Assistant Project Officer

Management, Environment and Natural Resource
Yabello, Borana Zone, Oromia 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
As per the scale of the organization and benefit package

Job Description

About Swiss Church Aid/HEKS-EPER

Swiss Church Aid/HEKS is the aid organization of the Protestant Churches of Switzerland and has its headquarters in Zurich/Switzerland. Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS works towards a more humane and more equitable world, assisting people and communities to overcome economic, social or humanitarian disparities in order to gain autonomy and to live with dignity both in Switzerland and abroad. Therefore, Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS engage in development cooperation, humanitarian aid and church cooperation and works in more than 30 countries and runs around 200 projects world-wide. Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS is a member of the ACT Alliance.

In Ethiopia, Swiss Church Aid/ HEKS has country programmes with focus on Natural Resource Management, WASH, Inclusive Markets for Smallholder Pastoralists & Farmers and Humanitarian Assistance for drought and conflict affected communities. The Ethiopia country office is recruiting Assistant Project Officer for its SHIFT (Sustainable Household in Fragile Terrain) Project in Borana.

Job Description

Key areas of responsibilities are:

Project Implementation and reporting

  • Facilitate the planning, implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation of natural resources management related project activities at kebele level
  • Work with the customary institutions, project team and government counterparts to achieve the project outputs/outcomes
  • Ensure adequate consultation and participation of district and kebele level stakeholders in project implementation including monitoring
  • Facilitate and organize capacity building trainings and workshops for community representatives and stakeholders
  • Take part in the assessments and surveys of natural resources within the project operational area for project planning and management
  • Ensure transparent and legitimate beneficiaries selection is conducted at community level
  • Prepare and develop periodic reports and weekly progress updates in standard and quality manner
  • Ensure proper recording and documentation of best practices, lessons and success stories
  • Ensure that the project implemented according to work-plan
  • Identify and explore opportunities to improve project implementation and guarantee it’s sustainability
  • Participate in broader Swiss Church Aid/HEKS meetings with other staff
  • Respecting code of conduct, organizational policies and guidelines
  • Conduct other duties as may be assigned by the Field Office Coordinator

Job Requirements

Education, Qualifications & other knowledge

  • BSc in Natural Resources Management, Rangeland Management and other related fields
  • 3 years’ work experience in integrated watershed management and rangeland management projects in lowland pastoralist areas
  • Experience and understanding of Borana pastoral areas context, livelihoods and culture
  • Experience of working with local community and customary institutions at grassroots level
  • Willingness to reside in rural/marginal areas, ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Very good English and Afan Oromo language skills (written and spoken)
  • Computer literacy, excellent record keeping and report writing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good community level facilitation and coordination skills
  • Strong sense of integrity and personal commitment to the goals and values of Swiss Church Aid/HEKS

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates can apply by sending letter of application, updated CV and copies of relevant documents through [email protected]

Deadline for application: December 21, 2020

Only short-listed applications will be contacted. No phone calls are allowed!

Qualified Female applicants are encouraged to apply
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