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Posted: 18 September 2019
Location: Baidoa, Somalia
Posted: 18 September 2019
Location: Baidoa, Somalia
Posted: 18 September 2019
Location: Baidoa, Somalia
Posted: 18 September 2019
Location: Baidoa, Somalia
Posted: 18 September 2019
Location: Baidoa, Somalia
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Project Officer – Livelihoods

Posted: 18 September 2019
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24 September 2019 Project Management Baidoa, Somalia Full Time Concern Worldwide
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Vacancy Announcement

Project Officer – Urban Livelihoods

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 Somali nationals for the following position:

Job Title: Project Officer – Livelihoods
Reports to: Field Coordinator, Durable Solutions (DS)
Direct reports: N/A
Job Location: Baidoa-Somalia
Job Purpose: Responsible  for  supporting  successful  implementation  of
  Concern urban livelihood activities in Baidoa. The incumbent is
  to ensure that the specified program goals and objectives are
  accomplished  in  accordance  with  established  priorities,
  strategies, timelines and budgets, and that all reports and
  information required are produced on time, to a high standard.
  The incumbent will be responsible to lead on key livelihoods
  activities, especially the selection, training, mentoring, and
  monitoring of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and other Income
  Generating Activities (i.e Cash for work), established under the
  Early Solutions component of the DFDI-funded Danwadaag
  Durable Solutions programme.
   
Main duties & Program implementation and coordination
Responsibilities: Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans for
  the assigned components and keep the Field coordinator
  updated  of  any  changes  updates,  progress  and
  challenges.
  Ensure that program activities  are commenced in a
  timely manner and implemented to a high standard, in
  compliance with Concern standards, policies and donor
  guidelines.
  Work in close collaboration with program field staffs to
  implement early solutions project activities as outlined in
  the proposal.
  Provide technical guidance/leadership to ensure that Self
  Help  Groups  (SHGs)  and  any  associated  income
  generation  interventions  like  cash  for  work  are
  implemented   effectively,   professionally,   and   in
  accordance with the culture and practices of the local
  populations
  Develop or further SHG cluster and federation access to
  funding opportunities both internally and from external
   

sources, including linkages with existing financial institutions.

Explore and identify options to improve the quality/growth of individual SHGs to further progress into cluster level associations (CLAs).

Lead the preparation and timely submission of quality monthly, quarterly, and final reports (narrative and financial) for early solutions key livelihood related deliverables (on SHGs and cash for work) in Baidoa.

Seek out opportunities for integration with other sectors within Concern for better complementarity thus desirable impacts.

Organize     meetings     with    the    community committees/elders and local authorities of the target areas  in  selecting/identifying  the  program  target beneficiaries,  also  lead  the  gatherings  by  using

facilitation and participatory process, and then prepare minutes/actions from the meetings and follow-ups.

Collaborate with the M&E officer to ensure appropriate monitoring the performance of Self Help Groups and other IGA initiatives in a timely manner

Document lessons learned human success stories/case studies, suggest and support initiatives to improve quality of the project.

Carry out or participate in rigorous monitoring of field activities against the project activity plan and provide written briefs on all field visits carried out.

Ensure that all crosscutting issues are well understood

by the partners and mainstreamed into program activities; equality (especially gender, conflict sensitivity, DRR, environment, etc.

Ensure active community participation in project activities and continuous flow (two-way) of information between the Concern and target communities/beneficiaries.

Actively seek and give feedback on program quality issues and any complaints from beneficiaries to the field coordinator after field visits.

Support roll out of Concern’s Complaints Response Mechanism

Participate in emergency interventions as requested by management.

Carry out any other duties reasonably assigned by line manager.

Person   Bachelor degree in social science, development studies
specification:     or related discipline relevant to the job description.
    Minimum experience of 2 years in similar positions in
      urban/off-farm  livelihoods  or  humanitarian  response
      project implementation.    
      Good  knowledge  of  and  skills  in  using  participatory
      methodology and approaches.    
  Demonstrable understanding of M& processes.    
  Excellent written and spoken English, fluent in Somali.
      Excellent analytical skills.    
    Strong  interpersonal  skills,  and  enthusiasm about
      improving the lives of the most poor and vulnerable
      people,  especially  newly  arrived  IDPs  and  host
      communities in Baidoa.    
  An understanding of issues related to integration of IDPs
      and host communities    
  Strong computer skills at least on Word, Excel, Outlook,
      PowerPoint and internet    
Disclaimer This job description is not exhaustive and may be revised by
Clause the line manager as necessary.    
How to Apply Interested candidates, who  meet  the  above  requirements,
  should submit their applications (cover letter and updated CV
  as one document) by email to som.vacancies@concern.net with
       
  the  subject  line  “Application  for  “Field Project Officer-
  Livelihood (Baidoa)” by Tuesday 24rd September 2019.
  ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the written
  test and interview. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Code of Conduct Concern has  a  Programme  Participant  Protection  Policy  and  Concern Code  of
             

Conduct, which has been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants, especially beneficiaries, from abuse and exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, partner organizations, and anyone engaged by Concern or visiting our programmes, and the standards of behavior expected of them. In this context, all Concern staff have a responsibility to the organization to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct of their work in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission.

Any candidate offered a job with Concern will be expected to sign the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Programme Participant Protection Policy and the Concern Code of Conduct candidates demonstrate they have understood its content and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of this document.

Any breach of the Programme Participant Protection Policy and Concern Code of Conduct by employees of Concern during the course of their employment will result in disciplinary action up to, and including, dismissal