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8 Oct 2022

Project officer (Zambia Nationals) at Action Against Hunger

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Job Description


Description

Action Against Hunger-USA is part of the Action Against Hunger International network, which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, and food security. Action Against Hunger-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 8 countries: Kenya, South Sudan, Haiti, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Somalia. Action Against Hunger-USA has over $70 million in programs, and approximately 1700 staff based in in the various country offices and the three Head Quarter Locations of New York City, Washington D.C, Nairobi. Additional growth is anticipated.

Summary of position

The Project Officer will oversee the implementation of the project activities under the strategic guidance of the program coordinator. The officer ensures the day-to-day running of the project related matters, including community engagement, capacity development, financial and budget delivery management, information sharing and monitoring. He/she will ensure activities are approved, implemented, monitored and reported and contribute to the assurance of project success. He/she will work collaboratively with all team members but most closely with program coordinator. The officer will be required to work in a changing and dynamic environment with multiple priorities and pressing demands.

KEY ACTIVITIES IN YOUR ROLE WILL INCLUDE

  • Develop project activity plans, updated on monthly basis in collaboration with stakeholders and oversee implementation to high standards by scope and timelines.
  • In collaboration with Climate Smart leaders, identify and promote local innovations through adaptive research among stakeholders (farmers) in response to climate change in their communities
  • Ensure for successful planning, coordination and implementation of integrated and multi-sectoral activities targeting households including market assessments and other interventions.
  • Ensure that the “Seeds of Hope and other project activities in the assigned area of operation are implemented in accordance with Action Against Hunger standard rules, regulations and operational procedures, agreed strategies, implementation plans and requirements.
  • Organize and support running of all SoH project activities in the target camps, with groups and associations.
  • Provide inputs to the design & utilization of project information gathering tools & project activity manuals throughout project implementations as well as participate in Food Security and Livelihoods related data collection including rapid needs assessment and joint assessments.
  • Contribute to the development of viable community mobilisation strategies for targeting, registration, and follow-up of Seeds of Hope beneficiaries.
  • Plan and execute Food Security and Livelihoods related capacity building for targeted communities.
  • Ensure that targeting of beneficiaries is done in a transparent and gender sensitive and conflict sensitive way.
  • Ensure conduct robust community and beneficiary mobilization and registration as per the procedural standards while engaging effectively with community structures including village committees to maintain good working relations.
  • Prepare and compile activity project reports on weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and yearly and share with the team and supervisor.
  • Take lead in documentation and sharing of impact/success stories and best practices to promote learning.
  • Ensure the validation and use of project tools both Action Against Hunger and other donor requisites.
  • Organize and link project documentations into the Action Against Hunger’s No Hunger Forum (NHF) for record and follow up.

Our Core values.

In this position, you are expected to demonstrate Action Against Hunger-USA’s five core values

Respect– we work with compassion and dedication, treating everyone the same way we expect them to treat us.

Integrity-: we believe that being honest and fair is integral to every aspect of our work. conducting our work with a spirit of sincerity, truthfulness and transparency is imperative.

Creativity-we encourage new ideas, embrace innovative solutions, and create opportunities for meaningful and exciting ways to do our jobs and provide solutions to address the needs of the populations we serve.

Excellence– we strive to provide services that meet and even exceed the expectations of our stakeholders (populations in need, staff, communities and donors).

Empowerment– we are committed to fostering an environment in which our staff, partners and communities where we work have the space to grow, develop and feel confident about participating.

Gender Equality Commitments and Zero Tolerance of Abuse

  • Respect beneficiaries’ women, men, children (boys and girls) regardless of gender, sex orientation, disability, religion, race, color, ancestry, national origin, age, or marital status.
  • Help to prevent any type of abuse including workplace harassment and sexual abuse and exploitation.
  • Promote a safe, secure, and respectful environment for all stakeholders, particularly for children, beneficiaries, and members of staff.
  • Provide a work environment where women and men must be evaluated and promoted based on their skills and performance.
  • Foster an environment that reinforces values of women and men, and equal access to information.
  • Value and respect all cultures

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, agricultural economics, veterinary, agronomy and development studies.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in direct implementation of integrated projects (preferably climate change adaptation, agricultural resilience , value chain analysis, agri-business training)
  • Extensive experience in community participation and consultative-implementation methods.
  • Flexibility to adjust to new implementation practices and new strategic guidance.
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in NGO context.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and be self-driven
  • Good facilitation, analytical, planning and report writing skills
  • Experience in community engagement and mobilization exercises
  • Good supervisory and organizational skills, good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills combined with a proactive, energetic approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge in one of the technical sector (Food Security & livelihoods, Water Security and Nutrition).
  • Excellent management, communication (oral presentation and written) and organizational skills; flexibility and ability to multi-task.
  • Experience and knowledge of working with INGOs and previous experience in Western Province desirable
  • Willing to extensively travel throughout all project areas
  • Proficient in MS Excel, MS Word and Outlook
  • Professional proficiency in spoken and written English is required.

Benefits

Benefits

Action Against Hunger-USA provides all staff with an attractive salary & benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Action Against Hunger-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Application Process.

Interested? Then apply for this position by clicking on the apply button. All applicants must upload a cover letter and an updated resume and both must be in the same language as this vacancy note. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Closing Date : 14th October, 2022.





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