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Position: Project Officer

Department: Project Implementation Unit

Direct Hierarchy: Project Manager

Location: Kismayo

Duration: 6 Months

Starting date: 1stJanuary 2024

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their intervention approach, to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

Acted is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity while co-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. Acted endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance; and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to fill the Project Officer position in Kismayo Jubaland.

Position Profile:

The Peacebuilding Project Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the ACTED peacebuilding project in Jubbaland, which is currently ongoing in Kismayo, Dhobley, Dollow, and Garbaharey. Under the supervision of the Peacebuilding Manager, he/she will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and building relationships with local partners. He/she will support the implementation of peacebuilding initiatives – peacebuilding campaigns and provide capacity-building trainings to local partners and women-led CSOs. The Project Officer will manage relationships with key local stakeholders in the targeted communities and lead community engagement activities. He/she will work closely with local partner staff, as well as women led CSOs and community leaders, to develop and implement community public awareness campaigns and promote women’s empowerment and their involvement in peacebuilding processes. The Project Officer will be based in based Kismayo Jubaland.

Duties and Responsibilities:

FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

The Project Officer will undertake the following key responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with consortium members and partners, fostering effective communication and collaboration.
  2. Ensure timely and effective implementation of Peacebuilding activities in all target locations.
  3. Provide capacity building support and trainings to local partners under the consortium on all Peacebuilding tools and approaches.
  4. Manage relationships with key local stakeholders in the communities targeted by the project and lead community engagement activities.
  5. Closely work with the Local Partner staff as well as local women CSOs and community leaders to develop and implement 12 months community public awareness campaigns to promote knowledge sharing and women empowerment in peacebuilding processes.
  6. Assist Project Consortium assistant with coordination of partnership activities and communicate with partners on implementation progress across all target locations.
  7. Provide technical support and guidance to the partner organizations in the design and implementation of peacebuilding initiatives particularly during the peacebuilding campaigns.
  8. Monitor project activities, assess progress, and identify challenges or bottlenecks, proposing appropriate solutions.
  9. Prepare regular progress reports, including narrative and financial reports, in accordance with donor requirements and organizational guidelines.
  10. Support the development and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation frameworks, ensuring data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  11. Promote gender equality and social inclusion by ensuring meaningful participation of women and marginalized groups in project activities.
  12. Contribute to knowledge management and learning by documenting best practices and lessons learned from the project.

Job Requirement (Qualification and Experience)

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as peacebuilding, international development, or social sciences. A master’s degree will be an advantage.
  2. Proven experience (at least 3 years) in project coordination or management, preferably in peacebuilding or related fields.
  3. Strong understanding of peacebuilding concepts, conflict resolution, and gender mainstreaming.
  4. Familiarity with the local context and Experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities, civil society organizations and UN organizations.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  7. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is required. Additionally, fluency in the Somali language is essential.
  8. Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office applications and data management software.

Technical Skills

  1. Project Management: Ability to plan, implement, and monitor projects, including developing work plans, setting timelines, and tracking progress.
  2. Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution: Strong understanding of peacebuilding methodologies, conflict analysis, and conflict resolution techniques.
  3. Gender Mainstreaming: Knowledge and experience in integrating gender considerations and promoting gender equality in peacebuilding initiatives.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Proficiency in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders, including civil society organizations, community leaders, government representatives, and donors.

Application Procedure:

Qualified Somali Nationals with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work-related referees and contacts to [email protected] and received on or before 5.00 PM on 13th December with the subject line “PROJECT OFFICER-KISMAYO”

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Acted will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind. Further, acted has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

Acted is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programs from exploitation, abuse, and any kind of misconduct. Acted has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outline the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants, and other stakeholders and have zero tolerance towards misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Acted will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Acted is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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ACTED (French: Agence d'Aide à la Coopération Technique Et au Développement), formerly 'Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development', is a French humaniarian NGO set up in 1993. It is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organization committed to supporting vulnerable populations across the world. ACTED’s teams take action in 35 countries, responding to emergency situations, supporting rehabilitation projects and accompanying the dynamics of development. ACTED develops more than 450 projects a year towards 8 million people, with a €160 million budget. The organization employs more than 400 international staff and over 4300 national staff. It is the second largest French NGO. The headquarters are based in Paris, France.

Approach and commitment

ACTED teams are devoted to supporting vulnerable communities throughout the world and accompanying them in building a better future by providing a response adapted to specific needs. By ensuring the link between Emergency, Rehabilitation and Development, ACTED’s teams guarantee that interventions made in a situation of crisis are useful and sustainable, because only long term support – by remaining in the area post emergency and involving communities – can end the poverty cycle and accompany populations on the road to development.

ACTED’s teams on the field are implementing more than 450 projects in those fields: responding to emergencies and building disaster resilience, food security, health promotion, education and training, promoting inclusive and sustainable growth, economic development, microfinance, institutional support and regional dialogue, cultural promotion.

With its experience working closely with vulnerable communities at the heart of situations that they live in throughout the world, ACTED contributes to reaching the Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and is engaged in the definition of the sustainable development goals, advocating for an integrated approach, co-construction and global partnership.

In association with several French, European and International partners, ACTED is committed to promoting and developing innovative approaches and initiatives, humanitarian principles, new forms of solidarity and convergences between private and public actors and NGOs from the North and the South covering themes such as aid efficiency and transparency, evaluation, information and coordination of humanitarian emergencies, promotion of local governance and civil society strengthening, sustainable access to income and microfinance, prevention and reduction of catastrophes, the link between development aid, sustainable development and social business, food security, etc.

