IYCF, Health & Nutrition activities.
  • Participate in Field Office meetings with management and other departments, as required.

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 Manager.

Reporting

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

SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)

Accountability:

  • Holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
  • Creates a managerial environment to lead, enable and maintain our culture of child safeguarding

Ambition:

  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a country wide/global scale

Collaboration:

  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity and different people’s perspectives, able to work cross-culturally.

Creativity:

  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Cuts away bureaucracy and encourages an entrepreneurial approach

Integrity:

  • honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence
  • displays consistent excellent judgement

Requirements:

  • University degree in 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 Food Security and Livelihoods activities (ex. food/commodity vouchers, food/NFI/cash distributions, vocational skills training, agricultural/livestock projects, etc.).
  • 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.  
  • Knowledge of the areas of intervention (Taiz or Lahj) and ability to relate with stakeholders.  
How to Apply

All CVs to be sent through our account Hajja.jobs@savethechildren.org

This position is open to Yemeni nationals only

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 guardian Policy and Reference Checking Process.

  • Employer: Save The Children
  • Category: Programs
  • Location: Hajjah
  • Posted on: 14 April 2019
  • Deadline: 27 April 2019

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