Save the Children is seeking a qualified candidate to fulfil the following vacancy in its Gaza Field Office:
The purpose of the Programme Officer role is to follow up on the day-to-day program activities and implementation with partners, and offer both technical and administrative support to all SCI Programmes across SCI thematic areas, ensuring that proposed results are achieved on time, within budget and in compliance with SCI and donor policies and regulations.
The Programme Officer will participate in the design, planning and implementation of all livelihood and food security activities in coordination with stakeholders and in collaboration with colleagues in the Gaza field office. The Programme Officer will be responsible to coordinate with project partners, mobilize and organize different stakeholders and beneficiaries, and make sure all materials in the working sites are being used for its intended purpose to meet the programme requirements and objectives.
In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
Key Area 1: IMPLEMENTATION
- Participate in planning, design, and implementation programme activities, with other project staff and project partners, within the project context and in line with implementation plan and budget line items.
- Provide technical support, review of work design and-ensure the cost effectiveness for the needed work (i.e rehabilitation of farms).
- Support needed technical assessments and selection of beneficiaries process in coordination with other SC team and partners; ensuring the rehabilitation and/or construction of livelihood assets are in line with Save the Children principles, values, and strategic plan and compliant with Save the Children’s procedures and policies.
- Ensuring the work quality and materials specification in accordance with local applied standards, Sphere charter.
Key Area 2: MONITORING, EVALUATION & REPORTING
- In collaboration with MEAL team, assist in the development of a MEAL plan and M & E tools, ensuring adequate Monitoring, Accountability (to beneficiaries and donors), Evaluation and Learning.
- Monitor project implementation against the established indicators detailed in the projects Logical Framework.
- Ensure daily activities at the field level follow implementation guidelines.
- Conduct field visits to verify project activities are implemented according to contractual targets.
- Participate actively in the overall project monitoring and evaluation process in coordination with the project partner.
- Oversee information and shared learning across teams, and ensure that monitoring and evaluation results are documented and understood as the basis for improved programming.
- Follow up, draft, and ensure submission of all reports required from the partners’ site engineers and supervisors, within the developed monitoring systems, on time (per deadline).
- Actively participate in the regular project related meetings.
- Assist in the documentation of lessons learnt, best practice and case studies to contribute to internal and external sector learning.
- Ensure adequate filing for the entire project documents
- Work closely with Child Poverty Manager to ensure preparation of timely and high quality progress and final reports for external and internal use.
Key Area 3: COMMUNICATION
- Works closely with the partner, project stakeholders, relevant clusters and communities at the field level.
- Assists in the preparation for any field visits requested for visitors.
- Communicates effectively with the Save the Children project team members, other staff of Save the Children, and project partners and communities.
- Support the development of communication and visibility materials, coordinating with the partners and liaising with the Communication team.
- Ensure that all donor branding and visibility requirements are fulfilled.
Key Area 4: Humanitarian Preparedness and Response Management
- Contribute to the strengthening organizational readiness to respond to emergencies in line with global SCI’s Humanitarian Preparedness standard by following the preparedness steps outlines in SCI’s Preparedness Procedure.
- Play an active role in responding to new humanitarian crises in the designated areas of operation in line with SCI’s Humanitarian Response Management Standards, following the stipulated procedural steps, in line with SCI’s full-spectrum approach to programming.
Key Area 5: General
- Perform such other responsibilities as agreed with the line management.
Qualifications and experience
- Requires College/University education in in international Development, engineering, Agriculture, or in any other related field.
- Specialized training is required i.e. Program Cycle Management (PCM), Livelihood, Emergency Response, DRR, MEAL, Report Writing, Procurement and Environment assessment
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience in livelihood and food security project management with children (design, development, planning and implementation).
- Experience with and commitment to working through formal and informal systems and ensuring community participation and accountability.
- Demonstrated capacity to deliver on stated objectives, on time and within budget.
- Knowledge of effective financial and grant management.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Experience in monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of project results.
- Knowledge of institutional donors and experience of developing proposals.
- Proven capacity to write clear and well-argued assessments and project reports.
- Commitment to upholding Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy, as well as principles of do no harm and confidentiality.
- Experience in designing and facilitating training and capacity building.
- The capacity and willingness to be flexible and accommodating in sometimes-difficult working circumstances.
- Good command of English and Arabic language skills.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 120 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the rights of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive workplace where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Applications should be submitted to the email address: [email protected], please apply using a cover letter and up-to-date CV, as a single document. Please make sure to mention the position ref. in the subject. The selection committee will review all applications as they are received. All applicants must meet the minimum requirements described above, and those unable to meet these requirements will not be considered.
Please also include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.