TITLE: Project Officer
TEAM/PROGRAMME: DRR (Disaster Risk Reduction) /Disability and Inclusion
CONTRACT LENGTH: Fixed Term
POST STATUS: National only
Level 3: the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
Actively participate in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and partner engagement of DRR project activities both at the national level and in the field.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Lead of Disability and Inclusion
Staff reporting to this post: N/A
Internal: DI team, Operations team, and supporting functions across SC China, TAs across SCI
External: Governmental and public institutions, children, young people, parents, teachers, other community members, other NGOs, academic institutions, media, and donors
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
· To play an active role in DRR projects throughout the project cycle, including but not limited to design, planning, impelementation, monitoring and evaluation.
To support engagement with national and local stakeholders, including the government, the academia, civil society organizations, corporates and media in order to strengthen DRR work and to share both technical and financial resources in the interests of greater efficiency and effectiveness.
To draft high quality concept notes, proposals, donor reports, as well as other internal and external reports, in a timely manner.
To design and deliver trainings for stakeholders, partners, and benefiaries per project design and planning.
To work with national and local partners on implementing the project, and strengthen partners’ capacity where necessary to ensure sustainability.
To prepare project outcome documents (such as presentations, IEC materials, publications) in collaboration with the team.
To complete other tasks as required to support the Disability and Inclusion (DI) Programme.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
· holds self accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
· holds self and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
· sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves, takes responsibility for their own personal development
· widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
· future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
· builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· willing to take disciplined risks.
· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
· Bachelor’s Degree in disaster risk reduction, education in emergency, or other related fields such as sustainable development, human rights, project management, social sciences, etc..
· Knowledge of the project management cycle.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
· Strong communication, analytical and negotiation skills, and the willingness to communicate effectively with persons of different backgrounds, from strategic partners at the national level to those living in rural and remote areas across the country.
· Experience of partnership development and/or stakeholder engagement.
· Strong writing and speaking skills in both English and Chinese mandrin.
· Proven competency of computer applications such as MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
· Excellent personal organisational skills, including time management, and ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
· Willingness to travel to field offices and work in difficult environments according to travel requirements.
· An energetic and proactive approach with the ability to work both independently and co-operatively within a team setting.
· Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues across the organisation developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children.
· Ability to carry out all appointed work in a non-political and non-discriminatory manner.
· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
· Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.
· Experience with an INGO on risk reduction and school safety
· Master’s Degree in the above-mentioned fields
· Experience in proposal/report writing in both English and Chinese mandarin
Additional job responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.