Somalia: Project Assistant

POSITION: PROJECT ASSISTANT

DEPARTMENT: PROGRAMS

REPORTS TO: CENTER COORDINATOR

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • mapping and cooperation with other organizations working with youth, women and GBV” and “assist with market assessment and linkages with potential employers
  • Contribute to the identification of Youth and ensure proper documentation
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in the overall implementation of the project;
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in overseeing at the Youth Center
  • Manage the Youth Mobilizer Volunteers and give a report to the Center Coordinator on a weekly basis
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in convening and reporting periodically on the status of the project to the Project Manager
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in monitoring the progress of the project;
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in monitoring of the procurement of equipment needed for training, mapping and monitoring;
  • Assist the Field M&E Officer in the preparation of the M&E system for project implementation and impact/benefit assessment;
  • Assist the Center Coordinator in the preparation of the project completion report;
  • Perform other duties of similar nature assigned by the Country Manager

Job Specification
Academic

  • Diploma required, preferably in International Relations, social studies, or related field.
  • Experience in GBV/protection interventions
  • Knowledge of community mobilization and facilitation techniques

Experience

· 2 years in similar position

· Experience working in Conflict/Post Conflict Environments

· Excellent Writing Skills

· Fluent English and conversational Somali required

· Strong Networking skills

Work related skills

· Good organizational skills

· Good time management skills

· Strong communication skills, including ability to lead and manage remote

· Ability to work in harsh conditions

· Aggressive and Result Oriented

· Able to meet set own targets and meet own targets on a monthly basis and follow up targets of reporting colleagues

· Able to meet deadlines

· Sensitive to deadlines and proven ability to work under pressure

Personal attributes

· Ability to work under pressure

· Trustworthy

· Team player

· Responsiveness

· Strong interpersonal skills

· Strong customer relation skills

· Integrity

Due to the nature of Mercy USA Operations, flexibility is indispensable and unavoidable.

How to apply:

About Mercy USA

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Incorporated in the State of Michigan in 1988, Mercy-USA’s projects focus on improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

Any interested candidate can send a CV and cover letter to the following email address: [email protected]

This position will close on 20th August 2019

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