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Project Officer - USAID Funded Project

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Industry: N.G.O./Social Services
Functional Area: Project Management
Total Position: 1
Job Type: Contract
Job Location: Gilgit, Pakistan
Gender: Doesn't Matter
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Degree Title: Master's Degree in Social Sciences/Agriculture Sciences/Business Administration
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Minimum Experience: 4 Years
Apply By: Mar 30, 2012
Job Posting Date: Mar 20, 2012
   
Job Description:

JOB PURPOSE:

Project Officer will be responsible for overall implementation and management of the project including; community mobilization, conduct training on honey bee farming & value chain development, procurement of the honey bee hives & production kits, branding and project progress reporting. The project will be implemented in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral and is funded by USAID. Position is based in Gilgit with frequently visits to Baltistan and Chitral.

Main Task and Responsibilities:

Mobilization of the beneficiaries

  • Develop questionnaire to conduct baseline survey in the project area
  • Conduct and analysis of the baseline survey
  • Identification and selection of the beneficiaries
  • Keep close coordination with the project stakeholders including, community heads/ VOs/WOs/CBs
  • Develop baseline survey report

Training of the project beneficiaries

  • Revise training manual of honey bee farming
  • Develop training manual of value chain development
  • Identify and select trainers for the training in GB & Chitral
  • Supervise training workshops on honey bee farming in GB & Chitral
  • Supervise training workshops on value chain development in GB & Chitral
  • Ensure timely delivery of training materials

Procurement of honey bee hives and production kits

  • Identify and select suppliers for GB & Chitral
  • Develop & sign MoU with suppliers
  • Supervise procurement of the bee hives and production kits
  • Supervise distribution of the bee hives and production kits
  • Ensure quality of the bee hives, boxes and production kits

Value Chain Development

  • Mobilize honey bee keepers to be registered with the honey bee associations
  • Impart technical assistance to honey bee keepers to improve the quality of honey
  • Form business groups of the honey bee keepers on village/cluster based
  • Develop association of the honey bee keepers on district wise
  • Sign MoUs with cluster/business group representative
  • Facilitate and supervise the procurement and transportation of the honey

Branding & marking

  • Keep close coordination with communication team to develop branding materials of HF & USAID (i.e. sing boards, plaques, banners and stickers etc)
  • Responsible to fix sign boards and plaques timely and efficiently
  • Verbal and written acknowledgment of the people of American's
  • Prepare and present project progress as per donor requirement.

Project progress reporting

  • Responsible to develop and timely submission of project progress reports (i.e. qualitative/quantitative and financial report) in donors given format
  • Take lead to make visual pictures of the training and highly use in the reports
  • Monthly progress report should be ready on 5th of every month
  • Other activities will perform, request of the supervisor.
 
Skills Required:
 
- Masters Degree in Social Sciences/Agriculture Sciences/Business Administration
- At least 04 years of working experience of managing such kind of projects
- Excellent report writing skills
- Experience of working in USAID project or INGO would be preferred.
- Strong knowledge of project management
- Very much familiar with USAID compliances
- Strong knowledge of value chain development