Economic Recovery & Development Program Officer for the Enterprise Programming Job in Amman – IRC International Rescue committee

Job Description

BACKGROUND TO IRC
Founded in 1933, the International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Working in coordination with the humanitarian community and the Government of Jordan, the IRC’s assistance program for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians includes both camp-based (Zaatari, Azraq) and urban-based refugee assistance (Mafraq, Ramtha, Irbid). The IRC’s assistance programs focus on supporting health, ensuring child protection, addressing gender-based violence (GBV) and fostering economic recovery and development (ERD).
The ERD program works to stabilize household economies through protection cash, financial management trainings, and capacity building for income generation for women and youth. Activities target vulnerable populations, particularly women who are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV). Through intensive training courses and targeted financial support, the ERD program builds the employability and business knowledge of these groups to support their self-sufficiency.
SCOPE OF WORK
The ERD program implements a variety of quarterly business trainings for women and youth, conducted by ERD Program Officers in 3 locations in Northern Jordan; Mafraq, Irbid, and Ramtha. The primary focus of the position will be on identifying and mobilizing participants for the business trainings activities and building participants financial management capacity. The ERD Officer will also help the startup of the business trainings activities in East Amman, including partner engagement, programme roll out and conducting assessments in support of evidence-based implementation, as needed.
This position will be directly reporting to the ERD Deputy Program Manager for the Enterprise Programming
RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Implementation and Support
Lead the selection of eligible participants for the business trainings, which includes assessing the referrals received from other IRC programs and conducting info sessions.
Lead the implementation of business training activities through facilitation and leadership of training sessions in line with established curricula.
Manage each cohort of training’s data and oversee building the related archive (Hard and Soft) according to the program guidelines to insure accurate documentation
Manage each cohort’s surveying and monitoring activities, oversee the compilation of archival data and contribute to data analysis in support of evidence-based learning for each cohort and across the life of the programme.
Maintain a Data Base that is up to date.
Contribute to the professional development of the facilitation process and the improvement of training content and strategy by actively participating in reflection sessions and discussions.
Contribute to a continuous learning and improvement process by advocating beneficiaries’ needs and participate in building ways to access and improve service delivery tailored to their needs.
Incorporate new and innovative materials, new tools, and approaches of facilitation.
Support and contribute to the compilation and updating of work plans and spending plans

Monitoring and Evaluation
Work with the ERD Deputy Program Manager for the Enterprise Programming and the ERD Database Management Officer on the program monitoring system, ensuring timely and accurate data collection
Support in maintaining and designing new tools as necessary to better measure impact of program on beneficiaries.

Coordination
Attend relevant coordination groups at the request of the supervisor and ensure meaningful and professional representation of the IRC and the programme at each forum.
Build and maintain relationships with staff of partners (if any) in order to get updated information and overcome challenges, coordinate programme implementation and build scale.

Other Duties
Refer all individuals who report an incident of GBV to the concerned WPE Focal Points
Compile statistics and activity reports
Participate in regular team meetings and supervision sessions
Work constructively within the team and take initiative on new tasks
Prepare procurement and purchase requests as needed for program and follow up on it with the support departments
Maintain relevant program files
Any other task designated by the supervisor

Skills

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor degree in a related field.
Minimum of 2 years professional experience in economic or financial management related programming, or training and capacity building, primarily in relation to programs with NGOs. Candidates with some protection experience (such as women’s or child protection) preferred. Preferred experience working with refugee populations, and additional experience working with vulnerable communities in Jordan.
Demonstrated experience in program implementation and training, including proficiency in the principles and processes of project cycle management, working in large, diverse and dynamic teams and the like.
Strong written and oral communication skills (in English and Arabic), effective in representation and liaison with external parties.
Personal qualities: Works well in a team and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, strong organization and time management skills, flexible, and able to handle pressure well.
Fluency in Arabic and English required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position will be based in Mafraq field office with expected travels between the cities of (Amman, Irbid and Mafraq).

Job Details

Job Location
Amman, Jordan

Company Industry
Community/Social Services/and Nonprofit

Company Type
Non-Profit Organization

Job Role
Management

Employment Type
Full Time Employee

Monthly Salary Range
Unspecified

Number of Vacancies
Unspecified

Job Ref.
JB3791106

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