Project Officer

POSITION TITLE: Project Officer


REPORTING TO: Project Manager


SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Some out of normal working hours’ work is required – for example meetings and Workshops

You may be required to work from other City
Work sites may vary from time to time, and may be required to change work locations in the future (i.e. within the scope of our operations).

• Planning and delivering of the project, programs and activities to ensure the Organization achieves the strategic directions as set out in FSPN-Africa’s strategic plan.
• Managing allocated projects, programs and activities within time, cost and quality parameters.
• Coordinate information management requirements for Asset Services activities and programs.
• Provide input into assigned strategies, policies and plans;
• Assist with the management of Organization utilities and waste functions.


Corporate Plan Focus Area – Business Systems and Processes
Project Management
• Managing allocated projects, programs and activities within time, cost and quality parameters.
• Facilitate multi-disciplinary external and internal working groups on specific projects and provide assistance across internal departments on project development.
• In conjunction with other Asset Services Team members, provide relevant technical information and education to Organization staff and the community regarding the programs and initiatives delivered
• Attract wherever possible, resources and assistance for the benefit and enhancement in Burnside.
• The incumbent is responsible and accountable for adequately managing the official records he/she creates and receives according to relevant legislation, policies and procedures.
• Perform any other duties as directed by Program Manager

• Provide accurate, timely and high quality advice to the Manager Asset Services and General Manager Urban Services.
• Ensure a high quality of reporting to Organization.
• Maintain a good working relationship with Organization’s Members, partners and stakeholders.
Corporate Plan Focus Area – Financial Sustainability
• Operate within budget and resource constraints, monitoring and reporting as required by the program Manager.
• Contribute in preparation of Department’s budget
Corporate Plan Focus Area – Customer Service and Stakeholders
and Culture
FSPN-Africa values its staff and is committed to the principles of our Corporate Values. As a Staff Member, you play a key role in demonstrating these standards and show integrity in your daily interactions.
Caring & Supportive
• Be understanding and supportive of the individual, “to look after each other”
• Be consistent and fair with the treatment of others

Innovative & Creative
• Have the enthusiasm, courage and support to implement something new and the opportunity to challenge current practice

Transparent & Honest
• Consistency, openness and integrity in decision making
• Be trusted to take responsibility and ownership for actions
• Use effective channels and systems for communication

a) Skills
• Good level of communication skills, interpersonal, written and verbal.
• Organization and time management skills to organize own work and work of others including contractors and consultants, to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
• Display ability to review and analyze situations, procedures and systems and to recommend changes where appropriate.
• Ability to work in an area with changing and sometimes conflicting priorities.
• Capacity to maintain efficient and productive outputs during times of pressure.

b) Knowledge
• Project management of agriculture related programs and activities.
• Possess highly developed customer service skills.
• The importance of workplace safety, responsibilities of the employer and employee

d) Attributes
• Engaging;
• Focused;
• Community minded;
• Organized;
• Creative.