Project Officer (ISAL)

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Project Officer (ISAL)

  • Post Date:July 22, 2021
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description

The Project Officer – will be responsible for facilitating formation and training of ISAL groups. S/he will develop linkages of the groups with other interventions to enhance economic development. The Project Officer will work closely with the Program Manager – to implement program activities aimed at mobilizing communities to form and participate in ISAL and Economic Recovery and Market Systems activities.

Main responsibilities:

Responsibility 1-Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement the BHA UPLIFT ISAL strategy.
  • Design and implement context specific and sustainable ISAL activities in Mbare
  • Identifies and capacitates existing groups on Income generating activities.
  • Trains new groups on VS&L and conducts community capacity building, such as training of committees, Cluster facilitators and individuals on the ISAL methodology, including constitution making, group dynamics and conflict resolution.
  • Train ISAL groups in financial literacy and technical areas in support of their income generating activities.
  • Facilitates and trains ISAL groups in value addition and market linkages.
  • Trains ISAL individuals with small enterprises on business development services
  • Sensitizes ISAL groups towards behaviour change on decision making, power relations and other gender related issues affecting health and nutrition.
  • Monitors ISAL groups and conducts verification and follow-ups and provides required technical assistance on selected value chain development.
  • Ensure integration of industry best practices. Document lessons learned to inform GOAL’s future programming.
  • Monitors and keeps track of group savings activities and data.
  • Participates in data collection, e.g., administers questionnaires, collects statistics relevant to the project and analyses group data.
  • Regularly analyse food security and markets situation and prevailing trends; and provide constructive feedback.
  • Work with the Protection & Livelihood Officers to mainstream gender in ISAL activities and promote equality, women empowerment, and male participation.
  • Work with ISAL groups and assist them to save towards predetermined objectives.
  • Promote use of mobile money systems for conducting business transactions and saving.
  • Facilitates learning visits and discussions between ISAL groups for cross fertilization of ideas and sharing of experiences.
  • Provide content for donor and internal reporting.
  • Represent GOAL at local level coordination meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Technical & Functional skills

  • Degree in Agricultural Economics/ Entrepreneurship /Developmental Studies/Business Studies or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the same/similar role in another organization or association.
  • Experience in working with women, children, specific needs groups and in an urban setting.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills. Ability to write clearly and concisely.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly with working with spreadsheets.


  • Prior experience working with cash programming.
  • Good organizational skills and capacity to work independently, if necessary and/or required.
  • Integrity, professionalism and expertise in processing reports and questionnaires.
  • Ability to understand the cultural context of the community, local language, and use that culture as an input for community mobilization.
  • Ability to perform duties with minimum or no supervisions.

GOAL Competencies

  • Adaptability &Flexibility
  • Accountability & Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Communication
  • Creative & Innovative Thinking

Other requirements

  • Ethics & Integrity
  • Flexibility
  • Influencing Others
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Planning & Organising
  • Problem Solving
Deadline: 25 July 2021