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Project Officer

PROGRAM: Somalia
STATUS: Full Time
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Office
LOCATION: Bargaal, Bandarbayla and Garacad
ARC International is an entrepreneurial humanitarian and development organization that assists displaced people to move from vulnerability to resilience, from impoverishment to a basic level of well-being, and from exclusion to inclusion.
The overall objective of ARC International’s Somalia program is to broaden opportunities for disadvantaged communities in (particularly women and youth) to pursue a secure and sustainable livelihood; create an environment that enables social and economic re-integration of Somali youth into society. ARC takes pride of providing to Somali vulnerable communities, life-saving and self-reliance assistance including primary and curative health care, water and sanitation, protection services, restoration of strategic health and water infrastructure, sustainable use of natural resources, shelter/housing for returning refugees as well as sustainable livelihood projects including, microcredit/income generation, women economic empowerment, technical and vocational training and formal education. ARC has also taken greater measures to engage the private sector and leverage on strategic value chains able to unlock economic growth and provide productive employment that can enhance community resilience. PRIMARY
Purpose of the Position
ARC International with funding support from SSF- Somali Stability Fund, is implementing fishery development and anti-piracy project in Bargaal, Bandarbayla and Garacad districts of Puntland. The project aims, creation and development of sustainable livelihood sources for the youth and women in target districts thru development of fishery value chain, to enhance the peace-coexistence among the target community and reduce youth vulnerability to anti-social behaviors. Accordingly, the project delivers four objectives of enhancing sustainable fishing capacities, increase income of youth and women engaged into the industry, expansion of renewable energy and fish handling facilities, and support and capacity development for target communities and government authorities. ARC is looking for a Project Officer who will be responsible for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the Project at district levels. The Project Officer will report to ARC Puntland Head of Office; and will work closely and coordinate with, training providers, government authorities at the district, private sector, youth and women. As well as community elders and s/he will be responsible in resolving any work-related issues at the district level to ensure smooth implementation of the Project.

Responsibilities

·         Lead the project team in planning for implementation of activities and monitoring in line with project design at field.
·         Closely work with the PL Head of Office and Program Manager in the fishery activities in the district.
·         Maintaining good relations with the government administration and the other relevant stakeholders in the district.
·         Regularly monitoring and report on the implementation status of the project activities in field including; trainings, establishment of solar plants and youth and women engagement.
·         Provision of the status of the humanitarian situation in the district and other contextual issues.
·         Introducing the project to district stakeholders and guiding prioritization of interventions based on set criteria.
·         Sensitization in target communities on project objectives and approaches, and beneficiary selection criteria.
·         Lead the selection, registration and verification of beneficiaries’ families, and collection of baseline data on samples of the beneficiaries and selection of project activity sites;
·         Organize for participatory meetings with beneficiaries of the implementation process, effectiveness, identified risks, and effects (positive and negative) on beneficiaries and markets; Facilitate in selection, signing of agreements and training for the stakeholders;
·         Facilitate capturing and documentation of key lessons on the coastline fishery considerations and share with Project manager.
·         Ensure all necessary documentation for monitoring, reporting and accounting of all projects. • Prepare timely monthly and quarterly reports to relevant authorities from the respective district.
·         Ensure the implementation of the project in accordance with ARC strategies and donor guidelines.
·         Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor.

Requirements

·         Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science, Fishery, Agriculture, Social Science, Economics, Project Management or any relevant field.
·         Minimum of 3 years’ experience with community based, humanitarian and/or development projects inside of Somalia.
·         Ability to coordinate and initiate project activities among various stakeholders.
·         Ability to work with different teams, with strong, negotiation, problem solving and team engaging skills.
·         Excellent communication skills, calm, good sense of humor and a good team player.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
·         Fluency in written and spoken English.
Key Behaviors & Abilities
·         Ability to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
·         Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills
·         Additional qualities: flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity, and abilities to multitask, handle pressure well, and improvise
·         Familiar with the issues and cultures in Somalia, and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups
·         Willingness to live in shared accommodation
·         Willingness to travel
How to Apply
Application letter and copies of relevant academic and technical qualifications should be not later than May 31st, 2018.
NB: Please state on the Subject line of the e-mail: Project Officer – Fishery.

