Technical Officer
Sudanese Red Crescent Society
 Job type: Full time
 Grade Level: N/A
 Supervisor: Project Manager
 Duty Station: Kassala, Northern State and River Nile
 Duration: 1 year initial contract with possible extension
 Closing Date: 20 June 2021

 
 Background:

The Technical Officer will assist SRCS xxx State Branch with the implementation of Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change in Sudan (SLCRCC)including coordination, training, and PMER of the project activities implemented in xxx (locality) with a particular focus on managing and motivating volunteers.

The Technical Officer will have the overall technical responsibility of managing Strengthening Local Communities Resilience to Climate Change Programme including implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

The Technical Officer will work under the direct supervision of the project Manager in close coordination and collaboration with the relevant project team at the SRCS branch level.

 

In addition, the Technical Officer is required to assist SRCSin in maintaining close coordination in technical areas with relevant authorities and other stakeholders at the state level.



 
 Duties and responsibilities:

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coordination of project technical activities
  2. Liaison between stakeholders, to ensure they are informed and engaged
  3. Technical support to project volunteers
  4. Project monitoring and evaluation
  5. Coordination of project reporting processes

 

1.Coordination of project technical activities:

  1. Contribute to maintaining project implementation on track and monitoring progress of the project, and the project partners’ role at field level.
  2. Motivating and managing project volunteers during the course of the project implementation.
  3. Participate in the development of partnerships with local stakeholders to facilitate the delivery of field-level activities.
  4. Ensure safe, signifying, and quality service delivery for target communities.

 

2.Liaison between stakeholders, to ensure they are informed and engaged

 

  1. Facilitating dialogue between stakeholders at the field level through meetings and individual interviews.
  2. Promote and support networking initiatives for stakeholders and actors at the field level.
  3. Contribute to supporting capacity development of the project stakeholders to grantee informed and effective involvement of the stakeholders.

 

3.Technical support to project volunteers:

  1. Contributing to capacity building and development of the project volunteers in PSS, delivery of dignified services, etc. to secure quality delivery of the project activities.
  2. Participate in conducting, facilitating, or co-facilitating training workshops for the project volunteers.
  3. Mentoring and coaching the project volunteers in order to achieve the ultimate goal of the project, as required, including supporting caring for volunteers roll-out.

 

4.Project monitoring and evaluation:

  1. Contribute to setting up and maintaining monitoring systems and reporting formats.
  2. Receiving and reviewing project progress reports submitted by the project volunteers.
  3. Monitor day-to-day implementation of the project activities and discuss emerging issues and problems with stakeholders in the field.
  4. Contributing in baseline and/or end line assessments, review, lessons learned workshop of the project.
  5. Prepare for and participate in regular progress planning meetings with the line manager, and at other staff meetings as appropriate.
  6. Organize and conduct one-to-one progress and planning meetings with the project volunteers.

 

5.Coordination of project reporting processes:

  1. Submitting monthly progress reports of the project implementation to the project manager.
  2. Delivering feedback to other project stakeholders at the field level.

 

6.Other:

  1. Contribute to the development of new funding proposals and extended project proposals.
  2. Participate in and contribute to SRCS, Northern State annual planning process.
  3. Where appropriate, attend internal/external meetings and workshops relevant to the project work as agreed with Line Manager.
  4. Undertake any other tasks in agreement with the line manager.

 
 Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

Qualifications:

  • University degree, Bachelor in Natural Resources Management (NRM) technical background - Agriculture or Forestry or Water and Livelihood.

 

 

Experience of:

  • Working with NGO’s, other institution, or authorities within the field-based rural development programmes.
  • Project monitoring and volunteer leadership, minimum 6 years working experience.
  • Practical application of participatory approaches and community mobilization.

 

Skills in:

  • Project planning and management.
  • Knowledge and interest in migration-related issues and vulnerabilities
  • Effective verbal communication skills.
  • Building effective and supportive relationships internally and externally.
  • Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet packages, and report writing.
  • Conflict management and problem-solving.
  • Team building.
  • Negotiation and influencing.
  • Leadership and motivating.
  • English and Arabic, other languages an advantage

 

Working Abilities:

  • Ability to facilitate discussions and negotiations between different interest groups at all levels.
  • Work as part of a team in a supportive way.
  • Work under pressure and to strict deadlines.

 

Attitudes:

  • Welling to work long and irregular hours and on public holidays as required.
  • Commitment to the fundamental principles of the RC/RC movement and to the mission of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information and keep confidentiality ability to guide volunteers and affected population in a respectful manner.
  • Sensitive to the feelings expressed and behavior displayed by the volunteers and affected population.
  • Committed to taking responsibility for good communication amongst volunteers.



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