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25 Avril 2021 Il y a 1 an

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Régions concernées par cette opportunité: Sfax

Duty Station: Sfax (with some travel throughout Tunisia) 

Duration: 11 Months (with good prospects for extension) 

Subject: National Project Officer 

Starting date ASAP (no later than May) 

Job Description 

The Innovation and Planning Agency Switxboard SUARL (IPA) is looking for a national project officer in Sfax (w/m/d) to support the « Basta Harraga Project” (BHP) in Tunisia. The BHP is supported by the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Austrian Interior Ministry and is implemented as of March 2021 by EB projektmanagement GmbH (EBP) in Austria through its implementing partner IPA in Tunisia. 

The BHP tries to establish direct contact and involvement of Tunisian and third country migrants to better care for those in particular need of protection and to ensure access to help. The target groups are assisted with psychosocial support counseling and safe spaces, facilitating reintegration in their country of origin, information and legal services in Tunis, Sousse, Sfax and Zarzis. It is further hoped that alternative solutions and perspectives can be developed to counteract irregular migration. 

Under the line management of the coordinator, the national project officer is based in Sfax and leads the office’s day to day affairs with a special attention to manage subcontracted activities. The project officer will formally line manage the social team consisting of 2 psychologists and 5 social workers and ensures the overall functioning of the office with the assistance of a remote support team as well as adherence to IPA’s Code of Conduct and standard operating procedures. 

The ideal candidate combines professional management experience with a flexible hands-on attitude. He/She should bring a high level of social engagement, understanding of migration issues and motivation with the ability to lead teams and to work independently to this exciting position. 

Responsibilities and tasks 

  • Leads and supports social team; ensures smooth operations and adherence to EBP / IPA policies, guidelines, donor requirements, national laws and procedures • Manages and supports the subcontracted activities of Tunisian civil society partner organizations in line with project planning, timelines, funding modalities, finance and narrative reporting requirements, etc. 
  • Represents IPA Sfax office and manages stakeholder relations in consultation with national coordinator and social team 
  • Develops and plans activities and conducts regular team meetings and consultations with national project coordination 
  • Ensures follow-up of work and activity plan and performance indicators 


  • Competitive salary according to qualification and experience 
  • 11 months contract (good contract extension prospects) 

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Strong managerial skills (incl. finances)
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience to establish collaborations with local government, different stakeholders including capacity to resolve issues through coordination and advocacy
  • Resilient and ability to deliver results in fast-paced, flexible environment
  • Empowering and building trust
  • Highly desirable background in migration related issues, refugee law, and / or GBV
  • Qualification and education requirements:
  • Relevant diploma (e.g. business administration, management) or relevant experience in humanitarian, development or business related projects
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point )
  • Language: • Arabic (mother tongue) • Fluency in French and English (German is a plus) • good writing and translation skills

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