Currently Available Positions

The newest country office in the 135 country ADRA Network is seeking Project Officer. 

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a recognized international humanitarian agency with the specific purpose of individual and community development and disaster relief. ADRA helps all those in need without regard to age, ethnicity, or political or religious association.

 

The Project Officer is a member of the Program Implementation Unit. The primary role for this position is to effectively manage the implementation of development and emergency programs, in Grand Bahama in accordance with ADRA International’s, the Program Implementation Unit’s, and Donor’s Policies, Procedures and Guidelines. 

 

Functional Responsibilities to include, but not limited to: 

  1. Serves as the ADRA Bahamas Project Officer for assigned portfolio of projects

  2. Monitors and ensures completion of project obligations and adherence to donor and agency standards, regulations, and procedures. 

  3. Facilitates the timely start up, implementation and close out of assigned funded ADRA programs

  4. Coordinates cross-sector and cross-unit grant management activities to ensure adequate and timely completion of grant obligations, including field visits, timely submission of reports, evaluations and resource requests

  5. Coordinates review of field reports, ensuring adequate dialogue and follow-up with field staff

  6. 6. Edits and ensures quality reports are presented by ADRA to donors

  7. 7. Representation to clients, partners and other key stakeholders:

    1. Liaises, represents and participates in development and emergency related donor, industry, government and ADRA working group meetings as appropriate.

    2. Establishes and maintains good working relations and communication with donors, clients, implementing partners and other key stakeholders, including ADRA staff.

    3. Participates in agency, meetings, including relevant internal and/or external committees and working groups, as assigned 

 

Performs other duties as required.

 

Educational Qualification:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Management, or related field; or equivalent combination of formal education/training/certification, and experience in project management.

At least 1 year of experience in program management working with NGOs, the government, or corporate organizations.

Experience in project design and implementation.

Ability to lead and motivate a multi-disciplinary team.

Ability to solve complex problems and operate at advanced levels of leadership responsibility over technical projects, new business efforts, budgets and resources.

Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with local government personnel, donors, clients, NGOs and other partner institutions.

Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, perform and direct management assignments and write relevant documents.

Demonstrated ability to successfully perform work assignments in team and cross-cultural environments.

Strong communication and presentation skills.

Computer proficiency in Microsoft products or equivalent. 

 

MUST be currently residing in Grand Bahama as the position is posted there.

This role is on a contractual basis only, currently scheduled to conclude June 2021. 

Training will be facilitated immediately upon hiring.

 

Persons not meeting the minimum requirements need not apply. Only those meeting our requirements will be contacted.

 

Telephone calls will not be accepted. 

 

Letters of interest, current résumé and employment application should be submitted to: Country Director, ADRA Bahamas – cd@adra.bs

Thank you for your consideration in joining the ADRA Bahamas Family!

 

Please submit the application along with all ancillary documentation with your letter of interest. 

Communications Volunteer 

 

Position: Communications Volunteer

 

Purpose: To assist the Communications Manager with ADRA Bahamas’s online media and publications to help promote the organisation as a leading international development and relief agency through its current local efforts throughout The Bahamas.

 

Responsible to: Communications & Marketing Manager

 

Main responsibilities and tasks:

 _Assisting in writing and/or revising content on ADRA Bahamas’ projects for ADRA Bahamas’ website and publications, and social media

 _Assist with the production, printing and dissemination of ADRA Bahamas’s Annual Review, Learning Summaries and Research Publications  

 _Schedule and write postings for social media, including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube - posting information, monitoring and helping build ADRA Bahamas’ social media reach and presence.

 _Transcribe and edit video interviews into a written case study for online updates and social media

 

Salary and hours: To ensure that ADRA Bahamas and the prospective post-holder derive the maximum benefit from the voluntary placement, we ask for a minimum commitment of 2 days per week for at least 3 months. Multiple roles may be appointed. Working hours are 7 hours per day, with core hours between 10am and 5pm, and one hour for lunch.

 

The Volunteer will gain:

 _Significant practical experience of communications planning and delivery in a charity

 _An understanding of the work of an International NGO working with partners locally and overseas

 _The chance to improve research and writing skills, and knowledge of specific areas of ADRA’s work

 _Opportunity to build a portfolio of communication outputs to share with potential future employers

 _All training relevant to the role and the opportunity to participate in other team training and seminars

 _A reference on successful completion of the volunteer placement

 

Essential Requirements

 _Writing skills and excellent fluency in written and spoken English

 _Ability to use initiative and work independently

 _Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people from a broad range of backgrounds, cultures and influence

 _Good word processing skills and experience of Microsoft Office programmes

 _Committed to the aims of the ADRA Network

 _Commitment to completing the task within the specified time-frame

 

Desirable requirements include:

 _Journalistic or editorial training and/or experience

 _A working knowledge of social media both technically and in terms of how to use it effectively in a charity context

 _Experience of dealing with digital photographs and video; knowledge of Photoshop and video editing would be useful, but not essential

 _Knowledge of and interest in international development issues, especially in relation to young people

Please submit 2 samples of work, along with Volunteer application to Communications and Marketing Manager, ADRA Bahamas - cm@adra.bs 

 

Location

Volunteer must be a resident of New Providence as work will be conducted at the ADRA Bahamas Headquarters, Gladstone Road, Nassau, The Bahamas.

1 (242) 361-ADRA 

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