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Project Officer for ED/EI community based interventions

Job Description and Requirements

Project Officer for ED/EI community based interventions

 

 

 

 

Location: Potentially Irbid, Amman and Zarqa for 75% of the time / Amman for the remaining time

 

 

   

 

 

Handicap International Federation runs programmes under its operating name, Humanity & Inclusion is an independent and impartial international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. Working alongside persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, our action and testimony are focused on responding to their essential needs, improving their living conditions and promoting respect for their dignity and their fundamental rights.

 

THE JOB

Under the line management of  the Early Detection and Early Intervention (ED/EI) Project Manager, in strict coordination with the Technical Officer, the Project Officer is responsible for implementing community based project activities and to mobilize partners and other project stakeholders along implementation

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibility 1: Contribute to the project planning and implementation

 

Aim: Ensure the activities are implemented on time and within the defined budget

 

Activities:

  • Participate to the planning of project activities according to the budget dedicated, the agreed work-plans and in respect of internal standard procedures;
  • Produce monthly work plan based on project planning and report achievements during regular team meeting
  • Organise weekly team meeting for the area and ensure each team member has a clear detailed working plan,
  • Collect information from the team to document set indicators and contribute to data analysis
  • Liaise with logicstics and finance department as per the procedures in place to undertake purchase and expenditures as required for activities implementation (Procurement and administrative works; Management of petty cash; Management of project accounts and payment of bills)
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of project quarterly reviews, mid-term  and final evaluations 
  • Collect data for documenting indicators for the activities under his/her responsibility and prepare data analysis

 

Responsibility 2: Contribute to the development of methodologies and tools for the project activities she/he is in charge of and to their monitoring

 

Aim: Support the setup, implementation and update and that operational framework is in place, correctly implemented and regularly updated by HI and project partners  / stakeholders, in collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability Learning department

 

Activities:

  • Contribute to the identification of the operational tools needed for implementing the project activities and to their development
  • Develop in collaboration with the Technical Officers (TO) training packages including training needs assessment, training plan, training materials
  • Train and coach project partners/stakeholders for using the developed operational tools and for implementing activities in respect of the approved framework
  • Propose adjustments to the tools based on lessons learnt from field implementation and partners’/stakeholders’ feedback
  • Contribute to the development of data collection tools for documenting indicators Participate to lesson learning analysis, identification of good practices and success stories and case studies development

 

Responsibility 3: Facilitate the networking, coordination and collaboration between different project stakeholders 

 

Aim: Contribute to create an open collaboration between the project’s various stakeholders in line with the strategic direction of the overall project

 

Activities:

  • Mobilize local stakeholders for facilitating project implementation and inform them regularly about the progress made and the challenges faced
  • Support the setup and capacity building of Community Based Rehabilitation teams (CBR) and CBR committees and contribute to promote strong linkages between community actors, CBR team members, health staff, and early detection and intervention services.
  • In collaboration with the TO, organize information session on early detection and intervention for Primary Health Center staff and coach them to improve referrals
  • Organize awareness and information session for local stakeholders about ED/EI and referrals mechanisms set up within the scope of the project,
  • Support the consolidation of referral system, including community follow up after service delivery and back referral system.
  • Work closely with other members of the Jordan mission to ensure synergies and coordination

 

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE

Will have

 

  • Degree in development project management or social sciences or other relevant discipline.
  • An undergraduate certificate in combination with qualifying relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the university degree

       

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience working with vulnerable groups with IOs or NGOs

 

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in community based approach /  community mobilization

 

  • At least 2 years’ experience in managing staff

 

  • Understanding of project cycle  management, including

 

  • management of petty cash, procurements,  project accounts

 

  • Ability to prepare and deliver training

 

  • Ability to develop information and awareness materials

 

  • Ability to work with partners, civil society organizations, public and private services providers and  public authorities

 

  • Ability to monitor progress against deadlines

 

  • Analytical skills

 

  • Ability to translate verbally from English to Arab and vice versa during meetings

 

  • Be computer literate (at least word, excel)

 

 

“HI is an equal opportunities employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to Disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, geographical location, ethnic origin, religion and political opinion.

Persons with disability are highly encouraged to apply. HI provides reasonable accommodations as needed to persons with disabilities”

 

How to apply:

 

If you are interested in this position please send your Cover letter and CV as one attachment in English. Only the applications sent in the required format will be considered and only shortlisted candiates will be contacted. Completed applications should reach us on or before the the 12th of December 2018.