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Project Assistant (2 positions-Buchanan,Grand Bassa)

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full Time
  • Posted:
    4 years ago
  • Category:
    Business Administration, Economics, Social Welfare
  • Deadline:
    November 8, 2019

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive, and just communities. Mercy Corps works in more than 40 countries, and has been working in Liberia since 2002.
Mercy Corps invites applications from all interested and potential Liberian candidates for the following position(s):
1. Project Assistant – 02 positions, based in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County with frequent travel to field sites.
Please find below the full position description for this position.
“Fostering a diverse and open workplace is an important part of Mercy Corps’ vision, and we encourage people from all backgrounds, especially women and members of disadvantaged groups to apply. Mercy Corps is an Equal Opportunity
Employer”.
How to apply?
Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their detailed CV with a cover letter along with other relevant certificates to the email address lr-jobs@mercycorps.org. You are requested to mention the title of the position on the subject line of the e-mail while applying.
Hard copies of the CV with cover letter along with all relevant certificates can be dropped at Mercy Corps’ Office located at “Sophie, Tubman Boulevard, Opposite SOS Medical Center, Monrovia”. Label the left corner of the envelop with the title of the position for which you are applying.
Last date for the submission of CV’s is November 8, 2019 by 04:00 pm. Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject any or all CV(s) without assigning any reason. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Telephone enquiries will not be entertained.
Vacancy Announcement
ABOUT MERCY CORPS:
Mercy Corps is a leading global humanitarian agency saving and improving lives in the world’s toughest places. With a network of experienced professionals in more than 40 countries, we partner with local communities to put bold ideas into action to help people recover, overcome hardship and build better lives now, and for the future. In these places, Mercy Corps listen to local voices to prioritize people’s most urgent needs, taking a long-term view and promoting innovative solutions that drive true change.
PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT SUMMARY:
Mercy Corps started operations in Liberia in 2002 in response to the humanitarian crisis brought on by the two Liberian civil wars which took place from 1989-1997and 1999-2003. Since then, Mercy Corps’ interventions have evolved based on the context and needs of Liberian people. Based on the changing needs, Mercy Corps Liberia has implemented programs in renewable energy, food security, agricultural livelihoods, financial inclusion, nutrition, water and sanitation, infrastructure, and in youth economic empowerment.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The project Assistant will be based out of one of the LEEP Youth Opportunity Centers, and will be responsible for conducting outreach (to businesses, mobilize community, create awareness for participation), administration related to Employment, Entrepreneurship and Life skills activities. The Assistant will lead field monitoring, support, and mentoring of project activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Business outreach and relationship management
 Conducting outreach to the business community (international and national businesses) and identify areas for collaboration for trainings or apprenticeships
 Conduct apprenticeship recruitment activities in partnership with host businesses.
 Register business and life skills trainees at the community level
 Follow-up and evaluate progress of partnerships in collaboration with business
 Conduct assessment to inform program design and implementation
 Conduction community mobilization and sensitization on employment and Life skills opportunities
 Work with partner organizations to monitor project activities
Apprentice monitoring
 Monitor apprentice attendance at jobsites
 Conduct M&E with host businesses and apprentices, to understand outcomes
 Provide report and feedback to supervisor as required
Position Title
Project Assistant
Duty Station
Buchanan
Position Category
Fulltime and Regular
Salary Level
Based on experience and qualifications
Duration
One Year/ 12 Months
 Submit quarterly monitoring report and compile success stories
Youth Investment Fund monitoring/mentoring
 Conduct field monitoring visits to entrepreneurs who have received grants
 Provide mentoring and advice on business planning and management
 Follow-up with difficult cases
 Provide reports quarterly on monitoring and beneficiary progress to supervisor
 Contribute to strategy of Youth Investment Fund
Administration of Employment and Entrepreneurship Activities
 Develop and publish catalogues of apprenticeship opportunities
 Shortlist apprenticeship applicants
 Organize apprenticeship interviews
 administer timely payments of apprenticeship and Youth Investment Fund payments
 Organize Youth Investment Fund assessment panels
Youth Outreach
 Conduct outreach to youth in communities and youth organizations
 Contribute to youth outreach strategy
Support to mentoring and coaching
 As required, support coaching and mentoring activities in Youth Opportunity Centers, around business planning, CV development, and others.
 As required, manage Youth Opportunity Center reception
Any other tasks requested by the Youth Opportunity Center Coordinator
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None
REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Youth Opportunity Center coordinator
WORKS DIRECTLY WITH: Project officer, operations and finance teams
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
 A university degree in Business Administration, Social Work, Economics or related field
 Minimum of one year working in youth livelihoods, microenterprise, or entrepreneurship in an NGO, or in the private sector
 Strong administrative skills
 Professional demeanor
 Demonstrated ability to interact with business owners and managers
 Ability to use basic Microsoft Office programs (including Microsoft Excel)
 Demonstrated experience being proactive and taking initiative in a work setting
 Excellent skills in spoken English and written English
 Ability to ride motorcycle a plus
SUCCESS FACTORS:
1. Good knowledge of business skills and management
2. Excellent organizational skills
3. Professional approach
4. Mentor and supporter
5. Self-motivated, energetic character
6. Willing to learn and adapt well to new environment and changes
7. A good team player

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