Thursday, April 30, 2009

Vacancy - IOM : National Project Officer

IOM is looking for National Project Officer according to the terms of reference below. Interested applicants are invited to apply by submitting their application to hrbandaaceh@ no later than 1 May 2009 indicating the reference code below. All candidates are kindly requested to specify their availability date in the application form. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Reference Code : SVN/ID1/2009/ 033
Position Title : National Project Officer
Duty Station : Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Classification : Employee, NOA
Estimate Starting Date : As soon as Possible

General Functions:

Under the direct supervision of the Program Coordinator, PCRP, or their designate / OIC, the National Project Officer (NPO) will be responsible for the management of the programmatic and operational activities of the USAID-funded Support for Conflict-Affected Communities Project (SCACP) in Nanggroe Aceh Darussulam Province, Indonesia. SCACP currently operates in 431 villages across four districts in the Acehnese Highlands, undertaking peacebuilding and reintegration activities through quick-impact livelihoods, infrastructure, sociocultural, and capacity-building activities, all delivered through local NGO partners.

The National Project Officer will:

1. Be responsible for the operational and programmatic aspects of the project in two IOM field offices (Takengon and Kutacane). This includes management of and support to programmatic and operational staff, and oversight of daily programmatic, operational and administrative/ finance activities;
2. Monitor and supervise local staff and local partner organizations, and monitor activities to ensure that programmatic and operational tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently across programmatic, operational, and multi-project spheres; prepare recommendations to streamline procedures/implemen tation plans as needed;
3. Responsible for the efficient monitoring and evaluation of the project according to donor-agreed objectives, results, and indicators; undertake periodic monitoring of ongoing activities, review project performance and recommend appropriate interventions and strategies to improve project implementation;
4. Ensure local NGO partner compliance with the project programmatic goals and operational procedures; occasionally conduct qualitative audits of SHGs etc. in the field;
5. Serve as support liaison between field staff and both PCRP support unit as well as Banda Aceh-based non-projectized staff/departments in regard to human resources, finance, procurement, logistics, and security issues and needs emanating from the field; monitor and ensure timely processing of procurement, HR, and other requests in Banda Aceh and the field;
6. Assist Program Coordination with the implementation of, project strategies, setting of overall project direction, prioritization of activities in respect of objectives and agreed timeframe, and setting of benchmarks by which the success or failure of project activities will be measured;
7. Draft Service Agreements, Service Agreement Modifications, LTOs, and any other needed project / contractual documentation. Approve and sign payment or procurement requests; ensure that official documents support all payments;
8. Report to PC / PM substantiated staff performance concerns and recommend appropriate corrective actions; assess staff needs and conduct staff performance appraisals; evaluate, interview, hire and maintain appropriately skilled national staff/ consultants; ensure that all field staff are aware of and strictly comply with IOM Operational Guidelines;
9. Liaise with local and provincial level government officials as well as other I/NGOs;
10. Serve as the focal point on the LP / SHG capacity-building and learning visits exercise;
11. Assist PC / PM in determining areas of cooperation across projects (SCACP and ICRS) continue to provide support to ICRS operations in Kutacane and Takengon, including advising Field Coordination in each office;
12. Liaise with the USAID Cognizant Technical Officer / Peacebuilding Senior Advisor in the absence of the PM / PC (this duty primarily remains with the PM / PC);
13. Provide comprehensive and timely reports to PCRP program coordination when required;
14. Other duties as assigned by PCRP PM / Program Coordination.

Desirable Qualifications:

A minimum of five years of professional and managerial experience in a conflict / post-conflict development and peacebuilding field setting. At least five years experience in field-based community and economic development. Thorough experience in project management, including staff supervision. Previous experience with IOM and USAID / other donor grants.

Able to manage workload within general schedule of work, instructions and standard practices. A results-driven team player able to work and make independent decisions with minimum supervision and maintain composure under pressure.Ability to cope with physical hardship and willingness to work extra hours in an environment with limited infrastructure. Demonstrated ability and willingness to work as a member of a team with people of different cultural and religious backgrounds and different genders.

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