Livelihood Senior Project Officer

at Concern Worldwide
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted November 30, 2022
Category Management
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB

Description

Job Purpose:

To provide technical support, and guidance for the implementation and management of Livelihoods or Food, Income and Market related interventions which intended to bring positive changes in the lives of target population.

Main duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate on the identification of new Livelihoods- or Food, Income and Market (FIM) programme interventions in accordance with Concern Ethiopia  strategic plan and Project Cycle Management guidelines.
  • Tailor program with mainstreaming issues identified by the organization in FIM projects during programme design.
  • Responsible to documentation and coordination of FIM programme design.
  • To assist beneficiaries and CBOs to build their capacity to play leading role in their development issues.
  •  To Assist Concern’s REGRADE programme beneficiaries in Central Gondar to participate actively in all project cycles and to improve their level of poverty accordingly.
  •   Implement  FIM and early warning activities as per the plan within the agreed time table.
  •  Responsible to play lead role to establish/strengthen RSACCO and VSLA in all project woredas, organize and facilitate training/ workshops for relevant target groups including beneficiaries committees and other community members.
  • Facilitate and encourage sustainable agriculture extension and farmer’s asset building to enhance the returns on asset in collaboration with the community, government and other responsible bodies.
  • Based on the livelihood security framework, participate on rural livelihood situation analysis and programme designing activities.
  • Design appropriate implementation modalities and program approach to strengthen sustainability factors;
  •  Provide training and technical support to programme staff, for Caseworkers and supervisors; and beneficiaries and CBO leaders.
  •  Undertake assessment surveys (early warning, intervention impact, baseline data, case studies, etc.) in collaboration with the responsible stakeholders.
  • Introduce   innovative ideas/approaches into the agriculture and other related rural livelihoods strategies and activities.
  •  Conduct and facilitate training on rural livelihoods intensification and diversification techniques and methodologies for field staff and project stakeholders.
  • Build, in collaboration with concerned units,  the capacity of key stakeholders so as to implement the pregame/project effectively and efficiently.
  •  Promote and ensure community participation & initiatives through all possible methods (esp. the marginalized group) in all aspects of programme activities.
  •  Ensure the marginalized and disadvantage target groups to be the main actors in all Programme cycle management.
  •  Develop and maintain strong relationships with program woredas Livelihood/REGRADE programme stakeholders on a continuous basis.
  •  Coordinate and arrange experience-sharing visits for beneficiaries, community development workers and different levels of local government staff, according to agreed plans.
  • Ensure and encourage the involvement of women in all areas of the development process and decision making activities.
  •  Prepare working guidelines and provide technical & methodological support to community Caseworkers and Project supervisors.
  • Identify cross learning opportunities for community leaders within and outside of the program area.
  • Collect and record relevant data and information about the progress and Impact of the programme and share within and outside the programme area.
  •  Perform any other task as assigned by the line manager

Reporting

  • Prepare periodic quality progress reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually and donor reports).
  •  Document all the progress of  activities (at activity and output level) and maintain project data, record and documents.
  • Conduct case studies and document and report the findings.

 Financial Management

  • Responsible to control the budget allocated to the sector and ensure that activities are implemented according to quality required and agreed plans.
  • Ensure that  annual/program budget are responsive to cost and value for money.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper, efficient and timely utilization of allocated program/project budget, including purchasing of materials.
  • Prepares detailed FIM programme budgets with monthly cash flow.

 HR

  • Provide technical support or coach field staff to build  their capacity to perform their assigned roles and responsibilities.
  • Prepare and conduct inhouse trainings for employees of Concern and key stakeholders that involve in the project design, implementation, M & E.

 Networking

  • Create appropriate links, working procedures and information sharing with other programme staff and external stakeholders.
  • Integrate the program with other programme staff and concerned stakeholders.

Monitoring & Evaluation (M & E)

  • Develop participatory program/project monitoring plan and internalize with the action plan and implement the plan accordingly.
  • Participate in undertaking assessment surveys (Intervention impact, baseline data, case studies, etc.) in collaboration with the responsible stakeholders.
  •  Evaluate the project implementation and impact in collaboration with MEAL unit and all responsible stakeholders.
  • Facilitate conducting and documenting the annual learning reviews
  • Prepare periodic quality progress reports (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually, annually and donor reports).Document all the progress of  activities (at activity and output level) and maintain project data, record and documents.
  • In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS).
  • Actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).
  •  work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed.
  •  Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities.

Accountability

In line with Concern’s commitments under the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS):

  • actively promote meaningful community participation and consultation at all stages of the project cycle (planning, implementation, M&E).
  • work with relevant colleagues  to ensure that the Complaints and Response Mechanism (CRM) is functional and accessible, that feedback and complaints are welcomed and addressed.
  • Work with relevant colleagues to ensure that information about CRM, safeguarding and expected staff behaviour is disseminated among programme participants and communities

Safeguarding

  • Able to seek appropriate advice and report concerns, and feel confident that they have been understood.
  • Understands local safeguarding structures and arrangements.
  • Practices in a manner that seeks to reduce the risk of abuse, harm or neglect.
  • Identifies and refers to appropriate services any other associated persons including carers, family members and children at risk.
  • Able to document safeguarding concerns, and maintain appropriate record-keeping, recording the wishes and views of the adult or child at risk, differentiating between fact and opinion

Gender

  •  Ensure that all HR policies and procedures relating to Concern Ethiopia’s gender equality strategy are implemented.
  •  Ensure that all gender sensitive policies and procedures are fully adhered to during recruitment processes.
  • Contribute to promoting a gender sensitive working environment within Concern Ethiopia.

Job Requirements

Personal specification

  • Bachler Degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Economics,  Cooperatives Development, DRR& Early warning, livelihood, rural Development &related fields with 5 years’ experience.

Competency

  • An awareness and ability to locate local policies and procedures and how to access support to respond to safeguarding concerns
  • Ability to work with teams at distance and good team player
  • Capacity Building skills
  • Ability to plan own work, set priorities, complete work under pressure or when faced with competing demands and report
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Computer proficiency

What we Offer

  • A competitive salary and benefit package
  • Excellent medical benefits (100% cover including dependents)
  • 20 days annual leave
  • 26 weeks maternity leave, 18weeks(unpaid) parental
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