Job Vacancies: Urgently NeededCaritas Czech Republic (CCR) is one of the largest non-government organization in its country. Headquartered in Prague, this organization has implemented its programs especially in education, social issues and emergency responses. CCR program currently covers Balkan Region (Ukraine, Byelorussia, Chechnya, Georgia, and Moldavia) and other countries in South East Asia that need support such as Sri Langka, Cambodia and Indonesia. CCR Indonesia in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam is currently in the process of developing follow up Livelihood Project (to be planned until July 2011) which will focus on building capacities of cooperative and existing potential farmer groups to be able to operate as a viable commercial enterprise; strengthening the capacity of farmer extension service and agriculture vocational high school and enable them to protect their livelihoods using disaster risk reduction strategies in their livelihood activities. CCR is currently recruiting the following positions for its livelihoods project: JOB TITLE : PROJECT OFFICER (PO)
PROJECT : Rural Livelihoods Development
DUTY STATION : Banda Aceh and Field Office in Aceh Jaya
PERIOD OF CONTRACT : 1 year (with possibility of extension) with 3
REPORTS TO : Project Manager Job Summary: • To ensure that all project activities are implemented in line with the approved proposal, project action plans and log-frames.
• To manage field staff (3 Coordinator, 6 Field Officers, security and field logistic staff and local facilitators) and provide technical and practical support to the field team in project implementation, as appropriate.
• To identify and arrange for demand-driven capacity building training programs in agriculture, agri/agro post-harvest processing, cooperative development, value chain mechanism, nursery enterprises, marketing, disaster risk reduction, as identified by communities, also for the field staff (field officers) based on their project positions and project needs
• To ensure proper beneficiary targeting and registration, ensuring the needs of women and vulnerable households are addressed. This also includes maintaining up-to-date beneficiary records.
• To prepare budgets for the project implementation, to manage and monitor expenditure, against approved project budgets;
• To prepare monthly and quarterly activity reports, including gender disaggregated data on activities. This will include preparing monthly team work plans based on project proposal targets and progress outputs;
• To coordinate the work with finance, logistics, administrative staff and short-term consultants/trainers;
• To contribute to the work of CCR Aceh Mission by taking part in internal meetings
• To carry out the baseline survey, appraisal, monitoring and review needed to implement and manage the project in line with overall Caritas Czech Republic strategy.
• To develop and keep close relations and synergy with other CCR Livelihood projects (related to the coordination of various activities, sharing of lessons learned and best practices)
• To develop and keep close and transparent relations at both operational and strategic level with Caritas Czech Republic project and program partner NGOs
• To attend coordination meetings and working groups with other (I)NGOs, national & local government sructures and other institutions concerning general and sectoral (livelihoods, cooperative, agriculture, Satlak, etc.) coordination; and other work as assigned by the Project Manager- together with Project Manager develop and keep strong advocacy and lobbying link of the project.
• To perform other responsibilities related as requested by Project Manager and Head of Mission. Qualifications and Skills: Required Qualifications: • Basic degree in relevant subject such as Agriculture, Forestry, Development Studies or Economic and Social Sciences.
• At least 5 years experience working for NGOs on Project management level, excellent leadership, communication, staff management skills (preferably rural livelihood development sector projects with strong post harvesting and marketing components plus strong involvement of CBOs and communities)
• Experience in agriculture and agro-forestry ( organic agriculture systems, permaculture, natural resources management )
• Proven field experience on project discourses, project strategies, project planning and related discourses, PCM, monitoring and evaluation techniques.
• Proven field experience on community organizing discourses (community development, community organizing, PRA methods)
• Proven field experience on gender mainstreaming inside the projects
• Proven field experience with advocacy and lobbying on various levels related to NGO project implementation
• Proven ability to work under pressure in a potentially unstable security environment, with difficult living conditions in the field
• Fluent in English, ability to write concise reports in English
• IT skills
• Willing to be based in field office and has a driving licence (motorbike) Desirable qualifications: • previous experience of working in post conflict areas (conflict awareness, conflict resolution knowledge)
• previous experience with community-based DRR activity
• previous experience working in post-conflict areas (Aceh) Required Skills A. Communication Skills 1. Verbal communication: verbally passing on ideas and views clearly to others. 2. Written communication: committing ideas and opinions to paper in comprehensible and grammatically correct language. Ability to use computer well. B. Personal Behaviour 3. Flexibility: continuing to act efficiently by adapting to changing environments, tasks, responsibilities and people. Changing one's own behaviour in order to achieve a set objective.
4. Perseverance: continuing to perform effectively under pressure of time,
disappointment or resistance. Dealing with setbacks over a long period of time and putting forward and executing usable alternatives in the event of failure.
5. Independence: tackling problems without supervision. Using the available time and resources effectively for the execution of one's own tasks in order to
achieve a certain goal.
6. Solidarity: showing a belief in the objectives and the organisation's method of approach. C. Interpersonal Skills 7. Sensitivity: showing an awareness of other people and the environment and
of one's own influence thereon. Acknowledging the feelings and needs of others. Distancing oneself from one's own ideas and priorities and fitting them into the ideas and plans of colleagues and representatives of the target group.
8. Cooperation: functioning as a full member of the group and making effective
contributions, precisely when the group is working on something in which
you have no immediate interest. Distancing oneself from one's own ideas and priorities and fitting them into the ideas and plans of colleagues and representatives of the target group.
9. Initiative: identifying opportunities in consultation and engaging the right channels and people without taking the initiative away from others. Devising
original solutions for problems. D. Management Skills 10. Group-oriented leadership: managing and controlling a group and creating and maintaining partnerships in order to achieve an intended objective.
11. Decision-making: being able, within the framework of the development process, to identify problems effectively, weigh up data and possible courses of action and arrive at realistic judgements and decisions.
12. Organisational capacity: formulating task definitions for oneself and others,
indicating the routes that have to be followed and the resources that have to be used to achieve these objectives. Being aware of the need to monitor procedures and exercise control on the progress of processes and tasks.
13. Vision: being able to view facts and problems in a wider context by identifying
links with complex, larger-scale issues and by translating this into concrete actions.
14. Networks: being able to build up and maintain a network of (in)formal contacts that is, or might become, useful to the organisation.
15. Negotiating: being able to achieve an optimal result in situations which involve contradictory objectives and a common interest. E. Supervisory Skills 16. Coaching: directing the development of knowledge and skills of colleagues, members of staff, members of the target group, etc.
17. The transfer of knowledge and skills: transferring knowledge and skills in a clear and specially adapted manner. Terms of Offer: Caritas Czech Republic is an equal opportunity employment regardless of gender, race, ethnic or religion. CCR will offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial working environment. Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position, and detailed curriculum vitae, with names and addresses of three referees (including telephone, fax numbers and email address). Please DO NOT attached academic transcripts and diplomas and state clearly the applied position code (PO_CCR) in the email subject. Please submit your applications before April 6th, 2010 to the Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
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Only qualified applicants will be shortlisted for interviews.