Project Officers (ISALS)

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Project Officers (ISALS)

  • Post Date:June 21, 2022
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  • Career Level Officer
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 1-3 Years
  • Industry Non Governmental
Job Description
GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare, and education. GOAL has operated in Zimbabwe since 2002 and currently focuses on Emergency response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH activities. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking employment. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent, and motivated student on attachment to be part of GOAL Zimbabwe’s diverse team for on a fixed term basis.
General description of the role

To build internal and external ISAL technical capacity in line with specific project needs. 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
  • 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

Consider technical or functional, knowledge, or know how, qualifications, work experience, language skills (spoken and written), IT skills (specific software or systems?), Essential skills and then desirable ones.

  • 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.

Requirements: GOAL Competencies: no more than 5 (See GOAL competencies Framework)

Leading & Collaborating

  • Consults and encourages the full engagement of the team, encouraging open and constructive discussions around work issues
  • Gets the best out of individuals and the team, encouraging good performance and addressing any performance issues that may arise
  • Values and supports the development of others and the team
  • Encourages and supports new and more effective ways of working
  • Encourages, listens to and acts on feedback from the team to make improvements
  • Actively shares information, knowledge, and expertise to help the team to meet its objectives
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others.
  • Challenges decisions and behaviour which breach the GOAL Code of Conduct.

Making Decisions

  • Effectively deals with a wide range of information sources, investigating all relevant issues
  • Follows procedures and protocols, ensuring that integrity and accountability are paramount.
  • Understands the practical implication of information in relation to the broader context in which s/he works – procedures, divisional objectives
  • Identifies and understands key issues and trends
  • Draws accurate conclusions & makes balanced and fair recommendations backed up with evidence

Delivering Results

  • Takes ownership of tasks and is determined to see them through to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Is logical and pragmatic in approach, setting objectives and delivering the best possible results with the resources available through effective prioritisation
  • Constructively challenges existing approaches to improve efficient customer service delivery
  • Accurately estimates time parameters for project, making contingencies to overcome obstacles
  • Minimises errors, reviewing learning and ensuring remedies are in place
  • Maximises the input of own team in ensuring effective delivery of results
  • Ensures proper service delivery procedures/protocols/reviews are in place and implemented
  • Demonstrates flexibility in situations of rapid change and varying cultural contexts, always informed by GOAL’s humanitarian principles

Expertise and Self-Development

  • Displays high levels of skills/ expertise in own area and provides guidance to colleagues
  • Clearly understands the role, objectives and targets and how they support the department’s goals
  • Leads by example, demonstrating the importance of development by setting time aside for development initiatives for self and the team
  • Understand risks that are relevant to the role and how they may change

Commitment and Resilience

  • Consistently strives to perform at a high level
  • Demonstrates flexibility and openness to change
  • Is resilient and perseveres to obtain objectives despite challenges.
  • Is personally honest and trustworthy: INTEGRITY
  • Acts with integrity and encourages this in others: INTEGRITY

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

Accountability within GOAL

A commitment to GOAL values and GOAL’s integrity framework is critical to working with GOAL. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to the following key areas of accountability: Comply with GOAL’s policies and procedures with respect to safeguarding, code of conduct, health and safety, confidentiality, do no harm principles and unacceptable behaviour protocols; Report any concerns about the welfare of a child or vulnerable adult or any wrongdoings within our programming area; Report any concerns about inappropriate behaviour of a GOAL staff or partner.


Children and vulnerable adults who come into contact with GOAL as a result of our activities must be safeguarded to the maximum possible extent from deliberate or inadvertent actions and failings that place them at risk of abuse, sexual exploitation, injury and any other harm. One of the ways that GOAL shows this on-going commitment to safeguarding is to include rigorous background and reference checks in the selection process for all candidates.

Deadline: 26 June 2022