Project Assistant
PROGRAM: Somalia
STATUS: Full Time
RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of Office
LOCATION: Bargaal, Bandarbayla and Garacad
ARC International is an entrepreneurial humanitarian and development organization that assists displaced people to move from vulnerability to resilience, from impoverishment to a basic level of well-being, and from exclusion to inclusion. The overall objective of ARC International’s Somalia program is to broaden opportunities for disadvantaged communities in (particularly women and youth) to pursue a secure and sustainable livelihood; create an environment that enables social and economic re-integration of Somali youth into society. ARC takes pride of providing to Somali vulnerable communities, life-saving and self-reliance assistance including primary and curative health care, water and sanitation, protection services, restoration of strategic health and water infrastructure, sustainable use of natural resources, shelter/housing for returning refugees as well as sustainable livelihood projects including, microcredit/income generation, women economic empowerment, technical and vocational training and formal education. ARC has also taken greater measures to engage the private sector and leverage on strategic value chains able to unlock economic growth and provide productive employment that can enhance community resilience. PRIMARY
Purpose of the Position
ARC International with funding support from SSF- Somali Stability Fund, is implementing fishery development and anti-piracy project in Bargaal, Bandarbayla and Garacad districts of Puntland. The project aims, creation and development of sustainable livelihood sources for the youth and women in target districts thru development of fishery value chain, to enhance the peace-coexistence among the target community and reduce youth vulnerability to anti-social behaviors. Accordingly, the project delivers four objectives of enhancing sustainable fishing capacities, increase income of youth and women engaged into the industry, expansion of renewable energy and fish handling facilities, and support and capacity development for target communities and government authorities. ARC is looking for a Project Officer who will be responsible for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the Project at district levels. The Project Officer will report to ARC Puntland Head of Office; and will work closely and coordinate with, training providers, government authorities at the district, private sector, youth and women. As well as community elders and s/he will be responsible in resolving any work-related issues at the district level to ensure smooth implementation of the Project.

Responsibilities

·         Support the Project Officer in implementation of activities and monitoring in line with project design at field.
·         Lead the community sensitizations, beneficiary’s orientations and community campaigns.
·         Lead the youth engagements component of the project; facilitate the youth tournaments and awareness’.
·         Daily monitor the training activities, fish catches, business activities. Register and record daily register.
·         Assist the project officers in the monitoring and report on the implementation status of the project activities in field including; trainings, establishment of solar plants and youth and women engagement.
·         Assist the project officer in the introduction of the project to the district stakeholders and guiding prioritization of interventions based on set criteria.
·         Facilitate the sensitization in target communities on project objectives and approaches, and beneficiary selection criteria.
·         Support the registration and verification of beneficiaries’ families, and collection of baseline data on samples of the beneficiaries and selection of project activity sites;
·         Support the project officer facilitate capturing and documentation of key lessons on the coastline fishery considerations.
·         Assist the preparation of timely monthly and quarterly reports to relevant authorities from the respective district.
·         Ensure the implementation of the project in accordance with ARC strategies and donor guidelines.
·         Execute other duties as signed by the supervisor.

Requirements

·         Graduate from high school or diploma or equivalent.
·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience with community based, humanitarian and/or development projects inside of Somalia.
·         Ability to coordinate and initiate project activities among various stakeholders.
·         Ability to work with different teams, with strong, negotiation, problem solving and team engaging skills.
·         Excellent communication skills, calm, good sense of humor and a good team player.
·         Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to establish effective working relations at all levels.
·         Good spoken English.
·         The position will be based in the target location. So, candidate from the location are highly encouraged.
Key Behaviors & Abilities
·         Ability to live and productively work in insecure, unstable and/or harsh environments
·         Must be able to work independently while being a strong team player with proven supervisory skills
·         Additional qualities: flexibility, cultural and environmental sensitivity, and abilities to multitask, handle pressure well, and improvise
·         Familiar with the issues and cultures in Somalia, and ability to interact with people at all levels, individually and/or in groups
·         Willingness to live in shared accommodation
·         Willingness to travel
How to Apply
Application letter and copies of relevant academic and technical qualifications should be not later than May 31st, 2018.
NB: Please state on the Subject line of the e-mail: Project Officer – Fishery.

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