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Position: Project Officer (1)

Location: Meheba refugee settlement and Solwezi, North-Western Province, ZambiaResponsible to: Project Manager

Start date: ImmediatelyApplications deadline: on-going

1. Overview

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Position: Project Officer (1)

Location: Meheba refugee settlement and Solwezi, North-Western Province, ZambiaResponsible to: Project Manager

Start date: ImmediatelyApplications deadline: on-going

1. Overview

1.1. Background

People in Need (PIN) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization with the headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, providing humanitarian assistance and development aid all over the world. For more information, please see www.peopleinneed.cz

Our mission is to support and improve the livelihood of vulnerable people. We strive for open, informed, engaged and responsible society that would be able to address problems at home as well as in the world. We want to actively participate in shaping a society where cultural, ethnic, racial and other differences are a source of enrichment rather than conflict.

PIN opened its head office in Mongu, Western Province in August 2017, bringing an integrated multi-sectoral approach focusing on improving nutrition, food security, agriculture, maternal and child health, WASH, saving groups, access to markets, access to energy, access to education and good governance. PIN is currently expanding to North-Western Province to provide emergency assistance to refugees and persons of concern through cash based interventions and supporting access to education.

PIN is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

1.2. Description of the Role

People in Need is a growing and ambitious organization. The quality of our programmes and our impact on vulnerable populations is built upon effective management and technical knowhow.

PIN is currently looking for one candidate for Project Officer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

1.2.2 PROJECT OFFICER

Project Officer will report to the Project Manager and will be the main driving force for the work with the communities.

Main responsibilities:

Community and stakeholder mobilization:

  • Mobilize and interact with the community & key local stakeholders
  • Organize community meetings and trainings
    Mobilize and interact with the community & key local stakeholdersOrganize community meetings and trainings

Project support:

  • Assist with direct implementation of project activities in the following sectors:

Cash Based Interventions

  • Preselection of project beneficiaries in cooperation with the relevant partners
  • Verification of project beneficiaries
  • Supervision of Cash for Work Programmes and distribution of tools/protective gear
  • Distribution of financial contributions
  • Let´s build a school in Africa
  • Liaison and communication with the stakeholders
  • Monitoring of activities
  • Support procurement processes
    Preselection of project beneficiaries in cooperation with the relevant partnersVerification of project beneficiariesSupervision of Cash for Work Programmes and distribution of tools/protective gearDistribution of financial contributionsLet´s build a school in AfricaLiaison and communication with the stakeholdersMonitoring of activitiesSupport procurement processes

M&E and data collection:

  • Act as a data collector during surveys
  • Collection of monitoring and evaluation data, in line with PIN’s requirements
  • FO will keep record of the community activities of the project
    Act as a data collector during surveysCollection of monitoring and evaluation data, in line with PIN’s requirementsFO will keep record of the community activities of the project

Cooperation: Working closely with all PIN departments

  • Compliance with PIN´s sectorial guidelines and internal procedures. Adherence to security guidelines and basic protection standards in relation to all cash based interventions

Note: All the above key responsibilities are for guidance purpose only. Specific and detailed job responsibilities would form part of the job contract of the person selected for the job.

Person Specific Requirements

  • Diploma (or a degree) in relevant field (Project Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies etc.)
  • At least two (2) years of experience in working in similar capacity
  • Experience working in refugee context is a strong advantage
  • Experience managing and implementing cash based interventions is a strong advantage
  • Experience working directly with the communities
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Fluency in IciBemba, Kiswahili or French is an advantage
  • Motor bike riding with valid class “A” licence
  • Experience of working for an international non-government organisation is an advantage
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and representational skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong networking and advocacy skills
  • Experience in working with local key stakeholders
  • Understanding of and experience in project management cycle is beneficial
  • Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply
    Diploma (or a degree) in relevant field (Project Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies etc.)At least two (2) years of experience in working in similar capacityExperience working in refugee context is a strong advantageExperience managing and implementing cash based interventions is a strong advantageExperience working directly with the communitiesFluency in written and spoken EnglishFluency in IciBemba, Kiswahili or French is an advantageMotor bike riding with valid class “A” licenceExperience of working for an international non-government organisation is an advantageStrong communication, interpersonal and representational skillsAbility to work collaboratively as part of a teamStrong networking and advocacy skillsExperience in working with local key stakeholdersUnderstanding of and experience in project management cycle is beneficialFemale candidates are especially encouraged to apply

2. Contractual Terms

  • Duration: Short term Contract up to 31st December 2019 with possible extension dependent on funding
  • Salary: Dependent on position and experience
  • Working Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week.
  • Leave: 24 days per annum (2 days per month).
  • The position will be based in Meheba refugee camp, North-Western Province, with travels to Sowlezi.
    Duration: Short term Contract up to 31st December 2019 with possible extension dependent on fundingSalary: Dependent on position and experienceWorking Hours: Full time, 40 hours per week.Leave: 24 days per annum (2 days per month).The position will be based in Meheba refugee camp, North-Western Province, with travels to Sowlezi.

3. Application Process

Please submit detailed CV (Max 2pages) and motivation letter online here:

Project Officer: follow this link: https://airtable.com/shrpt8Bosk1blbCVO

Deadline for applications: 20th September 2019

  • PIN reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any stage
  • Due to limited resources People in Need, HR will contact only the shortlisted candidates
  • First round of formal interviews will be on rolling basis
  • If selected for interviews, these candidates will be expected to complete a short written assessment test before the formal interview
  • Any offer made will be conditional on receipt of 3 or more favourable written reference(s) (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). In case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms, People in Need reserves the right to call the referees.
    PIN reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any stageDue to limited resources People in Need, HR will contact only the shortlisted candidatesFirst round of formal interviews will be on rolling basisIf selected for interviews, these candidates will be expected to complete a short written assessment test before the formal interviewAny offer made will be conditional on receipt of 3 or more favourable written reference(s) (from your most recent employer, any other previous employer and a character reference). In case clarification is required post the receipt of complete reference forms, People in Need reserves the right to call the referees.

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