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0 USD Kismayo CF 3201 Abc road Consultancy , 40 hours per week Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED)

Position: Project Officer

Department: Project Implementation Unit

Direct Hierarchy: Project Manager

Location: Kismayo

Duration: 6 Months

Starting date: 1stJanuary 2024

Background on ACTED

ACTED is a French humanitarian NGO, founded in 1993, which supports vulnerable populations, affected by humanitarian crises worldwide. ACTED provides continued support to vulnerable communities by ensuring the sustainability of post-crisis interventions and engaging long-term challenges facing our target populations, to break the poverty cycle, foster development and reduce vulnerability to disasters. Their intervention approach, to cover the multiple aspects of humanitarian and development crises through a multidisciplinary approach which is both global and local, and adapted to each context.

Acted is committed to immediate humanitarian relief to support those in urgent need and protect people’s dignity while co-creating longer-term opportunities for sustainable growth and fulfilling people’s potential. Acted endeavors to respond to humanitarian crises and build resilience; promote inclusive and sustainable growth; co-construct effective governance; and support the building of civil society worldwide by investing in people and their potential.

ACTED is looking for professionally confident, self-motivated, experienced, and committed team player to fill the Project Officer position in Kismayo Jubaland.

Position Profile:

The Peacebuilding Project Officer will be responsible for the design, implementation, and monitoring of the ACTED peacebuilding project in Jubbaland, which is currently ongoing in Kismayo, Dhobley, Dollow, and Garbaharey. Under the supervision of the Peacebuilding Manager, he/she will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and building relationships with local partners. He/she will support the implementation of peacebuilding initiatives - peacebuilding campaigns and provide capacity-building trainings to local partners and women-led CSOs. The Project Officer will manage relationships with key local stakeholders in the targeted communities and lead community engagement activities. He/she will work closely with local partner staff, as well as women led CSOs and community leaders, to develop and implement community public awareness campaigns and promote women's empowerment and their involvement in peacebuilding processes. The Project Officer will be based in based Kismayo Jubaland.

Duties and Responsibilities:

FUNCTIONS

Responsibilities:

The Project Officer will undertake the following key responsibilities:

  1. Develop and maintain strong working relationships with consortium members and partners, fostering effective communication and collaboration.
  2. Ensure timely and effective implementation of Peacebuilding activities in all target locations.
  3. Provide capacity building support and trainings to local partners under the consortium on all Peacebuilding tools and approaches.
  4. Manage relationships with key local stakeholders in the communities targeted by the project and lead community engagement activities.
  5. Closely work with the Local Partner staff as well as local women CSOs and community leaders to develop and implement 12 months community public awareness campaigns to promote knowledge sharing and women empowerment in peacebuilding processes.
  6. Assist Project Consortium assistant with coordination of partnership activities and communicate with partners on implementation progress across all target locations.
  7. Provide technical support and guidance to the partner organizations in the design and implementation of peacebuilding initiatives particularly during the peacebuilding campaigns.
  8. Monitor project activities, assess progress, and identify challenges or bottlenecks, proposing appropriate solutions.
  9. Prepare regular progress reports, including narrative and financial reports, in accordance with donor requirements and organizational guidelines.
  10. Support the development and implementation of project monitoring and evaluation frameworks, ensuring data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  11. Promote gender equality and social inclusion by ensuring meaningful participation of women and marginalized groups in project activities.
  12. Contribute to knowledge management and learning by documenting best practices and lessons learned from the project.

Job Requirement (Qualification and Experience)

  1. Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as peacebuilding, international development, or social sciences. A master's degree will be an advantage.
  2. Proven experience (at least 3 years) in project coordination or management, preferably in peacebuilding or related fields.
  3. Strong understanding of peacebuilding concepts, conflict resolution, and gender mainstreaming.
  4. Familiarity with the local context and Experience in working with national partners, local/government authorities, civil society organizations and UN organizations.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  6. Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  7. Proficiency in both written and spoken English is required. Additionally, fluency in the Somali language is essential.
  8. Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Office applications and data management software.

Technical Skills

  1. Project Management: Ability to plan, implement, and monitor projects, including developing work plans, setting timelines, and tracking progress.
  2. Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution: Strong understanding of peacebuilding methodologies, conflict analysis, and conflict resolution techniques.
  3. Gender Mainstreaming: Knowledge and experience in integrating gender considerations and promoting gender equality in peacebuilding initiatives.
  4. Monitoring and Evaluation: Proficiency in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to engage with diverse stakeholders, including civil society organizations, community leaders, government representatives, and donors.

Application Procedure:

Qualified Somali Nationals with the required skills are invited to submit their applications accompanied by detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter as a single document i.e. with the cover letter being on the first page and the CV starting on the second page, detailing three work-related referees and contacts to [email protected] and received on or before 5.00 PM on 13th December with the subject line “PROJECT OFFICER-KISMAYO”

Please do not attach any other documents while sending your applications, if required they will be requested at a later stage.

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Acted will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind. Further, acted has not retained any agent in connection with recruitments.

Acted is committed to protecting beneficiaries within our programs from exploitation, abuse, and any kind of misconduct. Acted has specific policies, including PSEA and Child Protection, which outline the expected behavior and the responsibility of all staff, beneficiaries, consultants, and other stakeholders and have zero tolerance towards misconduct. Any candidate offered a job with Acted will be expected to sign ACTED’s organizational Policies and Code of Conduct as an annex to their contract of employment and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these documents.

Acted is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

2023-12-14

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