2 x Assistant Project Officer

2 x Assistant Project Officer

  • Post Date:June 21, 2022
  • Apply Before: July 2, 2022
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  • Career Level Assistant
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
Job Description

Duty Station: Bulawayo

About Franto Research Consultancy

Franto Research Consultancy (FRC) exists to ethically and professionally capacitate and empower graduate students with ethical, relevant, valid, reliable and professional skills and knowledge to write their dissertations, assignments and scholarly projects. FRC runs a Community Engagement Project that seeks to promote the primary prevention of mental health breakdowns amongst the youths living with disabilities in Bulawayo through the Harm Reduction Project (HRP) that promotes psychosocial support for the youths living with disabilities. The HRP seeks to capacitate and empower the youths living with disabilities in Bulawayo with knowledge and skills to be resilient and adaptive to mental health pressures/crisis. Over the years, we’ve developed the largest team of specialists in academic research consulting service in the African continent by capacitating and empowering students, from topic development through the discussion chapter and defense. Simply, students gain the stamina of writing their dissertations, assignments and scholarly projects by engaging our academic research consultation services and leveraging our experience through physical and online consultations, workshops, seminars and conferences. FRC serves graduate students primarily in the social sciences, humanities, arts, business management and health sciences. We offer consultation and editorial services with expertise, knowledge of university rubrics, and clear communication. Our services are divided into three (3) main categories, thus, Planning, Preparation and Analysis.

  • Planning encompasses; dissertation topic selection/development, developing dissertation research questions and hypotheses, developing your dissertation research plan, concept paper/proposal/prospectus for your dissertation. 
  • Preparation encompasses; introduction chapter, chapter 2: dissertation literature review, chapter 3: dissertation methodology, data analysis plan, sample size / power analysis for dissertations and passing IRB/URR for your dissertation.
  • Analysis/Execution encompasses, qualitative results chapter/quantitative results chapter, discussion chapter and defense preparation.

We value our relationships with our clients, and pride ourselves on our transparency, competence, and success rate.

Job Background

Franto Research Consultancy’s community engagement program seeks to promote the primary prevention of mental health breakdowns amongst the youths living with disabilities in Bulawayo through the Harm Reduction Project (HRP) that promotes psychosocial support for any youth living with a disability. The HRP seeks to capacitate and empower the youths living with disabilities in Bulawayo with knowledge and skills to be resilient and adaptive to mental health pressures/crisis. Under the overall guidance of the Community Engagement Officer and the direct supervision of the Project Officer, the Assistant Project Officer provides programme support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work, beneficiary identification and registration as well as project implementation.

Job Summary

Conduct Project’s activities on a day-to-day basis, with the prime responsibility of ensuring that the project produces the results specified in the Annual Work Plan, including the budgeting and control of the financial commitments. Formulate programme strategies and support the
Community Engagement Action Plan. Facilitates the identification and registration of the project beneficiaries as well as knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct Project’s activities on a day-to-day basis, with the prime responsibility of ensuring that the project produces the results specified in the Annual Work Plan, including the budgeting and control of the financial commitments
  • Review project components, develop Project resource profiles and timelines, and assess delivery issues and works with relevant stakeholders to build common understanding and coordination on projects activities
  • Work with Coordinators and Project Officer to build common understanding and coordination on project activities;
  • Participation in meetings and events related to the project.
  • Formulate programme strategies and support the Community Engagement Action Plan
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of information for identification of areas for support and programme formulation/ implementation.
  • Creation of projects, preparation of budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial closure of a project.
  • Presentation of information for audit.
  • Administrative support to organization of conferences, workshops, retreats and other national and international events.
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the participation in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme and contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice
  • Accurate data entry and financial information have an impact on the quality and implementation of the HRP programme. A client-oriented and efficient approach impact on the image of Franto Research Consultancy (FRC) in the country.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to FRC’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Assist team members in spreading the good performance of daily activities
  • Shares knowledge and experience
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Organize information and monitor performance of project’s accounting with oversight on delivery accounting services
  • Ability to perform a variety of standard tasks related to Results Management, including screening and collecting of programme/ projects documentation, projects data entering, preparation of revisions, filing, provision of information
  • Ability to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems
  • Good knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit
  • Desirable Knowledge of international technical cooperation (design, implementation, follow-up and evaluation of technical cooperation projects).
  • Leadership and Self-Management
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

Key Requirements

  • University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Science, Social Sciences, Human Sciences. Knowledge on Purchasing, Accounting and Finance is desirable
  • 4 years of relevant administrative or programme experience compatible with the activities related in this term of reference is required at the national or international level
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
  • Work and experience for more than 3 years in Program area of any of the agencies of the UN system or NGO sector will be an added advantage
  • Language fluency in English, IsiNdebele and Shona

HOW TO APPLY

Franto Research Consultancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, colour, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

NOTE: Beware of scammers! Franto Research Consultancy does not charge any fee during any stage of the recruitment process and does not involve third parties in the recruitment process.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply at: https://forms.gle/ovcTys4QH89fLKFM9

All Applications should be submitted not later than July 01, 2022.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.