Project Officer at Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO)

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.We are recruiting to fill the position below: Job Title: Project OfficerLocation: Enugu, NigeriaContract Type: Fixed TermContract Length: 4 monthsFull Time: 35 hours per weekStart Date: Week of 26 March 2019Job PurposeWith considerable experience of working with young people in an international development context, the project officer will be responsible for supporting a pair of volunteer Team leaders to provide pastoral support to a team of UK & In-Country volunteers, and facilitating learning for TL and Volunteers during their placements.The job holder will be in charge of day to day management of the ICS team in Enugu state.Key ResponsibilitiesVolunteer Support: Working under supervision of Youth Programmes Manager (YPM) to provide adequate support and supervision of volunteers throughout the programme. Promoting and encouraging appropriate behaviour and ensuring compliance with safety and security policies.Facilitation:Promoting learning amongst volunteers TL's and ICS volunteers on global, cross-cultural and intercultural issues through the delivery of training and learning tools and supporting youth led and on-placement training throughout the programme.Relationship management and partnership working:Work effectively with YPM and act as a representative of VSO Nigeria and partners at all times. Support host home and placement organization hosting volunteers with promoting learning, cross-cultural engagement and relationship building.Programme Development Support: Assist Youth Programmes Manager (YPO) and partners with programme design and identifying appropriate stakeholders and partners for programme delivery as andWhen required. This is in close collaboration with the programme managers education and livelihoodsReporting, Monitoring and Evaluation: To regularly update project stakeholders on project progress, including the prompt reporting of Medical and safety and security incidents to the Country People Manager.To gather data and produce a project report in accordance with the programme M&E framework. Support volunteers to Produce case studies capturing impact.Budget Management: Together with counterpart project supervisor manage the project budget, submitting monthly reports to the partner and country office.Stakeholder feedback indicates relationships                                                            Key Performance Indicators:Volunteer TL's receive at least one pre-departure session with PS to set personal development goalsVolunteers TL's receive minimum of three face to face supervisions sessions for support with adapting and working effectively on the programmeSafety and security briefings received and action taken when protocols breachedVolunteer TL's and ICS volunteers receive in-country training and support to deliver youth-led training and learning activities throughout the programmeVolunteer feedback on learning materials and support for learning receivedVolunteer and line manager feedback indicates PO's relationship with partner and IV's and Host communities is a model of good practice.Minimum of 3 supervision sessions to discuss performance with line manager well managed Programme design and planning with PMs incorporates PO's feedback and contributions Host home and placements established with PO's and CPMs supportProgramme briefing information for Volunteers reflects PS inputsProject report submitted in accordance with ICS M&E frameworkIncident reports submitted to country office and Medical Unit where appropriateProgramme stakeholders receive regular updatesMonthly reconciliation reports submittedProject comes in within budget 

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