Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates to fill the post of Project officer which has arisen in the organisation. The Project Officer will report to the Programme Manager.
The Project officer will:
Facilitate in close collaboration with the MOWAGCD in promoting the Self Help Group (SHG) concept.
Advocate with traditional, administrative and other leaders in the district on issues of SHG promotion to enhance social, economic and institutional development of vulnerable women in society.
Provide community based training to new and old SHGs on the SHG concept and roles of the CLA and Federation.
Develop annual, quarterly and monthly implementation work plans
Support leadership and Community Facilitators in SHG promotion activities, through support and supervision visits.
Compile and write monthly, quarterly and other activity reports for submission to KNH and ZAPSO head office.
Mobilise communities and women for SHG activities.
Document most significant change stories, human interest stories and best practices for the project.
Mainstream SHG promotion in all district wards.
Participate in the resource mobilisation activities of the organisation.
Any other duties assigned.
We are looking for a candidate who has:
Good communication skills and ability to work in a team
Initiative and is result oriented
Attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure
Good computer skills
Ability to work with all groups in the community
Tact, advocacy, diplomacy, and consensus building skills
Degree in an area related to Programme Management, Social Work and Social Sciences, i.e. Degree in Sociology, Development Studies, Project Management or any relevant degree.
Minimum 3 years experience at professional level
Sound knowledge and understanding of Self Help Group concept(s).
Experience in managing projects at district level
Experience in Training, counseling or project management an asset
Experience and ability to interact with district leadership
Hands on experience working with district and ward structures is an added advantage.
* A clean class 4 drivers’ licence is an added advantage. Holder of class 3 driver’s licence is an asset