Project Officer

Norwegian Refugee Council, Djibouti, Djibouti

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th January, 2020

Job Description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a humanitarian, international, non-governmental organization, which help people forced to flee and support them to build a better life. As part of its programmes in Djibouti, NRC wants to recruit the following position: Project Officer based in Ali-sabieh Office with frequent travels in the field.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organization’s core values: dedication, innovation, exclusivity and accountability. These attitudes and believes shall gu

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ensure adherence with NRC policies, tools, handbooks and guidelines.
  • Implement delegated CC project portfolio according to plan of action.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses new and better ways to assist.
  • Promote and share ideas for technical improvement.
  • Participate in external coordination meetings as delegated by the AM.
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local authorities and other key stakeholders.
  • Defining and implementing the key project performance indicators as well as monitoring them throughout the duration of the projects.
  • Conduct technical baseline, endline and needs assessments, focus group discussions, community meetings, and other community mobilization activities, and provide feedback on the findings from the various project stakeholders.
  • Support all M&E initiatives for assigned grant(s)/project(s) including monitoring data quality, tracking the progress of activities.
  • Participate in field level coordination with community stakeholders in areas of project implementation as directed by the PM.
  • Technical Supervision of Daily Workers and Incentive Volunteers.
  • Prepare and develop status reports as required by management.
  • Ensure proper filing of documents related to the project.
  • Ensure that projects target beneficiaries most in need, and explore and asses’ new and better ways to assist.
  • Supervise and monitor the beneficiary selection for related activities and ensuring that it is within the strategy and specific project plans.
  • Facilitate in community meetings and support community mobilization; communicate with community leaders, on key community interventions.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with Governorate, District and other governance structures at community level for communication and intervention clarity.
  • Coordinate/share plans with partners, NGOs/INGOs/UN agencies and governorate Line agencies to avoid any duplication of project activities or service provision.
  • Liaise with community leaders and other sectors and agencies working locally in order to coordinate within all the service providers.
  • Preparation of reports, supervise data collection within beneficiary communities to ensure impartiality and clarity of information collected.


  • Technical background in implementation of Shelter or WASH projects.
  • University Degree in Engineering, Social Sciences or extensive training or experience in shelter work and community mobilization
  • A minimum of one year of experience working with a NNGO or INGO in emergency displacement/migrants/refugee setting.
  • Previous experience with community facilitation project.
  • Solid understanding of administrative procedures.
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail and reporting in a timely manner.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and relationship building skills.
  • Strong computer proficiency, particularly with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Good knowledge of geographically assigned environment
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken French and English.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and ability to work under pressure.
  • The ability to work independently using own initiative to solve problems (focusing on solutions).
  • Ability to identify the strength and weakness areas development.
  • Able to work flexibly on multiple demands without losing sight of strategic objective.
  • Proven ability to lead and work effectively with others to achieve results.
  • A team player and willing to shoulder additional responsibilities.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and organizational capacity.

Personal qualities

  • Planning and delivering results
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Communicating with impact and respect
  • Handling insecure environmentide our actions and relationships.


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