Job Description and Person Specific Requirements

Position:
Short Term Contract
Responsible to:
Start date:
Applications deadline:

Project Officer (national salary scale) –
Programme Manager, Jordan
July 2013
ASAP

1. Overview
1.1. Background
War Child works with children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of
poverty, exclusion and insecurity. These children might include street children, children
conscripted into armed groups, detained children and children with special needs. Our
mission is to support and improve the care and protection of children and young people
who live with a combination of insecurity, poverty and exclusion in some of the worst
conflict-affected places. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no
longer torn apart by war. This is a vision that can only be realised through the collective
actions of children themselves, communities and their leaders, organisations like War
Child, governments and key decision makers.
War Child is implementing an emergency project with Syrian refugees in the North of
Jordan. The project focuses on working inside Za’atari camp, providing support to the
most vulnerable children and their caregivers. Special attention will be paid to the most
vulnerable and neglected group of children and youth inside the camp – particularly on
issues dealing with child labour, children in conflict with the law, children with disabilities,
and girls in general.
1.2. Description of Role
War Child UK is recruiting a Project Officer for a temporary position (5 months) who will
take the lead in providing technical support and guidance in implementing and finalising
the current programme.
We’re looking for a motivated and qualified individual who will support the
implementation of the project in these key areas:
 Project Coordination: management of the project to ensure that it is implemented
in time due and according to budget.
 Capacity building: Identify needs and build the capacity of community based
structures and volunteers in key Programme areas.
 Monitoring and Evaluation: assist the Programme Manager to establish and
maintain monitoring and evaluation.
 Supervision: Supervise the activities of community-based protection stakeholder in
Za’atari camp.
 Compliance: Ensure compliance with donor and War Child UK requirements and
funding, including child protection policy and code of conduct for War Child staff
and all its partners.
1.3 Key responsibilities:
Responsible for overall management of the project to:

Enhance, quality and impact of War Child’s programme

Ensure that the data has and will continue to be gathered in an appropriate manner to
complete the final report

Ensure data collected is managed and analysed appropriately

1.4. Responsible to

Programme Manager - Jordan

UK Office Address: 5-7 Anglers Lane, London, NW5 3DG | Tel: +44(0)20 79169276 | Fax: +44(0)20 79169280|
War Child is an award winning charity which works with local partner organisations to support children acutely affected by
conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. | www.warchild.org.uk | War Child is UK
registered charity no. 1071659

 Assist the Programme Manager to prepare. Job Description 2.Job Description and Person Specific Requirements 1.  Provide logistical planning of the activities in collaboration with the Programme Manager.  Ensure the passage of information between volunteers and the Programme Manager.uk | War Child is UK registered charity no. 2. London. Afghanistan.  Assist the Programme Manager to develop a plan for monitoring and evaluation in line with the reporting requirements of donors. 40 hours per week o Travel: travel to Za’atari o Probation: 1 month o Leave: 12. Project Coordination:  Coordinate and supervise the implementation of activities in the field.5.  Identify weaknesses of project activities and propose solutions to respond to them. record keeping.  Ensure compliance with the schedule of activities in the field. the use of these opportunities and to raise the achievement of documents.  Supervise the database of the project and ensure that it is updated regularly and appropriately. purchasing. 1071659 . Contractual Terms o Position: 5 months short term contract (with possibility of extension depends on availability of funds) o Salary: 1200 JOD (gross salary) o Working Hours: Full time.1.3 Compliance:  Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations of War Child in all areas including financial management. UK Office Address: 5-7 Anglers Lane.5 days 2. Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Organise and conduct a weekly volunteers meeting. challenges and learning opportunities.  Prepare weekly and monthly narrative reports in a timely and accurate manner.warchild. | www.  Assist the Programme Manager to facilitate internal and external evaluations of the project. NW5 3DG | Tel: +44(0)20 79169276 | Fax: +44(0)20 79169280| War Child is an award winning charity which works with local partner organisations to support children acutely affected by conflict in Iraq. 2.  Supervise community awareness activities in Za’atari camp.  Ensure effective coordination of project activities with the partners in the field (UN agencies and NGO).6. Working With The role involves working closely with the following stakeholders:  All staff in the WCUK Jordan Team  Volunteers working in Za’atari camp  Beneficiaries 1.2 Monitoring and evaluation:  Establish a system to monitor activities.  Report regularly on weekly team meetings to the Project Manager.org. update and implement project work plans on a monthly basis.

2.Job Description and Person Specific Requirements  Comply with financial.4 Community participation in Za’atari camp:  Ensure direct community involvement in the implementation of project activities. | www. London. 1071659 . safety and child protection policies and procedures of War Child UK.  Ensure that receipts and supporting documents are provided to the Finance Officer/Programme Manager in Amman. in accordance with the requirements of War Child. Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Afghanistan.uk | War Child is UK registered charity no.  Ensuring the representativeness of War Child in the intervention areas of the project. managed by the Programme Manager.org. NW5 3DG | Tel: +44(0)20 79169276 | Fax: +44(0)20 79169280| War Child is an award winning charity which works with local partner organisations to support children acutely affected by conflict in Iraq.warchild. UK Office Address: 5-7 Anglers Lane.

org. London. NW5 3DG | Tel: +44(0)20 79169276 | Fax: +44(0)20 79169280| War Child is an award winning charity which works with local partner organisations to support children acutely affected by conflict in Iraq.2.warchild.3.uk  Start date: July 2013  Although this position will ideally suit a candidate living in Jordan. 1071659 . Excel and Power Point  Excellent written and verbal Arabic and English 3. Essential Requirements 3. interact with. UK Office Address: 5-7 Anglers Lane. Desirable  Experience in building partnerships and networking with relevant stakeholders and other non-governmental organisations  Experience in using participatory approaches in working with children and youths  Knowledge and experience in Child Rights and Child protection 5.Job Description and Person Specific Requirements 3. Please submit a completed application as soon as possible. organisational.uk | War Child is UK registered charity no. Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.1. provided the candidate is qualified for the job and is willing to accept the contractual terms (salary is equivalent to £13. Afghanistan. | www. and communicate clearly  Team player  Accurate and systematic  Commitment to War Child’s aims. values and mission 4. Experience  At least 3 years in project management in an emergency setting  Experience in child development and child protection 3. Qualities  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills  Ability to listen to.000). analytical and report writing skills  Excellent computer skills: MS word.org.  Applications should be sent to annad@warchild. War Child is willing to consider applicants living outside Jordan. Application Process  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Expertise  Sound knowledge of participatory approaches  Excellent planning.